Marine Stewardship Council
Supply Chain Standard Director
Remuneration: competitive
The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our world-leading certification and ecolabeling programme we recognise and reward sustainable fisheries and through the leadership of our partners, create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they operate. Over 300 fisheries around the world, representing 12% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.
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 are 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 or eco-labelling organisation, or other relevant auditing experience. Candidates will bring a deep 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.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Marine Stewardship Council on this appointment. For further information about the roles, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference OMSI. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 15th March 2018.

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