NSC starts hunt for new UK rep

Jack Robert Moller announced he’d be leaving the organization earlier this month.

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is starting the recruitment process for a new representative in the United Kingdom, after Jack Robert Moller revealed he would be stepping down from the role earlier this month.

The organization is advertising the post of Fisheries Delegate to the United Kingdom -- one of Norway's most important whitefish markets -- with a deadline for applications set for March 22.

Norway exported seafood worth NOK 5.7 billion (€625.9 million/$673.5 million) to the UK in 2016, of which groundfish exports amounted to NOK 1.3 billion (€142.7 million/$153.6 million).

"It makes the UK one of our main whitefish markets,” said Renate Larsen, CEO of the NSC. “We seek a person with a strong commitment to the seafood industry that can front our work in this market."

The NSC’s industry representative in the market will work to increase demand for Norwegian seafood.

The position involves challenges in public relations, marketing, market insight and readiness, and involves close dialogue with the Norwegian market players, said the job advert.

The role of fisheries delegate requires work on both a strategic and operational level.

“Those who wish to apply for this position must have higher education and relevant experience in sales, marketing, international work or communication. Experience from fisheries and aquaculture industry will be an advantage and it requires good Norwegian and English language skills,” said Larsen.

The position is based in London and is a 2-year commitment, with the possibility of extension for up to three years.

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