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Life Cycle Assessment Modeller

Date:  15-Sep-2022
Country:  Netherlands
Function:  Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Sub-Function:  Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The chances are you’ve already experienced a little of ofi today. 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.

 

Formed in early 2020, ofi is part of a strategic reorganization of Olam where a carve-out from Olam and listing on the UK stock exchange in planned in the second half of 2022.

 

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 have 20,000+ employees, is in 51 countries and supplies food and raw materials to over 8,000 customers.

 

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

The LCA Modeller is a key member of the AtSource team working with one other LCA modeller. 
You will play a critical role in maintaining and developing LCA methodology for the inhouse AtSource Digital Footprint Calculator.

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

This is a global role which will require collaboration with multiple stakeholders in ofi. You will work closely with CR&S, Finance for Sustainability and MATS (Manufacturing and Processing) function, as well as business units such as Spices, Coffee, Cocoa, Nuts & Dairy. In addition, you will liaise with third party service providers, to build strong relationships and deliver consistent, accurate, and timely footprints. 

Role responsibilities

  • Co-lead the advancement of existing agricultural LCA models . Focus on modelling emissions related to agricultural and on-farm practices (e.g: crop residue management, wastewater treatment, manure & fertilizer application, soil emissions)
  • Work with Olam digital to ensure agricultural LCA models are digitised  
  • Be a point of contact for all technical questions relating to LCA in ofi 
  • Identify sources of error and inconsistencies with data, ensuring they are resolved while cap-turing issues for learning purposes
  • Use expertise in modelling to drive insights
  • Identify opportunities to automate data collection and verification
  • Document foot printing methodologies and processes to enable replicability and verification 

Person requirements

  • Educated to Masters/PhD level in Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Sciences, Industrial Ecology, Agriculture, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Proven experience in building models of emissions of agricultural and on-farm practices
  • Proven experience in building, maintaining and digitising LCA tools
  • Experience in working with digital teams to develop LCA tools
  • Competency in a coding language (e.g., SQL, phyton, etc.) 
  • Ability to direct and train data analysts in data acquisition 
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience in LCA/agricultural systems, preferably including experience in industry

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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