Sustainable Agriculture Expert

at Mars
Location Various, United Kingdom
Date Posted 06/01/2022
Category Agriculture
Environment and Countryside
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 05/02/2022
Start Date ASAP

Description

How to Apply

The Sustainable Agriculture Expert role is responsible to lead the initiation of the climate smart farming program and to integrate the program within the business through incorporation into raw material category strategies.

In doing so, the job holder must ensure that all possible consumer or customer communications are linked with corporate affairs / demand, so that we can leverage every step of the sustainability journey.

What are we looking for?

  • Education & Professional Qualification: BSc/MSc in Agricultural/Environmental studies or technical field
  • Knowledge/Experience >3-5 years of experience in agronomy/environmental field
  • Experience of leading x functional teams in a non-hierarchical x functional manner
  • Experience in sustainability topics, NGOs, start-ups is preferable
  • Experience in designing and implementing of sustainable farming programs in arable crop/regenerative agriculture and livestock is preferable
  • Leadership Capabilities: Communication, stakeholder management, project management.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Leading multiple collaborative climate smart farming projects aimed at reducing carbon, improving crop yield, soil health, animal welfare and biodiversity while maintaining existing supplier relationships or building new ones with external partners and potential collaborators
  • Partner with strategic sourcing managers to incorporate the climate smart program into category strategies and leading the implementation externally through Tier1 suppliers with farmers and internally through standalone sustainability projects
  • Driving & tracking projects progress by visiting farmers sites and leading review meetings
  • Working collaboratively with our suppliers and growers to understand future opportunities and innovation and build a plan delivering carbon reduction through climate smart farming programs

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

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