Commercial Director


Salary: Competitive + benefits package

Based in York with travel throughout the UK

Closing date 19th April


CHAP (Centre for Crop Health and Protection) is one of four agricultural innovation centres born out of the UK’s Agri-Tech Strategy published in June 2013. CHAP is a collaboration between industry and research partners representing a £22m investment in high quality agri-food science and innovation to revolutionise the way we farm and improve crop productivity.

We are entering an exciting and important new phase moving from a start-up to identifying and growing new market opportunities to secure and accelerate commercial growth. We are looking for a Commercial Director, who can draw on substantial expertise and experience, to lead and develop the CHAP Commercial Strategy to help us achieve this.

CHAP is seeking candidates who can demonstrate strong commercial business understanding including experience of growing a profitable and sustainable agri-tech and/ or science based business.  Whatever your background, you should have plenty of commercial business acumen, with a flair for building relationships and brokering collaborative projects with multiple partners.

The job description can be viewed here.

 To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to