The Freshwater and Food Transformation team is a cross-cutting team within the Freshwater & Food goal that focuses on transforming the way companies create and act on sustainability programs and thereby transforming the kind of impact corporates can have in WWF’s priority landscapes and key river basins. The FFT team seeks to leverage both bilateral engagement with companies as well as collective action corporate platforms to shift market drivers and demand signals by corporates for sustainable commodities as well as identify opportunities for corporate action in priority conservation landscapes. The incumbent will lead, manage, and support a portfolio of engagements and the FFT team of to carry out the overall mission of the Freshwater and Food team.
The Director, Freshwater & Food Transformation will provide strategic and project management leadership for WWF’s corporate engagement, with a particular focus on connecting water stewardship and improved food systems, agriculture, and livestock commodities. Working closely with the corporate lead for water stewardship and the rest of the FFT team, the Director will focus especially on developing the corporate strategy and execution plan to implement the sustainable protein agenda for WWF and will engage closely with the leadership of major initiatives in Freshwater and Food as well as other Goal teams including Markets, Forests, Oceans, and Climate. The incumbent will co-lead the development of integrated strategies to transform the way businesses stewards water and agriculture within their operations, supply chains and landscapes.
The incumbent will be working hand in hand with partnership leads in WWF’s Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team, WWF global network colleagues and other key internal and external stakeholders to help manage and grow and ensure impact from our private sector partnerships. This includes oversight of Freshwater and Food’s corporate partnerships, platforms, and projects, internal budget, internal review of documents of engagement, managing staff and aligning and implementing department strategy.
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