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Food Business Manager - Asia (UK based)

Job title:Food Business Manager - Asia (UK based)

Full time post: 21-month contract ideally starting by January 2021 (renewal of contract subject to additional funding)

Location: The post will ideally be based in the UK (Surrey) and will require significant travel to Thailand, with potentially additional travel to other countries in Asia Pacific.

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 (dependent upon experience)

Compassion in World Farming is the leading international farm animal welfare charity, campaigning to improve the lives of millions of farm animals through advocacy, lobbying for legislative change, and positive engagement with the global food industry. Our established Food Business programme aims to raise baseline standards for farm animals by securing commitments, ensuring compliance and facilitating implementation of higher welfare policies and practices. Our work is based on scientific evidence and best practice and as such we are recognised as the credible partner on farm animal welfare to the major food retailers, food service companies and manufacturers. The Food Business programme is increasingly global in its remit – through the supply chains of our global partners, and through the expansion of the programme in the EU, US, China, and now Thailand / Asia Pacific.

We are looking for a proven relationship / account manager who will work to integrate higher farm animal welfare standards into the supply chains of leading global food businesses with supply coming from Thailand and of Thai national brands. The right candidate will be responsible for developing existing partnerships and establishing new ones with leading Thai food companies and producers, using existing key Compassion initiatives including the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare and our work on cage-free systems for laying hens and Better Chicken Commitments for broilers.

Passionate about humane, sustainable food, you will also have experience of project management and be an excellent communicator. A strong understanding of the commercial sector is essential, and a track record of working with or for food businesses, particularly with a focus on Sustainability or Corporate Responsibility issues, is highly desirable. Knowledge of the technicalities of measuring and managing animal welfare is an advantage, but not essential.

This is a vital role within Compassion, helping to ensure farm animal welfare is adopted as part of a sustainable supply chain and incorporated in the corporate policies of the world’s leading food businesses. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to make a tangible impact for farm animal welfare within a dynamic team and influential organisation.

This role will ideally be based in our Compassion in World Farming headquarters, located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo). Regular travel to Thailand will be required and potentially also to the wider Asia Pacific region, dependent upon opportunities.


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Closing date: Sunday, 8th November 2020. We would like applications as soon as possible as these will be reviewed regularly and interviews may take place on a rolling programme.

Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification of the job description

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