Technology and Data Director

The Marine Stewardship Council have a unique and exciting opportunity to join as the Technology and Data Director.

This role encompasses strategy, digital and data governance, orchestrating the MSC’s digital and data transformation, platform and service development, 24x7 operational support services for internal and external users as well as helping catalyse required changes in staff and organisational skills and culture. It requires not only an understanding of technology, digital and data, but also of organisational development and techniques to understand and service business needs and their evolution over time.

The MSC aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants, irrespective of background.

We are looking for this person to be an advocate of MSC’s mission and passionate about its core purpose and values.

This is an exciting role and opportunity to support directly the way the MSC delivers its program around the world; it provides a tremendous opportunity for the right individual to make an enormous contribution towards the delivery of MSC’s mission and strategic plans.


Experience required

  • Experience in organisations undergoing a digital transformation and experience leading organisations through major change
  • Experience of program, project and change management including development of business cases and expenditure projections
  • Experience of strategic development and operational delivery of all aspects of technology and data services both for staff and customers of an organisation. 
  • Experience working with Marketing and Communications functions especially in the areas of web development, digital analytics, social listening and E-Mail marketing
  • Experience with enterprise digital transformation initiatives for the benefit of both customers and staff
  • Experience of information security including policy development, cloud-based business continuity and embedding security technology and process through design
  • Understanding of Cloud based technologies including how a modern data architecture and platform are developed and maintained
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, including developing budgets and monitoring expenditure for a diverse range of projects
  • Experience working with all or any of the following systems and platforms desirable:
    • traceability systems for supply chains
    • audit or assessment platforms for compliance of standards bodies
    • managing a cross functional CRM, including the use of data analysis in a customer experience or marketing context
    • Business intelligence systems including analytics
    • Experience using a customer relationship management (CRM) system desirable.
The MSC is committed to flexible working. All MSC’s UK employees are currently working remotely, and we would expect to continue to offer flexibility as restrictions are lifted.

To apply

The Marine Stewardship Council are working alongside their preferred recruitment partner, Harvey Nash, on this campaign – therefore if you have relevant experience and are interested in being considered for the job, please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role to:

The subject of your email should be: MSC-Technology and Data Director

Closing date

09:00 (BST) on 17 August 2020. 
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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020
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