Our client is a German institute offering one of the leading certification systems for sustainability, traceability and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. On behalf of our client we are now looking for a Senior Sustainability Manager (m/w/d)

In this role you are located in Germany or Japan, depending on your preferences, and you are available for frequent international travelling. 

Senior Sustainability Manager (m/w/d) - Japan

Einsatzort: Cologne, Remote or Japan

Referenznummer: a0w9J000000LXXYQA4

Your Tasks:

  • Develop principles, criteria and indicators for the Japanese market, including benchmarking
  • Develop and update system documents, audit procedures, etc.
  • Monitor and assess relevant legislation and market developments relevant for Japan
  • Initiate and participate in stakeholder communication regarding Japan
  • Establish and maintain governmental/national system relations
  • Be responsible for key account stakeholder relation and first point of contact for Japan
  • Facilitate practical implementation of requirements through technical guidance to system users
  • Represent the institute at external events
  • Initiate/participate in pilot projects

Your Profile:

  • University degree in any of the following disciplines: Japanese studies, economics, law, business management, quality management, bioenergy, agricultural science or another related field
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience after graduation
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience within the industry (certification systems, auditing, standard-setting)
  • At least 3 years of proven professional experience in project management
  • Written and spoken language skills in Japanese and English (both at least C1)
  • Excellent understanding of the Japanese market, local customs and business culture
  • Good ability to understand legal and regulatory texts
  • Excellent communication skills in an international environment with stakeholders at all levels
  • Very good research and writing skills
  • Very strong presentation skills as well as the ability to explain complex issues in simple terms and to prepare professional presentations according to target group
  • High degree of initiative and very good decision-making ability combined with an independent working style and pragmatic, hands-on attitude
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

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