Careers - Bluesign

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Since 2000, bluesign® stands for innovation along with social and environmental responsibility. We provide sustainability services and information based on verified data for responsible textile production. This serves to eliminate harmful substances right from the very start of the manufacturing process. Do you share our passion for making this planet a safer place? 

Bluesign job openings

Be part of the sustainability movement.
Get involved in environmentally friendly and safe textile production.

bluesign is a globally operating company headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer solutions for textile and related industries to produce safe and environmentally friendly products. Our customers include major international brands, chemical suppliers, and textile manufacturers. Our employees are motivated professionals, focused specialists – and you!

bluesign joined SGS in 2008, meaning we belong to the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification companies.

Based in St.Gallen, with the aim to strengthen our global team, we are looking for a:

Finance Assistant 100 % (f/m/d)

Job Description

  • Support with Accounts Receivables (AR) processes
  • Support with Accounts Payables (AP) processes
  • Support with the investigation and resolution of AR and AP queries
  • Support with the maintenance of clients’ and suppliers’ masterdata
  • Support with various reconciliations, incl. Balance Sheet & Intercompany Reconciliations
  • Assist with Tax calculation / submission
  • Assist with budget / forecast processes, incl. comparison analysis
  • Build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders, including HQ
  • Ensure all processes are compliant with the Group Polices, and proactively keep up-to-date those policies
  • Assist in ad hoc activities, incl. Audits (internal/external)
  • Assist in ad hoc projects, incl. implementation of a new ERP
  • Ad hoc duties as required

Qualifications

PROFILE

  • Good organizational skills
  • Work collaboratively with co-workers
  • Possess high level of personal and professional integrity
  • Professional attitude
  • Accountable for own work
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • System savvy
  • Willing to work flexible hours with tight deadlines
  • Team player with a proactive and flexible attitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dynamic thinker who embraces continuous improvement
  • Be able to demonstrate discretion when discussing sensitive financial matters

SKILLS

  • Proven experience in a related finance role
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and financial processes
  • Good understanding of AP and AR functions
  • Understanding of the Accruals and Prepayments accounting concepts
  • ERP system experience
  • Microsoft office experience, with strong Excel skills (will be tested during the interview)
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and high accuracy levels
  • Experience with interacting with various stakeholders
  • Ability to embrace new technologies and processes
  • English speaker, German and/or French an advantage

Coach some of the most respected and influential consumer brands on their journey towards chemical integrity and product sustainability.

bluesign technologies is a global organization headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer sustainability services across the entire supply network that produces apparel, equipment, and other consumer products in an environmentally responsible manner. Our customers include major brands, manufacturers, and chemical suppliers from across the planet.

We are looking for a team player based in Europe to strengthen our organization as the: Brand Services Manager – Europe with strong textile brand, product development, sourcing, supply chain, materials science, and sustainability experience.

Job Description

If collaborating with some of the most influential and progressive brands in the world about product and supply chain chemical integrity and sustainability sounds intriguing, then this role may be for you.

This position is for the individual excited to ‘roll up his/her sleeves’ and dig into some of the most difficult issues that brands face as they wrestle with important environmental, health and safety issues of our day. It is grounded in becoming a trusted partner with clients and empathizing with the challenges of brand system partner organizations as they try to balance myriad accountabilities while fully integrating sustainability into their company.

The tasks include:

  • Assessing the current state of sustainable practices at our brand clients—with a focus on chemical integrity in the product and throughout the supply network;
  • Additionally, using your accumulated experience and knowledge, along with support of the bluesign community of experts, define the gaps between current brand performance and best practices in the industry;
  • Lastly, coach the brand as they develop strategy and guide them on specific actions—identified as high priority—to improve their programs.

If you are a confident, yet humble, leader/coach with a passion for enabling customer excellence, a desire for life-long learning, and a principled lifestyle seeking to make the world a better place, then we encourage you to apply to join our team.

This job is extremely challenging yet infinitely rewarding when progress is made. It demands both a high degree of independence as well as collaboration and cooperation.

Qualification

  • 5 to 10 years of product brand experience in design, development, sourcing, materials, quality/compliance and/or sustainability. Preferred experience across multiple disciplines within a brand.
  • Firsthand knowledge and experience with brand supply chain/brand sourcing procedures and strong understanding of global supply chain issues.
  • Deep understanding of sustainability in product and supply chains with a specific focus on chemical integrity in textiles and related products.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Other languages are a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and multiple clients.
  • Extreme customer centric, customer success perspective.
  • Travel experience (worldwide and regional).
  • Experience and respect working across different countries, cultures, and languages.

Additional Information

Working setup:

For candidates in Switzerland and Germany: onsite at St. Gallen or Augsburg

Rest of Europe: remote or hybrid at SGS offices

What’s in it for you?

  • Be a part of an internationally driven organization with a purpose that will broaden your horizon
  • Role with key responsibilities in a dynamic and global workplace environment.
  • Be a part of the sustainable movement.

    Get involved in environmentally friendly and safe textile production.

    bluesign is a globally operating company with its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer solutions for textile and related industries to produce safe and environmentally friendly products. Our customers include major international brands, chemical suppliers, and textile manufacturers. Our employees are motivated professionals, focused specialists – and you!

    To meet the increasing demand of the industry and to strengthen our team in Japan, we are looking for:

    As a bluesign Chemical or Textile Manufacturing Process Expert, you will have the unique opportunity to improve sustainability in the world of textiles, fashion, and apparel. You evaluate and assist chemical companies around the world along their sustainability journey.

    The journey for an organization begins with a company assessment regarding environmental and occupational health and the organization’s product stewardship management. Detail orientation and analytical skills play a key for a comprehensive evaluation and gap analysis following the bluesign® CRITERIA requirements. Through the findings of the gap analysis, you will work together with the organization’s management teams in the development of a roadmap. The focus is in reducing negative environmental impacts and increasing resource productivity through the implementation of Best Available Techniques to ensure the organization closes its gaps and reaches its sustainability goals.

    You will be a key player in nurturing customer relationships throughout a system partner’s experience.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Conduct environmental/OH&S and product stewardship assessments in chemical or textile companies according to the bluesign® criteria
    • Identify risk areas or regulatory compliance issues
    • Prepare detailed evaluation and assessment reports in English
    • Draft and present findings including company rating to company’s management teams
    • Create roadmaps and action plans with management teams with the goals of improving efficiency and reducing organizations negative environmental impacts
    • Follow-up of roadmap implementation and provide formal performance and feedback evaluations
    • Actualization and maintenance of the business process leading IT tool
    • Project work as needed and agreed
    Qualifications
    • Educational background: engineering/natural science/technical degree, ideally textile related (e.g. textile engineer, chemical engineer, environmental scientist or similar)
    • Knowledge of textile manufacturing processes and/or chemical processes
    • Professional experience within the textile, accessory or chemical manufacturing sector
    • Knowledge in the field of product stewardship, classification and labelling as well as regulatory affairs
    • Knowledge in the field of chemistry and/ or plastic industry
    • Knowledge in the fields of environment, health and safety and prior experience with auditing
    • Professional experience requested
    • Proficient in Japanese language
    • Good English skills (especially written)
    • Willingness to travel (30 – 40%)

    Personal Skills

    • Conscientious and open minded
    • Enjoys working in an international and intercultural environment
    • Team player with proven ability to work independently
    • Well organized with finely tuned analytical skills
    • Ability to exercise good judgement
    • Ability to offer knowledgeable advice
    Additional Information

    What’s in it for you?

    • Regional travel and contacts to a vast variety of organizations
    • Role with key responsibilities in a dynamic and global workplace environment
    • Great benefits and flexible working hours
    • Be a part of an internationally driven organization with a purpose that will broaden your horizon.

    bluesign is a globally operating company with its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer solutions for textile and related industries to produce safe and environmentally friendly products. Our customers include major international brands, chemical suppliers, and textile manufacturers. Our employees are motivated professionals, focused specialists – and you!

    Job Description

    As a bluesign Chemical Process Expert, you will have the unique opportunity to improve sustainability in the world of textiles, fashion, and apparel. You evaluate and assist chemical companies around the world along their sustainability journey.

    The journey for an organization begins with a company assessment regarding environmental and occupational health and the organization’s product stewardship management. Detail orientation and analytical skills play a key for a comprehensive evaluation and gap analysis following the bluesign® CRITERIA requirements. Through the findings of the gap analysis, you will work together with the organization’s management teams in the development of a roadmap. The focus is in reducing negative environmental impacts and increasing resource productivity through the implementation of Best Available Techniques to ensure the organization closes its gaps and reaches its sustainability goals.

    You will be a key player in nurturing customer relationships throughout a system partner’s experience.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Conduct environmental/OH&S and product stewardship assessments in chemical companies according to the bluesign® criteria.
    • Identify risk areas or regulatory compliance issues.
    • Prepare detailed evaluation and assessment reports in English.
    • Draft and present findings including company rating to companies’ management teams.
    • Create roadmaps and action plans with management teams with the goals of improving efficiency and reducing organizations negative environmental impacts.
    • Follow-up of roadmap implementation and provide formal performance and feedback evaluations.
    • Actualization and maintenance of the business process leading IT tool
    • Project work as needed and agreed.
    Qualifications
    • Educational background: engineering/ natural science/ technical degree, ideally chemistry related (e.g., chemical engineer, environmental scientist or similar)
    • Knowledge of chemical production processes
    • Knowledge in the field of product stewardship, classification and labelling as well as regulatory affairs
    • Knowledge in the field of textile chemistry and/ or plastic industry
    • Knowledge in the fields of environment, health and safety  and prior experience with auditing
    • Professional experience in textile industry would be a plus
    • Good English skills (especially written)
    • Willingness to travel (30 – 40%)

    Personal Skills

    • Conscientious and open minded
    • Enjoys working in an international and intercultural environment.
    • Team player with proven ability to work independently
    • Well organized with finely tuned analytical skills
    • Ability to exercise good judgement.
    • Ability to offer knowledgeable advice.
    Additional Information

    What’s in it for you

    • Regional travel and contacts to a vast variety of organizations
    • Role with key responsibilities in a dynamic and global workplace environment
    • Great benefits and flexible working hours
    • Be a part of an internationally driven organization with a purpose that will broaden your horizon.

    Be a part of the sustainable movement. Get involved in environmentally friendly and safe textile production. 

    Bluesign is a globally operating company with its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer solutions for textile and related industries to produce safe and environmentally friendly products. Our customers include major international brands, chemical suppliers, and textile manufacturers. Our employees are motivated professionals, focused specialists – and you!

    To meet the increasing demand of the industry and to strengthen our team in Vietnam, we are looking for Textile Assessor in Vietnam.

    Job Description

    As a Bluesign Textile Manufacturing Process Expert, you will have the unique opportunity to improve sustainability in the world of textiles, fashion, and apparel. You evaluate and assist chemical companies around the world along their sustainability journey.

    The journey for an organization begins with a company assessment regarding environmental and occupational health and the organization’s product stewardship management. Detail orientation and analytical skills play a key for a comprehensive evaluation and gap analysis following the bluesign® CRITERIA requirements. Through the findings of the gap analysis, you will work together with the organization’s management teams in the development of a roadmap. The focus is in reducing negative environmental impacts and increasing resource productivity through the implementation of Best Available Techniques to ensure the organization closes its gaps and reaches its sustainability goals.

    You will be a key player in nurturing customer relationships throughout a system partner’s experience.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Conduct environmental/OH&S assessments in textile companies according to the bluesign® criteria
    • Identify risk areas or regulatory compliance issues
    • Prepare detailed evaluation and assessment reports in English
    • Draft and present findings including company rating to companies’ management teams
    • Create roadmaps and action plans with management teams with the goals of improving efficiency and reducing organizations negative environmental impacts
    • Follow-up of roadmap implementation and provide formal performance and feedback evaluations
    • Actualization and maintenance of the business process leading IT tool
    • Project work as needed and agreed.
    Qualifications
    • Educational background: engineering/ natural science/ technical degree, ideally textile related (e.g. textile engineer, chemical engineer, environmental scientist or similar)
    • Knowledge of textile manufacturing processes
    • Professional experience within the textile, accessory manufacturing sector
    • Knowledge in the fields of environment, health and safety  and prior experience with auditing
    • Professional experience requested
    • Proficient in Vietnam language
    • Good English skills (especially written)
    • Willingness to travel (30 – 40%)

    Personal Skills

    • Conscientious and open minded
    • Enjoys working in an international and intercultural environment
    • Team player with proven ability to work independently
    • Well organized with finely tuned analytical skills
    • Ability to exercise good judgement
    • Ability to offer knowledgeable advice
    Additional Information

    What’s in it for you

    • Regional travel and contacts to a vast variety of organizations
    • Role with key responsibilities in a dynamic and global workplace environment
    • Great benefits and flexible working hours
    • Be a part of an internationally driven organization with a purpose that will broaden your horizon

    Expertise around the world

    We are a globally active company with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in several countries worldwide. Our international bluesign team consists of high-performing and experienced professionals in chemistry and textile technology, as well as environmental science and other areas of expertise. The range of job areas includes chemical assessors, consultants, programmers, developers, project managers, and sales and marketing experts. How can you add value to bluesign?

    Share our bluesign® values

    Would you like to be a part of our success and share our bluesign values? We look forward to receiving your application for one of our current job openings. We are always happy to receive your resume for future job opportunities as well.

    Attractive benefits

    The bluesign® approach is to provide excellent service and quality to our customers worldwide. To us, service means demonstrating a supportive, helpful and professional attitude, understanding our customers’ needs, and interacting with comprehensive knowledge. We welcome those who share our enthusiasm for data-based solutions that increase environmental responsibility and create business value.

    Visualize your future

    At bluesign®, we create a positive working environment and actively promote your personal development. To achieve this goal, we offer you a variety of training and continuing education opportunities, in addition to an attractive compensation package. Work-life balance is not an empty buzzword in our company, but a genuine value of our corporate culture. As part of the SGS Group, we combine the attitudes of a large multinational group and a medium-sized enterprise.

    Meet US

    bluesign hosts interesting events throughout the year, and participates in several trade shows around the world. Join us at an event near you and get to know bluesign.

    Join US

    Ready to take the next step? Then join our team at bluesign. We are always looking for talent to improve our services and create a better planet.

    BLUESIGN® KNOW-HOW

    Behind bluesign stand people, who, through their personal commitment to environmentally sound textiles, strive to make the world a safer and better place.

    Chemists, engineers and technical specialists from different sectors make up our bluesign team. Our professional experience and areas of competency are varied and are ideally supplemented by our common drive to motivate the textile industry to act sustainably.
    Protect the good and make the best better – that is the Swiss spirit for which bluesign is noted today. It inspired an international team of experts from more than 80 specialties to work together at bluesign. They accompany partners throughout the world in using fewer hazardous chemicals in resource-improving processes.