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Cooperative Business Developper

Project Description

This Regenerative Cooperative project aims at supporting 10 farmers for 5 years, with the ambition to transform the actual status-quo on conventional farming into a cooperative, local and resilient model.

The objectives are to regenerate :

  • The ecological landscape: improve soils fertility, support biodiversity, limit erosion, stop burning ;
  • The economic landscape: increase income, develop a premium distribution network, diversify revenue streams ;
  • The social landscape: create education and training opportunities, produce healthy and nourishing food for the community, and lower exposure to chemicals.

The Cooperative Business Developer’s mission

The success of the project will rely on the proper implementation of soil regeneration strategies, cooperation and also on our capacity to create premium distribution channels for the production.

The main missions of the Cooperative Business Developper will be to :

  1. Research, present, and implement the necessary steps for the creation of an agricultural cooperative.
  2. Create an original and unique network of partners for the distribution (marketing and sales) : memberships, CSA model, exclusive partnerships, direct sales, fresh&cooked produce, direct events, etc.
  3. Make sure we stay aligned with all the legal requirements in Thailand.

Responsibilities & Duties

Internally : set up the Agricultural Cooperative

  • Research the possibilities and legal requirements
  • Present to the community, reach an agreement, make the final decisions
  • Implement the creation of the legal structure

Externally : set up the distribution network : memberships & partnerships

  • Market research
  • Develop membership based solution : CSA model for individuals & businesses
  • Develop direct sales partnerships with local businesses
  • Develop a range of long shelf-life products to distribute to premium shops throughout Thailand.
  • Follow up on orders and keep a close and direct relationship with all partners.

Qualification & Skills

Technical skills

  • Good spokesman and public relation
  • Good at sales and marketing
  • Good use of digital collaboration tools

Interpersonnal skills

  • Excellent written & spoken communication skills in English and Thai.
  • Must have a genuine passion for and understanding of regenerative agriculture and natural farming.
  • Team player : can collaborate with farmers, designers, chef, managers, etc.

Salary & Benefits

  • Start first quarter of 2024.
  • 20,000thb/month.
  • Can partially work remotly
  • Other benefits : organic produce from the farm for all project members as we develop the production.