699 US Commercial Outreach Manager-Seattle
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 02:37PM

About ASC

ASC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2010 to set and operate global standards for responsible aquaculture. Certified farmed products are promoted to consumers through the use of its logo.

The aquaculture industry is growing strongly and is already supplying more than half of all seafood consumed worldwide, but this growing demand increases the environmental and social footprint associated with this expansion. The ASC certification and labelling programme incentivises improved farming practices by promoting the benefits of responsibly farmed seafood in the market place which in turn incentivises industry towards achieving environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

We work with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public globally to promote the best environmental and social choice in farmed seafood. 

Job summary

The ASC is a fast growing organisation. We have around 40 people working from the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Japan, China, Brazil, Sweden, Spain and Canada. There are five functional teams covering: Standards and Science, Programme Assurance, Commercial Outreach, Communications and Administration. We operate an office for 12 staff based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, all other staff predominantly work from home or within the offices of partner organisations. To promote further demand for the programme the ASC wishes to recruit a commercial outreach manager to lead day-to-day operations in the United State of North America.

Applicants must have:

-Fluent in spoken and written English.

-Relevant qualifications and at least 5-10 years’ proven and relevant working experience

-Established networks in the United States seafood sectors and particularly with the seafood retail and food service sectors and their supply chains.

-          understanding of, and affinity with, key issues in seafood sustainability and why the promotion of environmental and social responsibility is an imperative for the global aquaculture sector

-Proven stakeholder engagement and management experience especially in the broader seafood sector

-A personality that allows pro-active and result-oriented operation, with diplomacy and the ability to garner support and cooperation with key influencers in the sector

-Excellent presentation and communication skills

-Ability to make pragmatic decisions and work in multicultural international teams

-And not unimportant …. be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and fun colleague to work with

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