It’s an exciting time to join Fairtrade – we are at the start of our new 2021-2026 strategy. Commercial partnerships are at the heart of how Fairtrade achieves its mission, and we are looking for two senior leaders (both maternity covers) to help the Commercial directorate achieve its ambitious goals.
The two roles are offered on a full time basis, with potential for one or both to be offered on a 4d/ week working pattern for the right candidate(s):
Head of Commercial Partnerships: to co-lead the Commercial Partnerships team (including leading the team’s retail and FMCG sectors), and drive forward the team’s strategic commercial partnerships and new business agenda.
Head of Out of Home and Business Services: to co-lead the Commercial Partnerships team (including leading our work in the Out of Home sector) and lead the Business Services team, with a focus on improving customer experience.
These roles are both critical to the delivery of our strategy are responsible for driving sales and impact through maximising volume growth of Fairtrade products and developing new business. We are looking for candidates with significant experience of working with or for FMCG or retail companies, and with an excellent track record of building partnerships.
The successful candidates will be focused on delivering results, enjoy meeting with customers as well as creating an enabling environment in the team. They will be confident decision makers, with experience of leading people and building positive relationships cross department. It’s an exciting and challenging role with potential to achieve tangible impact for farmers and workers.
This is a great time to join us as we begin shaping our new 2021-2025 strategy, and look to deliver the next phase of Fairtrade sales and impact for farmers and workers, and to drive the movement for change with the UK public.
The international Fairtrade system (of which the Fairtrade Foundation is a member) works on behalf of farmers and workers to drive sustainable livelihoods, empower producers and workers, and make trade fair.
The Fairtrade Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
Closing date: 10am Tuesday 2 February 2021
Interviews: (Virtual format); 5 February 2021 or wc 8 February 2021
Contract – 12 month Maternity Cover ( 2 Positions – Head of Commercial Partnerships & Head of Out of Home and Business Services
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