Location New York
Job-type Permanent
Salary US$90000 - US$100000 per annum + $90,000 - $100,000
Reference 18418
Category USA

Our client is part of an independent soft commodities trader and is one of the world's biggest cocoa traders. The position will be based in New York.

Client's core values are:

  • Support family farming

  • Protect the planet

  • Create trustworthy cocoa

Through a robust program framework, our client makes sure their cocoa supply chain meets the requirements of its clients and other stakeholders. In this stimulating environment, you will gain immense skills and have a multitude of opportunities for internal growth.

As a Sustainability Analyst you will:

  • Track client's certified and sustainability program purchases and sales

  • Provide support on the management of suppliers and clients

  • Facilitate program implementation (drafting reports, grant proposals, etc.)

In your work, you will support milestones for their clients and create real on the ground impact for local communities and farmers.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Manage Rainforest Alliance certified position

  • Track Third- Party Verified volume activity

  • Allocate third party verified volume to bean sales and return butter purchases as required

  • Track shipments as they are executed

  • Premium verification

  • Once agreed with clients, Confirm final budgets and premiums per metric tonnes

  • Convert bean volume to butter and adjust premiums accordingly

  • Coordinate any necessary FX hedging on premiums

  • Maintain a balanced budget for each program

  • Help the Sustainability team in reporting and managing relationship with clients and stakeholders, including:

  • Providing support in the drafting and review of clients' reports, responses to questionnaires and ad-hoc queries, and other documents for internal / external stakeholders

  • Supporting the Sustainability team in managing relationship and interactions with US based clients

  • Supporting the drafting of internal and external newsletters related to cocoa sustainability

  • Drafting of synthetic memos of research articles, reports and other relevant documentation published on cocoa sustainability, upon request

  • Provide high-level overview on trends, research and innovations in cocoa sustainability -

  • Assist the person leading regulatory compliance of Client, specifically with regards to traceability of the cocoa supply chain

Desired Education Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher degree in agronomy, sustainability, environmental sciences, agricultural economics, or other relevant fields related studies

  • One to two years' experience in a position that requires analysis, preferably in the area of sustainability and/or the agri-business sector

  • Experience working in sustainability and a strong knowledge of sustainability topics, such as voluntary standards, human rights, greenhouse gas emissions, regenerative agriculture, etc.

Reporting Structure:

  • Reports directly Director of sustainable Cocoa and global management team

Click apply now if this sounds like the role for you or contact Sarah Walde directly via email at: sarah.walde@acre.com