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Regional Manager Europe

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Location Germany (West) - Europe
Town/City Bonn
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 24/05/2009
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH
Contact Name David Holzwarth
Email recruitment@flo-cert.net
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : We are 24 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. From our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, we set international Fairtrade standards and support Fairtrade producers
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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 worlds 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 customer orientated, service driven, energetic new staff member with an interest in FAIRTRADE:

Regional Manager Europe II (m/f).

•Organize Fairtrade audits and certifications of operators in Europe.

• 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 Labelling Initiatives and/or Producer Networks and with key clients in the region.

• 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 Europe/Africa.


• 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.
• 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.

• Prior experience in auditing (social, ethical, organic etc.).
• Fluent in another European language written and spoken.
• Business experience in international trade.
• Work experience in food processing industry.
• Knowledge of the agricultural sector in Asia.

• 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.

• Please consult www.flo-cert.net for more information on FLO-CERT GmbH and the Fairtrade movement.
• Please apply by email (Re: Regional Manager Europe II) only, in English, with Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and salary indication to David Holzwarth: recruitment@flo-cert.net.
• Deadline for applications: 24th of May 2009.

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