Position summary:At the Rainforest Alliance, we believe in customer-centricity, and the Product Development Department, operating within the Data and Technology Unit, is at the forefront of driving progressive growth and impact in the fields of sustainable agriculture, climate resilience, and ecosystem conservation.

With a strategic focus on innovation, collaboration, and a customer-centric approach, this dynamic department plays a crucial role in crafting and delivering cutting-edge products. From end-to-end product lifecycle management to scalable design thinking, the team spearheads initiatives that align with overarching business goals. Through interdisciplinary stakeholder consultation, continuous improvement, and strategic partnerships, the Product Development Department stands as a catalyst for achieving the organization's mission.

This role is positioned within the Product Implementation team, supporting the Product Managers in the implementation of technical changes and strategic initiatives. The Implementation team ensures that changes are managed proactively and that all internal stakeholders have what they need to integrate the changes in their day-to-day work.

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining rollout plans

    • Ensure results such as communications, documentation, training and translations are included;

    • Work with Product Managers and other key internal stakeholders (e.g. Product Owners, Sector Leads, Customer facing units, Communications, etc) to ensure that implementation is built into project plans and budgets, define the implementation timelines, objectives and responsibilities;

    • Monitor & manage rollout progress;

  • Build organizational readiness by:

    • Ensuring that internal and external trainings are planned and delivered according to the implementation plan (in partnership with the training teams);

    • Planning and coordinating the communication materials and engagement plan such as emails, documents, and website content, in all relevant languages (in partnership with Marketing and Communications teams);

  • Evaluate, learn & identify opportunities to improve and enforce the implementation process, procedures and tools;

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: 

  • BA Degree in Business Administration/Change Management or related field;

  • 3+ years’ relevant work experience within project implementation related work field

  • Experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project & problem solving techniques

  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner, work proactively across a wide range of functions and stakeholder groups;

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals;

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills;

  • Ability to travel occasionally, nationally and internationally.

Job level: 5A

Deadline: 23 February 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

 

WHO WE ARE:

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

Why
To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

How
Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability, and any other protected group.

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