Data Manager

Europe, London
Posted 1 week ago


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About Bonsucro

Bonsucro is the leading global sustainability platform and standard for sugarcane, one of the world’s most important crops. Our purpose is to collectively accelerate the sustainable production and uses of sugarcane. We convene over 270 members from more than 50 countries to address critical challenges in the sugarcane sector and drive both performance and impact through our system of sustainability standards. We work across all sugarcane products and derivatives – sugar, ethanol, molasses, and bagasse in traditional and newer market sectors, from sugar and alcohol to biofuels and bioplastics.

The Role

The Data Manager is a new role that sits in the Standards and Assurance department (S&A), reports to the S&A Director and it is accountable for the data team (Data Coordinator). It supports the development of the Bonsucro certification data management strategy and aids the organisation´s efforts in becoming more data-driven and digitised. This role continuously sources and uses external research to help with the development of information products, such as risk maps, M&E (monitoring & evaluation) reports and impact models in relation to the implementation of Bonsucro’s Standards.

Key Accountabilities:

To be accountable for the data team to:

  • Ensure the maintenance, development, and management of Bonsucro certification databases.
  • Develop and manage systems to ensure high quality data including producers’ data, regular auditing/certification data, and data processing protocols.
  • Develop and share impactful data visualization from certified entities
  • Help to develop and manage a robust data stewardship process that is implemented across the data chain with particularly emphasis on external, “pre” Bonsucro data stewardship
  • Analyse certification data in relation to Bonsucro standards, to provide regular internal updates, to improve knowledge, manage risks, develop solutions for continuous improvement of Bonsucro and its members, on key areas like climate change, water, labour and human rights, biodiversity, GHG emissions and yields.
  • Support the delivery of the M&E program by providing to the Impact & Insights Manager analysed data for the Annual Outcome report
  • In collaboration with the Standard Manager, review, evaluate, develop, and implement a geographical data plan for Bonsucro.
  • In collaboration with the Assurance team, ensure quality of data providing proper collection tools for producers and auditors.
  • In collaboration with the Bonsucro Technology Manager explore and develop tools for data management and digitisation of Bonsucro’s data and support with the development of a performance benchmarking tool for members reporting data in relation to Bonsucro standards, certification, and assurance.
  • Support the planning and execution of specific data-related projects at Bonsucro.
  • Participate in ISEAL data-related projects

Person Specification


Essential requirements

  • Educated to Degree level (or deep level relevant work experience), preferably with specific training in IT, geoinformation or statistics
  • Strong research and analytical skills in environmental/social sciences
  • Proven experience of working with cloud-based platforms and understanding of API architecture
  • Relevant proven experience in working with data, using data-specific software
  • Relevant experience creating user-friendly data dashboards for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to identify needs of processed or stakeholders and translated them into (IT) solutions
  • Self-starter, proactive, creative and initiator with motivation and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional & multi-cultural team
  • Demonstrable commitment for sustainable development.

Additionally Desirable:

  • Knowledge of SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services Familiarity with AWS services particularly EC2
  • Experience with data visualisation tools such as PowerBI or QclickSense
  • Familiarity with Agile management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of third-party certification/eco-labelling schemes and their role in sustainability
  • Knowledge of impacts of agriculture on the environment particularly GHG emissions and water.

Competencies and Behaviours

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactivity
  • Strong process management skills
  • Effective Planning and organization
  • Effective Communication
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing and gaining commitment
  • Team working

Job Features

Job CategoryChristel, Social enterprise and limited company
LocationLondon/UK. Hybrid working model anchored in the London ffice.
Salary£37,728 - £52,400 per annum
Closing Date11th September 2022

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Job Features

Job CategoryChristel, Social enterprise and limited company
LocationLondon/UK. Hybrid working model anchored in the London ffice.
Salary£37,728 - £52,400 per annum
Closing Date11th September 2022

Apply Online