Sustainability Exchange

Senior Standards Manager, Apparel & Home Goods, Fair Trade USA, Oakland, CA

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Monday, 24 September, 2018

This is a full time position for an experienced and dynamic candidate with excellent technical standards writing skills and industry knowledge. Join part of a fun, fast-paced and growing organization that is developing exciting new programs for farmers and workers.

The Standards team defines program requirements for the partners participating in our system. In this role, you will join the Standards team to establish and execute strategies for maintaining and growing the factory program with credibility. You will lead all work related to the Apparel & Home Goods Standard, support Standards program strategy and management, and support the development of other Standards for Fair Trade USA. This work includes the creation and revision of Standards, compliance criteria, policies and related guidance material. As the owner of the Apparel & Home Goods Standard you will act as the subject matter expert in supporting overarching development between products and functions, ensuring balanced decision making in determining the final Standard and supporting tools. You will be writing clear and auditable Standards, criteria and policies in line with the objectives of Fair Trade, and will contribute to the various mission-driven projects in the organization. The Senior Manager also supervises staff and consultants contributing to the Factory Standards efforts.
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