FLOCERT is a leading global certification body. Besides providing sole certification to Fairtrade, FLOCERT also offers an array of services to support companies in sourcing on Fairtrade principles, where no Fairtrade Standard applies.
Founded in 2003, FLOCERT remains mission-driven and dedicated to working with all types of organisations, from small producers to internationally recognised brands, in order to promote fairness in global trade. Our accreditation as a «Social Enterprise» demonstrates our commitment to social business values.
With six international offices conducting business in over 120 countries, FLOCERT specialises in offering global reach with local expertise. For more information, visit us at www.flocert.net

FLOCERT is looking for
Director Central Services / Kaufmännische(r) Leiter*in (m/f/div)

Job Share: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Location: FLOCERT GmbH Headquarter Bonn, Germany
Salary: Competitive salary and benefit package, depending upon qualifications and experience
Start date: 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible


Do you share our passion for more sustainability in global supply chains and improving the livelihood of farmers and workers in developing countries? Are you a driver of organisational change and digitalisation of services? Are you ready to seize the opportunities of the future by creating the framework conditions that allow your highly professional, passionate team of experts to thrive and implement an ambitious strategy?
As our Director Central Services / Kaufmännische(r) Leiter*in (m/f/div) you will lead the departments Accounting, Controlling, Human Resources, Legal and Procurement. In this demanding role, you will be a member of the leadership team of FLOCERT, reporting to the Managing Director / CEO of the company.
An important part of the role will be to guide and support the teams in defining and implementing department strategies, based on the current FLOCERT strategy. For this you will closely collaborate with your Director peers as well as our Supervisory Board. In addition, you will be a key contact point for our shareholder Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V. (‚FI‘).
Furthermore, you will be significantly involved in the further development of the company’s structures and processes through close exchange with the operations, business relations as well as the business and IT solutions teams.
You are the ideal candidate if you are highly reliable, value-driven and a communicative individual with affinity for digitalization.

Your responsibilities
Manage and support the department leads of the 5 Central Service teams in their daily operations and related further development
Competent support and sparring partner for the Managing Director as well as peer Directors in all financial, legal and commercial matters
Ensure that the Central Services departmental strategies are aligned and consistent with the FLOCERT strategy as well as other sub-strategies
Responsible for the preparation of regular and ad-hoc-reportings to the Managing Director, the FLOCERT oversight bodies and our shareholder
Preparation of strategic plans (e. g. budget planning, business cases, investment measures)
Monitoring and controlling liquidity
Definition of improvement projects and further development of existing structures and processes in Central Services
Close cooperation with external stakeholders e. g. auditors, tax authorities or financial institutions
Take-over predecessor’s roles in Fairtrade oversight bodies (e. g. cooperating with FLOCERT Supervisory Board and, if necessary, sub-committees, Fairtrade International Finance & Audit Committee, Fairtrade network’s Global Finance Directors Working Group)

Your qualifications, experience and skills

University degree in business administration or law
Profound and recent professional experience in the areas of responsibility outlined above, ideally in an international context
Entrepreneurial mindset with strong analytical, negotiation and decision making skills
Convincing and motivating leader with above-average intercultural and communication skills
Great team player with a positive and pro-active attitude and a ‚getting things done‘ mentality
High affinity for business digitalization and transformation
Experience with financial statements according to German Commercial Code (HGB), at the level of individual companies as well as on consolidated basis
Fluency in German and English, both verbal and written is a must , and any other additional language (e. g. Spanish) is a plus

Motivation for Fairtrade

What we offer

International work environment
Company culture of dialogue and respect
Onboarding and welcome management
Open-minded and value-driven colleagues living our mission
Remote work & flexible working hours
Attractive salary and benefit package
Opportunities to make a meaningful impact
Learning and development opportunities
Chance for motivated staff to grow

How to apply

Click on the lower button «APPLY NOW!» and submit your complete application documents (motivation letter, CV, reference letters) in English.
Please kindly note that we only accept online applications and only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process.
Do you still have questions? Then give us a call or send us an email.
FLOCERT GmbH | Bonner Talweg 177 | 53129 Bonn | Regina Jatzke (HR Manager – Recruiting & Employer Branding)

If you have questions, please contact us by phone: +49 228 2493-278 or E-Mail: recruitment@flocert.net


Bonner Talweg 177 53129 Bonn Germany

Be the future of Fairtrade
As ethical awareness grows across the world, so does Fairtrade. In conjunction with the Faircompany Initiative and German dual vocational training system Berufsausbildung, we’re proud to welcome the upcoming generation into this extraordinary sector. Our apprenticeships are designed to give the freshest talent in our sector a rounded introduction to Fairtrade.
To make sure we’re always doing the best by our team, we partner with prestigious institutions including GreatPlaceToWork and Audit Berufundfamilie .

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