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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.