Director Origin Green & Sustainable Assurance

Bord Bia
Dublin, Leinster
20 September 2019
11 October 2019
Position / level
Director, Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

Join us in bringing Irish food, drink and horticulture to the world.

With a network of 14 international offices, Bord Bia’s purpose is to bring Ireland’s outstanding food, drink and horticulture produce to the world, thus enabling the growth and sustainability of our producers.

A role has have arisen to play an integral role in the continued success of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry.

Director Origin Green & Sustainable Assurance

Bord Bia is seeking an experienced and ambitious expert in sustainability to lead the Origin Green and Sustainable Assurance programmes. The successful candidate will provide inspirational leadership to the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry as they apply the only sustainability programme in the world to operate at a national level.

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Origin Green Strategy 2019 – 2021.
  • Lead the development of sustainability across the organisation in the achievement of its transformation agenda.
  • Develop and grow the expertise and capability of the Origin Green and Sustainable Assurance Team.
  • Ensure the primacy of the Bord Bia Sustainable Assurance programmes which support preference for products carrying the Bord Bia Quality Mark.
  • Identify and foster key external relationships to ensure the national and international reputation of the Irish food and drink sector is significantly enhanced by Origin Green.


  • 5+ years’ experience operating at a senior level in the food industry, quality management systems and/or a sustainability profession.
  • Understanding and knowledge of quality management systems, processes and accreditation.
  • In depth knowledge of sustainability and climate change.
  • Proven track record developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues, senior client executives, suppliers and senior marketing teams.
  • Leadership and management experience in high pressure environments.

Detailed job descriptions & person specifications can be found at:

Applications should be submitted at: before close of business on Friday the 11th of October.

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