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Marketing & Communications Manager (m/f)

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Sectors Landscape, Arboriculture, Horticulture
Town/City Bonn
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/04/2016
Company Name FLO-CERT
Contact Name Christian Jambor
Email recruitment@flo-cert.net
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Fair global trade everyone can believe in

Founded in 2003, FLOCERT is the global certifier for Fairtrade International. Among many areas of operation, we mainly offer certification, verification and impact services. Our key customers are disadvantaged producers, such as mid-sized agricultural organizations, farmers and workers, in developing and emerging countries. In the northern hemisphere, we advise and support traders and manufacturers on their purchasing activities and supply chain management.

FLOCERT has offices in Bonn, Cape Town, Bangalore and San José. With over 3,500 clients in more than 120 countries, a staff of 90 and over 100 auditors, we are one of the world’s leading social certification and verification bodies, bringing together producers, traders, brands and consumers.


FLOCERT is currently looking for a 

Marketing & Communications Manager (m/f)

  • Job Share: Full-time (38,5 hrs. p.w.)
  • Position is based in the FLO-CERT GmbH Office in Bonn, Germany
  • The salary and benefit package depends upon qualifications and experience
  • Start date: 1. July 2016 (or as soon as possible)



FLOCERT is seeking a service-driven Marketing and Communications Manager. You will have a strong impact on the strategic direction and ultimate success of FLOCERT through the implementation of marketing and communication activities that support the strategy.  This role requires experience leading cross-functional marketing initiatives in a competitive and fast-paced environment. This role includes the line management of two Marketing & Communications- and one Stakeholder Relations officer. You will be part of our Sales, Marketing and Communications Department reporting to the respective Director.


Core Responsibilities

  • Identify, develop, and evaluate marketing & communications strategy
  • Manage all corporate communications activities and partnerships of FLOCERT
  •  Manage all communications (internal and external), including crisis communications in
     close alignment with Fairtrade International colleagues
  • Manage stakeholder communication (with National Fairtrade Organizations, Fairtrade Marketing Organizations, Producer Networks and Fairtrade International)
  • Work in close alliance with product development colleagues on go-to-market activities
  • Coordinate and participate in promotional activities and trade shows
  • Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings
  • Conduct economic and commercial surveys to identify potential markets for products and services and monitor actual and future market
  • Manage the development and maintenance of all marketing, sales and promotion materials, whether electronic or in print (including website)
  • Prepare and manage budgets



“Must haves”

  • University level education in a relevant subject (Marketing, Business/Economics, Communications, Public Relations etc.)
  • At least 5 years of related work experience in the field of marketing, communications and/or public relations
    • Experience in managing a small team
    • Fluent in English oral and written; ideally native speaker or bilingual
    • Strong cross-cultural communication and negotiation skills
    • Creative presentation skills
    • A hands-on, assertive and entrepreneurial working style
    • Strong problem solving and solution finding skills
    • Strong command in the use of MS Office Products
    • Motivation for Fairtrade and Sustainability

“Nice to have”

  • Experience in dealing with B-to-B services (in particular auditing and certification services)
  • Language skills in German and/or Spanish


How to apply

Do visit our website: www.flocert.net/about-us/work-for-us/latest-jobs/


Please apply by submitting your application documents in English, with curriculum vitae, reference letters or reference contact data as well as a motivation letter with salary indication.


Please kindly note, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

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