PUR Projet is a global leader in supply chain sustainability. We develop socio-environmental projects within the supply chains of our Corporate Partners. Through the economic and social empowerment of local communities and the introduction of sustainable development initiatives at the agricultural level, PUR Projet seeks to address climate change, while regenerating and preserving the ecosystems upon which these supply chains depend. Many of PUR Projet’s projects fall within the categories of insetting, regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation and landscape restoration.
PUR Projet is recruiting
his Program Manager for Food & Beverage Business Unit
PUR Projet is looking for his Program manager with first successful experience in sales and monitoring of environmental and agricultural projects, especially ecosystem restoration, if possible in cocoa or other food commodity (coffee, palm oil, vanilla…).
The main responsibilities will be :
-Program management : day to day follow-up of projects (mainly in cocoa sector but not exclusively) working closely with the project team on the field; budget monitoring and negotiation with client; reporting of activities, facilitation of steering committees…
-Business development : develop a growth strategy for cocoa commodity (geographies, clients, offer…); develop proposals for new or existing clients; anticipate and lead potential recruitments and onboarding of new employee
-Cocoa knowledge : conduct research and desk review on standards and certifications, sectorial initiatives, national and international policies, supply chains trends, environmental tools and mechanisms
As a key member of the Food & Beverage team, you will also contribute to the design and implementation of the business development strategy of the business unit.
You have demonstrated excellent commercial and agro-ecology project management skills in NGOs, consulting firms or the sustainability departments of Food or Beverages companies.
You are passionate about ecosystems protection and social issues, and you want to have a strong impact, this position is for you!
We are looking for a candidate with:
•Master Degree in Business/Engineering/Social Sciences/Development. A degree in Sustainability is a strong plus.
•Successful 3 to 4 years work experience in the development, sales and management of agro-ecology projects with corporate clients, ideally in cocoa or other food commodity (coffee, palm oil, vanilla…).
•Any experience related to carbon, climate, agroforestry, social and environmental policy, business development and corporate social responsibility will be seen as an asset, as well as a working experience in West Africa
•Strong desire to commit and dedicate his/her energy to restoring and protecting natural ecosystems and supporting sustainable livelihoods of smallholder farmer communities.
•“intrapreneurship” spirit, autonomous, dynamic, rigorous, excellent writing skills, strong ability to analyze and synthesize findings.
•Professional fluency in French and English. Spanish would be an asset.
•Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.
You are meeting the requirements and you want to join a dynamic, fast-growing organization, please send your CV short cover letter in English to: email@example.com with the subject PROGRAM MANAGER FOOD & BEVERAGE