RaboResearch F&A- Sustainable Food & Ingredients Analyst

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Analyst Sustainable Food & Ingredients  Are you energized by using your expertise on food ingredients and sustainability to guide Rabobank and our food ingredients clients towards a more sustainable future? Then Rabobank is looking for you. Discover how your unique forward-looking insights can feed strategic discussions and decision-making at Rabobank, up to Rabobank’s Managing Board and corporate clients, supporting their transition towards more sustainable and resilient food systems. Imagine the impact you can have.  


You and your job 
As Food & Agribusiness Analyst – Sustainable Food & Ingredients, you will work in one of the most dynamic international departments of Rabobank: European & Africa RaboResearch Food & Agriculture team. You take the lead in analyzing the food ingredient markets (75% of your day-to-day work) and sustainability topics (25%) for Consumer foods & beverage markets in the Europe & Africa. Since the majority of sustainability impacts of many food & beverage products originates upstream, you have in-depth expertise and understanding of these food (ingredients) & beverage firms. You possess a keen understanding of the food ingredient companies, the markets they serve, and have a broad public and private F&A network, especially regarding food ingredients in Europe & Africa. It drives your eagerness to generate insights into the mainly European & African region about Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction opportunities, land, water, deforestation & biodiversity regulations, the upcoming trends in diets, nutrients & fermentation, food & packaging waste reductions, including Rabobank’s own reduction and growth targets, governmental and corporate clients’ commitments, and what this all means for the economic business model of our clients & Rabobank. You can run research projects independently but within the broader context of a bigger (complex) organization. As such you are a key liaison and sparring partner for sectors specialists, climate & sustainability specialists and data scientists within RaboResearch and for other Rabobank departments (f.e. Climate & Credit Risk, Carbon Bank, Food Transition). 


Some practical examples 

The team’s combined forces directly contribute to making a difference for Rabobank and our clients by tackling a broad range of complex strategic questions. For example: 

  • What is the future of fermentation? 

  • How will the ingredients list of food and beverages change, and what will be the new ingredients? 

  • What are sustainability targets of downstream companies and how will these impact the supply chain? 

  • What solutions are out there to create a more sustainable food system? 


Your tasks and responsibilities 

  • Doing research is at our core. You take ownership of and perform research projects from conceptualization to timely delivery of high-quality views and research products. Link to our website: Rabobank RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness 

  • Cooperation and stakeholder engagement in a dynamic environment. Your expertise, creativity, analytical and social skills will be used to generate relevant insights yourself as well as to guide and support colleagues. As a team player you are used to cooperate and to create support and buy-in from others via contagiously passionate and convincing reasoning. You identify and prioritize new research needs and align these with our team’s resources, planning and knowhow requirements. Confronted with opportunities or setbacks, you proactively propose actions and solutions. F.e.: many sustainability metrics are still evolving and circumstances may change rapidly, but you can deal effectively with uncertainty and volatility

  • Our goal is to inform and inspire. You share unique high-quality insights timely, and in an easy understandable concise manner. With publications and presentations you reach a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, from senior executive management to execution level. 

We achieve more together than alone 
We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people's differences is what makes us an even better bank. You will be part of over 150 researchers around the globe in the bank’s highly valued knowledge center: RaboResearch. So we are very curious about what you can bring to the RaboResearch F&A team. Talking of Rabobank: We are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,500,000 customers. Together with these customers, our members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to enough healthy food that is produced within planetary and social boundaries. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business. 


You and your talent 

In depth Food ingredient knowledge, a passion for sustainability and analytical skills are essential for the role of Food & Agribusiness Analyst – Sustainable Food & Ingredients. You think in terms of opportunities. A proactive and positive mind-set and the ability to conduct multifaceted research projects is also critical to be successful in this role. Do you recognize yourself in our needs and the list of additional skills and expertise below? 

  • You have an academic working and thinking level (Master's degree in Food Science, Business, Economics, or Finance) 

  • At least 3 years of work experience in a food industry subsector, either in industry, research, consultancy or other relevant fields 

  • Demonstrable experience with (financial) risk analysis and quantitative analysis of sustainability issues 

  • Next to being an excellent analyst, you are a good organizer, take initiative, create support, cooperate and work result-oriented and resiliently with a high dose of execution power 

  • Capable of translating complex research into simple clear take-away messages in an engaging way 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proficiency in English, both verbally and in writing. Other language skills, incl. Dutch, are an advantage 


This is what we offer you  

  • Salary in scale 9 or 10 (up to € 6,741 gross per month) depending on knowledge, skills and experience, plus a thirteenth month, holiday pay, a generous pension scheme, and an Employee Benefit Budget equal to 11%  of your monthly salary. 

  • A 36-hour working week with flexible working times. 

  • Hybrid working: together with your team and based on your projects, you decide when you want to use a Rabo House (location Utrecht: at least twice a week), and when you want to work from home or another location (in the Netherlands) 

You and the job application process 

Enthusiastic? Apply for the vacancy for Food & Agribusiness Analyst – Sustainable Food & Ingredients at Rabobank with your CV and a letter of motivation (before 15 June 23.59h).  

  • Any questions about the job content? Contact Cyrille Filott, Global Strategist Consumer Foods, Packaging & Logistics, Cyrille.Filott@rabobank.com or Cindy Koolhout, Regional Head RR F&A Europe Africa, cindy.koolhout@rabobank.com. 

  • Any questions about working at Rabobank and the process? Contact Ingrid Dillen, Recruiter, via ingrid.dillen@rabobank.nl 

  • We will hold the interviews through a video call. The application process includes presenting on a case-study assignment to an audience of key internal stakeholders in the second round of interviews. 

  • A security check is part of the process. 

  • We respect your privacy

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RaboResearch F&A- Sustainable Food & Ingredients Analyst

Contract type Full time
Location Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Workplace Hybrid
Reference number JR_00082122
Publication date 25 May 2023
Apply before 16 June 2023

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