|Project||Ethical Sourcing Assistant|
AB Agri is a unique community of leading agricultural businesses with a vision to improve the sustainability of food production. It has an exciting growth plan to double the size of the business within the next 5 years and substantially broaden its geographic footprint.
As part of a FTSE 25 business, Associated British Foods plc, it is already a highly responsible business, but to support its vision it is seeking to better evidence and grow its reputation to ensure that it can support its farmer and producer customers as demands on their businesses evolve.
Formula 24 (F24) is the AB Agri ‘recipe for responsible agriculture.’ It is a 10 year programme that comprises three pillars and six aspirations and is steered by a cross functional business group. This role reports to the AB Agri Group Risk Manager and exists to support the development of our F24 ethical sourcing programme, one of the six aspirations, and to work with our divisional raw material teams to increase visibility of issues within their supply chains.
The objective of the role is to move us forward in our understanding of potential issues within our raw material supply chains and in designing activities to mitigate the risks they pose. Success will be evidenced by reporting and evidencing of progress to our Formula 24 Board.
Benefits of this opportunity
Ethical sourcing in agri-food production is a major global challenge for everyone involved in the supply chains which are often multi-tiered and complex. This role provides an insight into how large businesses are approaching this and the methods being used to identify and reduce risk and increase standards. We operate as a highly collaborative business and the role will offer an insight into all of our businesses and provide interface with a range of people from different functions and with different levels of seniority. They will be working with some of the leading supply chain software tools and have the opportunity to build presentation, communication, team-working and influencing skills.
Future employment potential
We are a fast growing business and are employing across a broad range of functions based both in Peterborough other UK and overseas sites. In addition our work on ethical sourcing is likely to expand and may lead into a more permanent role.
Benefits of working with Change Agents UK
Change Agents UK is a not-for-profit organisation which enables students and recent graduates to work with businesses, local authorities and community groups to learn about and implement sustainable development, and become more employable. With this service Change Agents UK will provide:
• Enrolment onto our Skills Development Programme, utilising bespoke exercises to increase skill set and employability through self-evaluation, learning and the Change Agents Academy.
• Management support and networking opportunities.
• A monthly Change Agents UK Newsletter informing you of current sustainability news topics, up and coming events and workshops and a network of other change agents.
• Inclusion in the Change Agents staff and alumni networks: socials, networking opportunities, etc.
• Support in an organisation whose ethos is one of positive personal and professional development.
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Outputs and Key Tasks
Employer: AB Agri Ltd
Salary (per annum pro rata): £23,000
Closing Date: 25th September
Please be available for Telephone Interview week commencing 26th September
Interview Date: 4th October
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
Length of Opportunity: 6 months
Work outside normal hours: Minimal
Annual leave: 25 days per annum
Probation period: 1 month
|Hours Per Week||37.50|
Closed - no further applications permitted