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Soft Commodity Market Transformation at WWF (Kuala Lumpur)

Head, Corporate Strategy

The Market Transformation Initiative (one of network's 12 global initiatives) is searching for an energetic individual to head our global corporate engagement strategy, and support to the Asia region, in relation to the production, supply and demand for a range of 'soft' commodities: timber, pulp and paper, seafood and agricultural products. The position is international and is hosted by the WWF Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur.


WWF office in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Mission of the Initiative:

The Market Transformation Initiative's strategy is to mobilize key companies and actors in commodity supply chains to reduce the most important production impacts and to change related demand. A core set of companies influence a majority of global supply chains for commodities prioritized by WWF, including processing companies, commodity traders, manufacturers and retailers and banks, many of whom are global companies or brands. By working with these companies to show that commodities can be produced at affordable costs with measurably reduced environmental impacts, and by creating a significant demand for such products, markets can be 'tipped' and large-scale, positive environmental outcomes delivered.

The Protected content of the Initiative are:
•WWF Priority Places: Acceptable standards are met by more than 75% of global purchases of WWF priority commodities sourced from WWF Priority Places; and
•Rest of the World: Acceptable standards are met by more than 25% of global purchases of WWF priority commodities.

Main responsibilities:
•Manages WWF's global action in relation to companies and sectors that buy, trade, process and produce 15 priority commodities.
•Represents WWF in company engagements, platforms and other related action.
•Coordinates MTI action in the Asia region.
•Undertakes communication and fund-raising activities.

What you need:

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
•A university degree and technical proficiency in conservation, natural sciences, management, international development or another relevant field; an MBA or other degree related to business or markets is an advantage.
•At least 10 years relevant professional experience, including working in companies or in a business engagement role within an NGO. Expertise in relevant sectors, such as finance, retail, commodity processing, procurement or international trade, in commodities or certification an advantage.
•Experience of working in one or more Asian countries; ideally with the private sector or relevant governmental or NGO actors. Knowledge of the WWF network a distinct advantage.
•Direct experience of raising and managing funds with external partners on environmental or conservation issues.
•Capacity to work independently and to function effectively in virtual teams.
•Ability to raise and manage funds.
•Excellent English; other languages an asset.
•Adhere to WWF's values: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

How to apply?

Email a cover letter and CV to Ms. Ellen Kloosterman Protected content

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