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GOTS Representative in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

(full-time, home office, March 2024)

Report to: Head of Regional Representatives

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria. The Global Standard non-profit organisation is charged with executing the Global Organic Textile Standard programme.

Your key responsibilities include:
• Contact and input marketing activities (active acquisition) towards brands and retailers.
• Organise (initial) individual consultancy for companies towards GOTS certification.
• Organise promotional events for the industry.
• Represent GOTS at industry and academic events.
• Contact and provide inputs to general/consumer oriented and to professional textile/fashion media.
• Liaise with government bodies to protect GOTS interests.
• Education (lectures at universities/schools and to consumers).
• Collaborate with GOTS Marketing Unit on regional promotions.

Your Qualifications and Experience:
• University Degree (Bachelor/Master) in textile management, sustainability, environmental science, human rights, or related field.
• 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience, e.g., as part of a CSR department in textile company, textile production landscape, quality assurance or related areas.
• Sound knowledge of textile supply chains, international social and environmental norms and standards.
• Excitement about the textile industry and affinity for sustainable innovations and development.
• German native speaker, with excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English, other languages are welcome.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and readiness to learn.
• Efficient communicator with excellent public speaking skills.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to network and utilise internal and external resources.

We offer:
• A challenging, multifaceted, work-from-home position with flexible hours at a world leading, internationally recognised standard.
• The chance to support the national and international movement towards sustainable textile production and sustainable development.
• Career opportunities based on performance and requirements.
• A highly motivated, worldwide team and harmonious work environment.
• Frequent travels.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in the position, please email your resume along with salary drawn and expected to Juliane Ziegler, . Application deadline 15 January 2024.