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Regional Manager Asia/Australia (m/f)

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Germany (West) - Europe
Town/City 53129 Bonn, Germany
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 20/12/2009
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH
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 Technical Services department for a customer orientated, service driven, energetic new staff member with an interest in FAIRTRADE: 

Regional Manager Asia/Australia (m/f)  


Organize Fairtrade audits and certifications of operators in South East Asia, East Asia and Australia.  

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES Manage certification activities of operators in the respective region• Select, train and evaluate auditors.• Supervise staff in the respective region.• Participate to the continuous improvement of FLO-CERT Certification systems. • Manage communication with LIs, Producer Networks and key clients in the region.• Plan, develop and implement strategy for operational management and   development to meet performance plans within agreed budgets and timescales.

TASKS Manage the processing and the evaluation of applications for assigned operators.    Manage the annual certification process for assigned producer and traders. Take certification decisions for assigned operators and manage the quality control of audit reports. Participate in staff hiring process for the respective region. Ensure adequate training, guidance and evaluation of staff. Manage the regional planning of audits. Organise the regular evaluation of auditors. Ensure communication and feedback with auditors.    


Continent Manager Asia  


Necessary: University level education (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (Food Science, Business, Agronomy, Law, Economics, Sociology etc.). Familiar with one or more of the following certification schemes: Organic, Eurepgap, SA 8000, Fairtrade, ISO 9000 or equivalent.• Demonstrated experience in personnel management of at least 2 years.   • Fluent in English. Excellent communication skills, team player, flexible, experience in dealing with different cultures. Strong dedication towards customer service. Strong command in the use of MS Office Products. Motivation for Fairtrade.Advantageous Prior experience in auditing (social, ethical, organic etc.).• Fluent in a South East or East Asian language written and spoken. Business experience in international trade. Work experience in food processing industry. Knowledge of the agricultural sector in South East or East Asian.


• Job Share: 100%.• Position is based in the FLO-Cert Office in Bonn, Germany.• Start as soon as possible.• The office language is English.• Salary is paid according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Category  (Tarifvertrag Gross- und Aussenhandel, Nordrhein-Westfalen), Salary Range  VIa plus an attractive benefits package.• 30 days of holidays. 


  • For applying, please visit the FLO-CERT vacancy website:
www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/main.php?id=8Please click on the selected job title link 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. Furthermore, state in your motivation letter where you have found this job advertisement.
  • Deadline for applications: 6th of December 2009

    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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