Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH12238_1607958567

The global climate crisis requires us to reduce global GHG to net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris 1.5 agreement; to do so whilst feeding 10 Billion people sustainably, is the greatest challenge of our lifetime.

If you are currently working in environmental footprinting and providing the foundations for impact, yet not part of a journey where this impact is being delivered, Olam's newly created Environmental Footprinting team offers a unique opportunity to turn your expertise into action.

With reach in over 60 countries, Olam's scope for impact on our global challenge is huge, and Olam's digital information systems collect granular environmental data from hundreds of thousands of farmers, from smallholders in tropical cotton and cashew landscapes to extensive, high-tech estate crops from Australia (Almonds) to Zambia (Coffee).

In 2018 Olam launched its breakthrough agri sustainability insights platform, the multi-award-winning AtSource. The Footprinting team will help power AtSource's evolution and, in partnership with Olam businesses, will develop the models, data and insights to drive impactful partnerships and form the basis for Olam's growing portfolio of sustainability services and value-added product offerings.

As the Lead Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Modeller, you will be a key member of the newly established 'Footprinting' team within Olam's Global CR&S team, reporting to the Footprinting Manager.

You will play a critical role in creating credible models to deliver environmental footprints. This is a global role which will require collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including Manufacturing and Technical Services (MATS) global processing function, business units such as AtSource, Spices, Coffee, Cocoa, Edible Nuts, and Dairy, as well as third-party service providers. Leveraging these partnerships will, in turn, enable you to deliver consistent, accurate and timely footprints.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Create models to perform complex LCAs in the context of wide-ranging projects

  • Work with the Footprint team to acquire accurate data for models covering e.g. climate, water, soils, energy use, full life cycle of agri crops in a broad range of products and production systems as well as geographic origins.

  • Identify inconsistencies with data and resolve issues, capturing issues for learning purposes

  • Use expertise in modelling to drive insights and positive change

  • Identify opportunities to automate data collection with LCA analysts to meet customer needs

  • Generate insight from large amounts of data – presentations and reports

  • Document footprinting methodology

You will have:

  • Excellent analytical skills applying various LCA software. We would expect extensive experience in one of the main tools including GaBi, OpenLCA or SimaPro etc. and advanced competency in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work closely with data analysts, collaborating on data needs and acquisition

  • Experience of gathering and manipulating environmental data

  • Experience with large data sets

  • Enthusiasm for intensive use of data/high level of focus and attention to detail

  • Knowledge of agricultural systems (e.g., a thorough understanding of components of LCA for crops, ideally including experience with Olam products such as Cocoa; Coffee, Edible nuts, Cotton, various Row Crops and dairy systems etc.)

  • Educated to Masters/PhD level in LCAs

  • Proven track record of innovation in LCA (e.g. peer-reviewed papers, creation of models and tools)

Olam's people are what make them an award-winning market leader. Olam's people make them the architects of their future, transforming Olam's culture into a unifying force on a global stage. If you're looking for a role that allows you to make a real impact on the global agricultural stage, then please apply or contact Jack Porter at Jack.Porter@acre.com to discuss further.