Social compliance & ethical trade Auditor / Product Manager

SGS Group Belgium




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Company Description

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We’re also the benchmark worldwide for quality and integrity. And that makes us very proud. This can only happen thanks to almost 100 000 colleagues worldwide, with more than 1850 employees in Belgium only. Our employees give 110% of themselves every day, divided over all expertises, branches and cultures. Our coworkers build their own way inside the company, the services and the expertise.

To strengthen our division Knowledge, we are currently looking for a Product Manager Responsible Business Services (RBS)

The Product Manager Responsible Business Services (RBS) works closely together with local sales teams, front-office and audit teams to ensure operational and technical excellence in the field of social compliance & ethical trade audits (e.g. SMETA, amfori BSCI, ICS, etc….).

(S)he is also an experienced Audit Team Leader with an in-depth knowledge of the issues on the markets in which they operate, and typically master different schemes in the field of social accountability and ethical trade.

(S)he acts as (technical) liaison officer between Global RBS Team and Local team.


Job Description

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical input to sales, front-office and audit employees as required.
  • Act as Technical Lead between Global RBS Team and Local Knowledge Solutions teams and coordinate with Global RBS Scheme Managers to ensure the effective implementation of the programs in Benelux.
  • Act as sole auditor or audit team leader on selected RBS schemes.
  • Ensure effective delivery of social compliance/ ethical trade audits in line with RBS Global Procedures and any scheme requirements or client SOP
  • Promote the SGS approach and RBS services at seminars and through presentations and articles.
  • Technical review of reports from other social compliance auditors.
  • Active development of relationships through existing networks and contacts. 
  • Lead and organize audit team before, during and after the audit for the related job.
  • Mentor auditors and provide “on-the-job” training


To be successful is this role we are looking for someone….


  • Minimum of four years experience in the field of Responsible Business Solutions, social compliance (audits) of related supply chain activities
  • Succesfully completed recognised auditor training (e.g. SA8000, APSCA, RA, CSCA,…)
  • Recognised approval as Certified Social Compliance Auditor (e.g. APSCA Registered Auditor) for a variety of schemes in the fiield of ethical trade audits and social compliance audits. 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with management, technical, marketing, sales, auditing and administrative personnel. 
  • Ability to effectively understand customer and market expectations inand to be customer focused. 
  • Excellent technical competency and understanding of ethical trade and social compliance audit related principles & practises and associated legal requirements. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to sell SGS services to clients. 
  • Ability to work under own initiative and in planning and prioritizing workloads


  • Advanced level of English
  • Experience of project management
  • APSCA Registered Auditor status

Additional Information

What we have to offer:

Were you already considering a big switch in your career? Maybe this could be your next step. At SGS you can count on an interesting position where you can take responsibility. Come enjoy our  team of colleagues and on top of that, we will reward you with an interesting salary package.


Do you want to be part of this?

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Send us your story and your resume via the apply button and maybe you will soon join us for work and coffee breaks. Still have questions? Pascal Plessers can give you more details about the job. Send him an e-mail at [email protected]

SGS Group Belgium


SGS Group Belgium