Responsible (gn) Standard Development and Implementation

Global Standard gGmbH


The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria.

We are a non-profit organisation and are looking for a

Responsible (gn) Standard Development and Implementation

who will operate from home with occasional travel.

Your key responsibilities include:

Standard Development:

  • Collect and evaluate topics for upcoming revisions of the Standard.
  • Coordinate the meetings of the Standard revision committees.
  • Organize formal revision process based on current practices.
  • Development of GOTS policies related to Transaction & Scope Certificates.

Implementation of the GOTS Standard:

  • Provide official interpretations of the GOTS Standard and Policies to GOTS Approved Certification Bodies (CBs) on an on-going basis.
  • Provide guidance to CBs, GOTS colleagues and others.
  • Contribute to CB trainings.
  • Be a single point contact for CBs.
  • Plan and coordinate CB webinars and training.
  • Coordinate annual meetings of the Certifiers Council.
  • Keep the GOTS website updated with interpretations and related information.

Standard Comparisons and Benchmarking platforms:

  • Identify important systems, provide data and keep them update on a regular basis (ITC, WWF, SLCP etc.) to improve our ratings.

Benchmarking GOTS:

  • Set up and regular update of internal knowledge database regarding other standards, among others, to identify lacks for own standard development.


  • Continuously analyse and further develop how GOTS can and shall use the ISEAL Framework.

Your qualifications and experience:

  • Formal technical qualifications in the textile or related field (degree).
  • Familiarity with the global system of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and frameworks such as ISEAL and guidelines such as OECD.
  • Excellent knowledge of the GOTS Standard, certification system and related standards.
  • Knowledge of textile manufacturing processes and production regions.
  • Understanding of environmental and social criteria requirements based on current global requirements.
  • Understanding of audit procedures during certification.
  • Ability to work and operate independently and coordinate actions under supervision of the GOTS Management.
  • Willingness to travel as and when necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and innovate within the position.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, intrapersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other languages is a plus.

We offer:

  • A challenging, multifaceted, work-from-home position at a world leading, internationally recognized standard organization.
  • The chance to support the national and international movement towards sustainable textile production.
  • A highly motivated, worldwide team and harmonious work environment.


If you meet above criteria and are interested in the position, please email your resume to Jacqueline Schneider, by 28th February 2021.

70178 Remote
Global Standard gGmbH
Rotebuehlstr. 102
70178 Stuttgart
Frau Jacqueline Schneider
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