The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 99 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its people. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phases of our development.

The Supply Chain Executive will be responsible for providing support to the Supply Chain Manager, Head of Certification, Assurance Director, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in implementing RSPO’s supply chain certification scheme, maintaining and managing certification documentation and records, reviewing licence request in the RSPO IT Platform, and providing technical advice on matters related to RSPO’s supply chain certification scheme.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide support to Supply Chain Manager, Head of Certification, and Assurance Director to implement programmes and meet objectives set in the RSPO Roadmap and other management plans and decisions.
  2. Assist the Supply Chain Manager to review and approve the Supply Chain Certification (SCC) licence request in the RSPO IT Platform.
  3. Provide guidance and interpretation to RSPO members and accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) on Supply Chain Certification Standard and certification-related matters.
  4. Monitor the performance of CBs through the review of SCC licence request in the RSPO IT Platform.
  5. Assist in developing and reviewing supply chain-related standard/guidance/checklist/supporting documents.
  6. Assist in organising CBs’ workshops for SCC.
  7. Manage improvement projects on the RSPO IT Platform through coordination with the IT Department and service providers.
  8. Apart from the duties stated above, this role is also expected to perform any duties reasonably assigned by the Head of Certification, Assurance Director, COO, and/or Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • Degree in Chemical or Environmental Science/Forestry, or any related field.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of working experience in the palm oil sector.
  • Preferably with experience in dealing with supply Chain audit or the RSPO IT Platform.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge and understanding of certification schemes operation.
  • Familiar with all sustainability and certifications in palm oil.
  • Good communication skills – to develop and establish cooperation and rapport with teammates and RSPO members.
  • Proficient in English.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

 Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to [email protected]

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

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