Commercial Manager, UK and Ireland

We’re looking for a Commercial Manager who can work with some of the UK’s leading retail and
foodservice businesses. The role will involve the management of current MSC certified commercial
partners and the recruitment of new ones. This work is focussed both in the middle and at the end
of the supply chain, aiming to deliver the MSC programme to UK consumers by getting the blue MSC
ecolabel onto retail packs and restaurant menus. The UK is one of the strongest and most dynamic
MSC markets with lots of opportunities of further delivery of MSc certified sustainable fish and
seafood to consumers.

It’s a busy job in an ambitious and dynamic team. You’ll be participating in multiple projects, building
client relationships with our partners and liaising closely with the UK and Ireland Communications
and Fisheries teams.

The Commercial Manager combines strategic thinking with a ‘hands-on’ approach. We’re looking for
an enthusiastic and commercially minded individual who can spot an opportunity and convert it into
a positive result for the organisation. The post-holder will also have a technical and commercial
mindset, to apply the MSC’s traceability standards and licensing rules effectively.

Who are you?

  • An experienced account manager with proven experience of delivering positive commercial
    outcomes for both client and organisation
  • Someone with a passion for sustainability and an interest in the health of the world’s oceans
  • Someone who can build strong relationships with our commercial partners
  • A great project manager and strategic thinker
  •  A confident self-starter who can operate independently and as part of a team

Who are we?

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded
for this and future generations. Through our world-leading certification and ecolabeling programme
we recognise 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 400 fisheries
around the world, representing 14% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC
programme. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

Job Description 

Location: MSC’s London office

Reports to: Senior Commercial Manager, UK and Ireland

Responsible for: There is no line management responsibility at present

Salary and benefits: Commensurate with appropriate pay level. The MSC offers a contributory
pension scheme (currently employer’s contribution 9%, employee’s contribution 6%) and a Death in Service insurance benefit equal to four times annual salary. Employees are entitled to join Tier 2 of the pension scheme on satisfactory completion of their probation period.

Working hours: 35 hours a week, usually 9:00 am — 5:00 pm with one hour unpaid for lunch, five days a week. The MSC supports flexible working, so the pattern of hours may vary according to operational and personal needs. The MSC works across different time zones and weekend work may be required on occasion. The post holder may be required to undertake considerable UK travel and periodic international travel. No overtime is payable, however, under certain circumstances time off in lieu is possible.

Contract: Permanent contract with a notice period of three months in writing on either
side. Probationary period of six months.

Holiday: 25 days per annum, or prorated equivalent, plus statutory holidays. There is a discretionary carry-over entitlement of up to five days per annum.

Equal opportunities: The MSC strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process is expected.

How to Apply

Application Process: to apply for this role, please email the following documents to

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification and include details of your salary expectations and right to work in the UK; and
  • A copy of your current CV.

Please ensure that you send this as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”.
The subject of your email should read: Commercial Manager, UK and Ireland.

Applications closing date: 22 October 2018 @ 11:59 am , BST

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Key Information


Commensurate with appropriate pay level.


Marine Stewardship Council




Full Time


Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior


Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Marine Conservation


London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

22nd October 2018 at 11:59am