GLOBALG.A.P. is looking for:

Product Development Manager (m/f)

Department:          Global Key Account / Product Development
Job location:           Cologne/Germany (required)
Reporting to:          Product Development Management
Type of job:             Full-time Position
Date of entry:         1 September 2013

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As a member of the Global Key Account team, responsible for all GLOBALG.A.P. scopes (crops, livestock and aquaculture), your duties are to:

  • Coordinate the development and drafting the codes and rules in proper English (revisions and add-ons).
  • Understand what is needed and report back to each member of the team on what is not working.
  • Coordinate projects among the teams with technical background to easily write up logical standard and rule documents.

Job Specifications:

1. Qualifications: BSc/BA or higher in the field of food, feed or agriculture required; GLOBALG.A.P. auditor qualification or equivalent preferred

2. Skills:  Languages: German/English - Excellent written, technical and verbal communications skills. Other global language is an advantage.

3. Experience:         

  • 3+ years of related technical writing experience with standards.
  • Strong technical background in agriculture, all three scopes preferred.
  • Practical work experience with a quality management system.

4. Requirements:    

The candidate must be well organized, communicative, and attentive to detail, able to write project proposals (grant proposals) and normative documents for quality management systems:

  • Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
  • Strong coordinating skills
  • Ability to liaise between different teams
  • Appreciation and understanding of agricultural technical issues including food safety and sustainability
  • Able to work well in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Can meet regular strict deadlines
  • Results oriented
  • Drivers license is necessary

Send your CV and covering letter to Brigit Thelen-Coco via email: thelen-coco@globalgap.org