Assistant, Supply Chains Posted Apr 30
NEPCon, LLC , Richmond, VT (Vermont)
Would you like to join a market leading international organisation that ensures responsible use of natural resources worldwide? NEPCon is currently looking for an Assistant, Supply Chains to be based in Richmond, Vermont!

The Assistant, Supply Chains will coordinate the execution of NEPCon CoC certification services for a subset of existing NEPCon clients in the US and Canada. S/he will be directly involved in all aspects of CoC certification audits including scheduling, project management, customer service, management of contract auditors and quality control.


Under supervision of the Associate, Supply Chains, coordinate the execution of CoC audits in the US and Canada to include budgeting, service contracts, team identification, logistical planning, support to consultants, report review, liaison with clients and finalize reports for approval;
Develop and implement annual audit schedules and ensure timely and efficient completion of annual audits;
Ensure efficiency, quality control and adherence to technical and administration certification protocols for all jobs directly under his/her responsibilities;
Coordinate with consultants on agreement scope of work and subsequent deliverables
In coordination with the supervisor, provide customer service to current and potential clients to include, but is not limited to, providing information about certification, guidance on interpretation of certification
standards and trademark use;
Develop strong expertise in NEPCon and FSC CoC policies and protocols;
Act as primary point of contact in CoC client correspondence and responding to inquiries relating to CoC certification;
Provide monthly expense and progress reports to the supervisor;
Manage and maintain technical and administrative databases (e.g., Salesforce, FSC and other NEPCon databases services);
Provide certification administration services support for clients in the region;
Monitor and maintain the status of the certificate client portfolio (activations, suspensions, terminations, changes in scope, updating customer data, etc.);
Other duties as assigned.

Professional requirements

Bachelor’s degree desirable, concentration in Forest Products, Forestry, Natural Resource Management or related field preferred;
1- 2 years of work experience, preferably in forest product industry, forestry, paper and print industry or related field;
Knowledge of certification systems and/or FSC certification a plus;
Strong word processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation skills;
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and attention to detail;
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English required, French skills a plus;
Strong customer service skills;
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Personal qualities

You are a service minded, open and friendly person, who likes – and are good at – communicating with people on all levels.
You have good planning and time management skills and an analytical approach.
You are proactive and can think one step ahead on practicalities.
Paying attention to details comes naturally to you – and you are good at it!
You are a robust person, who have demonstrated that you can juggle multiple tasks.
You are a constructive team-player and have an open attitude towards other cultures, as we collaborate across borders in our organisation.
You believe in NEPCon’s vision and mission and want to contribute to fulfilling it.

Position details

Work time: 35 hours/week
The position reports to our Associate, Supply Chains
Working location: Richmond, Vermont (Other locations in US will be considered)
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience (Entry-Level)
Expected starting date: as soon as possible

We offer

An exciting and challenging position within a dynamic and innovative international organisation with a mission-driven work atmosphere
A friendly, international team of colleagues, with a pleasant work environment
Excellent opportunities for growth and professional development
All employees are members of the organisation and have the opportunity to contribute to the overall development of NEPCon through the annual General Assembly
International training in certification services provided by NEPCon
Potential international travel opportunities.

How to apply?

Please submit your CV and letter of application including salary expectations, by 31 May 2019 via the careers page

NEPCon wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For questions, please contact:

Operations Specialist, Linsey Burns

Email: lburns(at)

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