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Climate Smart Procurement Manager

Company: Archer Daniels Midland
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

This is a full time, salary exempt position. The Climate Smart Procurement Manager for the Golden Peanut business will implement GP's regenerative agricultural initiatives in the peanut production regions in alignment with ADM's overall regenerative agricultural goals. They will work closely with the agriculture sector, nongovernment organizations and government agencies on implementing projects related to water quality, soil health and natural climate solutions. The Golden Peanut Climate Smart Procurement Manager will work closely with the General Manager of US Shelling and the Director of Climate Smart Ag - Origination to help implement GP/ADM's regenerative ag strategy through engagement with farmers and local/regional members of the agricultural sector and conservation partners. This position will be based out of Albany, GA. Other regional locations will be considered if preferred. Responsibilities & Scope: Steward, facilitate, and leverage existing and new relationships with members of state and federal agencies, as well as the agriculture sector, including farmers, producer groups, conservation partners, and supply chain partners, to implement GP's regenerative agriculture strategies that lead to increased adoption of sustainable practices, including soil health and nutrient load reduction management. Facilitate meetings, trainings, and outreach efforts. Serve as a resource for farmers and farmer advisors relating to implementation of nutrient management and soil health BMPs Help design, implement and direct multiple complex projects, setting and meeting deadlines, and ensuring project accountability. Perform tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context. Ensure program compliance with internal GHG protocol policies and external requirements. Requirements: BA/BS degree and 7 years of experience in conservation, agriculture or agronomy, natural resource management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience managing projects, including managing finances, with a wide variety of partners, both internal and external. Experience working with the agricultural community, including supporting farmers and ag industry professionals. Experience working effectively with partners and stakeholders and building positive relationships with a variety of partners. Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s). Experience developing partnerships and leading collaborations within the private and public sectors. Experience working for or with ag retailers and sales agronomists. Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation and agriculture - especially 4R, soil health, ecosystem service markets and edge of field practices. Knowledge of state and federal cost-share programs. Experience working with USDA programs and/or working with soil and water conservation districts. Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities. Ability to interpret field data and communicate to non-scientific stakeholders. Politically savvy and experience in presenting to and communicating with business, governmental, and community leaders. Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc. Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated. Travel includes occasional day trips and approximately 25% overnight trips . Relocation assistance is available with this position. This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.

Keywords: Archer Daniels Midland, Albany , Climate Smart Procurement Manager, Executive , Albany, Georgia

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