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Account Manager/ Food Business Manager

Compassion in World Farming International
Hybrid working pattern -  2 days in the office  Location: UK, HQ Godalming
£34,000- £38, 000 (Depending on experience)
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

Corporate Outreach Manager (Food Business) / Food Business Manager 

Salary: £34,000- £38, 000 (Depending on experience)
Job Type: Full-time 37 hours per week - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern: Hybrid working pattern -  2 days in the office 
Location: UK, HQ Godalming

About the role

We are looking for a highly personable and skilled account manager to join the UK Food Business team. This is an established team, responsible for improving animal welfare standards and developing sustainable supply chains across the global food industry. The right candidate will champion our cause, using our well-respected tools and credible resources to develop, grow and deliver science-based solutions through corporate engagement.
This is a vital role within Compassion’s Food Business Programme and offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact for farm animal welfare within a dynamic and influential global organisation. The right candidate will have a proven track record of account management, be a strategic thinker capable of driving change externally by identifying and implementing ‘win-win’ solutions. You will need to be an influencer, a networker and capable of business development. Importantly, there is plenty of scope to bring your own creativity, voice, and novel approach to driving change for farm animals. The role is embedded in a strong team with a multitude of expertise and skills to support and excite you - if you are ready for a challenge and can make a difference then we’d love to hear from you.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have a proven record of excelling in a minimum 2 of the 3 key pillars of the role, food industry experience, account management and animal welfare advocacy. You’ll demonstrate persuasive communication, task management, time efficiency, and critical thinking skills. You’ll be able to remain composed under pressure, exhibit strategic vision, and adapt to diverse needs is vital. Effective communication and timely decision-making are essential.

Closing date: 4th April 2024

Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description. 

Join our team and make a lasting impact, while being part of a workplace that values and supports you every step of the way: 

- Enjoy an enhanced annual leave of 25 days per year, along with bank holidays.  
- Our comprehensive benefits package includes core offerings like Health Cash Back Plan 
- MHFA support – 24/7 PG access and Employee Assistance Programme 
- Free onsite parking at HQ
- Optional savings schemes like the Cycle Benefit Scheme.  
- Embrace a fulfilling career that prioritises your well-being, while also enjoying Excellent Development opportunities 
- Hybrid working model (dependant on role and location)  
- A defined Contribution Pension Scheme 
- Enhanced discretionary company sick pay 
- Premium Subscription to Calm App

Please note that we reserve the right to commence interviews on a rolling programme. To comply with legal requirements, as part of our selection procedure, we ask all potential employees to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies please.
Compassion in World Farming is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.  We value diversity and live experience and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector.  We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other.


Compassion in World Farming International 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 international 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. In addition, we aim to drive corporate meat reduction strategies and targets in line with planetary health requirements, via our newly launched Rethinking Food workstream.

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, manufacturers and producers

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