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Sustainability Farming Implementation Mgr - Virtual

PepsiCo Inc.


Location:
Plano, TX
Date:
05/23/2017
Job Code:
115094BR
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JobId: 115094BR
Job Title: Sustainability Farming Implementation Mgr - Virtual
Location: Plano, TX
Category: Research & Development

Description:

By 2050, our global population is projected to reach over 9.5 billion. What does that mean? In just 34 growing seasons, the world's farmers must learn to feed almost 2.5 billion more people. But how will they overcome increasing weather variability, challenged farm economics and ever increasing scrutiny from the public eye? PepsiCo's Sustainable Farming Initiative (SFI) was established to enable farmers to build capability and deliver performance that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. It is a continuous improvement program that identifies opportunities and delivers solutions that drive positive impact across PepsiCo's agricultural supply chain.

The SFI, which is managed by the Global Sustainable Agriculture team within PepsiCo's Office of Sustainability, will be a key delivery mechanism for multiple goals within PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose (PwP) 2025 Agenda. The Sustainable Agriculture Implementation Manager will primarily be responsible for implementation of continuous improvement programs with farmers within PepsiCo's global supply chain, with a focus on supporting key regions including Mexico and Central/South America. This position will require collaboration and coordination with other functions within PepsiCo - including Global Procurement, Public Policy & Government Affairs, and Operations - as well as with relevant forums and strategic partners.

Key accountabilities include:

  • SFI implementation with farmers in key sourcing regions in support of Performance with Purpose sustainable agriculture goals with a focus on improvement plan development and execution
    • Work closely with other regional SFI managers and PepsiCo agro teams to ensure consistent program delivery in accordance with the SFI Scheme Rules
    • Coordination of field based activities to ensure the timely and accurate collection of primary farm based data for assessment and reporting purposes
    • Execution of a prioritized agenda that addresses sustainability opportunities (identified in PepsiCo's agricultural supply chain) through the application of recognized sustainability principles and practices
    • Manage partnerships/third-party resources supporting SFI deployment and improvement plan development
  • Support execution of customer and region specific goals and commitments
  • Build knowledge and capability of sustainable agriculture practices with suppliers and PepsiCo agro teams


Education & Certifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in related field
  • Master's degree preferred


Work Experience:

  • 5+ years' experience in the sustainable agriculture space
  • Leveraging sustainable agriculture programs and practices to build sustainability and drive impact


Skills & Capabilities:

  • Strong understanding of key agricultural sustainability opportunities and challenges for the food and beverage industry
  • Strong project management skills - ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities and plan
  • Ability to effectively communicate (spoken and written), fluent in English, Spanish highly preferred
  • Proven skill in influencing and negotiating to foster alignment and drive follow-through
  • Able to effectively work with people from all walks of life (varying cultures, standards of living, education)
  • Demonstrated experience implementing programs in at least one of these areas:
    • Decision/Precision Agriculture tools and technologies
    • Social sustainability and human rights in agriculture
    • Supporting sustainable development through preservation of High Conservation Value areas across agricultural landscapes
    • Climate & Water Smart Agriculture
    • Mechanisms for building capacity with large, medium and/or small hold farmers and farming systems
    • Behavior change through farmer engagement


Other:

  • Willingness to travel >30%
  • Highly motivated individual with a passion for sustainability
  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Preferred: Multilingual appropriate for target region (English, Spanish & Portuguese)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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