TFT is taking action all over the world to transform supply chains, creating change from boardrooms to forests and factories.

We’re constantly growing and we’re often looking for new people to join our team.

Our current vacancies are listed below. We’re always interested in hearing from people who have passion, skills and talent. If you’d like to join us but are not applying for an existing vacancy, you can submit a spontaneous or intern application via the link at the bottom of the page.

Current Vacancies

Member Manager – Extractives, UK

Member Manager – Extractives, UK Southampton UK

Deadline: 14th May 2017

TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international, fast growing and dynamic non-profit organisation helping companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

TFT is currently seeking to recruit a full-time, pro-active and organized

MEMBER MANAGER – Extractives

 based in Southampton, UK

to support TFT members in the extractive industries.

The successful candidate will be motivated by a desire to improve lives, have an interest and understanding of labour concerns in global supply chains and a proven track record of managing and developing client relationships with both existing and new clients.

A collaborative team player used to working in fast moving, complex situations, in high pressure environments, ideally with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, often in geographically dispersed locations. Experience of driving multiple projects simultaneously within deadlines and budget is critical.

A strong, confident, articulate and persuasive communicator with good written and verbal communication skills, able to express views concisely within all levels of the organisation to achieve rapport and credibility is essential.  Able to combine entrepreneurial spirit and passion with a solid analytical, commercial approach and a determination and tenacity to succeed. The successful candidate must be passionate about social and environmental issues.

 Responsibilities 

  • Member and Client responsibility: key contact between assigned members/clients and TFT.
  • Business Development: of new members or developing the relationship with existing ones.
  • Commercial Management: development of proposals, budgets, work plans and reports for both existing and new members.
  • Project/programme responsibility: ensure delivery requirements in line with member/client expectations and those of TFT. Monitoring progress through engagement with field and specialist teams, including regular communications with the member/client.
  • Transparency: promoting effective member/client communications with the joint development and execution of communication tools and documents showing progress achieved.
  • Support the development of TFT’s activities globally, across all sectors in which TFT is present.

 Special conditions

  • Frequent travel, mostly in Europe, but with occasional long-haul to project sites.
  • Our global operations span many time zones, which means staff are often required to work outside office hours.
  • This position will require regular meetings with leaders of large, multi-national corporations and NGO’s, as well as international travel to the field sites, so the candidate should be able to thrive in both corporate settings and a wide variety of cultural environments.

 Requirements 

  • An interest and a good understanding of the issues associated with the exploitation of workers, social responsibility and the environment.
  • A minimum of five years relevant professional working experience with clients. Experience and understanding of global supply chain, the complexity and the issues involved.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external stakeholders, including high standards of clear professional and timely reporting.
  • Exemplary relationship management skills, with proven track record of managing and developing existing clients and developing new ones. Experience of extending and deepening partnership relationships through trust and swiftly establishing impact and influence to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Ability to take complex information and share with varied audiences in a targeted and relevant way to promote understanding and engagement.
  • Excellent team player, ideally used to working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in a global organisation, used to fostering cross-boundary collaboration.
  • A creative problem solver, able to qualify situations and through informed decisions and working with relevant stakeholders, overcome complex problems.
  • A self-motivated, natural planner and organiser, able to prioritize and organize own work schedule, with proven project management skills and experience, effectively driving multiple projects simultaneously. A strong commercial intellect and a detailed, methodical, analytical approach to decisions, including effective risk assessment, monitoring, evaluation and reporting throughout the project life-cycle and used to managing confidential information with multiple stakeholders.
  • Comfortable in fast-moving, pressurised, complex and changing environments. Demonstrating professional agility, able to show initiative and a positive attitude, willingness to learn and adapt and to provide rapid and insightful response in.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • A University degree or other relevant qualification is an advantage but not essential.

What we offer 

  • A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through global supply chains;
  • Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to many diverse tasks within a multi-cultural team.
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience.
  • Pension contributions.
  • 25 days paid leave per year

Please send your application (motivation letter + CV) to uk.recruitment@tft-earth.org  (www.tft-earth.org).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Accountant / Bookkeeper, Ecuador

Accountant / Bookkeeper, Ecuador Quito, Ecuador

Deadline: 5th May 2017

 TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature. TFT is present in more than 15 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, and employs over 270 people worldwide.

 To strengthen its activities in Latin America, and more particularly in Ecuador, TFT is seeking to recruit an experienced and motivated professional to join the team as

 

ACCOUNTANT or BOOKKEEPER

 (Bilingual Spanish/English)

Responsibilities

The role requires frequent contacts with HQ in English for administrative, finance and HR matters, and the successful candidate will handle independently all administrative and accounting/financial activities for the Ecuador office, such as :

  • Office general administration;
  • Manage payments and collections (P&R);
  • Control, monitoring and analysis of monthly expenses and cash flow;
  • Preparation of statutory reporting for Ecuadorian tax authority;
  • Reporting of monthly expenses to HQ (in English);
  • Monitoring and reimbursement of team travel expenses ;
  • Reporting of activities to HQ (in English);
  • Management of local suppliers: services, accountant, lawyer/legal representative, travel agency, office supplies;
  • Logistical support for the team: hotel and flights booking, etc.;
  • Event organization;
  • Financial planning (in English);
  • Preparation of documents for financial audits (in English);
  • Support to projects when needed:
    • desk research;
    • reports, presentations and proposals formatting;
    • other technical activities.
  • Provide support to the Country Head as needed

Requirements 

  • Degree in Administration, Accounting or Finance.
  • 3-5 years of experience in administration and accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and advanced functions in Excel
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues from different countries, cultures and backgrounds.

 Desirable :

  • Knowledge in financial management for NGOs/multilateral organizations.
  • Initiative to propose solutions to improve administrative/financial management of TFT.

 Languages – essential :

  • Spanish – for communication with team, local suppliers, and contacts.
  • English – written and spoken, for communication with HQ in Switzerland (e-mail and conference calls) and for management reporting and presentations.

 Personal characteristics

  • Ability to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and activities.
  • Committed to working in a te

Other information about the position

  • Full time
  • Wage according to experience
  • Immediate start

What we offer

  • Unique experience of working in a dynamic organization, that directly promotes conservation of the environment and social equity through supply chain approach;
  • Dynamic environment with the opportunity to work with a multicultural team.

 

If you are interested please send your CV with a COVER LETTER in English and EXPECTED WAGE to: ecuador.recruitment@tft-earth.org with the subject: 2017ADMINQUITO

  • The position will remain open until it is fulfilled.
  • Only candidates sending CV and cover letter will be considered for selection.
  • We will only contact shortlisted candidates

Member Manager, UK

Member Manager, UK Southampton, UK

Deadline: 05/31/2017

The Forest Trust

TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

To strengthen our Project Management team, we are seeking an accomplished, versatile and self-motivated professional to develop our work with existing members and develop new members and clients from the UK.

The successful candidate for the role of

MEMBER MANAGER

 based in Southampton, UK

will have a proven track record of managing and developing client relationships with both existing and new clients, working with global supply chains, with either a not-for-profit or commercial organisation.

With proven exemplary relationship management skills that have driven collaborative partnerships and a persuasive and diplomatic style and credibility that engages and commands confidence and respect at senior stakeholder levels is a must. Executive maturity is essential, the ability to manage one’s own relationships effectively when there is ambiguity, uncertainty and pressure.

Extensive experience of driving multiple projects simultaneously within deadlines and budget is critical, whilst ensuring internal and external stake-holder alignment and a communication rhythm.  A collaborative team player used to working in fast moving, complex situations, in high pressure environments, ideally with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, often in geographically dispersed locations, within a matrixed organisation.  Within this context, high standards of organisation excellence, personal integrity and business ethics are essential.

A strong, confident, articulate and persuasive communicator with good written and verbal communication skills, able to express views concisely within all levels of the organisation to achieve rapport and credibility is essential.  Able to combine entrepreneurial spirit and passion with a solid analytical, commercial approach and a determination and tenacity to succeed and must be passionate about environmental and social issues.

Responsibilities

Member and Client responsibility: key contact between assigned members/clients and TFT.

  • Business Development: of new members or developing the relationship with existing ones.
  • Commercial Management: development of proposals, budgets, work plans and reports for both existing and new members.
  • Project/programme responsibility: ensure delivery requirements in line with member/client expectations and those of TFT. Monitoring progress through engagement with field and specialist teams, including regular communications with the member/client.
  • Transparency: promoting effective member/client communications with the joint development and execution of communication tools and documents showing progress achieved.
  • Support the development of TFT’s activities globally, across all sectors in which TFT is present.

 Special conditions

  • Frequent travel, mostly in Europe, but with occasional long-haul to project sites.
  • Our global operations span many time zones, which means staff are often required to work outside office hours.
  • This position will require regular meetings with leaders of large, multi-national corporations and NGO’s, as well as international travel to the field sites, so the candidate should be able to thrive in both corporate settings and a wide variety of cultural environments.

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years relevant professional working experience with clients, ideally in the consumer goods sector. Global supply chain experience from a business development/sales, relationship management, supply chain management, and/or sustainability perspective.
  • Strong understanding of business supply chains and sourcing issues and good understanding and high interest in environmental and social responsibility issues.
  • Exemplary relationship management skills, with proven track record of managing and developing existing clients and developing new ones. Experience of extending and deepening partnership relationships through trust and swiftly establishing impact and influence, to evangelise and influence collaboration to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Including clear professional reports provided on time with minimum editing before submission externally. Ability to take complex information and share with varied audiences in a targeted and relevant way to promote understanding and engagement.
  • A natural planner and organiser, able to prioritize and organize own work schedule, with proven project management skills and experience, effectively driving multiple projects simultaneously. A strong commercial intellect and a detailed, methodical, analytical approach to decisions, including effective risk assessment, monitoring, evaluation and reporting throughout the project life-cycle and used to managing confidential information with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent team player, ideally used to working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in a matrixed global organisation, used to fostering cross-boundary collaboration.
  • Experience with managing conflict situations, including having difficult conversations with a member/client or internal team if needed, in a constructive way to achieve the desired outcome. The voice of reason in chaotic situations, able to offer much needed perspective, while remaining open to learning from others.
  • A creative problem solver, able to qualify situations and through informed decisions and working with relevant stakeholders, overcome complex problems.
  • Comfortable in fast-moving, pressurised, complex and change environments. Demonstrating professional agility, able to show initiative and a positive attitude, willingness to learn and adapt and to provide rapid and insightful response in.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • A University degree or other relevant qualification is an advantage but not mandatory.

What we offer

  • A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through global supply chains;
  • Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to many diverse tasks within a multi-cultural team.

Please send your application (motivation letter + CV) to uk.recruitment@tft-earth.org.  (www.tft-earth.org)

Indicating the Job Code UKMM17. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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