Sustainability Coordinator Posted Mar 09
PRO*ACT , Monterey, CA
 
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About PRO*ACT
PRO*ACT is America’s leading distributor of fresh produce to the foodservice and retail industries sourcing from premier national and regional suppliers. PRO*ACT streamlines the produce supply chain, offering significant cost benefits and an easy, one-call solution to source the freshest produce for more than 70 local, independently owned distribution centers across the United States and Canada. PRO*ACT provides category cost management through commodity contract pricing, in-house consultation services and integrated produce program distribution management.

About the Position
This is an entry-level position in the Sustainability department with growth potential. The successful candidate will work closely with the Sustainability Manager to provide support for PRO*ACT’s sustainability program, Greener Fields Together (GFT). He/she will be responsible for coordinating roll-outs, maintaining current databases, and updating the distribution network. Depending on prior experience, he/she will also be responsible for marketing and social media connectivity. This position requires an individual who can effectively work with minimal supervision, is detail-oriented, and can collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders.

Basic Job Functions
• Work with Pro*Act distributors and other stakeholders on reporting sustainability-related data
• Send monthly emails to distribution network to update on program performance
• Track participation of each supply chain component including national farms, local farms, local purveyors, and hospitality partners
• Coordinate and maintain the GFT Local Farm documentation system and active local farm spreadsheet
• Coordinate and maintain the GFT Hospitality Partner documentation system
• Prepare welcome kits and organize hospitality partner and local farm onboarding
• Develop social media content and marketing collateral to support the GFT brand
• Work with large data sets to assemble reports on local spend percentages and other measurable procurement standards for high profile GFT clients
• Assist the Sustainability Manager with GFT-related activities, as assigned
• Perform any other tasks assigned by Management to assist in meeting company objectives

Desired Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, agriculture, or related field
• 0-2 years of experience in sustainability or agriculture area
• Interest or experience in sustainable agriculture
• Solid oral and written communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• High degree of organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate multiple priorities
• Strong attention to detail, flexible and reliable
• Willingness and ability to travel

Benefits
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Supplemental Insurance
• 401k Retirement Savings Plan Employer Match
• Wellness Plan
• Paid Holidays and Vacations

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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