Join us in our mission to feed and fuel
the world, sustainably
From overseeing our approximately 500,000 hectares of sustainably managed plantations, to innovating in our three state-of-the-art R&D institutions, to analysing markets and executing quick-fire trades, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) offers numerous opportunities. If you’re a fresh graduate looking to kickstart your career or an experienced professional looking for greener pastures, GAR has a place for you.
Today’s agricultural industry, especially here at GAR, utilises sophisticated technology, big data and AI. Our plants are born in labs, before they are grown in the fields. Agriculture isn’t a sunset industry it is a thriving one. The industry still provides the largest number of employment opportunities in Indonesia, accounting for millions of jobs directly and indirectly.
Agribusiness offers tremendous opportunities for those who seek new challenges, want to develop their professional skills, and are inspired to help feed and fuel the world, sustainably. GAR is searching for dedicated and dynamic individuals to drive our downstream businesses and to join us in pioneering sustainable palm production.
Do you have what it takes?
I’ve been working with the company since 2012 and am responsible for product development. Having been in this line of work for over 25 years, it feels like R&D is already in my blood. I enjoy the process of development – from understanding customer/consumer requirements, to developing prototypes, and then having the product ready for mass production. It helps that I have access to international-standard high-tech equipment and facilities at our Marunda R&D centre, which makes my job more interesting. In this role, I also get to work with all types of customers, meet chefs, bakers, technical teams and join the development process. The most satisfying part of my job is when the end-product is well accepted by consumers.Read More
What drew me to my role was the opportunity to learn how weather and geopolitical factors influence industry supply and demand, and ultimately prices. As a newbie to the industry, I’m extremely appreciative of the nurturing environment of the organisation and the mentorship my teammates have provided me.Read More
What I really appreciate about working at GAR is its visible culture of collaboration – people here are always willing to teach and lend a hand. This positive working environment helps build emphasis on the team rather than the individual and makes it enjoyable for me to come to the office daily.Read More
The diverse culture we have at GAR is remarkable. The people I work with are all from different countries and/or different cultures, and yet we see each other as family. We’ve developed a great partnership and the potential for growth is enormous with everyone helping each other to learn and improve. Looking forward to many more years with my work family.Read More
I joined GAR Iberia as a Finance Manager in Nov 2017, not long after it was established. It was my first foray into the commodities world, and every day was a learning experience. What I treasure most about my job is that, after three years, I am still learning on a daily basis. What I also enjoy about working here is that we have large and ambitious goals, and my colleagues are fantastic people who have great determination and spirit.Read More
I joined the Plant Production and Biotechnology (PPB) Division’s research team in 2012 as a research officer in the bioinformatics section. There are only a few private companies in Indonesia that conduct such extensive oil palm research, and PT SMART Tbk is one of them. This is what prompted me to join the company’s research team. There are many values I have learned since joining – one of them that still impresses me is the strong emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation. This shows how serious the company is in developing the best products, including oil palm seeds and ramets. Research is not something that you can get quick short-term benefits from but is an important long-term investment to develop something new and better for the world, and I’m fortunate to be a part of it in PT SMART Tbk.Read More
My ambition in making a difference in people’s lives through community empowerment, education and training took me to Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food in 2015. I joined the Sustainability Implementation Division and have been working a lot in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes. In the beginning I mainly dealt with education topics, but now I am broadening my knowledge and skills in agriculture, to support livelihood and community development. I love the experience that the company has given me. While carrying out my tasks, I get the chance to travel and visit our company sites around Indonesia, meeting people from different cultures and working together with them. For me, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food is a school, where you are both a teacher and a student at the same time. It is a place where you deliver, share and show your expertise, and a place where you study and learn something new.Read More