AVP - RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Sustainability Analyst – Animal Agriculture

Rabobank requires a Research Analyst who aspires to help guide the North American Animal Protein and Dairy sectors in continuing their journeys toward a more environmentally sustainable future. As a Food & Ag (F&A) Sustainability Analyst for these Animal Agriculture sectors you are a member of the North American RaboResearch F&A team, with a focus on sustainability topics. RaboResearch is Rabobank’s knowledge center in Food & Agribusiness (F&A) and is staffed with analysts located around the globe.

Our Shared Future

You and Your Job:

As a RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Analyst you will be successful assessing the impacts of climate change and broader environmental issues on economic and ecologic F&A business/clients performance.

You analyze which transition and physical risks are associated with the animal agriculture space being impacted by climate change, and what the animal protein and dairy value chains can do to mitigate these risks and adapt. You are a key liaison and sparring partner for other Animal Protein and Dairy specialists within RaboResearch and for other departments of Rabobank. You provide unique insights and proposals that feed strategic discussions and decision-making for clients as well as within Rabobank.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produces high quality research and analysis of target sectors for use by both internal and external stakeholders. Supports other analysts in producing thought leading research within their sector.

  • Prepares quality research publications targeted at rural, business banking and corporate clients. Produces reports and presentations on the back of research.

  • Engages with clients by delivering thought leadership on key strategic questions. Initiates new business ideas/insights for clients. Gives presentations to client audiences and stakeholders. Shares global sector views with clients at boardroom level and local sector views where applicable. Contributes to F&A transactions for global and regional clients.

  • Supports the profiling of Rabobank as the F&A thought leader to its clients by creating unique, innovative and differentiating views on F&A sectors and companies. Prepares and delivers papers and presentations to profile RaboResearch within the bank to its internal stakeholders. Provides media commentary on key issues relating to target sectors.

  • Contributes to the RaboResearch knowledge base by sharing and aligning new reports and views, and by being an active member in regional and global sector teams.

Your Promise to Us

To be considered for the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Analyst role, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Dairy Science, Business, Economics, Finance, Sustainability, or related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a food or agribusiness sustainability related analytical or business development role with an agribusiness company, financial institution or industry association.

  • Proficient with: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Teams, Internet.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to effectively speak, read, and write in English is essential, and Spanish language skills are desirable.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Must be able to travel throughout bank’s footprint to perform required duties (25% to 50%). 80% of travel is typically domestic.

You should have:

  • Logical and analytical, with excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills.

  • Strong knowledge of agriculture, agribusiness, and environmental sustainability.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with high level of competence in report structuring, preparing and delivering presentations.

  • Practical and results-oriented, with strong level of self-motivation in order to deliver services to meet internal and external client expectations.

  • Manage priorities in a multi-project workload, working to deadlines.

  • Identify, plan and conduct analysis in order to deliver results on a research or marketing project.

  • Resourceful in sourcing industry and company specific information.

  • Sound judgment and initiative. Ability to work productively in a team, think critically and debate issues.

  • Ability to represent the bank in a professional manner to external customers from corporate, industry and farm/ranch environments.

  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with internal and external clients. Has an existing network of Food & Ag industry contacts.

  • Ability to conduct statistical/econometric analysis.

  • Graduate degree in related discipline desirable.  

Our Commitment to you – cultivating your way beyond pay:

Rabobank embraces diversity and welcomes employees and applicants of all backgrounds. Our goal is to always create an environment that is inclusive, drawing upon the strengths of the diversity of our workforce to exceed the expectation so four clients and customers.

We view your well-being as much more than a paycheck. We continually evaluate and evolve our benefit offerings to be comprehensive, competitive and to give you the options and the flexibility you need. We focus our employee benefits on three main components:

  • Physical Well-Being includes our commitment to your Health and Wellness. Medical, Dental and Vision plan coverages are effective on your date of hire. Rabo offers multiple plan options and a full network of providers to best meet your needs.

  • Financial Well-Being provides for your Retirement + Savings + Security. We love seeing your retirement plan balance grow just as much as you do! That’s why you can start participating in the 401(k) plan on your date of hire. Plus we match 50% of the first 6% you contribute to your 401(k) plan for US Employees. Rabo also contributes an additional 3% of your eligible pay in Safe Harbor contribution and up to 3% in annual Discretionary Profit[1]Sharing contributions.

  • Emotional Well-Being ensures your Work + Life balance. We offer a generous paid time off program to full time employees: up to 20 days of vacation time, 5 days of additional time off plus 7 sick days and 11 US holidays annually (based on hire date during the calendar year). In addition, Growing a Better World Together requires wanting the best for our employees and their families and our communities. To do that, we offer both the time and financial support to give back to the community through our Dollars for Doers, Helping Hands and Gift Matching programs. (All paid time off is subject to company accrual and carryover policies.)

Our Organization: 

As a financial services provider for leading U.S. farmers and ranchers, Rabo AgriFinance adds value through industry expertise, client-focused solutions, and long-term business relationships. Rabo AgriFinance offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to prepare producers to take advantage of market opportunities and mitigate risk. Our suite of services includes loans, lines of credit, insurance, input financing, equipment leasing and risk management products. Rabo AgriFinance is a subsidiary of Rabobank, one of the world’s largest and most secure banks, and the premier lender in the food and global agriculture industry. 

Salary Expectations:

Target Hiring Range: $120,000 - $160,000

This position is subject to the terms of [RAF/Rabobank/RDS]’s compensation plans and policies. It is anticipated that the position will pay within the target hiring range. The range is reflective of the desired primary physical work location and may be adjusted outside of the projected range based on geographical differentiation if the actual work location of the hired candidate differs from the desired primary location, or for other lawful reasons. Further, all full-time regular position includes all other benefits provided to [RAF/Rabobank/RDS] employees, including healthcare benefits, 401k matching, vacation, sick leave, parental leave, possible discretionary bonuses and all other benefits that are all governed by and subject to ERISA plan documents and eligibility.

Rabo provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, military service or veteran status, victims of domestic violence, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Rabo also prohibits harassment of any individuals on any of the bases listed above.

At Rabo Bank, we strive to grow a better world together. In order to achieve that, we have to have the right people in the right jobs. Are you ready to join our team?


AVP - RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Sustainability Analyst – Animal Agriculture

Type contract Fulltime
Vakgebied Data & Analytics
Locatie Chesterfield (Verenigde Staten)
Werkplek Hybride
Referentienummer JR_00083288
Publicatiedatum 7 maart 2023



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