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International Food Industry & Retail Consultant (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote

Role Summary
Are you a problem-solver interested in making an impact in the alternative-protein industry? Would you like to use your expertise in market research, consulting, project management and public speaking to make a real difference for animals, our health, society, and the planet? Are you interested in the prospect of working for a global organisation and advocating for food-systems change? Then we invite you to apply for the position of Consultant in the International Food Industry & Retail Team at ProVeg International.
Job Details
Department: International Food Industry & Retail (FIR) 
Location: Remote (ideally in Poland, Netherlands, UK, South Africa, US (preferably the East Coast) or Germany)
Working hours:  40 hours a week
Reports to: International Head of Food Industry & Retail
Responsibilities
  • Expanding ProVeg’s business network and engaging with key strategic partners that help us to achieve our goals.
  • Providing thought leadership and insights/expertise on plant-based, fermentation, and cell-based sector developments for B2B media.
  • Aligning with other departments and ProVeg countries in order to most effectively utilise resources and internal knowledge.
  • Conducting proactive outreach to companies on our strategic target list in order to make the case for producing, investing in, or otherwise participating in the market for alternative proteins.
  • Engaging in and supporting in the delivery of our consultancy projects 
  • Working on several projects at a time, with key Food Industry & Retail companies.
  • Conducting interviews with decision makers to understand their key needs and challenges in order to create impactful proposals for potential strategic partnerships.
  • Prepare and lead customised presentations and workshops for decision makers in the food industry to inspire them to transition to better and more affordable plant-based products.
  • Conduct market research, create company profiles, and analyse data to generate valuable insights for consulting work.
  • Create tailored reports and white papers outlining key findings.
  • Account manage key food-industry companies
Qualifications
Required:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – fluent English speaker.
  • A bachelor's degree or demonstrable relevant experience in a science discipline, business, management, marketing, or related field.
  • Experience in a B2B setting, such as strategy consulting, corporate development, Big Four, investment banking, multinational food industry/retail, or similar. 
  • Experience in delivering consulting projects and speaking with C-level decision makers from multinational companies. 
  • Experience in market research and data analysis.
  • An ability to work fast, proactively, and reactively.
  • Detail-oriented and pragmatic, with an eye for effective report writing, proofreading, and attention to detail.
  • A creative mind, with the ability to develop interesting ideas for new and impactful consulting activities which meet the needs of Food Industry & Retail.
  • A good knowledge of relevant topics and trends relating to the plant-based and cellular-agriculture industries.
  • Proactive and results-oriented, with a structured way of working.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and a demonstrated ability to manage several high-impact projects at once.
  • Knowledge of food innovations, as well as an understanding of the global food/plant-based sector.
  • A passion for ProVeg’s mission.
Desired:
  • Experience in the food industry, particularly within Europe
  • Experience in using project-management tools.
  • Outstanding networking skills and experience in building fruitful relationships.
  • Willingness to travel
Benefits of working with us
  • A strong organisational focus on personal development and a designated training budget.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Become part of a great team and work with us to create a world in which everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all people, animals, and our planet.
When?
Application deadline: 8 August 2021
Interviews: middle-to-end August 2021
Start: September (please specify availability)
Further information
Please send us your application documents (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references) using the application form.
 
The next steps in the application process include:
  1. A general online assessment
  2. A first interview with HR
  3. Job-specific online trial assignments
  4. An online interview with the Head of International Food Industry & Retail
About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your application
We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:
  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.

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