Supply Chain Standards Manager (2 positions)

Marine Stewardship Council Published: January 16, 2018
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Outreach / Advocacy / Program Management /

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~ The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. ~

MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our world-leading certification and ecolabeling programme we recognise and reward sustainable fisheries and through the leadership of our partners, create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they operate.

Over 300 fisheries around the world, representing 12 % of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

Position Overview

About this job:

We currently have two Supply Chain Standards Manager positions open. These positions can be based in London, UK (MSC HQ) or in North America (Washington DC, or Seattle, Washington). Other EU countries can also be discussed. Depending on location, these positions work 35/40 per week.

This is an exciting opportunity in the MSC’s Supply Chain Standards team. This team works with seafood businesses, governments, and NGOs around the world to ensure the traceability and integrity of MSC ecolabelled products. You will manage and support on numerous aspects of the traceability/ Chain of Custody (CoC) programme, including policy development, relationship management with Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), clients and other stakeholders, quality assurance of the CoC program and incident management.


You will:

  • Be responsible for a varied set of projects that may include risk management, development of electronic auditing tools, program monitoring and product authentication, digital traceability, traceability at sea and regional stakeholder engagement (in particular UK + Ireland or US);
  • Have excellent project management, analytical and communication skills;
  • Be part of an enthusiastic and talented global team, with lots of opportunities to build new skills and knowledge.


Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will have experience working with food supply chains, certification bodies, ecolabelling initiatives, or other supply chain traceability projects. Experience in the seafood sector and prior knowledge of the MSC programme is highly desirable.

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant Bachelor or Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field; extensive experience could be used to supplement educational requirements.
  • Ability to demonstrate in-depth and practical understanding of global supply chains, certification systems, and/or key issues related to traceability systems (for example, in areas such as food safety, legal requirements both nationally and internationally, fraud deterrence, product tracking, electronic traceability systems).
  • Excellent computer and IT skills, including confident use of MS Office products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat are essential.

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To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and you should include information on your salary expectations and confirm the location you would prefer to work in.
  • A copy of your current CV is required as well. 
  • Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. The subject of the email should read: Supply Chain Standards Manager.
  • Applications closing date: 16 February 2018.

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