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Program Manager, Regenerative Agriculture

Company: Danone
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

About the Job:

Our Procurement team finds strategic approaches to procuring key resources for Danone like milk, water and plastic. As a part of this team, you will work with colleagues to find suppliers and resources that fit with our business goals, promote a circular economy and support Danone's One Planet, One Health vision. We are looking to hire a Program Manager, Regenerative Agriculture based in White Plains, NY! In this role, you will manage the implementation strategy of the Danone North America Soil Health Program and connect the regional program quantification and results to company commitments; globally, regionally and with brands. A strong working knowledge of Regenerative Agriculture execution at the farm level, and research and environmental engineering expertise in developing environmental outcomes from these practices is preferred. You will support development of the overall NORAM agriculture project implementation strategy regarding regenerative agriculture and on-farm carbon and water improvements, including farm selection criteria, based upon existing targets and initiatives.

Responsibilities:

You will:

  • Manage execution of the Danone North America Soil Health Program, a 5-year research program launched in 2017, currently including over 82,000 acres with 35 dairies and farms.
  • Manage farm selection criteria and run scenario analysis to evaluate return on investment and carbon and water outcomes of potential projects and strategies.
  • Evaluate current and potential methodologies, tools and software to assist in scenario analysis around carbon and water outcomes project cost and impact. Knowledge of Cool Farm Tool, COMET-Farm, APSIM, Nutrient Tracking Tool, and Water Quantity measurement and methodologies is preferred.
  • Support the overall NORAM agriculture project implementation strategy regarding regenerative agriculture, social projects, water preservation, and biodiversity, based upon existing targets and initiatives
  • Design and coordinate a clear brand connection and external communication strategy between the different stakeholders regionally and globally, in order to contribute to regenerative agriculture and sustainability initiatives for consumers and ensure relevant dissemination to all involved partners.
  • Support opportunities for agriculture project financing and fund raising through networking with internal stakeholders and external public and private parties.

About You:

You will have:

  • Master or Bachelor's degree in agronomy, development economics, environmental or social sciences, or related
  • 3-4 years of experience in Agriculture or Sustainability Project Management
  • Dairy Farm knowledge preferred
  • Fluency in English and must have excellent research & writing skills. French is a pro.
  • Project management skills, to drive and manage multiple activities, prioritize, manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Self-starting, accountable and driven personality
  • Capacity to structure and deliver on complex topics
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, to drive and manage multiple activities, prioritize, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Rigorous data analysis capability and financial acumen
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills to manage very diverse stakeholders profiles within and outside of the company
  • Excellent communication skills with data driven accuracy, be persuasive
  • Willingness to travel (30%)

Keywords: Danone, White Plains , Program Manager, Regenerative Agriculture, Other , White Plains, New York

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