Country Manager, Netherlands

Marine Stewardship Council

Marine Stewardship Council

Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024

Would you like to work with a mission-drive organisation and find real purpose in your job? Do you believe in a world where we can end global overfishing?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to these questions and you want to lead and coordinate the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Netherlands program, this could be the role for you!

The MSC is looking for a Country Manager, Netherlands to lead and deliver a varied and exciting program of work in the Netherlands that contributes to MSC’s mission to end global overfishing. You will work with key partners in the Dutch seafood sector, including commercial and fisheries, NGOs and government, as well as marketing and communications professionals.

This is a dynamic role offering you the chance to work with some of the brightest minds in seafood sustainability and providing an opportunity to represent the MSC at high level meetings and events across a range of sectors including retail, processing, fishing industry, academic institutions and more.

Working with the Program Director, DACH & BLX, the successful candidate will lead the development and delivery of the Netherlands strategic country plan, working with the Dutch team in setting – and delivering – key priorities and projects. The Country Manager will also work closely with the Country Manager, Belgium, the Program Manager, DACH and the Marketing and Communications Lead, DACH & BLX.

This role requires an experienced and confident manager, ready to inspire, engage and drive impact. You will be an enthusiastic spokesperson for the MSC Netherlands program, demonstrating leadership on sustainable seafood topics, and engaging partners and staff to deliver the Netherlands strategic country plan.

You will have strong program management skills, with a demonstrable track record in managing diverse programs, projects and teams. You will ideally have knowledge and experience in the sustainable food / seafood sector with an understanding of the issues and sensitivities of importance to different stakeholders with an interest in the MSC program.

This post is a real opportunity to make an impact on the future of our oceans. So, if you are looking to accelerate your career, and want to become part of a global network of ocean enthusiasts, we would love to hear from you!

If this has inspired you, please click on the apply button and send your CV in English and a cover letter in Dutch. outlining why you believe you are a strong fit for this role.

Application closing date : 29 February 2023, 9am, GMT

We’re an international organisation and our employees all demonstrate a level of cultural awareness, and value the diverse views and approaches relevant to the MSC program.

The MSC is committed to flexible working. The successful candidate will need to work from the Dutch office in The Hague for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month. The remaining time can be worked from home.

Working at the MSC

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 program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners. Over 670 fisheries around the world, representing 19% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 66 countries.

The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.