Demeter and Organic Marketing Manager and supply chain co-ordination | Biodynamic Association

Demeter and Organic Marketing Manager and supply chain co-ordination

Ty’r Eithin Farm Ltd in west Wales needs immediate (short or long term) competent help due to illness
1st May 2019
Biodynamic Gardening Club Manager
1st May 2019

The Biodynamic Association is seeking to employ a Marketing and Supply-chain Manager to develop and implement a strategy to market Demeter and BDA Organic produce from its licensees, and others, and to improve the brand recognition of Demeter produce. This is a part-time post.

We are seeking someone with relevant experience and skills to take this new position forward. The postholder will work with the BDA staff and BD Certification licensees and retailers to build consumer groups and citizens’ understanding of and the Demeter (biodynamic) brand as part of the organic market.

Closing date for applications 24th May 2019

Please send CV and letter of interest to: stating your name and the job position in the subject line.

: Biodynamic Association & Demeter Marketing Manager
Provisional start date: May 2019
Type of contract: Fixed term 12 months, renewable
Remuneration: £26,500 FTE @0.4 (plus expenses as appropriate)
Work-based in BDA offices, Stroud

Objectives of the position

  • Provide ongoing marketing and supply-chain support for BDA Organic & Biodynamic licensees
  • Create a flourishing and sustainable market for Demeter & organic foods in the UK
  • Make the most of changes in the organic farming and food sector to create better recognition for BDA licensee and Demeter products
  • Raise awareness of BDA organic and Demeter trademarks.
  • Coordinate producers, processors, traders and consumers to work together as active stakeholders in supply-chain development
  • Identify opportunities for new UK produced Demeter & Organic crops and products, support licensees to develop and secure these markets.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge & experience of organic food and farming sector
  • Experience of organic food supply chains, processes and retail an advantage
  • Understanding of / interest in biodynamic methods
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills including website and social media expertise
  • Excellent leadership and organising skills, a good team player and coordinator
  • Analytical and creative thinking
  • Customer-oriented approach with aptitude
  • Up to speed with current online marketing techniques and best practices, web analytics an advantage.

Annual holidays and holiday pay:
The annual holiday with pay is 21 days per year FTE.  Additionally, you are entitled to Bank and other Public Holidays prorata. For employees working on a part-time basis, entitlement to holiday will be calculated using the ratio of hours/days worked to full time hours (37.5/week).

The Biodynamic & Demeter Marketing Manager will be employed for 15 hours per week over 2 days (exact days and times are negotiable and will be agreed upon appointment). The successful candidate will be able to be flexible in their hours and travel for work as needed.