At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.


Position summary:

At the Rainforest Alliance we are looking for a collaborative and results oriented Markets Transformation Manager to position the Rainforest Alliance as a sustainability partner of choice and thought leader with key industry forums and companies in the UK and Ireland.  Working within the Key Markets team within Markets Transformation the Manager will use their knowledge of UK and Irish commodity supply chains and the sustainability agenda to develop and implement a country strategy to drive uptake of the most appropriate Rainforest Alliance sustainability solutions, strengthen the organization’s brand and influence and manage relevant in-country Markets Transformation stakeholders.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Leads creation and implementation of Markets Transformation strategy in the UK and Ireland to establish Rainforest Alliance as a sustainability leader in the market;
  • Responsible for Markets Transformation revenue goals in the UK and Ireland;
  • Responsible for expanding engagement across Rainforest Alliance’s solution set;
  • Gathers market intelligence on sustainability trends and insights that are relevant to advancing Rainforest Alliance’s mission and strengthening our relevance to global sustainable development;
  • Manages a portfolio of relationships including corporate partners, industry forums and other key stakeholders in the UK and Ireland;
  • Collaborates with other relevant departments on Rainforest Alliance’s positioning in the market (notably Advocacy & Themes and Marketing & Communications).
  • Works closely with colleagues in the Certification Led Sectors department to understand Rainforest Alliance’s sector priorities and translate that into engagement and growth opportunities in the market;
  • Creation and monitoring of country and account plans/goals for most important accounts in the UK and Ireland;
  • Advance organizational visibility and thought leadership (i.e. uptake of certification and market innovations, engagement with relevant stakeholders, media coverage, etc.);
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of a colleague, including performance evaluations, mentoring, and guiding professional development opportunities.

 

Qualifications: 

  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values of Impact, Change, Collaboration, Trust and Openness form the basis of behaviours expected from all our colleagues;
  • Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Food Sciences, Business Administration or relevant field; or equivalent working experience;
  • Minimum 7 years progressive experience in agriculture or forestry related supply chain management in the UK; with demonstrable experience in business development or key account management including strategy development and implementation; 
  • Minimum 2 years people management experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrable experience of engaging at industry conferences and high-level meetings;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner;  
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to sustainability practices, environmental issues and challenges in the agricultural and forestry sectors;
  • Ability to travel in the UK and Ireland up to 20% of time; occasional international travel may be required.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline: July 1, 2021

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in the United Kingdom will be considered.

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.



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