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. 


Position summary:

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the management, maintenance and improvement of workplace services and processes in our Amsterdam office to support the core business of our organization. You'll ensure that best practices are followed for maximum efficiency and that the most suitable working environment is attained for our 175+ Netherlands-based employees and their activities. We are looking for a highly organized individual with a hands-on mentality who works very independently and enjoys working in a fast-paced global organization. As Facilities Manager you also play an important role in creating a great workplace experience and fostering staff engagement. This you do by making sure our on- and offboarding runs smoothly, but also by (co)organizing (virtual) events. Another important aspect of the role will be to make sure that the office is ‘fit for purpose’ when returning to the office post-COVID. The Facilities Manager reports to the Senior Manager, Human Resources (the Netherlands).

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Manages Reception and Catering services, ensuring a high level of service and an excellent vegetarian healthy daily lunch;
  • Manages and oversees other essential central services such as security, maintenance, mobile phones, mail, archiving, cleaning, waste disposal and recycling;
  • Manages supplier’s contracts and is point of contact for our landlord and (for Amsterdam) for our Global Travel Management Company;
  • Manages the Amsterdam Office budget;
  • Manages the physical office space, furniture, and (re)design;
  • Supports and oversees working from home workspace setup;
  • Ensures the office meets Health & Safety (H&S) requirements and that the facilities comply with legislation (i.e. Arbo, BHV, RI&E);
  • Coordinates the Amsterdam Crisis Management Team (CMT) and the BHV Team (Emergency Response Team);
  • Organizes multiple (recurring) events and leads an events team;
  • Manages processes and formulates policies, guidelines and recommendations;
  • Identifies business needs; initiates and leads Facilities projects;
  • Responsible for the Facilities onboarding of new colleagues;
  • Contributes to the HR strategies and policies as related to Facilities and employee experience;
  • May contribute to Facilities and H&S related Global projects;
  • Ensures that office stock and inventories are maintained, and procurement of furniture and other resources is done in line with Global Procurement Policies with emphasis on choosing Responsible Suppliers and Sustainable Options.

 

Qualifications: 

  • 5-7 years of relevant working experience as an Office or Facilities Manager;
  • Relevant educational background (e.g., office management, hospitality);
  • Experience managing and coaching a (small) team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, relationship-building and networking skills;
  • Service attitude yet persistent and results driven;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Fluency in Dutch and English, both verbal and written. Additional languages are an asset.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.


Deadline: October 1, 2021


Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in The Netherlands will be considered. The deadline to apply for this role is 15 August 2021. Interviews will be planned in the week of 23 August 2021. Ideal start date for the position would be 1 October 2021.


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.



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

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