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Certification Body Administrator (m/f/d) - Job Köln - Jobs - GLOBALG.A.P.

Certification Body Administrator (m/f/d)

Every generation has a right to safe food, and we support farmers to connect them to markets where they can sell their safely and sustainably produced agricultural products by developing and implementing farm assurance systems that are based on facts and recognized across the supply chain.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a trademark and a set of standards for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.). FoodPLUS GmbH is a limited liability cooperation registered in Cologne, Germany. It manages all company’s activities worldwide from standard setting through services for its partners, marketing, certification management to integrity and serves as legal entity to hold the international GLOBALG.A.P. and GGN (consumer label for GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms) copyrights.

For our Certification Body (CB) Administration & Benchmarking Team we are looking for a Certification Body Administrator (m/f/d) in full-time (39 h/week) to hire immediately. The CB Administration & Benchmarking Team is responsible for onboarding of the CBs into the GLOBALG.A.P. world. A CB is an independent third-party organization attesting farmers that the requirements of GLOBALG.A.P. are met. We are the first contact for new interested CBs and accreditation bodies, guiding the CBs through the process to receive approval for our standards and add-ons including invoicing, signing of contracts and granting access to our database. We answer GLOBALG.A.P. standard related questions and support CBs to maintain and improve their status.

Your responsibilities

  • Support the CB evaluation and approval process for all our owned or managed standards and products
  • Update and maintain all CB-related data and approval states in our digital archives and systems
  • Exchange with several international CBs simultaneously
  • Assist with and respond to questions about our standard and the CB approval process
  • Cooperate closely with team members and also cross-functional regarding CB operations

Your profile

  • Degree in Agriculture, Food Science or equivalent
  • Initial practical experience in the area of certification or GLOBALG.A.P. systems
  • Proficient in English (level C1) and intermediate German skills (level B1-B2)
  • Very good command of MS Office
  • Proactive and open-minded character understanding a strong team spirit as a natural component of success
  • Very thorough, committed, and detail-oriented way of work

Our offer

  • Integration into a multicultural, diverse team with shared values and the motivation to have a positive impact on the world and our future
  • Possibilities to grow professionally and personally by encouraging to take ownership for your working area and by a culture of continuous learning
  • Highly flexible approach in working time to ensure an optimum work-life balance
  • Free use of local public transport (JobTicket), share in Urban Sports Club fitness program, free coffee, tea, and water
  • Central office location in downtown Cologne
  • Holistic security concept in pandemic periods (home office preferred, office times possible in case of special needs and regulated by guideline)


If you strive to be part of a purpose-driven organization we will be happy to read your motivation letter, expressing the reason you want to work for us, and a CV summarizing your relevant skills for the position. Please apply via our online form.
Certification Body Administrator (m/f/d) - Job Köln - Jobs - GLOBALG.A.P.