| May 23, 2024

Agrifood Program Manager | Eindhoven

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Website Interfood

Do you want to work at the intersection of sustainability, dairy and innovation?

​Interfood has been at the heart of the global dairy value chain connecting supply and demand for over 50 years. They are building on this reputation to become a leading responsible value chain partner with ambitious, measurable targets. They take a hands-on, collaborative approach to sustainability, aligning perfectly with their core values of teamwork, commitment, and responsible leadership. They are not just formulating plans, but are actively implementing them; from responsible sourcing to ethical practices throughout their supply chain. Their “boots on the ground” approach underscores their belief that real progress is made through practical, actionable steps – because when it comes to sustainability, every step counts.

​In practice, Interfood adopts science-based methods, empowers local perspectives, and speaks the language of innovation. They play a leading role in many platforms and initiatives designed to promote sustainability in the food industry. Equally, they partner with notable companies and professionals to continuously improve traceability and the sustainability standards of food supply chains. They are now looking for an Agri-food Program Manager to drive their ambitious vision for the dairy industry forward.

The role:

In this role, you will be leading a boots-on-the-ground approach by collaborating with on-farm specialists, cooperatives and customers. You will be situated in Interfood’s rapidly growing Sustainability Solutions function. You will have responsibility for the oversight of projects in several European countries. These projects focus on providing technical, logistical and knowledge-based solutions to solve the most pressing sustainability challenges.

What you will be doing:

  • You will work across scope 1, 2 , 3 programs
  • You will collaborate with project partners to make a meaningful impact and drive forward best practices in the industry
  • You will develop an implementation approach, monitor the results, and lead the adaption of projects
  • You will innovate the approach and methodology used to place our client ahead in the industry
  • You will build a global network of customers, developing and sharing new knowledge on agri-food sustainability

What you should bring:

For this role, our client is looking for someone who is result-driven, innovative and has strong people skills. You need to have an ambition for sustainability and the drive to work in an ambitious, forward-thinking company. You must have:

  • 7+ years of work experience in project management roles within multi-national companies
  • Expertise relating to the agri-food industry
  • Familiarity with carbon accounting and ESG regulations
  • A collaborative approach so you can co-create success in a dynamic and scale-up environment
  • An ability to deliver successful projects, bringing an agile mentality and innovative solutions

​You can find out more about Interfoods sustainability journey via their Integrated report 2023 here.​

Acre is supporting the hiring process for this position. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please get in touch with Declan Murphy at [email protected].

Diversity Statement

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such, we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

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About Acre

At Acre, we work with the most aspirational businesses with potential to make real change; from those who are just starting out to those who are well on the journey to crafting a legacy.

Our 20 years’ experience in sustainability recruitment, combined with our extensive global network, enables us to provide talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change. Through our unique behavioural assessment technology, we understand the types of people, skills and behaviours required to create impact. We can develop these qualities within your existing teams too.

We find talented people and develop their skills to make a true impact in ambitious, progressive organisations. The result? Businesses equipped to build resilience, adapt and manage the risks involved in tackling climate change.​

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