Transition Manager Agricultural Supply Chains

FairMatch Support - Amersfoort, Netherlands



Are you ready for a challenging position in which you can put your knowledge of and experience in developing supply chains to good use? Then we are looking for you!


FairMatch Support is a dynamic and entrepreneurial team of passionate professionals. We develop sustainable supply chains in which we balance concrete market demand with fair and sustainable principles. Co-creation and long-term collaboration are key in our programme set-ups. We believe that sustainable production and a fair profit distribution for everyone involved in global supply chains is not only possible but also necessary.

We operate from our offices in The Netherlands (Amersfoort), West Africa (Bobo Dioulasso) and Central Asia (Bishkek).

We have a vacancy for a new colleague in Amersfoort:

A transition manager agricultural supply chains

You are an enthusiastic change-driver able to work with a variety (public, NGO and/or private) of stakeholders. You have management skills and a talent for working across all levels of the agricultural supply chain to achieve targeted results. You initiate ideas for projects that create new business models with various stakeholders, you develop and write proposals, and you support the implementation of the project, enabling parties and stakeholders to flourish and report on the obtained results. Therefore you will need to have a thorough understanding of international supply chains mechanisms and have a clear vision on how to improve sustainability in the supply chain between farmer and retail. Currently we work on supply chain development in amongst others fruit (Sierra Leone), cashew (Benin, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso) and rice (Côte d’Ivoire).
You are a pro-active and energetic professional who connects to people easily, committed to making international food supply chains more sustainable. You bring a strong track record of international stakeholder and relationship management, focusing on goals, yet flexible in how to get there. You are willing and able to travel regularly.

We are looking for a new colleague with the following qualifications:

  • BSC/MSC degree in agricultural sciences or other relevant area;
  • over 5 years experience in sustainable supply chain development is a must, either in a company or as a consultant in the agrifood sector;
  • extensive network in the agri- and food business sector;
  • commercial mind-set and speaks the language of business;
  • conceptual thinker who does not shy away from practical, hands-on tasks;
  • excellent writing skills;
  • excellent in English and French.

 We offer:

  • A challenging position in a small, dynamic team in an international environment;
  • Competitive salary related to knowledge and experience;
  • A good pension scheme and other fringe benefits.

For this vacancy, we work with recruiter Sustainable Talent, Annick Schmeddes,; 06-54392115. Please contact Annick for more information

Applications in English consisting of CV and motivational letter before January 26st, 2020.

First selection interviews with the recruiter will be on the mornings of the 28th, 29th and 30th of January in Utrecht.

Selected candidates will have their first interviews with FairMatch Support on 5th and 6th of February in Amersfoort.

An external assessment might be part of the hiring procedure.

Starting date: asap

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Posted On: Thursday, January 16, 2020

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