red profesional | bolsa de trabajo | Costa Rica

certification analyst – la & caribbean m/f

San José
3 años
jornada completa
no especificado
hace más de 60 días
Certification Analyst – LA & Caribbean m/f

• Job Share: Full-time position
• Position is based in the FLOCERT QIS S.A. Office in San José, Costa Rica
• The salary and benefit package depends upon qualifications and experience
• Start date: 1st December 2015 or as soon as possible


FLOCERT is looking for a business oriented person who is willing to coordinate and to administer the Fairtrade certification of companies in assigned countries in Latin America. The ability to deal with high profile traders as well as small producer organizations and the availability to travel to assigned countries in Latin America to perform Fairtrade audits is required. The attention to detail, willingness to learn and team work spirit are essential assets for this position.
The person is part of a multicultural team which is responsible for the certification of Fairtrade customers in Latin America.

• • Act as Certification responsible for assigned customers
• Evaluate companies for assigned products against different Fairtrade Standards
• Contribute to the constant improvement of FLOCERTs certification system
• Conduct Fairtrade Audits for assigned customers

• Perform evaluations of audit reports from different countries against different Fairtrade Standards
• Perform Fairtrade audits of customers in assigned countries
• Answer certification related questions from customers
• Audit planning and audit coordination for assigned countries
• 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 Labeling Initiatives special requests
• Assist in the selection, evaluation and training of Auditors
• Assist in constant improvement of certification processes


“Must haves”
• University level education or equivalent in a relevant subject Food Science,
• Business, Agronomy, Law, Economics, Environmental, Social Sciences etc.
• At least two years of related professional work experience in an office and customer orientated environment
• 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
• Fluent in Spanish oral and written
• Fluent in English oral and written
• Flexible, pro-active and hardworking style
• Team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with different cultures
• Strong dedication towards customer service
• Previous experience in auditing
• Motivation for Fairtrade

“Nice to have”
• Good knowledge of Portuguese oral and written
• Experience with Customer Relationship Management Tools
• Technical knowledge of any of the following agricultural products: Coffee, Bananas, Flowers, Sugar, Fresh Fruits
• Business experience in international trade
• Work experience in food processing industry

How to apply

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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 and working time indication.

Applications deadline: 25th November 2015

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

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