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Hiring a Senior Business Development Manager

Job Description: Senior Business Development Manager – Food Brands

Imagine using your talent and retail experience for something extraordinary!

At Fairtrade America you will work on behalf of one of the most cutting-edge models for change, to transform small farmers and workers lives through trade.   We seek a talented and committed business development professional with strong retail business development expertise in foods category, to join our team.  Play in a dynamic and exciting environment with a strategic array of responsible businesses, advocacy organizations, farmer representatives and international partners to accomplish our mission: a world in which all producers can enjoy secure, sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential and decide on their future.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and growth of new business – both with food brands and private labels partners - developing and maintaining effective key account relationships
  • Ensure business growth through directing and managing business development activities delivered in accordance with the organizational strategy
  • Work with counterparts in the global Fairtrade system to develop new product offerings and brand engagement strategies
  • Provide marketing support to ensure client engagement opportunities for promotion and marketing within the USA
  • Build brand presence by educating potential and existing clients of the Fairtrade system through presentations, trade show attendance and public speaking opportunities
  • Ensure proper communication flow among Fairtrade system partners to ensure best outcomes (in particular with Fairtrade Canada and Fairtrade International)
  • Seek to alleviate obstacles to positive business opportunities growth in USA.
  • Carry out additional assignments as required by the Executive Director

Qualifications (Required):

  • Masters in Business Administration or related field  
  • 10 years of progressive experience in mid to large retail companies that includes business development activities and a robust network in this industry particularly in perishable and non-perishable categories
  • Experience developing private label product lines and increasing brand sales in retail
  • Demonstrated track record of business/revenue growth and new client capture
  • Demonstrated success creating and implementing business development strategies, along with a thorough understanding of commercial markets and direct experience working with consumer products companies
  • Robust knowledge of supply chain and product development
  • Project Management experience
  • Working knowledge and understanding of certifications is an asset
  • Willingness to travel (primarily local)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Existing and strong relationships within food brands and commercial sector
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and relationship building skills
  • Incorporate use of a variety of market research services/tools in the identification of business opportunities
  • Experience in developing short-term and long-term business capture plans
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Spanish a plus 

The Business Development Manager will report to the Business Development Director of Fairtrade America. It is a fascinating job within a growing organization based in Washington DC, at an exciting growth time – work should be considered very rewarding and stimulating.

PLEASE STATE YOUR SALARY EXPECTATIONS and look forward to hearing from you at  questions@fairtradeamerica.org

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Retail business development in food categories
  • Supply chain knowledge
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Partner Management

Company Description

Fairtrade America (www.fairtardeamerica.org) is a recently established non-profit organization that exists to deliver upon Fairtrade International’s vision of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential. By facilitating trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, Fairtrade America contributes to sustainable development for marginalized farmers, workers and their communities. Through demonstration of alternatives to conventional trade and other forms of advocacy, the fair trade movement empowers citizens to campaign for an international trade system based on justice and fairness. 

Fairtrade America’s mission is to work with businesses, community groups and individuals to improve the trading position of producer organizations in the global South and to deliver sustainable livelihoods for farmers, workers and their communities by:

  • being a passionate and ambitious development organization committed to tackling poverty and confronting trade injustice
  • using certification and product labelling, through the FAIRTRADE Mark (globally the most recognized and respected ethical mark), as a tool for our development goals
  • being a leading and respected authority on fair trade and development in the US 

Job Opening: Seeking Finance Professional to Join Our Team

Job Description: Senior Finance and Administration Manager

Imagine using your talent and experience in finance and administration for something extraordinary!

At Fairtrade America, you will work on behalf of one of the most cutting-edge models for change, transforming small farmers’ lives through trade.  We seek a talented and committed finance professional ideally with nonprofit expertise to join our team.  Work in a dynamic and exciting environment with a strategic array of responsible businesses, advocacy organizations, farmer representatives and international partners to accomplish our mission: a world in which all producers can enjoy secure, sustainable livelihoods, fulfilling their potential and decide on their future.

Specific Responsibilities

Establish and define the implementation of the finance strategy for Fairtrade America, leading the process of developing annual budgets, forecasts and cash flow projections. Monitor and report progress to Executive Director and Finance Committee, present financial statements to the Board of Directors.

Lead and coordinate effective management of finance and general administration functions in Fairtrade America, managing all aspects of accounting including book keeping, procurement and regular audits.

Develop and institutionalize strong internal control mechanisms (financial and administrative systems) for the organization. Define standards, goals and monitoring mechanisms, track company performance generating action plans to ensure their achievement against plan.

Ensure that Fairtrade America is in compliance with the statutory regulations of Government, legal, tax authorities, and external auditors.

Responsible for bank accounts and their management, payroll and employee benefit responsibilities, as well as generating invoices and collection of receivables.

Negotiate contract rates and terms with third parties and external providers.

Carry any other duties as may be directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • CPA license
  • High personal integrity and honesty
  • Minimum 5 years in a senior position ideally with NGOs
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office and accounting packages preferably Simply Accounting
  • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starter with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, creative in formulating action plans and assertive in implementing them
  • Keen attention to execution, details and processes

The position is based in Washington DC. Qualified candidates should send their resume/CV and a cover letter with salary expectations to questions@fairtradeamerica.org

We’re Hiring! Business Development Opening, Washington, D.C.

Job Description: Senior Business Development Manager – Retail

Imagine using your talent and retail experience for something extraordinary!

At Fairtrade America you will work on behalf of one of the most cutting-edge models for change, to transform small farmers’ lives through trade.   We seek a talented and committed business development professional with strong retail expertise, to join our team.  Play in a dynamic and exciting environment with a strategic array of responsible businesses, advocacy organizations, farmer representatives and international partners to accomplish our mission: a world in which all producers can enjoy secure, sustainable livelihoods, fulfill their potential and decide on their future.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and growth of new business and to develop and maintain effective key account relationships especially with retail partners
  • Ensure business growth through directing and managing business development activities delivered in accordance with the organizational strategy
  • Work with counterparts in the global Fairtrade system to develop new product and distribution strategies
  • Provide marketing support to ensure client engagement opportunities for promotion and marketing within the USA
  • Build brand presence by educating potential and existing clients of the Fairtrade system through presentations, trade show attendance, public speaking opportunities
  • Ensure proper communication flow among Fairtrade system partners to ensure best outcomes (in particular with Fairtrade Canada and Fairtrade International)
  • Seek to alleviate obstacles to positive business opportunities growth in USA
  • Carry out additional assignments as required by the Executive Director

Qualifications (Required):

  • Masters in Business Administration or related field  
  • 10 years of progressive experience in mid to large retail companies that includes business development activities and a robust network in this industry
  • Demonstrated track record of business/revenue growth and new client capture
  • Demonstrated success creating and implementing business development strategies, along with a thorough understanding of commercial markets and direct experience working with consumer products companies
  • Understanding of supply chains
  • Project Management experience
  • Working knowledge and understanding of certification a plus
  • Willingness to travel (primarily local)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Existing and strong relationships within retail and commercial sector
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical and relationship building skills
  • Incorporate use of a variety of market research services/tools in the identification of business opportunities
  • Experience in developing short-term and long-term business capture plans
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Spanish a plus

The Business Development Manager will report to the Executive Director of Fairtrade America. It is a fascinating job within a growing organization based in Washington DC, at an exciting growth time – work should be considered very rewarding and stimulating.

Qualified candidates should send their resume/CV and a cover letter with salary expectations to questions@fairtradeamerica.org.

Fairtrade America is an equal opportunity employer committed to encouraging diversity in the workplace.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Retail business development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Partner Management

Company Description

Fairtrade America (www.fairtradeamerica.org) is a recently established non-profit organization that exists to deliver upon Fairtrade International’s vision of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade practices so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood and develop their full potential. By facilitating trading partnerships based on equity and transparency, Fairtrade America contributes to sustainable development for marginalized farmers, workers and their communities. Through demonstration of alternatives to conventional trade and other forms of advocacy, the fair trade movement empowers citizens to campaign for an international trade system based on justice and fairness. 

Fairtrade America’s mission is to work with businesses, community groups and individuals to improve the trading position of producer organizations in the global South and to deliver sustainable livelihoods for farmers, workers and their communities by:

  • being a passionate and ambitious development organization committed to tackling poverty and confronting trade injustice
  • using certification and product labelling, through the FAIRTRADE Mark (globally the most recognized and respected ethical mark), as a tool for our development goals
  • being a leading and respected authority on fair trade and development in the US
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