Commercial Officer, Japan

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking a motivated, talented Commercial Officer.

Are you passionate about our oceans? Do you believe that we should safeguard fish and sea life for future generations? If so, you could be the perfect fit for the Marine Stewardship Council.

Job Title: Commercial Officer, Japan
Location: Tokyo
Working Hours: 40 hours a week

Who are we?

The 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 internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners. Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

We’re looking for a Commercial Officer, who can contribute to delivering the MSC’s over-arching aims and objectives in the Japanese seafood market. Under the supervision of our Senior Commercial Officer, Japan, you’ll be supporting outreach to the supply chain operators, promoting the MSC brand and increasing support for the program with a large spectrum of commercial stakeholders.

Our program is growing. As more fisheries, retailers and consumers commit to sustainable seafood, we’re evolving our commercial strategy to deliver our strategic plan from 2020 onwards.

Who are you?

You will have:

  • A post-graduate degree and relevant experience working with supply chain, the food or seafood business, fisheries or international business;
  • Good understanding of the role of ecolabelling;
  • Good understanding of sustainable development and related commercial and communications issues; 
  • Experience of working in bilingual environment, speaking Japanese as well as English in an international context;
  • Able and willing to travel for business.

To apply

Please email the following information to our recruiting partners at Robert Walters -

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations and right to work information; and
  • A copy of your current CV.

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 your email should read: MSC – Commercial Officer, Japan 

Closing date

13 October 2021, 09:00am BST

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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020
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