Maddy Diment

Supply Chain Analyst Maddy Diment joins the team. She is currently working with Becky, Nick and Eve in the Sustainable commodities (soy) data services team

The Basics

Name: Maddy Diment

Job title: Supply Chain Analyst

Lives: Bournemouth, Dorset

Qualifications: University of Oxford, Geography B.A.

Nice to meet you Maddy!

Lovely to ‘e-meet’ you also!

What made you want to work in sustainability?

Studying Geography at University exposed me to a number of critical socio-environmental challenges like climate change, conservation, urbanisation and inequality. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale and complexity of these challenges, however, working in the field of sustainability helps to ground these issues in reality as well as take a practical and optimistic approach when tackling them.

Why did 3Keel appeal?

I had come across some of 3Keel’s work whilst doing my undergraduate dissertation on food waste; their reports provided incredible insights for my research. When a job was advertised, it was a bit of a no-brainer to apply. Their friendly, down-to-earth and innovative approach to environmental challenges really appealed and I am so glad to now be working there!

How’s it going so far?

It’s going really well, thank you! I had anticipated that working from home would be a lonely and isolating experience but that has not been the case at all. I have loved going along to virtual coffee mornings, having catch ups with my sustainable commodities team, and getting to know people from across the business. The work has been very stimulating and I have gained many illuminating insights – such as retailer/supplier relations, communication (or lack thereof) across supply chains, and the opportunities/drawbacks of different sustainable certification standards.

We’re all ‘Working From Home’ at the moment – how are you finding this?

Whilst I would have really enjoyed being in the office to meet everyone face-to-face, 3Keel has been superb in simulating office-life. Daily coffee mornings, weekly check-ins with my line manager, daily KPIs… I’ve certainly had a proper taste of the working world!

How do you stay engaged and connected with your colleagues when WFH?

Starting a new job from home means that I have missed out on the organic interactions of bumping into people in the corridor, or having a chat by the coffee machine. In a way to compensate for this, I have booked in 10 min coffee chats with nearly everybody from the office and that has been essential for me in finding my feet and feeling connected.

What is your ultimate ambition?

Tough question! I want to be in roles where I feel as though I am making a meaningful, positive social and environmental impact – but I suppose that’s a bit vague. Ultimately, I want to be able to say to my children and grandchildren that when faced with the existential climate crisis, I didn’t run away and avoid responsibility. Instead, I put my skills and passions for sustainable food to good use and made a difference.

What do you do when you’re not working?

I am an avid podcast-listener. Lately, I have been enjoying the BBC’s Food Programme, Freakonomics Radio and Delicious Ways to Feel Better shows. I listen to these during my lunch-time walks in the forest nearby.

Thanks Maddy, we’re really looking forward to working with you

Thank you! See you soon.