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Technical Expert (m/f/d) Social Compliance - Job Köln - Jobs - GLOBALG.A.P.

Technical Expert (m/f/d) Social Compliance

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 Standards & Technical Team we are immediately looking for a Technical Expert (m/f/d) Social Compliance in full-time (39 h/week). The Standards & Technical Team is responsible for developing and defining the standard criteria as well as product development. It manages the Technical Committees, National Technical Working Groups, Focus Groups and provides technical support for further business units whenever needed.

Your responsibilities

  • Evaluate industry with regards to market requirements and available solutions regarding agricultural social compliance
  • Play a key role in the development of respective future product offerings
  • Supply technical content for training material development
  • Offer GLOBALG.A.P. Public and/or Certification Body Training
  • Conduct GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice) integrity audits on request
  • Maintain active communication with authorized social compliance certification bodies
  • Engage actively with international stakeholder organizations
  • Participate in relevant trade shows, conferences, etc.
  • Provide internal support to different teams regarding agricultural social compliance

Your profile

  • Degree in social or rural sciences, sustainable development or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of multi-stakeholder, international work experience in the field of agricultural social compliance (including health and safety, human and labor rights), preferably also in auditing
  • Proficient in English (C1 level) and intermediate level (minimum B1) of German, Dutch, or Spanish
  • Team player with excellent communication skills and an analytical, solution-oriented way of working
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time, both domestically and internationally (driving license required)

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.
Technical Expert (m/f/d) Social Compliance - Job Köln - Jobs - GLOBALG.A.P.