Network Representative Sweden (m/f/d) 16 h

08/04/2021
Location: Sweden
Contract type: Freelance

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

Act as the contact and liaise with the amfori main office on a regular basis to ensure the good management of the Network strategy and delivery of agreed objectives and KPIs:

  1. Increase Member Satisfaction through world class service
  • Implement the member support, account and acquisition strategy locally
  • Promote actively the amfori offering with potential members; welcome all new local amfori members to the Network
  • Be an active support for all questions related to amfori BSCI/BEPI programmes and tools.
  • Develop a market analysis and implement market penetration strategy for the country
  • Analyse activity and performance data of the amfori member in the Network.
  • Organise a minimum of two meetings of the Network (‘Network Connect’).

 

  1. Increase amforis relevance across all stakeholders through reputation and brand recognition
  • Together with the amfori Marcom/Events team, develop and implement a local communication plan aiming at:
    1. Increasing the visibility of amfori in the country
    2. Building and promoting amfori brand reputation in the country
    3. Supporting amfori membership recruitment
  • Lead or support the conceptualization, coordination and organization of local amfori events supported by MarCom.

 

  1. Increase amfori’s reach through strategic partnerships
  • Define, shape and promote the amfori Advocacy goals and services with local public and civil society institutions.
  • Monitor key topics in the country and proactively report to the Advocacy team
  • Lead the conceptualization, coordination and organization of at least one local stakeholder event, bilateral stakeholder meeting or policy dialogues to promote amfori’s values.
  • Identify the local stakeholders’ landscape, regularly update the central stakeholder database.
  • Support amfori’s governance implementation.

 

  1. Optimise organizational excellence / Innovate and Transform
  • Proactively support in the Cash Collection process
  • Support the main office in its funding strategy

 

The Network Representative will report to the EMEA Network Manager based in Brussels. 

About You

  • Min. 5-7 years of full-time relevant professional experience in Sustainability Management, Environmental Management or similar  
  • Advanced degree in an appropriate field (Business, Sustainability, Human Rights Law, other)
  • Deep substantive knowledge and experience in Social and Environmental Compliance, Business Administration, Management Systems or similar
  • A strong understanding of the operations of Sustainability Management within a company; Knowledge of key company business practices and processes; Experience in the implementation of management systems would be a great fit
  • Fluent in Swedish - English
  • Excellent listening and presentation skills
  • Customer and service oriented
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

amfori offer

  • An international environment with an interesting and challenging field of activities
  • A range of varied tasks in a dynamic organisation
  • Insights into the implementation of sustainability in Swedish companies
  • An opportunity to engage with key actors in the field of sustainable development
  • Starting date: September 2021

How to apply

To apply send your CV and cover letter stating your earliest possible starting date as well as your salary expectations to jobs@amfori.org mentioning ‘Network Representative Sweden’ in the subject line.