Senior Project Manager – Responsible Sourcing: Labour expert



  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: Range from £32,000 to £38,000
  • Contract Type: full time permanent position
  • Closing Date: 08/09/2019

Proforest is seeking a dynamic team member with practical experience in addressing labour rights in supply chains to take on a key role in our global responsible sourcing and production consultancy services and programmes. This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about human rights to make a difference to workers lives by engaging with major international brands, retailers, agricultural commodity traders, and growers and processing companies to develop and implement their responsible sourcing and production strategies. 

About Proforest
Proforest is a not-for-profit, mission-driven organisation that works with producers and other private sector partners, as well as governments, civil society organisations and NGOs, throughout agricultural and forest product supply chains. Proforest is now an established world leader in the development and implementation of sustainable production and responsible sourcing with a global presence. We have offices in the UK, Malaysia, Ghana, Colombia and Brazil. We work across agricultural and forest product supply chains, with particular focus on palm oil, soy, sugar cane, cattle and cocoa, helping companies, governments, non-governmental and civil society organisations to achieve sustainable use of the world’s natural resources.
Proforest provides practical advisory support to producers, processors and purchasers to help them work in environmentally and socially responsible ways. We also implement donor-funded programmes, which aim to create the enabling environment, and build the capacity required, to deliver agriculture and forest commodities sustainably at scale. We work at all levels throughout agricultural commodity supply chains – from international policy and legislation to practical operations on the ground – to support the implementation of responsible sourcing mechanisms and achieve positive sustainability impacts. Our clients include Nestlé, Unilever, Wilmar, Cargill, PepsiCo, Bunge, AAK, and Mondelez.

Position summary
The position offers an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the management and delivery of Proforest’s responsible sourcing projects, particularly in the agricultural commodities sector.
As a senior project manager, you will be part of the UK Responsible Sourcing team, based in Oxford. You will be managing consultancy projects for clients; supporting them to deliver on their social and environmental commitments in the sourcing of agricultural commodities.

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