SAOS is recruiting! Your opportunity to help farmers and supply chains to innovate through co-operation and collaboration

If you want to make a significant contribution to the future of Scotland’s farming, food and drink industry, and you’re motivated by a challenge, this opportunity will interest you.

We are seeking an experienced leader and project manager to join the SAOS team in our work designing and delivering change and innovation through co-operation and collaboration.

While farmers seek more certainty about markets and returns, food and drink manufacturers wish to secure supplies of quality Scottish raw materials as they invest in opportunities for growth. At the same time, the industry is dealing with volatile commodity markets and exchange rates, a changing policy environment, powerful data-tech solutions, and climate change. These present a challenging, but highly stimulating, set of change drivers that must be addressed by more collaborative activity.

In Scotland, SAOS accepts responsibility to lead in designing and facilitating programmes that improve farm profitability and the effectiveness of value chains through farmer co-operation and supply chain collaboration. SAOS is a founder member of Scotland Food & Drink, which, in its Ambition 2030, identifies more industry collaboration as a “pillar of growth” towards achieving the target of doubling the industry’s output to £30 billion in 2030.

As an SAOS team member, you would join a unique culture that is collegiate, collaborative and supportive, and where new thinking and new solutions are encouraged as an everyday aspect of our work. But most satisfying of all, is the delivery of solutions that make a real difference to people and to business, and to Scotland.

If this interests you, click on the link below to find out more. If you wish to apply, please get in touch before
5th September 2017.