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PSCP Senior Ethical Trade Executive - Agronomic & Environmental

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Senior Ethical Trade Executive - (PSCP) Agronomic and Environmental
Reports to: Senior Technical Manager (PSCP)
Location: London

Our specialists within the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the future of our sustainable cotton programme supporting all our regional teams.

The postholder will be responsible for shaping the strategy and overseeing the delivery of the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme (PSCP) in:
1) Promoting regenerative farming practices
2) Promoting a strengthened environmental impact in areas such as carbon sequestration, biodiversity, water management, chemical fertiliser and pesticide use, and soil management. The role requires a combination of technical and project management expertise.

What You'll Get
The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first

Some of our benefits are:
27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

What You'll Do:

Programme Management
  • Oversee delivery of the PSCP's agricultural and environmental approach.
  • Lead production of thematic and regional delivery plans for implementation, assess progress against them and develop solutions to challenges and identify learnings

Strategy and Project Development
  • Own and adapt as necessary (based on learning and best practice), the existing regenerative strategy and roadmap.
  • Within the regen strategy
    • influence and collaborate with internal and external experts to build a Primark approach on key themes such as soil health, agro-forestry, cover cropping and minimal tillage.
    • Develop, own and track progress against a PSCP environmental approach building in a "Just Transition" farmer-centric approach. This includes considering options to help farmers adapt to climate change.
Knowledge building, reporting and influencing -
  • Act as a credible source of expertise and remain up to date on issues relating to cotton farming, agronomic practice and environmental sustainability. Use this to support PSCP implementation and innovation.
  • Work closely with the environmental sustainability teams to ensure alignment of agendas across various work streams as relevant,
  • Develop and execute strategies for industry wide engagement and advocacy with other brands, relevant industry schemes, industry players and donors etc to positively influence industry change, develop new partnerships, and support the achievement of the programme's goals

What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Agricultural practice, Environmental Science or a related subject
  • Expert on farming agronomic issues, including the regenerative agricultural agenda
  • Expert on environmental sustainability and global trends in this area.
  • Strong programme management, organisation and communications skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility requests, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

Job ID: 123954BR


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