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Verification Program Manager (m/f)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Bonn
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/06/2016
Company Name FLO-CERT
Contact Name Christian Jambor
Email recruitment@flo-cert.net
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Fair global trade everyone can believe in

FLOCERT is a leading global certification body, providing sole certification to Fairtrade and offering verification services for social, trade and environmental standards as well as private codes of conduct.

Founded in 2003, FLOCERT remains mission-driven and dedicated to working with all types of organizations, from small producers to internationally recognized brands, in order to promote fairness in global trade. Our accreditation as a “Social Enterprise” demonstrates our commitment to social business values.

With four international offices conducting business in over 120 countries, FLOCERT specializes in offering global reach with local expertise. For more information, visit us at www.flocert.net


FLOCERT is currently looking for a

Verification Program Manager (m/f)


  • Job Share:  30 hrs. p.w.
  • Maternity Cover (12 months)
  • Position is based in the FLO-CERT GmbH Office in Bonn, Germany
  • The salary and benefit package depends upon qualifications and experience
  • Start date: As soon as possible



FLOCERT’s Product Development department explores and develops market areas related to Fairtrade and beyond the traditional Fairtrade certification services including voluntary standards, private codes and programs as well as impact services.

As Verification Program Manager you will support the Global Head of Product Development in managing the development and implementation of our service portfolio, including the development of a new impact service. You will further create tailor made business solutions for our private customers.



Support the Global Head of Product Development to:

  • Implement and drive the company’s strategy for Innovation 
  • Develop, implement, and drive the company’s verification  services in the area of impact and private code services
  • Provide expert support to the Business Relations Department and help driving sales
  • Identify reputational risks and implement a strategy to respond to them
  • Represent FLOCERT at industry events (trade fairs, seminars, trainings, etc.)
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationship with other assurance partners, standard schemes and organizations in the area of sustainability
  • Engage on a regular basis with key colleagues in neighboring departments for cross-departmental brainstorming, product development and implementation
  • Guide team members in Product Development as Project Owner
  • Communicate proactively and frequently to internal customers and stakeholders about the content of service delivery and state of service development

Management Responsibilities:

  • Manage team members from Product Development and other FLOCERT departments in cross-departmental service development and service implementation projects.
  • Deputize the Global Head of Product Development




“Must haves”

  • University level education in Business Administration, Agro-Economy with sustainability focus and/or Business Development focus or another relevant subject
  • At least 5 years of work experience in either certification and/or product development, and/or brand related sustainability
  • Excellent Business English in writing and speaking
  • 3 years of experience in international project management
  • Know-how about the Fairtrade certification  and/or strong background in other Certification/Verification and/or private sustainability codes and programs
  • Proven skills in customer orientation and service delivery
  • Flexible and entrepreneurial working attitude
  • Analytical and  conceptual skills
  • Ability to structure and communicate precisely on complex subjects
  • Team Player
  • Strong cross-cultural communications skills
  • Readiness to work in an innovative and  fast changing environment
  • Skills in working with MS Office and  Database-Systems


“Nice to have”

  • Advanced language skills in German and/or French and/or Spanish
  • People management skills (either in line management or project management functions)
  • Experience in working in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Management experience in leading departments or project groups
  • Experience with other certification schemes (e.g. 4C, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, SMETA etc.)


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.


Application Deadline: June, 5th 2016


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


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