Fair global trade everyone can believe in

FLOCERT is a leading global certification body, providing sole certification to Fairtrade and offering verification services for social, trade and environmental standards as well as private codes of conduct.

Founded in 2003, FLOCERT remains mission-driven and dedicated to working with all types of organizations, from small producers to internationally recognized brands, in order to promote fairness in global trade. Our accreditation as a “Social Enterprise” demonstrates our commitment to social business values.

With four international offices conducting business in over 120 countries, FLOCERT specializes in offering global reach with local expertise. For more information, visit us at www.flocert.net

FLOCERT is looking for a

HR Officer / HR Generalist (m/f) with focus on recruiting

  • Job Share: Full-time (38,5 hrs. p.w.)
  • Parental leave cover “Elternzeitvertretung” for approx. 14 - 16 months  
  • Position is based in the FLO-CERT GmbH Office in Bonn, Germany
  • Salary is paid according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Category (Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel, Nordrhein-Westfalen), Salary Range V plus an attractive benefits package
  • Start date: 1st December 2017 or asap


We are looking for an experienced and service orientated HR Generalist & Recruiter to join our Human Resources (HR) team on a parental leave cover basis.

Together with you we strive to deliver high quality HR services to our staff and management at FLOCERT´s headquarter in Bonn, Germany as well as to our international offices in India, South Africa, Costa Rica and the United States. Openness and interest in working together with colleagues from 25+ cultures around the globe and cross-departmental collaboration is very important. As our main recruiter you will act as the ambassador of our company looking for the right talents and professionals to enrich our staff. Cultural empathy as well as the ability to interact and work easily with people on all levels will round off your profile.

If this is the position and environment you are looking for in your career we are delighted to receive your application.


  • Manage our recruiting activities (includes job postings, active searching, shortlisting, interviewing, candidate assessment, works council hearing and contracting) for all offices
  • Administer our compensation & benefit services including the preparation of monthly payroll in collaboration with our external payroll provider
  • Advise our staff and handle general HR services (e.g. contracts and amendments, HR policies and procedures, maternity & parental leave, educational leave, etc.)
  • Handle the onboarding of our new staff incl. induction sessions and related paperwork
  • Take responsibility for employer branding measures (e.g. HR website, audit 'berufundfamilie', 'Fair Company', 'Great Place to Work')
  • Coordinate our apprenticeship program with currently two office management apprentices
  • Involvement in other team tasks and HR projects  


“Must haves”

  • Any HR related commercial education (e. g. 'Kaufmann/-frau für Personaldienstleistungen', 'Personalfachkaufmann/-frau') or any university education in a relevant subject
  • 3+ years related HR business experience (e.g. in the area of recruiting, staff development, payroll, administration etc.)  
  • Fluency in German and English written and spoken
  • Experience or knowledge in German Labor law, payroll tax and/or social security
  • Basic knowledge in social insurance and payroll  
  • Very good communication skills on all levels, especially when dealing with different cultures
  • High service orientation and pro-activeness
  • Very organized work style and striving for efficiency
  • Very familiar in using MS office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong team and collaboration spirit
  • Motivation for Sustainability and Fairtrade

“Nice to have”

  • University degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Business, Law, Economics, Social Sciences)
  • Previous experience with HR management systems (e.g. rexx systems)
  • Further experience in coaching/mediation, health benefits, family friendly measures etc.

How to apply

Do visit our website: www.flocert.net/about-us/work-for-us/latest-jobs/

Please apply by submitting your application documents in English, with curriculum vitae, reference letters or reference contact data as well as a motivation letter with salary indication.

Deadline for applications: 31.10.2017