Chief Commercial Officer


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14th of April 2024





Lene Faye Jordan-Johannessen

Partner - People and Executive Search


Thomas Bakke



Seagems is experiencing global growth and is strengthening the leadership team by hiring an experienced CCO. As part of the global leadership team, you will manage all commercial aspects of Seagems´ operations, report to the CEO and be based at the Seagems HQ in Aalesund, Norway. 

Chief Commercial Officer

As CCO at Seagems your main responsibilities will include leadership of the global sales activities, commercial strategy development and execution, and global expansion of the commercial team. At Seagems we are dedicated to improving the entire value chain for seafood ingredients to the benefit of consumers, producers, and the environment all together – a process where you will be a key driver.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Overall leadership of the global commercial operations
  • Develop the commercial strategy, including identifying market opportunities
  • Execute the global scale-up commercial strategy, establish and lead regional offices, commercial teams, and stategic and local partnerships for accelerated growth
  • Business development through seeking, building and developing new partnerships and opportunities for growth through strategic market alliances
  • Leading, supporting and motivating the global sales and marketing team in achieving the growth targets
  • Collaborating with innovation, R&D and operations to align and achieve commercial activities with overall business goals in Seagems
  • Analyse and act on the competitive landscape, global trends, and new opportunities in the market for seafood ingredients

Desired qualifications: 

  • Masters degree or equivalent in business, commerce or related field
  • Experience as CCO, Commercial Director or equivalent, with commercial leadership internationally
  • Experience and knowledge of the food/ nutrition/ biotech industry is an advantage
  • Experience from emerging markets is an advantage
  • Ability and desire to work on multiple projects concurrently in a results-oriented and deadline driven environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English, Norwegian and knowledge of other languages will count as an advantage
  • Experience from execution on global commercial expansion strategies 
  • Passion for social and environmental sustainability

To succeed in this role, it is important that you have a strong drive to set, execute and achieve commercial goals. You achieve high levels of productivity through personal effort, taking responsibility to ensure the team complete tasks on time and with high quality. You show a strong drive to follow through and complete commercial tasks. You design organisational outcomes by anticipating and modelling future commercial directions, taking responsibility and ownership for organisational, team and personal commitments. As CCO in Seagems you lead complexity by making decisions based on logical assumptions, relevant facts, examination of alternatives and consideration of available resources, responding decisively in critical situations. You create structure and set clear goals to enable a team to accomplish its objectives and provide clear and consistent feedback, encouragement, and developmental guidance.

Seagems offers the right candidate:

  • A challenging leadership role and an opportunity to make a difference in an international fast growing company
  • A work environment characterised by a strong commitment to achieving results for employees, customers, and the group
  • A competitive remuneration package

Some international traveling must be expected.More about the hiring company:Today, around 50 million tons of side streams from seafood processing are undervalued or discarded. Seagems has taken a strong position providing seafood ingredients as flavour and nutrition to the global food industry, based on solving this global challenge. Seagems’ mission is to ensure that the benefits of seafood can be experienced by all, today and in future generations to come. With innovative up-cycling processes, local sourcing and production, we can make the most of our shared resources anywhere in the world. Fresh raw materials taste better, as powders made minutes after capture on board the fishing vessel. Drying at early stage in processing means no transport of frozen water, lowering transportation by up to 80 %.Last year, you could find our ingredients as key ingredients to trusted brands in billions of meals across the world. We believe in providing the global food industry with natural seafood ingredients in the most sustainable way possible.The Seagems Group, established in 2018, is pioneering a whole industry by combining long experience and knowledge with innovation, research and development. As part of the Seagems team, you will be exploring new ways to utilise side streams in the seafood industry and benefit the global food market. You can trust us to ensure a healthy work environment no matter who you are and where you’re from. At Seagems, we aim for you to thrive and never stop exploring the opportunities ahead. Seagems’ efforts for a healthy and inclusive work environment are an integrated part of our work with ESG.Seagems’ head office, innovation lab and manufacturing are in Aalesund, Norway. Seagems is also located in Copenhagen and Bangkok.Seagems is run by a dedicated team of 30 colleagues with passion for food, innovation and sustainability, backed by strategic and experienced owners from the seafood industry

Since its establishment in 2018, Seagems has taken a strong position in the market for seafood ingredients used as flavour and nutrition by the global food industry. The company’s innovative upcycling processes secure valorisation of residual raw materials from sustainably sourced fisheries. Each year we deliver key ingredients to trusted brands in billions of meals all over the world, enabled by our strong focus on sustainability, innovation, and drive for higher quality ingredients.Our HQ, innovation and manufacturing operations are based in Aalesund, Norway, with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bangkok, Thailand.