That you are working in our global team of highly driven experts focussing on packaging & logistics sectors and industry trends. And then imagine that you are using your ever-deepening expertise and insight to initiate strategic discussions within Rabobank, with clients at board level, and with other critical stakeholders. Imagine your potential impact. For example the positive impact on Rabobank’s reputation, or from supporting the development of new and bespoke client solutions.
Rabobank’s global mission is ‘Banking for Food’. This translates into providing financing solutions globally across the entire food supply chain; from farm inputs to beverage companies, retailers, and logistics providers. Research is essential to continue to build our strong frontrunner position and reputation and to live up to our mission as leaders in Food & Agribusiness (F&A) financing. Our RaboResearch F&A packaging & logistics team covers research in the food packaging & logistics sectors across the globe. The specialist in this position will focus predominantly on the European food plastics, food metal and food glass market. Yet, being part of the global F&A team implies that you will actively participate in global (cross sectoral) projects with a broad range of different stakeholders. You will be involved in a variety of research projects with the aim of generating insights that make a difference. Tasks include gathering information and data, analyzing markets and companies, preparing presentations and reports and leading strategic discussions with clients and internal stakeholders. The packaging and logistics sectors are critical pieces of the F&A value chain. In this particular role, the specialist will focus on digging deep in a number of sub-sectors (plastics, metal and glass) and cover themes that are relevant to Rabobank’s clients.
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 :
Which key strategic drivers will affect packaging companies decision-making in the next five years?
What is the impact of sustainability ambitions of major food brands or regulatory policies (f.e. European Greendeal) on packaging companies ?
The team provides answers to these and many other challenging questions as part of the global RaboResearch department.
As a Specialist F&A Packaging you take the lead in providing inspiring insights and innovative ideas. You will use your existing network, attend conferences, participate in relevant working groups, speak with companies and authorities to share and deepen your knowledge base, and use both public and proprietary data sources to do innovative analysis. And when applicable you will help the RaboResearch Data Science team with provoking ideas to automate data sources. Your expertise, creativity and analytical skills will be used to share thought-provoking research within Rabobank, with clients, and with other relevant stakeholders like Rabobank Risk departments, external media or government.
Making a difference
You are creative with information and data to generate unique sector insights. You can handle very complex research for the Global F&A sectors. Perform custom research for internal top clients. You have proven to be an expert on one or more packaging sectors (Plastics, Metal or glass), deep understanding of cross- sector and trans-regional linkages.
You inspire and collaborate with the Global Consumer Foods Packaging and logistics team and other RaboResearch F&A sectors/teams by using the available knowledge (strategy) base at Rabobank to create your own market, industry, and company expertise, and translate this into different products like publications, presentations, webinars, or podcasts for Rabobank and its clients. You take ownership of your own research process from conceptualization to delivery of final product.
You present to and lead discussions with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You are capable of engaging with CEOs and Senior Executives and being able to have discussions on the company’s strategy.
You co-operate with and support internal stakeholders from across Rabobank, ranging from risk management to product specialists and Rural & Wholesale banking.
You develop and maintain information resources relating to focus sectors in Europe & Africa
With each other Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Our RaboResearch F&A Packaging team is Rabobank’s global knowledge centre on the packaging sectors, and the team’s activities are crucial to Rabobank’s ambition to continue to be the world’s leading F&A bank. The team co-operates with a broad range of other teams and departments working on financing solutions, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, policies, sustainability and data projects.
Customer focus and analytical skills are essential for the role of Specialist Food & Agri Packaging. A proactive and motivating mind-set and the ability to conduct multifaceted research projects is also critical to be successful in this role. We also expect you be a pleasant and positive colleague. Do you recognise yourself in our needs and the list of additional skills and expertise below?
A relevant academic degree
At least 5 years of work experience sectors like research, consultancy or packaging industry (preferably food plastics, metal or glass)
Strong verbal and written communication skills to represent the bank in a professional manner to external customers from corporate to industry.
The ability to translate research/analysis into clear take-away messages in an engaging way;
Is able to energize others and vision with contagious positivity;
A strong network in public and private institutions related to the food packaging industry;
Proficiency in English, both verbally and in writing. Other language skills, incl. Dutch, are an advantage
Interested? Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to explore and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of), you can also expect:
Monthly salary between €3.293,- and €6.481,- based on fulltime 36 hours a week (depending on knowledge, skills and experience).
A 36-hour working week with flexible working times.
A thirteenth month and holiday pay.
A generous pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3.5%.
An Employee Benefit Budget equal to 11% of your monthly salary. You can spend this budget on e.g. purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or receiving a monthly cash pay-out.
A personal budget that you can spend on a range of our personal development and career offering.
100% reimbursement of commuting costs if you travel by public transport! Do you still prefer to travel by car or motorbike? Then choose a commuting allowance.
Let's meet Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as our next Farm Inputs - Analyst/Specialist and to make a difference to yourself, our customers, and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy based in Utrecht.
Good to know:
Applications are open until 31st August 2022 Apply via the “Apply now” button and we expect your CV and a letter of motivation (and or video message).
Bob Bison, Corporate Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure at email@example.com.
The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new potential staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.
If you have questions please contact Cyrille Filott, Global sector strategist, Cyrille.Filott@Rabobank.com or Cindy Koolhout, Regional Head RR F&A Europe Africa, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application process includes three rounds of interviews. As part of the second round, the candidates are requested to give a presentation to an audience of key internal stakeholders
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