Nestlé invites applicaitons from interested and qualified persons to occupy the position of Sustainable Agriculture Development Agronomist
Minimum Educational qualification: Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Agriculture or relevant field.
Minimum Relevant work experience: Experienced Agronomist with minimum of 5 to 10 years’ of work experience in agriculture or related area; working experience with smallholder farmers in rural communities and corresponding stakeholders in the grain value is an added advantage.
Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage Company in the world. At our very core, we are a human company driven by our purpose to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
Nestlé CWAR is currently looking for a Sustainable Agriculture Development Agronomist at our Nestlé CWA office to ensure supply of compliant agricultural raw material (grains) to Nestlé Businesses through sustainable sourcing approach while creating shared value for rural communities.
A day in a Life……
Ensures that the necessary upstream and downstream structures are in place to deliver Baby Food Grade cereals and grains to Nestlé factories in the Region
Launch and drive all Nestlé initiatives (namely CSV Creating Shared Value), tools and projects as required to ensure the achievement of all targets and KPIs (cost, quality, volumes, people …), in line with the business priorities. Lead improvement projects on existing sourcing, namely projects aiming at meeting our quality norms for the raw materials sourced, including Derogation management for Contaminant risk mitigation (when Agriculture related).
Develop and implement market/region strategies for the direct sourcing of the raw materials required, in line with Nestlé policies and business needs. Develop new sourcing (suppliers, raw materials) as per business needs.
Develop, plan and execute the market/region strategies on Regenerative / Climate Smart Agriculture to deliver on Nestlé’s Global sustainability (Net Zero) commitments.
Ensure and develop the connection with the rural community: farmers, suppliers, government, associations, industry, competitors
Develop local agriculture competencies in external organizations/partners
Close collaboration with grain suppliers to identify and implement plans/investments required to ensure traceability, transparency in farmers operations and standard requirement met to meet Nestlé specifications.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure supply and deliver on commitments.
What Will Make You Successful?
Personal integrity to defend standards and Nestlé business principles. Does not hesitate to express own opinions using the right arguments.
Excellent communication and persuasion skills to work with suppliers and external stakeholders.
Strong leadership, management, and coaching skills.
Excellent project management skills with result focus, including use of relevant tools and instruments.
Able to set priorities and delegate activities.
Able to work under high pressure, in challenging environment.
Nestlé is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that welcomes applications from all groups of society and that reasonable adjustments can be provided, if needed, during the recruitment process as well as during employment.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted
How To Apply For This Job
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Closing Date : 3rd September, 2022