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30 Jun 2017

Full-Time Data Project Manager

The Forest Trust (TFT) – Posted by tftopportunity Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

About TFT

The Forest Trust (TFT) is an international non-profit organization that helps

international retail and manufacturing companies to source responsibly-produced

products, meaning products that respect the environment and improve people’s lives.

Since 1999, TFT’s main focus has been to provide solutions to the issues of

deforestation and the empowerment of forest dependent communities through market-

based incentives. We work with companies to map their supply chains back to

plantation or forest source, and develop traceability systems. We act on the ground

internationally in forests, farms and factories to help resource managers learn best

management practices. We are active at key stages of the supply chain, providing

unrivaled technical, traceability and communications support. TFT is a fast growing and

dynamic organization. We currently have offices in 15 countries including China, SE

Asia, India, W. Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 200 people



TFT is seeking an experienced and motivated professional, keen to secure a career within

a dynamic nonprofit that builds partnerships to drive responsible practices across

international supply chains. The successful candidate will have professional experience in excel and data analysis, exceptional organizational skills, analytical skills, strong researching and writing skills, strong communication skills and project management experience. The position is full time based in TFT’s Seattle office, with some travel expected.


Responsible to:  TFT Palm Senior Manager, N. America


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a global team to develop processes and procedures for managing shared data
  • Clean, organize and analyze member supply chain data; high level of comfort with numeric data
  • Project/program support responsibility: ensure delivery of donor and member requirements in line with client expectations and those of TFT
  • Develop member-related communication tools and documents related to research and data analysis
  • Business development support: assist in attracting new companies to join other TFT Members in bringing transparent, responsible, deforestation-free palm oil to the North American market
  • Support the development of TFT’s activities in North America, including in pulp & paper, wood products, and other supply chains as required



  • University degree or higher-level qualification;
  • A minimum of one year working in an area related to data analysis, statistics, quality, engineering, accounting, finance, quantitative sciences, etc.;
  • Strong numeric, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Strong writing, editing and formatting skills in English;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required to enable completion of daily tasks as well to facilitate data anaysis, reporting, project management, internal communications etc.;
  • Interest in environmental and social responsibility issues;
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (other additional languages an advantage);
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally;
  • Able to work flexible hours (outside 9-5 workday), as required;
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously;
  • Flexibility, ability to show initiative and a positive attitude;
  • Eager to continually learn and develop as part of a team;
  • Only candidates with US nationality, Green Card or valid work permit will be considered.



  • Knowledge of raw material, food products and/or certification
  • Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives
  • Basic statistics, query, or database experience

Special Conditions

  • Able to occasionally travel nationally and internationally
  • Able to work flexible hours (outside 9-5 workday), as required;


  • 25 days paid leave per year
  • 10 paid public holidays
  • 5 paid sick days
  • Short/Long term disability and Life insurance
  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • Simple IRA pension plan with employer match

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Successful candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an initial interview. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Final deadline: July 19, 2017

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time.

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