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Head of Industry Engagement - Food Frontier

Morgan Consulting

Morgan Consulting is excited to be partnered with this cutting-edge not-for-profit that is heavily invested in transforming our food system for the good of people and the planet. Due to exciting growth and project opportunities, the team is now looking for a dynamic individual to join their ambitious, growing and purpose driven organisation.

As the new Head of Industry Engagement for Food Frontier you will have the opportunity to apply and grow your communication, relationship management, and problem solving skills by forging relationships with a variety of critical external food industry stakeholders.

This position is mission critical for Food Frontier. Your primary duties will be to support growth and innovation in plant-based meat and cultivated meat across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Responsibilities will be but not limited to:

  • Serve as an advisor to a spectrum of food industry stakeholders; develop meaningful relationships and engage the right contacts for the future
  • Support person to young plant-based and cellular agriculture companies
  • Investigate, understand and problem-solve industry issues and requirements across the supply chain
  • Run biannual industry meetings
  • Deliver recommendations to major retailers, large manufacturers, and investors
  • Network with prospective investors, founders, and service-providers, and leverage connections to facilitate stakeholder introductions
  • Manage multiple projects at the same time, from events through to industry research.

To get the gig you should be:

  • Innovative, big thinker, who is not afraid to knock on doors, pick up the phone and think outside the box
  • Be hungry to explore new opportunities with like-minded stakeholders and strengthen relationships within existing contacts
  • Solid understanding of supply chain, from ingredient sourcing, NPD, manufacturing, import/export, distribution and retail
  • Have an exposure to food and/or food technology, or have a natural curiosity in and understanding of the subject
  • A problem solver who can see the big picture, think laterally, identify gaps/roadblocks preventing sectoral growth, and come to the table with sustainable solutions
  • Passionate about sustainable food and/or emerging food innovations.

A proven background in FMCG and supply chain is imperative for your success in this position, alongside demonstrated experience in stakeholder relationship management.

Food Frontier  offers a flexible, supportive work environment and will give you all the autonomy you need to establish yourself and hit the ground running - and keep on running! The successful applicant will also receive a competitive NFP salary with access to fringe benefits.

A Position Description is attached.

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