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GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF CLIMATE SERVICES

Company: JBS USA
Location: Greeley
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF CLIMATE SERVICESGENERAL DESCRIPTION:The Global Director of Climate Services will spearhead the development and coordinate the execution of JBS s strategies to achieve the company s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation goals. This role will be responsible for leading a global organization of subject matter experts to develop and drive the implementation of JBS s climate transition roadmap end-to-end across the entire value chain.This role reports to the Chief Sustainability Officer and is a key member on JBS s Global Sustainability Services Team that collaborates across the company s regions and businesses in North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania. As a team member in one the largest food company s in the world with over 30 businesses operating in 20 countries across five continents, this position offers an exciting opportunity to support system-wide change in the agrifood sector on a global scale. This role reports to the Corporate office in Greeley, CO.This dynamic and challenging role will focus on reducing JBS s footprint through innovative low-carbon strategies, meaningful agrifood system partnerships, and evaluating opportunities for innovation across JBS s scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. To ensure we are taking a data-based approach, this role will work closely with JBS s growing team of sustainability data analysts and Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) experts. The role requires close collaboration cross-functionally with Global and Livestock Procurement teams, Environmental Compliance, Live Animal, Corporate Affairs, and Government Relations, alongside external engagement with key stakeholders.QUALIFICATIONS: The Global Director of Climate Services will be a member of the Global Sustainability Services Team and is expected to contribute to solutions and execution of the team s overall priorities. Accountabilities may include but not be limited to the following:Climate ServicesCourageous leadership
willingness to tackle planet-size climate challenges in the agrifood system as we work to proactively move toward a more circular and low-carbon food system.Assisting JBS and Pilgrim s sustainability teams and business units in North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania with developing strategies, action plans, and interventions to address scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions in the company s full value chain. Leading JBS s climate transition planning activities, including overseeing the execution, accountability reporting, and ongoing improvement of the company s climate mitigation and adaptation plan that meets market and regulatory criteria.Ensuring the company develops and executes an industry-leading climate transition to address its full scope of GHG emissions in alignment with current and emerging climate-related regulatory disclosures.Lead the accurate compilation, analysis, and reporting of the company s GHG inventory, and progress towards emissions reduction goals.Providing in-depth technical expertise and advice to JBS s regional teams on relevant carbon accounting standards, GHG quantification methods, and Measurement, Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MMRV) approaches.Taking the lead in developing and/or reviewing climate-related methodologies, regulatory policies, and carbon accounting and GHG reductions target setting guidance relevant for companies in the agrifood system.Contributing to the team s engagement with other private- and public-sector, research, and civil society stakeholders on the methods, guidance, and practices to identify viable interventions to reduce GHG emissions and sequester carbon.Climate Metrics, Monitoring and EvaluationSupporting the internal development of GHG accounting systems and processes.Contributing to the development of new climate metrics suitable for company investments.Developing and implementing robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the impact and effectiveness of climate-related initiatives and investments.Sectoral expertiseProviding subject-matter expertise and quantitative analysis on sector-level climate pathways, target-setting, investment or financing activities, and risk management practices, considering relevant climate policies and circumstances, for agriculture in support of the company s climate transition priorities.Process Improvement & Capacity BuildingContinuously seeking opportunities to enhance processes, methodologies, and tools related to the company s climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, plans, and actions. This includes proactively identifying areas for improvement and implementing innovative solutions to drive efficiency and effectiveness.Identifying capacity gaps within JBS and developing strategies to enhance the JBS s global capacity in climate mitigation. This may involve designing and delivering training programs, mentoring junior staff, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing.Thought LeadershipStaying abreast of emerging trends, research, and developments in the field of carbon accounting and GHG emissions reduction protocols and methodologies.Collaborating with internal and external scientific communities in related scientific fields (including climate, animal, soil, agronomy, and ecological sciences) to identify opportunities for joint collaboration.Providing thought leadership within JBS and contributing to external forums and conferences to enhance JBS s engagement as a leader in the agriculture sector s contributions towards mitigation climate change.Collaboration and TeamworkFostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment, including by promoting effective teamwork and knowledge sharing among team members.SELECTION CRITERIA:To be considered for Global Director of Climate Services position, candidates must meet the following criteria:Education: Hold a bachelor s degree; graduate degree a plus in a relevant field such as sustainable finance, environmental sciences, business administration, public policy, or environmental economics.Technical Expertise: Demonstrate exceptional technical skills with a minimum of 8 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the following areas:Climate change: Possess expertise in areas such as climate change mitigation, decarbonization, GHG accounting, and climate adaptation/resilience.Working experience with respect to developing and implementing a long-term carbon reduction roadmap. Hands-on experience successfully leading meaningful carbon reduction within a global company is a significant plus.In-depth understanding of global greenhouse gas protocols and science-based carbon reduction methodologies (such as SBTi); knowledge of various reporting standards (such as CDP, DJSI, TCFD, SASB).Understanding of Life Cycle Assessment methodologies related to the carbon footprint for agriculture and food systems.Experience with carbon offsets/insets, developing long-term, high-quality agriculture/forestry partnerships, and leading agriculture-related carbon registry or supply-chain insetting standards is a plus.Agriculture and food system-specific expertise: Relevant experience working in the private sector, preferably agriculture and/or food companies.Policy and Market Knowledge: Exhibit a thorough understanding of key climate change policy and market issues, including the latest developments in the field.Leadership Experience:Demonstrate a track record of leadership in driving climate-related initiatives and projects.Showcase experience in leading teams, managing stakeholders, and influencing decision-making processes.Strategic & Critical Thinking:Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and critically, and provide innovative solutions to complex climate challenges. Show evidence of developing and implementing strategic plans and initiatives that have had a significant impact.Project Management Expertise:Demonstrate expertise in project management, including planning, organizing, and executing climate-related projects.Showcase experience in managing budgets, resources, and timelines effectively.Communication: Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with fluency in other languages being an advantage.Team Player:Show the ability to work collaboratively and interact effectively with clients and colleagues from diverse cultural backgrounds.Function as a team player, contributing to a positive and inclusive work environment. ONGOING RESPONSIBILITIES:Collaborate with ESG and sustainability team members on data collection, analysis, and reporting methods.Prepare internal and external reports to evidence and/or communicate climate-related initiatives.Participate in meetings with internal and external stakeholders regarding environmental and sustainability initiatives of JBS.Language:Fluent in English, fluency in another language is a plus.Travel:Ability to travel internationally and domestically required.The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule; Base salary range of $140,000 - $200,000; andIncentive Pay: This position is eligible to participate in the Company s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program;For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in states where it is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for any given position, compensation ranges are specific to those states and takes into account various factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to a candidate s relevant experience, qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiencies for the role.This position does not have an application deadline. We will continue to recruit until the position has been filled.The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.About us: JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members, and our corporate office is located in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, where our 1,200 team members onsite enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, SincerityEOE/Vets/Disability

Keywords: JBS USA, Greeley , GLOBAL DIRECTOR OF CLIMATE SERVICES, Executive , Greeley, Colorado

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