Job Vacancies

Managing Director

International Cotton Association


Attractive package

The International Cotton Association (ICA) began life over 170 years ago in 1841 in Liverpool, UK, when a group of cotton brokers created a set of bylaws and rules to help regulate the sale and purchase of raw cotton. Today, the majority of the world’s cotton is traded internationally under ICA Bylaws & Rules, and the organisation has over 550 members from all corners of the globe and from all parts of the supply chain. The ICA plays a leading role in ensuring contract sanctity in the global, dynamic cotton industry.

The Managing Director will lead the organisation in delivering its services – including arbitration, training, trade and networking events. This person will also be the Managing Director of ICA Bremen, a joint venture which handles the organisation’s cotton testing and research services. The Managing Director will play a leading role in representing the ICA to a wide range of organisations and government bodies both in the UK and internationally.

Candidates will bring a track record of managing a team in a complex stakeholder environment. Given the international nature of the cotton industry, s/he will have the ability to lead in a multi-cultural and international environment. Arbitration knowledge is desirable but not essential, as is experience of working in a trade body. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a knowledge of arbitration if s/he does not already have this.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the ICA on this appointment.

For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QAOQA.

Alternatively, email [email protected] or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during UK office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

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