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QUALITY MANAGER

As a result of expansion and changes in personnel, we are seeking a Quality Manager to join the IOAS management team. The QM is responsible for maintaining and developing the IOAS quality system in support of the overall quality of the work of the IOAS. Tasks include document control and revision; management and execution of external and internal audits; corrective and preventive actions; management review; supporting the IOAS impartiality committee; handling of misuse of name and marks cases; handling and oversight of complaints and appeals cases; client and scheme owner feedback; procedural improvement; training.

TERMS

  1. This is a full-time, long term position. Successful applicants based in the USA will be hired as full-time employees. Persons from outside the USA will be self-employed under contract;
  2. You will work remotely from your own office with daily interaction with other IOAS staff in locations around the world. Some travel will be required. IOAS will pay basic office costs and all travel related expenses;
  3. You are obligated to do the work independently; it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity;
  4. You will receive a complete induction and ongoing training on IOAS and its quality system.

Requirements

Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team, show good attention to detail, analyse problems critically, and be passionate about impartiality. Fluency in spoken English is essential as is the ability to write clearly. Computer literacy is essential. At least one other language is desirable.

In addition, successful applicants are likely to have the following experience and attributes:

  1. 5-years’ experience as a Quality Manager in a certification or accreditation environment;
  2. Excellent knowledge of relevant ISO norms (ISO 17000, ISO 17011, ISO/IEC 17065, etc);
  3. Experience conducting internal audits and management reviews;
  4. Ability to analyse findings, identify root causes and implement appropriate corrective actions;
  5. Experience handling complaints and appeals;
  6. Working knowledge of scheme norms relevant to IOAS work.

Application

Please submit Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Quality Manager Recruitment’, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date

December 15, 2020

 


CLIENT MANAGER / ASSESSOR – TEXTILES

As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 due to an increased number of applicants we are seeking a Client Manager/Assessor with particular expertise in organic textiles. The Client Manager/Assessor is responsible for the administration of selected clients in all aspects of the processing of applications for accreditation. They ensure the delivery of all Accreditation Schemes with high integrity and exceptional client service. This includes responsiveness to clients’ inquiries and/or requests, thorough and objective assessments, appropriateness of corrective actions, timeliness of work, and efficiency of the process.

Terms

  1. This is a full-time, long term role and you will be contracted as self-employed unless you are based in the USA;
  2. You will work from your own office with some work being conducted remotely but it is expected that significant travel will be required. IOAS will pay basic office costs and all travel related expenses;
  3. You are obligated to do the work independently; it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity;
  4. You will receive a complete induction and ongoing training on IOAS and its assessment procedures;
  5. All assessment preparation, execution, and reporting shall be completed based on the IOAS requirements and forms.

Requirements

Successful applicants will have at least 4 of the following:

  • minimum 5 years’ experience in roles in the textiles and/or recycling industry;
  • good technical knowledge of textile manufacturing processes such as ginning, spinning, wet and dry processing, dyeing and finishing;
  • knowledge and experience with environmental and social aspects of the textile industry;
  • experience with inspection, certification and audit technique. Lead Assessor Qualification is preferred but not required;
  • experience with implementing and/or maintaining and/or auditing a Quality Management System in a textiles manufacturing setting;
  • familiarity with GOTS and Textile Exchange Certification Standards and requirements.

Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured reports. Computer literacy is essential. At least one other language is highly desirable.

Application

Please download the application form (FR0403), and submit the completed form, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 CM – Textiles Recruitment’, Attn: David Crucefix.

Closing date

December 20, 2020

 


QUALIFIED TECHNICAL ASSESSORS IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 due to an increased number of applicants we are seeking qualified Technical Assessors with experience in organic and sustainable textile and recycling schemes and related industries, who are located in India, China, or surrounding areas, primarily for the purpose of conducting file reviews and completing audits of operator inspections as part of accreditation assessment activities (ie scope specific witness and/or review audits).

Terms

  1. This is a freelance contract opportunity, with compensation based on a daily rate.
  2. Assignments will be offered by IOAS on an as-needed basis. The contractor may reject assignments based on availability and/or ability to complete the work.
  3. You will work from your own office with some work being conducted remotely but it is expected that significant travel will be required, and the contractor must be able to organize travel arrangements and submit all expense receipts as applicable.
  4. The contractor is obligated to do the assessment work independently, it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity.
  5. All assessment preparation, execution, and reporting shall be completed based on the IOAS requirements and forms.

Requirements

Successful applicants will have at least 4 of the following:

  • minimum 5 years’ experience in roles in the textiles and/or recycling industry;
  • good technical knowledge of textile manufacturing processes such as ginning, spinning, wet and dry processing, dyeing and finishing;
  • knowledge and experience with environmental and social aspects of the textile industry;
  • experience with inspection, certification and audit technique. Lead Assessor Qualification is preferred but not required;
  • experience with implementing and/or maintaining and/or auditing a Quality Management System in a textiles manufacturing setting;
  • familiarity with GOTS and Textile Exchange Certification Standards and requirements;
  • specialist knowledge of assessment of chemical inputs for GOTS organic textiles.

The role may suit academics, researchers or freelance auditors working in this field. Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured reports. At least one other language is highly desirable. Training on IOAS assessment will be provided.

Application

Please download the application form (FR0403), and submit the completed form, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Assessor Recruitment’, Attn: David Crucefix.

Closing date

December 20, 2020

 


 

COSMETIC TECHNICAL EXPERT IN ORGANIC AND NATURAL COSMETICS

As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 due to an increased number of applicants we are seeking a
Technical Expert with experience in organic and natural cosmetics primarily for the purpose of
conducting file reviews and completing audits of operator inspections as part of accreditation
assessment activities.

Terms

  1. This is a freelance contract opportunity, with compensation based on a daily rate.
  2. Assignments will be offered by IOAS on an as-needed basis and are arranged with at least two
    months’ notice. The number of days per annum will depend on performance and demand but can
    be expected to be between 20-30 days. The contractor may reject assignments based on
    availability and/or ability to complete the work.
  3. You will work from your own office with some audits being conducted remotely but some travel
    will be required, and the contractor must be able to organize travel arrangements and submit all
    expense receipts as applicable.
  4. The contractor is obligated to do the assessment work independently, it shall not be
    subcontracted in any capacity.
  5. All assessment preparation, execution, and reporting shall be completed based on the IOAS requirements and forms.

Requirements

Successful applicants will have at least 4 of the following:
• a university degree in the field of cosmetics, chemistry or related subject;
• at least 5 years professional experience in the cosmetics industry in a technical capacity;
• good technical knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and good manufacturing practice;
• experience with inspection, certification and audit technique. Lead Assessor Qualification is preferred but not essential;
• experience with implementing and/or maintaining and/or auditing a Quality Management System in a cosmetics manufacturing setting;
• familiarity with COSMOS and NATRUE Certification Standards and requirements.

The role may suit academics, researchers or freelance auditors working in this field. Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured reports. At least one other language is desirable but not essential. Computer literacy is essential. Training on IOAS assessment will be provided.

Application

Please download the application form (FR0403), and submit the completed form, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Cosmetics Expert Recruitment’, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date
December 20, 2020

 


APPLICATIONS OF INTEREST ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR IOAS FUTURE BOARD MEMBERS

The IOAS board is constituted in a manner that safeguards impartiality and enables the participation of all parties from various sectors significantly concerned in the development and principles regarding the content and functioning of the accreditation system.

Potential Board members should have a background from one of the following sectors ; conformity assessment (certification & inspection); operators; beneficiaries (consumers, environment, retail, trade, movement); developing world; and regulatory.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from those within the Operator categories and those with  business expertise.

Elections to the Board shall be for three-year terms with the possibility of re-appointed.

Candidates shall demonstrate the following requirements:

1. Good knowledge of the English language.
2. Standing and authority in their field.
3. High degree of personal integrity, including ability to maintain confidentiality and show due concern for conflict of interest.
4. Evidence of supporting the aims and objectives of organic agriculture and/or IFOAM’s mission
5. Ability to attend, prepare for and actively participate in meetings
6. In the case of those chosen as representatives of the fields of inspection or certification a considerable degree of experience and expertise is required.

Applications:

Candidates must apply via email to info@ioas.org with the following:

  1. A nomination from any organisation or individual.
  2. A full curriculum vitae (resumé)
  3. A statement of their interest in seeking the appointment.

Closing date:

Applications accepted until further notice.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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