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Director of ESG

ProducePay

ProducePay

Colombia
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

ProducePay has created the first ever online financing and marketplace for fresh perishable produce. The Los Angeles-based company has raised over $290MM+ to help the multi-billion dollar Agriculture Industry and work with hundreds of growers, distributors and wholesalers across the world. At the intersection of Tech, Finance and Ag, ProducePay’s product is as fascinating as it is challenging. We are committed to building a better supply chain for fresh produce, one that places trust at the center of every transaction.

ESG & Sustainability are integral to the mission of ProducePay. As the Director of ESG, you will play a critical role in the overall success and effectiveness of ProducePay’s Corporate ESG & Sustainability Vision. This individual will manage, improve and administer ProducePay’s Environmental & Social Management System, and work cross-functionally across the business to ensure its success.

You should have experience with Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Finance, Environmental and Social risk assessments, and IFC Performance Standards. Experience managing multidisciplinary teams and a detailed understanding of the main process for sustainable agriculture, experience monitoring KPIs on sustainability (e.g., balanced scorecards), and a strong ability to influence and introduce innovative ideas to the company.

Responsibilities

  • Execute our ESG Strategy via regular interaction and collaboration across our business, with customers, and by engaging external stakeholders (investors, consultants, partners, etc.)
  • Update, implement, and manage the Environment and Social Management System to identify, manage and mitigate Environmental and Social risks and enhance ProducePay's ESG-minded culture
  • Develop operational procedures and internal controls to measure the social & environmental impact of ProducePay’s Sustainability Program, including managing the environmental and social due diligence of our customers and clients, as well as develop environmental action plans to mitigate risk
  • Integrate Sustainability initiatives with ProducePay's existing and new products and programs to ensure that new procedures take advantage of existing systems and resources
  • Partner with other cross-functional teams (Risk, legal, sales, product) to ensure our approach to ESG is embedded in our day-to-day operations and go to market strategy
  • Execute our ESG Strategy via regular interaction and collaboration across our business, with customers, and by engaging external stakeholders (investors, consultants, partners, etc.)
  • Update, implement, and manage the Environment and Social Management System to identify, manage and mitigate Environmental and Social risks and enhance ProducePay's ESG-minded culture
  • Develop operational procedures and internal controls to measure the social & environmental impact of ProducePay’s Sustainability Program, including managing the environmental and social due diligence of our customers and clients, as well as develop environmental action plans to mitigate risk
  • Integrate Sustainability initiatives with ProducePay's existing and new products and programs to ensure that new procedures take advantage of existing systems and resources
  • Partner with other cross-functional teams (Risk, legal, sales, product) to ensure our approach to ESG is embedded in our day-to-day operations and go to market strategy
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in business, environmental engineering, sustainability or related discipline
  • 10+ years experience in corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, ESG consulting, or climate change strategies
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations, international practices, and frameworks for action on climate change
  • Experience working within or partnering with multinational Development Finance Institutions (e.g., IFC, World Bank, IADB) NGOs, non-profits, and/or national development agencies (e.g, USAID, DFID, GIZ) delivering environmental and sustainability programs
  • Experience with certifications such as Primus, Global GAP, Rainforest Alliance, USDA, or Fairtrade is required
  • Experience with agriculture and agriculture related businesses
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Travel within Mexico and US as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to manage corporate programs and processes
  • Ability to monitor KPIs and report on sustainability issues
  • People management skills
  • Collaborative and results-oriented
  • Please apply with an English version of your resume

Who you are:

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You enjoy solving large and oftentimes, ambiguous problems.
  • You take ownership of problems and drive to accomplish what is necessary to solve them. You don’t believe in silos or flinging tasks over a fence.
  • You love to work on things that are bigger in scope and impact than what you could accomplish by yourself through collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • You want to work with other team members that share the same passion and drive for awesome tech and products as you and have a great time doing so.
  • You have a passion for ESG and sustainability, and are eager to create integrated business and sustainability strategies
  • Competitive salary and company stock options
  • Legal Compliant Benefits
  • Monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Professional Development Support
  • Employee Referral Bonus