Chief Executive

Competitive salary and Executive benefits package 
25 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Chief Executive

- Scotland

Unique leadership opportunity as Chief Executive for the organisation behind the UK's largest food export.

Representing members on political, regulatory, media and technical issues in Scotland and internationally.

Details about the Client

Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) is at the centre of Scottish salmon farming's industry-wide initiatives and public communication, acting as a trusted source of information and a strong industry voice. The organisation plays a central role in representing its members on political, regulatory, media and technical issues in Scotland, the UK, EU and internationally.

Salmon farming is a major contributor to the Scottish and UK local and national economies. Farmed salmon is a key part of Scotland's world-renowned food industry, accounting for around 40% by value of Scottish food exports. It is now the UK's most valuable food export category with a farmgate value in excess of £1.5 billion, and is a vital contributor to the UK's balance of trade.

It represents a huge Scottish success story, an outstanding example of a ‘good food', both in terms of its exceptional nutritional value and its standards of production. It has been awarded EU PGI status, marking its quality and distinctive origins, and it was the first international food product to be awarded the coveted French Label Rouge designation.

Detailed Job Description

SSPO is now seeking a new Chief Executive as its current incumbent seeks to retire in early 2018. The members seek a candidate who can build upon the good work done by his/her predecessor but who will also establish a new, fresh and ambitious direction for the industry, in line with the wishes and expectations of the members, as it meets opportunities and challenges in the years ahead.

A strong character, the successful candidate should be able and willing to promote and defend the industry's best interests at all times, to lobby on behalf of the industry across private, public and third sectors, and to support the industry and the members by all possible means.

Candidate's Profile

Prospective candidates are expected to have extensive leadership experience and a track record of success and achievement, ideally in the food and drink, agricultural, retail or related industries, though such specific industry experience is not a prerequisite.

What's on offer

Competitive salary and Executive benefits package

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPGC13815152Z

Closing Date: 20/10/2017

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