Institutional Engagement & Partnership Director

Permanent employee, Full-time · United Kingdom Remote, Remote, Poland Remote, USA Remote, Belgium Remote, Netherlands Remote, Czechia Remote

Role Summary
This new position takes an evidence-based approach to policy and advocacy, corporate innovation, CSR, and recognises the value of global partnerships to advance ProVeg’s mission and vision. The Director will grow our global institutional engagement with the food industry, food services, and retail sector, and use the power of partnerships to further our advocacy at EU and global levels. They will already bring many years of experience to ProVeg and help the organisation reach the next level of impact and professionalism.
Job Details
  • Reports to: Global CEO

  • Reports: Head of Corporate & Institutional Engagement (CIE), Head of UN Affairs, Head of Research

  • Closely working with: Chief Strategy Officer, International Director, Communications Director, Senior EU Policy Manager, Philanthropy Director, Director of the PV Incubator, and ProVeg Founding President (and relevant heads and Country Directors)

  • Hours: Full-time (part-time may be considered but at least 32h)

  • Location: ideally UK, NL, US, (BE, CZ or PL). Other locations may be considered, ensuring compatibility with the CET timezone.

  • Salary: depending on experience and location (up to €55-63k)

Responsibilities

(1) Growth management (internationalisation and scaling)


  • Direct and support the scaling and internationalisation of key interventions (such as Veggie Challenge Teams, and corporate and institutional engagement (CIE) tools) to influence corporate and policy stakeholders, thought leaders and decision makers across ProVeg countries, and where relevant, beyond.

  • Collaborate with departments and country teams to support impactful interventions 

  • Support country teams with specific projects, collaborations etc. in the context of CIE, policy/public affairs, and relevant events.    

  • Identify synergies between existing interventions across countries (Veggie Challenge, food service engagement, policy, etc.) 

  • Ensure internal and external research informs ProVeg’s global policy, and CIE.

  • Support and lead targeted fundraising efforts (e.g., institutional grants, with the Philanthropy and Senior Leadership Team)

  • Develop our global partnership strategy: establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with external stakeholders and identify opportunities and strategies to improve engagement with political, environmental, corporate leaders, scientific bodies, donors and other charities.

  • Support the global annual budgeting process for CIE, research and UN advocacy activity areas, and other departments where appropriate.

(2) Internal & external leadership (~30%)


  • As a proactive member of the Senior Leadership Team, make a clear and distinct contribution to the strategic direction and operational aims of ProVeg International by identifying solutions and making recommendations. Support collective decisions made and act as a key advocate to implement and embed activities from an organisational development, continuous improvement and cultural change perspective.

  • Understand and maintain awareness of the organisational strategy and operational plans and make recommendations as to how the International Departments will support delivery against these.

  • Support communications with top-level narratives and strategies to appeal to key target audiences.

  • Continually identify areas in which ProVeg International is seeking greatest action and develop strategies, policy briefings and reports which are aligned to external priorities, and influence and effect positive change. 

  • Keep abreast of economic, scientific and political developments. Undertake relevant analysis on threats and opportunities and communicate any developments/insights to the relevant stakeholders, to help inform future strategy development.

  • Work on reports and other formats to share insights into specific aspects of the organisation’s focus areas (policy, corporate, market developments, investment)  

  • Support executives with creating overall narratives, pitch decks, speeches and other top-level communication channels to raise the profile and reputation of the organisation

  • Take on certain representational responsibilities such as public speaking and represent the charity at internal and external events by acting as an advocate and ambassador for all its work and in leading initiatives and campaigns - including at international top-level events.

Qualifications

Required

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in the corporate world, research, politics, NGO management

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in international NGO operations

  • Demonstrable experience of developing global strategies, scenarios and outputs that effect change, as well as making recommendations and decisions based on comprehensive data analyses and benchmarking

  • Experience of providing high-level strategic advice to senior executives and decision-makers on strategic and operational issues related to the organisation’s involvement with corporates, research, and politics

  • Understanding of market, research and policy processes

  • In-depth understanding of the relation between the corporate and the charity sector, specifically related to food system transformation and global food systems influencing

  • Strong experience of interacting with government officials, policy-makers, researchers, and corporate representatives to further ProVeg International’s (PVI’s) goals

  • In-depth understanding of and ability to develop and apply B2B strategies and balance them against essential B2C interventions and projects within PVI  

  • Ability to identify strategic needs, lead all aspects of planning with sound recommendations, and generate alignment within departments relevant to B2B activities and with key external partners

  • Intimate knowledge about the organisation’s overall strategy and its implementation 

  • Excellent overview of projects within an organisation and their relevance for the overall strategy - including analytical abilities to identify synergies while avoiding major strategic risks

  • Excellent project management and execution skills for special projects, and alignment with the organisation’s strategic goals. 

Preferred

  • Understanding of the current food industry (production, consumption, marketing, retail etc.) and political agenda in the EU, US, China or other major markets

  • Understanding of the B2B landscape and its various players and what it takes to stand out and service, coordinate, between and cooperate with them to further PVI’s ultimate goal and vision

  • Proven success in collaborating and influencing multiple functions and groups to achieve desired goals

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written English communication skills

  • Excellent presentation skills that encompass clear, compelling communications, representative of the organisation and its strategic core elements

  • Track record of experience in leading, managing and mentoring a diverse team with high integrity and the ability to inspire and develop talents

  • Excellent people manager, open to direction and a collaborative work style while maintaining a commitment to accomplishing goals.

  • Understanding of performance metrics and KPIs to track engagement progress

  • Good understanding of processes

Benefits of working with us
  • Salary: dependent on experience and qualification.

  • Several weeks paid vacation and sick leave; national holidays (dependent on location). 

  • Provision of a work laptop.

  • Flexible, trust-based working arrangements and home office arrangements.

  • A strong organisational focus on personal development, with a designated training budget.

  • Career-development support.

  • Mindfulness Program.

  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.

  • And last but not least: become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet!

When?
Application deadline: open until filled

Start date: as soon as possible
Further information
Our Application Procedure
Your application should include a cover letter addressing your motivation and how you meet the person specification criteria and a CV. Please submit your application in English using our online form, and tell us how you found this job ad. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you!
The recruitment process includes: 
1.    Online test
2.    First interview with People and Culture
3.    Online trial task
4.    Senior Management interview
5.    Final decision

Diversity Statement
ProVeg is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, gender expression, or gender characteristics. 
In 2020, ProVeg has signed the German Diversity Charter, a voluntary pledge and non-profit organisation that promotes the recognition, appreciation and integration of diversity in business culture.
In 2021, ProVeg took part in the Inklupreneur project and has set the goal of creating nine inclusive positions for people living with disabilities over the next three years.
In 2022, ProVeg has scored 88.1% in the PRIDE Index, the LGBTIQ+ Diversity Performance Index, over 20 percentage points above the overall average of 67.9%.
About us

ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing 50% of animal products globally with plant-based and cultivated foods by 2040.

ProVeg engages with all relevant stakeholders to create a food system where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet.


ProVeg has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award and works closely with key UN food and environment agencies. 


ProVeg creates global impact, with offices in 12 countries across four continents and more than 200 employees. 


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