GOTS Organic Production Specialist (gn)

Global Standard gGmbH


Reports to: GOTS Managing Director

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

We are a self-funded non-profit organisation and are looking for an 

Organic Production Specialist (gn)

to operate from home with travel if necessary. This is a part time position for about 20 hours a week which may be reviewed for a full-time appointment in one year.

Start Date: At the earliest

Your key responsibilities include

  • Be the central point for all issues regarding organic fibre production in connection with GOTS
  • Promote organic and organic in conversion fibre production within the GOTS processing chain and other stakeholders in order to connect fibre producers with the GOTS processing chain
  • Contribute to GOTS Standard development and Quality Assurance measures related to organic fibre production, which may include providing content and comments for webinars and standard revisions.
  • Provide knowledge internally as basis for GOTS policies and publications (and social media)
  • Coordinate with external organisations and stakeholders in the field of organic production
  • Represent GOTS interests at relevant external standards bodies, stakeholder meetings, seminars and conferences and advocacy groups.

Candidates for the post of GOTS Organic Production Specialist should match the following profile

  • Sound knowledge regarding organic agriculture
  • At least 5 years’ experience from similar functions in public sector, international organisations or civil society.
  • Relevant advanced degree.
  • Knowledge and experience in Project Management
  • Familiarity with the global system of Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and a positive attitude to VSS including feasibility and barriers, valuing the dynamic of a standard as innovator and forerunner.
  • Sound knowledge of the GOTS Standard and Certification System and /or related standards.
  • Experience working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work in a team from distance, operate independently: self-motivating, self-guiding, self-structuring and coordinate actions under supervision of the GOTS Management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel as and when necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to learn and innovate within the position.
  • Fluency in English is required, written and spoken. Knowledge of other languages especially German is a plus.

We offer

A challenging, multifaceted, work-from-home position at a world leading, internationally recognized standard organisation.

The chance to support the national and international movement towards sustainable textile production.

A highly motivated, worldwide team and harmonious work environment.

How to apply

If you meet above criteria and are interested in the position, please email your resume to Jacqueline Schneider,

Global Standard gGmbH
Rotebühlstraße 102
70178 Stuttgart
Jacqueline Schneider
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