Project Officer Carbon Footprint & Sustainability

De Heus contributes to one of the major questions of our time: offering food security and safety for current and future generations. We do this with the greatest care for the climate, environment and animal welfare. To approach this globally De Heus has defined Global Green Goals for all Business Units worldwide. This contains ambitions in the field of sustainability of the raw materials that we process. As well as the CO2 footprint of both our own production process and that of the entire chain of which we are part. From delivery to the farm itself. To contribute to the realization of our ambitions, we are looking for an enthusiastic Project Officer Carbon Footprint & Sustainability (temporary 2 years).




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Monique Schipper

Group HR Business Partner

Project Officer Carbon Footprint & Sustainability

What will your responsibilities be?

You will be part of the Global Ruminants department and you will be part of the Carbon Footprint (CFP) project team. The CFP project is part of De Heus' Global Green Goals.

The aim of the project is to make an inventory of the relevant data with regard to the carbon footprint for all animal groups in all our Business Units. The Project Officer ensures that this data is entered uniformly in the system (Bestmix) so that it can be reported, monitored and used in formulations. Relevant data include the origin of raw materials, energy consumption of the factories and, for example, transport distances. The Project Officer ensures that the correct CFP values ​​are available by the end of 2022. In this role the Project Officer contributes to the determination of procedures and ensures that the work processes are set up. To achieve this, you work closely with our global Business Units and the CFP Project Team.

In addition to the CFP project, the Project Officer is involved in researching, retrieving and reporting sustainability figures. This goes beyond just CFP data and includes elements like water consumption, use of antibiotics, etc.

This will be a temporary position (which will last for two years). After completion and evaluation of the project, the working method will be embedded in the regular work procedures for purchasing, formulation and production. In the first year the focus of the tasks will be on Carbon Footprint and in the second year the focus will shift more towards sustainability, where you will be involved in the sustainability baseline measurement and the process to monitor the sustainability indicators.

What do we expect from you?

The culture within De Heus is characterized by 'joint entrepreneurship' and 'taking responsibility'.

We work as a team and we expect the same from you. Have you recently graduated and are you eager to learn? Do you have the competences to coordinate, to structure and to work accurately and can you create support by connecting with others? Then we will guide you further in the development of this new role.

Furthermore we ask:

  • An academic level of working
  • Affinity with numbers and databases
  • Affinity with CFP calculations and sustainability
  • Affinity with livestock farming
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with multicultural and cross-functional teams
  • Good English skills, verbal and in writing

What do we offer?

Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international context. You will have the opportunity to truly make an impact and to contribute realizing the strategy.

De Heus believes that employees really make the difference and power the progress of their fast-growing, highly ambitious organization. That is the reason why De Heus invests in developing your talents and creates a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you have. You will be given ample opportunity to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.

You will be offered a full-time contract with flexible working hours, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is plenty of room for entrepreneurship and new initiatives. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.


Would you like to work in an international environment and does this opportunity appeal to you? Then apply directly by clicking on the job application button below.

Would you like to know more about this interesting position? Please contact Karst Mulder (Manager Nutrition & Support Ruminants) via 06-55462089 or

Want to know more about the application procedure? Please contact Monique Schipper, Group HR Business Partner via

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