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Food Business Project Manager

Job title: Food Business Project Manager

Full time post: Permanent

Location: Flexible within Europe near good transport links.

Salary: c.£32,000 - £36,000 (depending on experience and qualifications)

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 and is designed to focus on driving improvements through statistical knowledge and fact driven assessments of production practises.

We are looking for a proven innovative project manager to lead Compassion’s biennial Supermarket Survey and Retailer Awards programme, and to develop other relevant tools to track and communicate on corporate policy commitments. You will be responsible for developing the on-line survey and delivery of bespoke retailer reports and of helping to recommend specific actions to improve farm animal welfare within their supply chains. You will also assist with Compassion’s business to business forums and roundtable addressing key welfare issues and solutions. The post has the potential to be wide ranging and is particularly focussed on the UK’s top retailers and food service companies, with wider influence into Europe.

The Food Business Programme has been successful at driving market impact for ten years through an evolving portfolio of tools and drivers for change. This role will be influential in identifying further areas of evolution and innovation and will be pivotal in their design and implementation.

Passionate about humane, sustainable food you will need to be an excellent data handler and communicator. You will also need to be approachable, adaptable and have a positive disposition that inspires confidence, and well as being a driven self-starter, who can work on your own as well as in a team. This role requires you to be realistic but ambitious about what is achievable with companies.

A strong understanding of the commercial sector is essential, and a track record of working with or for food businesses, with a focus on technical animal welfare or supply chain management, is highly desirable. Knowledge of the technicalities of measuring and managing animal welfare is a distinct advantage.

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 policies of the world’s leading food businesses in a meaningful way. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to make a tangible impact for farm animal welfare within a dynamic team and influential organisation.


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Closing date: Sunday, 22nd 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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