The Forest Trust Vacancy: Brand Manager – Malaysia

Brand Manager – Malaysia Malaysia Deadline: 19th February 2016 TFT is seeking an experienc... thumbnail 1 summary
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Brand Manager – Malaysia Malaysia

Deadline: 19th February 2016

TFT is seeking an experienced and motivated professional, keen to secure a career within a dynamic non-profit that builds partnerships to bring responsible products to market. The successful candidate will have professional experience working with businesses on responsible sourcing initiatives, be articulate, well-organized, and passionate about environmental and social issues. The position is full time with frequent travel required.

Key Roles
  • Collaboration and coordination with TFT staff working to carry out the responsibilities of the TFT Palm Oil Program, which are often dynamic in nature.
  • Support development of company sourcing policies, supply chain mapping and analysis, and social and environmental assessments of producers
  • Project/program responsibility: ensure delivery of work plans in line with TFT and client expectations
  • Report writing, meeting documentation and communications
Special Conditions
  • Staffs are often required to work outside office hours to fulfil the duties of employment.
  • This position will require regular meetings with leaders in large, multi-national corporations, as well as travelling extensively in Indonesia and/or South East Asia to visit palm oil plantations and understand palm oil supply chains. For this reason, the Officer should be prepared to work in both corporate and field settings.
Education, Qualifications, Skills, Experience

Required:
  • University degree or higher level qualification in a field related to business management, marketing, the environment or international development
  • A minimum of three solid years working in or with businesses, ideally in the consumer goods retail sector in supply chain management, procurement or quality control
  • Strong understanding of business supply chains and sourcing issues
  • Strong writing, editing and formatting skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required to enable completion of daily tasks as well to facilitate reporting, project management, internal communications etc.; MS Visio proficiency a plus
  • Good understanding and high interest in environmental and social responsibility issues
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously
  • Flexibility, ability to show initiative and a positive attitude
  • Eager to continually learn and develop as part of a team
Preferred:
  • Strong understanding of sustainable certification standards
  • Knowledge of wood products, food products and/or sustainable certifications
  • Experience in business development
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 trade
  • A dynamic international environment with the chance to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Opportunity to work with some of the worlds’ largest companies on the most pressing social and environmental issues that they face
  • Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to many diverse tasks
  • Opportunity to work with high-level procurement and CSR offices in international corporations.
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