Supply Chain Standard Director

MSC operates the world’s most recognised fisheries certification and eco-labelling 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, and more than 3200 companies in more than 80 countries and at all levels of the supply chain are certified to carry MSC certified seafood.
Underpinning and integral to the MSC work and its ecolabel program are the standards which it sets and maintains: the Fishery Standard and the Chain of Custody Standard.  The credibility of the standards is critical to the MSC’s success, and therefore the MSC Chain of Custody Standard has been developed as a segregated supply chain standard in line with international best practice for traceability.  Reporting to the Science & Standards Director, the Supply Chain Standard Director plays a critical role within the organisation, with responsibility for the development and effective implementation of credible supply chain certification for MSC products across a wide range of supply chains and product types.
An experienced leader and manager, the Director will be expected to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment.  As part of the Corporate Strategy Group, they 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. 
The successful candidate will bring significant senior level experience in seafood, grocery, or food service with substantial knowledge of the structure of seafood supply chains and mechanisms to provide assurance around traceability of product within them.  Ideally they will have direct experience working with a standard-setting organisation, food-related auditor, or eco-labelling organisation in an auditing capacity.  Candidates will bring a strong understanding of traceability, risk, the international legal context in which MSC operates, and safety and quality systems, as well as a strong engagement with MSC’s mission.
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For further information about the role and details of how to apply, pleasecontact our employment agency advisor, Saxton Bampfylde Ltd atwww.saxbam.com/jobs using reference QMSE, email QMSE@saxbam.com, or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0890 (during office hours).
Applications should arrive no later than noon on Thursday 14th April 2016. 
Listing posted Friday 4th March 2016.