Program Director MSC

Date de parution : 11-09-2018 - Référence :

Annonceur : MSC
Contrat : -
Fonction : sénior
Secteur : -
Localisation : Ile-de-France

Job description / Description du poste


Entreprise :

Birdeo, cabinet de recrutement et chasse de tête, est spécialisé sur les nouveaux enjeux sociétaux : RSE, Développement Durable, Innovation Sociale, Economie sociale et solidaire, Environnement.

Our client is MSC. The MSC's vision is the world's oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our world leading certification and ecolabelling programme we recognize and reward sustainable fisheries and through the leadership of our partners, create market incentives to encourage other fisheries to improve the way they operate. Over 300 fisheries around the world, representing 12% of the annual global marine catch, are now engagd in the MSC programme. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.


We are looking for a :




Missions :

Directly reporting to the Deputy Director, South Europe, the post holder will lead on delivering the MSC's overarching aims and objectives in France :

  • He/she will oversee the outreach programmes to fisheries, processors, retailers and foodservice operators, and manage the key relationships with these stakeholder audiences and clients, and will contribute to the MSC's policy and strategy development
  • He/she will lead the development and execution of the communication and marketing for France, and will manage key NGO and policy relationships.


You’ll be our spokesperson in France



Your skills and experience / Profil recherché


Profile :

  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent in marketing or international business; or degree or post-graduate degree or equivalent in fisheries or marine conservation biology, or fisheries, natural resources or environmental management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fisheries and resource sustainability issues, particularly as they relate to wild capture fisheries and of the French seafood industry.
  • Experience of working at senior level in a multi-stakeholder organisation.
  • A good working knowledge of sustainable development, especially as it relates to fisheries and the food sector.
  • Well-developed IT skills, including the use of standard software packages (MS SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat).
  • Knowledge of the role of ecolabelling.

Technical skills :

  • Ability to horizon-scan and identify threats to the reputation and credibility of the MSC, develop research and set up internal systems to respond pro-actively to these threats.
  • Demonstrated experience of project management delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, including developing budgets and monitoring expenditure for a diverse range of projects.
  • Demonstrated high competence in written and spoken communication in French and English.
  • Demonstrated high competence to manage internal and external relationships.

Personal attributes :

  • Previous experience of staff motivation and management, with ability to fostera positive can-do mind-set amongst staff in the France office.
  • Gravitas and confidence to gain the credibility and respect of staff at all levels of the MSC, as well as external partners and stakeholders.
  • Excellent judgement and creative abilities, including influencing, negotiating and problem-solving skills; ability to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Versatility to combine self-management and self-support when working alone with productive team membership and leadership; strong attention to detail.
  • Empathy and interest in the MSC’s mission and objectives. Empathy for the role of market-based eco-labelling programmes and be willing to champion such initiatives.

 Circumstances :

  • Weekend work and regular domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Permanent contract located in Paris