Sustainability Project Analyst

Sucden’s sustainability objectives are rooted in three pillars: we seek to support farming families, safeguard the planet, and provide trustworthy cocoa.

Agriculture Agroalimentaire


Notre client

Sucres et Denrées (SUCDEN) is an independent soft commodities trader, based in Paris. Over the last few years, SUCDEN has grown its presence in the cocoa market and is now one of the world’s largest cocoa traders. SUCDEN also operates a fully owned subsidiary in New York, General Cocoa.

Définition de poste

Sucden’s sustainability objectives are rooted in three pillars: we seek to support farming families, safeguard the planet, and provide trustworthy cocoa. In practice “trustworthy cocoa” means that our clients must have trust that the cocoa that Sucden sells them will meet the growing legal requirements for imports, as well as the social and environmental requirements of other stakeholders. 
Sucden has an objective to harmonize and consolidate program monitoring and reporting, that why we are looking for a :

Sustainability Project Analyst
Responsibilities and Tasks: 
  • Validation, consolidation, and revision of data provided by our origin teams for client reports and reports for stakeholders (e.g. CFI, Annual Responsibility report, reports for green loans, due diligence reports). 
    • Including support to origin teams to reconcile farmer registers and databases. 
  • Drafting reports for internal and external stakeholders, including powerpoint presentations, narrative reports, internal newsletter, etc. 
  • Coordination with teams in origin, so that data collection is optimized and smooth, and that the data collected is as clean as possible. 
    • Including the set up of data collection protocols, adapted to each origin. 
  • Provision of analyses of data collected to better target remediation of risk and impact. 
  • Support in drafting program proposals for clients and for entities providing match funding or grants. 
  • Draft supplier manuals. 
  • Follow up on the signature of the Supplier Codes of Conduct, across all origins. 
  • Follow up on compliance with relevant data protection laws, across origins. 
  • Support in ad hoc project monitoring.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher with a focus on statistics, analytics or related course work
At least two years’ experience in project coordination, data analysis, tracking and reporting, preferably in the area of sustainability  
Languages: oral and written fluency in English and French are a must. Spanish is a plus.  

 Desired Skills and Personal Attributes: 

  • Analytical and reporting skills: 
    • Ability to collect, consolidate, analyze, interpret origin-based information 
    • Ability to manage and analyze complex databases
    • Ability to anticipate issues and engage with origin-based teams to deliver multiple reports within prescribed and tight timeframes and deadlines
    • Ability to extract, interpret and synthetize relevant information in an intelligible manner for narrative reports and PowerPoint presentations
    • Strong competence in Microsoft Excel and reporting skills in Word and PowerPoint documents is a must
  • Project coordination skills: 
    • Ability to create project plans, budgets, Gantt charts etc. and tools to monitor realized versus expected 
    • Ability to assist in project tracking and follow-up on progress against timeline, anticipate and raise identified challenges in a timely manner, and put forward improvement solutions
    • Ability to communicate effectively with multicultural teams, sourcing partners, and clients. 
    • Ability to motivate others, capacity to understand cultural dynamics with ability to influence those with whom there are both direct and indirect business relationships. Negotiation skills are required.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Well organized, able to self-direct and prioritize tasks and handle competing priorities and deadlines
  • Flexibility, ability to work in a fast-paced environment. High energy and dynamism are a necessity. 


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