FairAgora Asia is a Bangkok-based consultancy firm supporting agribusiness on their journey to
compliance and certification. The company developed Verifik8, a technology and market-driven
verification system to drive social and environmental performances of agriculture operators, while improving productivity and sustainability. VerifiK8 software platform provides real-time data collection, triangulation and analysis to connect supply chain with actionable tool to drive responsible sourcing in the industry.
The Project manager will implement the above approach in sugarcane and other agricultural
food/commodity supply chain(s)m called “green projects” in opposition to the “blue projects” which are implemented in aquaculture and fisheries and supervised by an other manager. The project manager’s main role is to collaboratively, together with the top management of the company and its team, design strategies and implement solutions to fit the industry’s needs and foster innovative approaches in Thailand and internationally.
Starting: June 2019 / Full time
Location: Bangkok office. Flexibility to travel around Thailand & SEA
The sustainable agriculture and innovation manager works under the general supervision of the CEO (Emma), the CTO (Yann) and the COO (Juliette)
This scope of work lists of anticipated tasks to be proactively executed; other tasks may arise
following organizational needs.
Green projects’ management and Green team supervision
Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. The project manager oversees all aspects of Green projects:
monitor and summarize progress of project, with detailed project plan to monitor and track progress using the company’s tool (GANT, Trello) or other specifics
prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project
Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
Report and escalate to management as needed
Perform risk management to minimize project risks
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
The project manager supervises and animates the green team and
Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
Track team performance, to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
The project manager also ensure coordination with other teams’ members to ensure transversality execution of related competences such as IT development, social media, new commodities.
The project manager prepare, attend and actively participates to meetings and discussions with key accounts, leads, customers and partners to contribute to ensure viability and growth of company’s projects.
2. Green projects’ business development and budget execution
The project manager works directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable
scope and budget. He or she coordinates with other project managers and teams to ensure all
aspects of each project are compatible to:
Ensure all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members
Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
The project manager takes an active role to develop the green projects’ client portfolio in
collaboration with the CEO and COO, to:
Ensure resource availability and allocation
Manage and develop a relationship with clients and all stakeholders
Reflect and report to management on business development strategies
3. Ensure the development of Fairagora and VerifiK8
In liaison with other project managers and team members, enable cross-expertise management in the various fields and team clusters for Fairagora and VerifiK8 clients. Cross-team work is core to co-design appropriate solutions to fit Clients’ and users’ needs in collaboration with relevant internal teams to ensure alignment with standards and project/client.
Participate to FairAgora, VerifiK8 management team discussions to co-design the appropriate
business models and pivot using field information and lessons:
Prepare, contribute and support strategic discussions
Provide strategic recommendations on relevance and applicability of sustainability measurement criteria for agriculture;
Prepare application and present VerifiK8, to award, competition and events
Support Social media and other media posting and content drafting
Proven working experience in project management
Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures.
Skills & proficiencies:
Developing and Tracking Budgets
Coaching and employees’ empowerment
Project Management tools proficiency
5. Contact Details
CV and cover letter to be sent to the admin firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate "Green Project Manager" in the subject line of the email.
cc; CEO Emmanuelle Bourgois: email@example.com,
CTO Yann Laurent: firstname.lastname@example.org, COO Juliette Alemany: email@example.com and IT executive Tarun Sharma: firstname.lastname@example.org.