#Massachusetts Marine Stewardship Council Vacancy: Regional Director - Americas

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Introduction

MSC operates a global fisheries certification and ecolabelling programme. We celebrate, promote and add value to sustainable fisheries and through the leadership of our partners, create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they fish the oceans. Over 300 fisheries around the world, landing 12 % of the annual global harvest, are now engaged at some stage of the MSC’s independent assessment process. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

Information on the role

Reporting operationally to the Global Commercial Director and on strategic issues to the Chief Executive, this exciting and demanding role will lead our Americas team and build on the achievements of the past decade that have seen significant engagement from both fisheries and commercial partners in the United States and Canada. 

The post holder will be charged with reviewing and refining MSC's Americas Strategy, building and strengthening key relationships amongst the harvest sector, processors, retailers and the conservation community and ensuring the delivery of our core objectives for the entire Americas region. Enhancing partner satisfaction from their engagement in the programme will be a core performance objective. 

As part of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will also be responsible for contributing to the delivery of the vision and mission of the MSC more broadly and to the collective management and strategic development of the organisation. 

An experienced leader and manager, you will shape, lead and be responsible for dedicated teams managing engagement with fisheries, supply chain partners and other stakeholders in key markets throughout the region (North America and Latin America and the Caribbean). 

Able to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment, and with extensive knowledge of the American seafood and fishing industries, sustainable seafood movement and/or NGO sector, you will also have a strong focus on the delivery of excellent customer services, and be able to demonstrate to others your empathy and interest in the MSC’s mission and objectives.

Application Process

For a confidential discussion about this role, please call our Director of Resources, Dr. Alene Wilton, on +44 207 246 8951.
Please email the following to 
  • Current CV
  • A covering letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate and how you meet the person specification (see link above).
  • A statement of what you would achieve within the next three years if you were appointed to the role.
Applications closing date: Monday 20 October 2014 – 1700 BST
Final interviews are due to take place in Washington DC: 12 November 2014 (with a second interview as required on 13 November 2014)
Applicants will be informed if they are required for interview during week commencing 3 November 2014.
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