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Life Cycle Assessment Modeler

Date:  19 Jul 2024
Country:  Netherlands
Function:  Sustainability
Sub-Function:  Sustainable Business Development

ofi is a global leader at the forefront of food & beverage consumer trends. Through its complementary portfolio of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices ofi delivers sustainable, natural, and plant-based ingredients & solutions to its global and diversified customer base.  ofi has 20,000+ employees, is in 51 countries and supplies food and raw materials to over 8,000 customers. 


One in five chocolate bars produced anywhere in the world use our cocoa beans and products. We supply enough coffee beans to brew over 90 billion cups of coffee and our nuts, spices and dairy products are used in millions of products around the world. But we don’t just source or grow the raw materials for these products: our team of chefs and food scientists are working closely with our customers, sharing our fresh ideas to inspire new concepts. Making it real at every step, from plant to palate.


We’re also driven by our Purpose – ‘Be the change for good food and a healthy future’. By working with ofi, you’ll be helping to create real impact on the ground. Sustainability is built into our business model - from our offices to our farming operations and supply chains, we’re acting across issues as diverse as farmer poverty, deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Role Overview

As an LCA Modeler you will play a key role in further developing and improving the inhouse AtSource Digital Footprint Calculator (DFC). With your methodology and coding skills, you help to fast track the development of the DFC to make sure it is aligned with the most relevant standards, allows for granular measurement of footprints and for developing insights.

In this role, you will work within a LCA team and collaborate with other experts in Sustainability, Verification and Technology. You will be part of the AtSource Team, which is part of ofi Sustainability. 

AtSource is ofi’s award winning sustainability management system for agricultural supply chains, purposefully created to demonstrate social and environmental impact and drive change for farmers, communities and ecosystems. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop LCA models to ensure they reflect ofi/Olam’s production and sustainability efforts;
  • Work with the digital team to ensure LCA models are digitised by supporting Digital with drafted codes;
  • Use expertise in modelling to produce insights that are relevant to customers and internal stakeholders;
  • Drive the advancement of LCA modelling on Land Use Change, Allocation, Recycling, Processing while also contribute to modelling of other LCA topics;
  • Be an expert on external developments in the field of LCA, European regulations, standards and policies (PEFCR, PEF, EPD, Verra, Gold standards etc.);
  • Document foot printing methodologies and processes to enable replicability and verification;
  • Perform LCA studies when needed;
  • Be the point of contact for technical questions relating to LCA in ofi/Olam.

About You


We are searching for a candidate who is passionate about the power of sustainability measurement and data and with experience in agri-food supply chains.

  • Educated to Masters/PhD level in Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Ecology, Environment Sciences or similar;
  • Minimum 5 years of LCA and agriculture-related modeling;
  • Proven experience in coding with GIS-related databases, Python, Java, SQL and Angular framework;
  • Knowledge of foot printing standards (e.g: GHG Protocol, PEF, Verra, Gold Standards) and environmental product declarations; 
  • Fluency in English (oral and written), other languages (French, Portuguese, Spanish) are a plus.


  • Enjoy modeling; 
  • Attention to detail but do not lose sight of the big picture;
  • Pro-active, well-organized;
  • Clear communicator and able to share technical content in a simple way;
  • Ability to multitask.

What we offer

At ofi you will get a position in one of the fastest growing and most sustainable companies in the food and agri-industry. You will have a high responsibility and will start in a very entrepreneurial, open and informal organization with regular social events.


ofi offers the following company benefits:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Discretionary incentive scheme;
  • Opportunities to work from home;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • 25 Vacation days per annum and opportunity to buy 10 extra;
  • Home/work travel allowance;
  • Company pension scheme;
  • Collective medical insurance with company contribution;
  • Company fitness;
  • Company sponsored bike scheme;
  • Collective insurances.

ofi 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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