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Mgr Sustainable Sourcing Cocoa

Posted Date:  Nov 25, 2022
Requisition Number:  116655

Sustainable Sourcing Cocoa Manager


The purpose of this role is to bring learnings to life to advance the Hershey Cocoa For Good strategy and to act as Data steward. The outputs of this job vouch for the validity, integrity and safety of data collected and stored. This role directly contributes to learning, credibility and assurance of internal and external claims regarding Cocoa For Good.



  • Advance Hershey’s Cocoa For Good learning strategy, identify assessment methodologies, work with external stakeholders, and assist in building, developing, and aligning multi-year learning and impact targets.
  • Data driven insights. Use and translate information based on research results and relevant secondary sustainability information into insights and actionable recommendations
  • Assurance strategy and deployment. Take a lead role in building the cocoa assurance strategy, develop and safeguard assurance standards and procedures. This position will primarily oversee third-party assurance engagements over a wide range of ESG metrics and processes across all cocoa sourcing; and also includes ownership of the third-party impact reports commissioned to third parties.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business decision makers to communicate value of Cocoa Assurance and Data stewardship. Provide guidance and expertise in the delivery of our climate change and sustainability commitments.
  • MEL system management. Lead the development of the Theory of Change and logical framework. Putting in place a comprehensive M&E plan and establish a data collection and maintenance process
  • Suppliers. Design an analysis and reporting system to enable supplier benchmarking and support data driven decision making and support supplier sustainability performance management.
  • External representation. Liaise with external cocoa sustainability program evaluators and assessors. Act as subject matter expert on designated topical areas, such as Cocoa and Forests Initiative, WCF Pathway to Sustainability, Living Income and/or others as seen fit.
  • Lead reporting exercises such as Hershey’s Sustainability Reports, CFI reports, WCF MEL reporting, ICI reporting and internal presentations. As well as be the go-to resource for response to planned and ad hoc activist/journalist requests
  • Forest. Manage GIS-related data and perform analyses on consistency, compliance, and deforestation.



  • 10 years of experience in Food & Beverage, Financial reporting or Data management
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate highly complex findings to focus on critical issues and actionable opportunities
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in a developing country setting.
  • Familiarity with knowledge management principles and approaches, tools and geospatial data
  • Experience using software packages and Business Intelligence tools (Power BI, Tableau, …)
  • 2-5 years of up-country work experience in cocoa, farmer groups, certification and auditing environment and forests and community development is a plus


•            Fluent spoken and written French and English

•            Background in working with a multi-cultural team across time zones

•            Proven ability to work independently, a self-starter attitude, active learner

•            Attention to details, high analysis skills and strategic thinking capabilities


Willingness to travel internationally

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