US Head of Corporate Engagement (Food Business)

Job Type

Full Time




Details: Competitive



Start Date


Application Deadline



125 E Trinity Place, Suite 206
United States


The post holder will be responsible for the day to day delivery and efficient operation of Compassion’s US Food Business program. This includes line management of the FB team, project, performance and full budget management functions, as well as championing our program communication and assisting with the development of new funding generation opportunities.

Working with the US Executive Director, you will play a central role in further implementing and developing our business strategy within the US, as well as strengthening and enhancing our business service offer.

You will need to be a highly motivated and enthusiastic people person, capable of inspiring a small but dynamic team to reach their potential and achieve our challenging goals. This will require a passion and belief in promoting the value of improved farm animal welfare policies and decreased reliance on animal protein purchases into large scale global food businesses. A sympathetic understanding of the wider aims of the organization is also required.

A proven track record of building strong commercial relationships is essential and ideally a track record of managing a Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility program within the retail and/or food and/or ethical supply chain sector, or a strong track record of managing NGO programs and campaigns to commercial organizations.

Experience required

·       Proven experience of leading a team, inspiring and motivating them to deliver impactful results

·       Experience of managing successful programs of work involving a range of complementary projects, preferably within a professional consultancy framework

·       Experience of high level reporting systems and processes, providing feedback to a range of stakeholders from Senior Management to Board of Trustees to external funding partners

·       Substantial high level project management experience, ideally in the corporate and / or NGO sectors

·       Knowledge and working experience of project management and performance monitoring tools

·       Proven experience of developing and managing 5-year budgets

·       Excellent communication skills and a confident ability for oral presentation at meetings and conferences, as well as with the media

·       Experience of developing advisory and problem solving approaches

·       Ability to engage effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including food companies, consumers, NGOs and other stakeholders

  • Strong knowledge or experience of working within the food industry is desirable, particularly in areas such supply chain management, sustainability or corporate social responsibility


·       Reports to the US Executive Director

·       Works closely with the US Executive Director to evolve and refresh the program engagement strategy and deliver objectives

  • Works closely with the EU Head of Food Business to ensure effective and successful delivery of the Food Business and wider organizational objectives

·       Work closely with the Heads across all departments to ensure the campaign strategy, project management and business planning processes support Compassion’s challenging change goals

  • Maintains and further develops excellent partnerships with leading key food companies, particularly around supply chain management and corporate responsibility for farm animal welfare and protein diversification

·       Acts as a leader, mentor and advisor on business-2-business engagement

  • Liaises with Trustees / Directors, and with supporters and third parties as required
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with all members of staff


  • Lead and manage the Food Business team ensuring high level performance of well-motivated, confident staff
  • Lead the functional operation of the US Food Business program internally, specifically relating to the budget, and business planning and reporting (metrics, financial and board reports) processes

·       Support the US Executive Director in delegated tasks to support strategic priorities and evolution of the US program

  • Further develop our business strategy targeting major global food companies across the retailer, manufacturing and food service sectors
  • Further develop the teams presence and engagement strategy, specifically the US
  • Project lead Compassion’s investor engagement program in the US, the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW)
  • Project lead the continued operation and development of business-to-business forums (i.e. broilers, laying hens, protein diversification, and more)
  • Project lead the compliance tools (i.e. EggTrack and ChickenTrack)
  • Explore funding opportunities with Compassion’s project funding team and represent the Food Business program at high level donor recruitment events
  • Provide creative thinking around resource and ‘toolkit’ development to provide a varied, targeted and professional service to corporate partners
  • Provide leadership communication both internally and externally to a wide variety of stakeholders, and at various key meetings, conferences, and media opportunities
  • Further develop the role building on your personal strengths, program needs and wider organizational direction

See job description on our web site for full details.


CIWF offers a generous benefits package including 25 days vacation, ample sick leave, paid family and medical leave, flexible work schedules, healthcare reimbursement, and a 403(b) retirement plan, all in a respectful, vibrant and welcoming work environment.  

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please review the full job description and briefly answer the following questions and send along with your resume & cover letter to

1. Why do you want to work at CIWF?

2. What relevant experience do you have to succeed in this role?

3. To what do you attribute your past successes?

4. What are your salary expectations?