Project Manager Sustainable Supply Chains

Zwolle, The Netherlands

Control Union Certifications presents a wide range of programmes in agriculture, food, feed, forest products, textiles and bio energy. As a certification body we work with a large number of well-known companies, brands, manufacturers and retailers to assist them in their aim to develop sustainable operations throughout their supply chains. Next to certification, our activities have expanded to include sustainability risk management, legal verification and traceability (supply chain mapping). Through our international network of experts we provide the local expertise essential to not only establish a written sustainability policy, but also to implement it into daily business operations.

As a Project Manager you will be responsible for the coordination of various (global) sustainability projects. The scope of the projects you are involved with can cover various portfolios like: Organic Agriculture, Sustainable Feed, Renewable Energy, Social Compliance and Food Safety. You will be working together with our global team of experts for a variety of international clients. Our account managers coordinate the global accounts of prominent clients. You will be developing different sustainability programs in collaboration with our clients, perform audits and publish reports. Are you an ambitious, representative and ethical person and do you want to be part of our international network? Then we are looking for you!

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate accounts with global supply chains
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Develop program and assessment tools
  • Write and publish reports
  • Maintain and build customer relations
  • Perform audits/assessments
  • Representing Control Union in conferences & fairs


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Agriculture or environmental engineering or corresponding experience in a related working environment
  • Preferably a minimum of two years’ work experience
  • Affinity with (sustainable) supply chains
  • Independent, structured working style and ability to cope with high workloads and prioritise tasks, requirements and projects in time-critical situations
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation and persuasive skills at all company levels
  • The ability to express yourself fluently in English

Our Company

With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, bioenergy and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace. Control Union Certifications is the certifications division of Peterson and Control Union. From our roots in agricultural inspections, Peterson and Control Union have been operating for nearly 100 years in the field of logistics, quality, certifications and risk management. Our in-depth knowledge and experience covers all aspects of the supply chain in many industries including agriculture, energy, forestry, sustainability and textiles.

If you have any questions please contact:

Jan Frans Bastiaanse | 038 426 0100
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