Senior Program Engagement Manager

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic manager to lead and drive the MSC program and its commercial and fisheries activities in Denmark.

About the role

The Manager will engage with partners in the fishery and seafood processing industry, as well as retail and the foodservice sector. The role also entails High level engagement with stakeholders including national authorities and Government and the scientific community. Outreach involves relationship building and maintaining, promoting and explaining the MSC concept and certification program. 

Additional tasks include:

  • Outreach and engagement in events, workshops and seminars
  • Briefing eNGOs and other non-industry stakeholders about the program and its developments

The successful candidate will also work on promoting the MSC and its partners by raising awareness with the public in Denmark working with the Communication and Marketing Manager on joint marketing and communication campaigns. The post holder will work in collaboration with the various team members based in the region and other members of the wider MSC community to deliver a consistent approach to the market actors in Denmark. Ultimately, the post strives to increase the supply of MSC labelled sustainable seafood choices in Denmark and maintain the high level of credibility amongst its stakeholders.

You should have:

  • a postgraduate degree in a business, economics, environmental/fisheries policy or marine conservation discipline;
  • previous experience in a similar role, with the responsibility for managing staff and multiple external partners;
  • knowledge and practical experience of the seafood industry, with existing contacts and networks is highly desirable. 
  • Experience of having worked with national authorities and/or Government agency desirable

There is some administrative support available, but the post holder should expect to be self-servicing regarding booking of tickets, planning trips etc. Outreach travel in Denmark is a regular feature of the job and to a lesser extent to the regional MSC office in Stockholm and the head office in London. 

MSC Senior Program Engagement Manager Denmark - job description
Description: Detailed job description for MSC Senior Program Engagement Manager, Denmark.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 21 December 2018

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-recognized certification and ecolabeling program well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognized and rewarded in the market place, through the leadership of our partners. Critically, other fisheries are incentivized to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 14% 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. 

To apply

Please email the following information to

  • 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: Senior Program Engagement Manager, Denmark

Closing date

Friday 25 January 2019, 09:00 (CET)

Successful candidates will be notified by 28th January 2019. The interview date will be 1st February in Copenhagen.

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