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Vice President, ESG

Date:  25-Nov-2022
Country:  Singapore
Function:  OGA
Sub-Function:  OGA





 

About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Job Description

The ESG Manager – Food, Feed and Freight, plays a key role in ensuring that the environment and human rights are respected across the supply chain, notably of soy, maize, feed, protein and chartered freight businesses.  The role supports Olam Agri’s wider sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support the transition to forest-positive supply chains, source raw materials sustainably, and apply best-in-clas sustainability sourcing policies & ESG norms.

 

Key Deliverables

The ESG Manager – Food, Feed and Freight, plays a key role in ensuring that the environment and human rights are respected across the supply chain, notably of soy, maize, feed, protein and chartered freight businesses.  The role supports Olam Agri’s wider sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support the transition to forest-positive supply chains, source raw materials sustainably, and apply best-in-clas sustainability sourcing policies & ESG norms.

Governance

  • Ensure that corporate ESG policies and commitments are effectively rolled out
  • Respond to ESG due diligence queries from banks and investors
  • Conduct due diligence of potential suppliers
  • Monitor sustainability risks, including ongoing monitoring of land use change / deforestation maps
  • Proactively analyse, identify and ensure appropriate follow-up action on compliance issues.

ESG Programme development and coordination

  • Support businesses to develop and and roll out sustainability programmes, such as carbon project develoment, soil/land restoration initiatives, value chain linkages, farmer livelihood programmes, etc.
  • Network with partners and identify grant and co-investment opportunities toward sustainability priorities
  • Work with business to develop and draft quality funding proposals, concept notes and project frameworks
  • Ensure progress toward supply chain certification goals

Stakeholder engagement & industry representation

  • Represent the business on various sustainability platforms and events
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders and develop sector-wide solutions where appropriate
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues across businesses and departments
  • Grievance management and reporting

 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A personal passion for sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • Pragmatic, organised and structured, with strong crtical thinking skills.
  • On-the-ground experience and a good understanding of agri-business models and success factors are highly desirable
  • 8-10+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience with product certification systems, supply chain traceability, monitoring and evaluation, due diligence, auditing, and capacity-building/training are desirable.
  • Willing to occasionally travel to remote operational areas
  • University degree or equivalent experience in a relevant domain.
  • Portuguese or other languages are an asset

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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