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Fairtrade Certification Analyst - Europe / Switzerland (m/f)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Germany (West) - Europe
Town/City Bonn
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 09/01/2011
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH - Fairtrade Certification Services
Contact Name Christian Jambor
Telephone +49-228-2493-0
Email recruitment@flo-cert.net
Website Further Details / Applications
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Fairtrade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect. FLO-CERT, an independent international certification company provides the credibility, trust and transparency behind the Fairtrade Label.


With over 2000 clients in more than 70 countries, FLO-CERT has become one of the world’s leading social certification bodies –empowering over one million farmers and wage workers and their families in the global south through access to the Fairtrade market.


FLO-CERT GmbH currently has a vacancy in its Certification department for a pro-active, customer orientated and service driven new staff member with an interest in FAIRTRADE:



Fairtrade Certification Analyst (m/f)

Europe & Switzerland



FLO-Cert is looking for an enthusiastic and business oriented person who is willing to coordinate and to administer the Fairtrade certification of companies in assigned countries in Europe. The ability to deal with high profile traders and the availability to travel to assigned countries in Europe to perform Fairtrade audits is required. The attention to detail, willingness to learn and team work spirit are essential assets on this position. The person will be part of a dynamic and multicultural team which is responsible for the certification of Fairtrade customers in Europe.



• Act as Trade Certification responsible for assigned operators.

• Evaluate operators for assigned products against Trade Standards.

• Answer requests of Traders from assigned countries.



• Perform evaluations of audit reports against Fairtrade Trade Standards

• Perform Fairtrade audits of customers in assigned countries in Europe.

• Communicate actively with applicants and certified customers and assist them with all

  necessary information.

• Actively participate in the annual audit planning for assigned countries.

• Instruct customers on FLO Fairtrade requirements

• Identify special needs of Key Accounts and act as account manager.

• Answer trade certification related questions.

• Answer Labeling Initiatives special requests.

• Assist in the selection, evaluation and training of Auditors.

• Assist in constant improvement of certification processes.




• Regional Manager Europe




•  Any business or commercial professional education (e.g. office-, trade-, merchant apprenticeship IHK) or equivalent.

•  Professional work experience of at least two years.

•  Fluent in German and English oral and written.

•  Advanced Italian oral and written.

•  A team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

•  A pro-active, hard working and reliable individual and work style.

•  Excellent communication skills, flexible, experience in dealing with different cultures.

•  Strong dedication towards customer service.

•  Motivation for Fairtrade.



• University level education (B.A. or equivalent) in a relevant subject (Food Science, Business, Agronomy, Economics, Languages, etc.).

•       Experience with Customer Relationship Management Tools.

• 1 year experience in certification systems (e.g. organic, FSC, MSC, SA8000,

   ISO 14001, etc) in particular with ISO 65 accreditation or 2 years related

   business experience.

• Technical knowledge of the products: coffee, cocoa, sugar.

• Business experience in international trade.

• Work experience in food processing industry.



• Job Share: 100%.

• Position is based in the FLO-Cert Office in Bonn, Germany.

• The office language is English.

• Salary is paid according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Category (Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel, Nordrhein-Westfalen), Salary Range V plus an attractive benefits package.

• 30 days of holidays.

• Start date: as soon as possible.




     • For applying, please visit the FLO-CERT vacancy website:


Please choose here the 'Apply' button and follow the 'Smartrecruiters' application procedure for submitting your application documents in English, with Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and salary indication to Mr. David Holzwarth.

• Deadline for applications: 9th of January 2011.


Please consult www.flo-cert.net for more information on FLO-CERT GmbH and the Fairtrade movement.



- Please note that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. -


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