Senior Partnerships Manager
The Fairtrade Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Partnership Managers to drive forward Fairtrade’s work with our commercial partners. As a key member of the Commercial Partnerships team you will be responsible for working with businesses in the UK and globally to drive sales of Fairtrade products and more impact for Fairtrade producers and workers. You’ll be working on a daily basis with Fairtrade’s strategic partners in the retail and FMCG sectors to develop new and exciting impact-led initiatives, helping contribute to the improved livelihoods of farmers and workers across the world. You’ll also be helping Fairtrade develop new commercial partnerships, proactively networking and prospecting to grow business support for Fairtrade in the UK.
You’ll need to be confident and tenacious, with experience of key account management/ partnership development in the retail or FMCG sector, a good understanding of sustainability, and excellent influencing or sales skills. If you have experience of ethical trade and certification, that’s great, but it’s not essential.
Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers and workers. Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation.
The international Fairtrade system (of which the Fairtrade Foundation is a member) works on behalf of farmers and workers to drive sustainable livelihoods, empower producers and workers, and make trade fair. The Fairtrade’s vision is of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential. This is a pivotal time to be joining Fairtrade as we continue to push for even greater impact bringing the benefits of trade for marginalized farmers and workers.
The Fairtrade Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community
Closing date: 19 October 2018, 10am
Interviews will take place on 2 November 2018