BSCI - Product Owner

Location: Brussels
Contract type: Permanent


About amfori

At amfori we believe in a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. We call this Trade with Purpose.

As the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, we bring together over 2,300 retailers, importers, brands and national associations representing a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros. 

We offer our members a practical framework and world-class tools that enable them to manage the social and environmental performance of their supply chains and anticipate trends. We also advocate for progressive policy and collaborate with high-level stakeholders to achieve common aims. 

Our work enables organisations to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. These are major challenges across the world which require a collaborative effort to tackle. So, while our members can’t solve them on their own, together we can influence and drive positive change at scale.


About the role

As BSCI Product Owner at amfori you will be:

Responsibilities for :

•       Supports amfori with the short, medium and long-term value creation.

•       Represents the “customer” to the Sustainability Platform development team

•       Authorized to prioritize the list of requirements for product development, according to business requirements

•       Gathers, manages the product backlog

•       Responsible for product roadmap definition and recommendation to Business Owner and the Project Board, advises the Project Board and ET on future developments and platform vision

•       Ensures user stories are “ready” for development to start, close collaboration with the development team

•       Reports progress, issues, risks, changes to the Project Manager, advises Work Package Leaders on required changes,  recommend corrective actions

•       Collaborates closely with IT Solution owner, Project Manager, Work Package Leaders and the development team


Challenges are :

•       Product owner works with stakeholder input sources and impeccable business analysis to develop possible alternative ways to implement “Trade with Purpose”.

•       Product owner Coordinator ensures maximum ideation for business case analysis and evaluation.

•       The product owner helps the sustainability expert to describe the requirements and supports the business analyst in translate the business requirements.

•       The product owner prepares communication with communication specialist

•       The product owner coordinates all material for member events concerning the platform and other IT products


About you

•       University degree with a major in one of the following business, computer science, finance, management or equivalent.

•       Industry experience is critical

•       Understanding of a business’ activities in the sustainable sourcing sphere.

•       Ability to analyze and prioritize.

•       Good communicator. Able to engage with various stakeholders and users on an individual and group basis is essential.

•       Ability to synthesize concepts into clear descriptions.  Exposure to and understanding of business software is useful.

•       Methodical and detailed approach to developing supporting documentation and processes.

•       Excellent working knowledge of English essential, (other European languages helpful, as is Mandarin).


Nice to have

•       Understanding of producer activities in sustainability helpful.

•       Understanding of audit company activities in sustainability helpful.


amfori offer

·       Permanent contract based in Brussels

·       Remuneration package, which includes lunch vouchers, group insurance, DKV hospital and dental insurance and contribution to public transportation for commute to work.

·       Possible travel within Europe; and

·       An exciting international environment located in Brussels.


To work from amfori’s main office in Brussels.

How to apply

To apply send your CV and cover letter to mentioning ‘BSCI Product Owner’ in the subject line