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Download Details Here | Posted November 26, 2018

Estimated Hire Date: January 2019

Employment Status:  Full Time – 100% (40 hour work week)

Annual Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 USD (depending on experience and country location)

Key Areas of Focus: Standards and Certification / Auditor assessment, training and communications

Overview: Textile Exchange is seeking a certification and auditing expert to support the Senior Manager of Standards Assurance with the quality assurance and credibility program of the Textile Exchange Standards. This new position will strengthen the existing assurance program through communications, direct assessments, trainings, etc. with the Assurance Providers (Certification Bodies and Accreditation Bodies).They will ensure a consistent, credible certification and auditing program for Textile Exchange Standards.

Core Accountabilities: 

Assurance Provider Engagement

  • Primary contact for assurance providers.
  • Responsible for all communication from Textile Exchange to assurance providers.
  • Ensures dissemination of guidance and updates to the relevant assurance provider staff.
  • Leads training program for assurance providers.
  • Coordinates calls, webinars, and meetings for assurance providers.

Assurance Systems

  • Maintains and develops the internal assurance infrastructure, this includes (but is not limited to):
    • the Textile Exchange Accreditation and Certification Procedures.
    • Best practice and guidance documents.
    • Online community-based learning (e.g. FAQs, case examples) for assurance providers.
    • Certification Body applications and contracts.
    • Processing complaints and fraud reports.
  • Monitors and calibrates Assurance Providers by:
    • Performing on-site and remote assessments of assurance providers to determine their compliance with Textile Exchange Standards requirements, developing corrective action plans, and following up to ensure changes have been made.
    • Analyzing certification data from various sources (e.g. certificate data in our Central Database System, audit reports).
  • Implements changes to the assurance process in line with the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice, particularly the Assurance Code. This includes:
    • Analyzes data and conducts research to inform program changes.
    • Maintains records of compliance with the codes.

Standards and Certification

  • Provides guidance and “calibration” for all standards to all stakeholders – via email and phone. Most stakeholders are in Asia and Europe.
  • Acts as in-house certification and auditing expert.
  • Represents Textile Exchange and its Standards at events.

Core Competencies:

  • Takes ownership of responsibilities.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Clear communicator in English, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work remotely.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Eager to learn.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ experience auditing and/or certifying against an ISO 17065-based standard (e.g. Textile Exchange standards), preferably in the textile industry.
  • Experience with certification and audit personnel training.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, perspectives.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to work remotely/from home.
  • Must be flexible to communicate with multiple time zones outside of standard working hours.
  • Must be able to travel internationally up to 25% of the year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working with remote teams.
  • At least two years’ experience managing, assessing, and training certification and auditing staff.
  • Multi-lingual.

TO APPLY: Please submit both a resume and cover letter to at recruitment@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Assurance Officer Application”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted with the view of first interviews in early January 2019. Early application submission is strongly encouraged. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

View Listing Here | Posted December 6, 2018

Lead the strategic development and implementation of NSF’s sustainability textile certification services and oversee the business unit to positively impact corporate vision and establish NSF as a sustainability leader in the marketplace.  Lead a team that provides textile certification services to customers for compliance with voluntary goals, consensus NSF or non-NSF standards, or government regulations, taking complete responsibility for the assigned business unit, including supervision of support staff.

  • Collaborate with other Sustainability Business Unit Managers to ensure that all units work hand in hand to develop strategic goals and cross-sell/ cross- promote sustainability offerings to all existing NSF clients and potential future clients.
  • Establish annual business unit revenue and gross margin goals and create 12-month budget for input into the Sustainability overall budget. Responsible for achieving budget goals.
  • Track the financial performance of services within the business unit on a monthly basis for submission to the General Manager of Sustainability.
  • Develop new sustainability services for NSF to maintain a competitive edge. New services are based on conducting market and competitive analysis, observing macro market trends, and monitoring client input and needs.
  • Consistently evaluate existing services for opportunities to condense and eliminate ineffective offerings.
  • Collaborate with other divisions offering sustainability related services to ensure the ability to offer NSF clients and potential future clients the full range of sustainability services available through NSF.
  • Develop a marketing and business plan (working with corporate marketing and business development support) to strategically market and sell service offerings with the most growth potential.
  • Select, train, develop, motivate and evaluate a competent workforce.
  • Supervise certification project managers and others, as assigned.
  • Support collaboration among business unit staff to ensure program cross-training and redundancy.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of business unit services to clients and superior customer service.
  • Participate in LEAN activities and identify, develop and implement process improvements that improve efficiency and quality.
  • Create and participate in the development, implementation and revisions of certification policies of the business unit.
  • Assure that the business unit meets all corporate and program requirements for QA and QC turnaround times, production and annual budget.
  • Review records, reports, and other documentation, as needed, to substantiate and authorize certification for assigned customers.
  • Deliver presentations to manufacturers, trade associations, regulatory agencies, and product user groups.
  • Deliver presentations to manufacturers, trade associations, regulatory agencies, and product user groups.
  • Participate in marketing activities and publication goals as necessary.
  • Maintain and update a current training manual and non-laboratory SOPs for the business unit.
  • Plan, organize and conduct the business unit’s industry forum, as applicable.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory/leadership experience.
  • A minimum of three years (3) experience as a senior project manager or equivalent.  A minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people as a team member and leader.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% time.
  • Competent computer skills in Word, Excel, Oracle-based applications, etc.
  • Related industry experience.
  • Knowledge of NSF policies and services.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree, e.g., Masters degree environmental science, sustainability, or related field.

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Remote:Yes
Job: Business General Management
Primary Location: United States
Schedule: Full-time
NSF International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

About NSF:

At NSF International, our mission is to protect and improve human health. We’re a global leader in standards development, testing, auditing, certification and training. We provide these services for a diverse set of industries including food, water, health sciences, sustainability and management systems. We’re passionate about the work we do, because together, we have a broad impact on our world. Our nearly 3,000 employees provide services in over 170 countries through our many global offices, at our client sites, from home offices and in state-of-the-art laboratories. We’re growing fast, and that’s where you come in. Come join our team. More information about NSF International can be found at nsf.org.