Trademark Manager (m-f-d)

Level: Manager
Location: Bonn, Germany
Deadline: 21 February 2023
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Trademark Manager (m-f-d)

The Mission

FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. For more information on FSC, visit our website at

To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world’s forests, we are committed to ensuring we have the world’s most skilled people working with us. This commitment extends to everyone that works in FSC around the world: from those that lead the design of policies and standards, to those that roll out those same policies and standards on the ground, and to those that provide us with backbone to do our work.

We are looking for an engaged Trademark Manager who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.


The Scope

Latest consumer research shows that more than 50% of global consumers recognize the FSC logo. This position offers the opportunity to work with the famous FSC trademarks to achieve FSC´s mission of Forests For All Forever.

In managing the FSC trademarks the candidate will engage with an array of stakeholders:
From leading global brands to smaller companies, all committed to responsible forestry; organizations from our diverse membership such as environmental and social NGOs; collaboration across our teams in the Markets and Communication Unit and beyond.

Together with our stakeholders we want to move the market to more sustainable practices, with the FSC trademarks being a vehicle and incentive for change.

The Trademark Manager advances the visibility and correct use of the FSC trademarks in line with the strategic goals of the organization. The Manager develops and provides trademark related services for companies in forest product value chains.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To develop trademark use requirements and services for different user groups including FSC certificate holders, project certificate holders and promotional licence holders.
  • To engage with companies to drive the visibility and correct use of the trademarks in line with the organization´s goals.
  • To manage projects to drive the correct use of public claims made with FSC trademarks.
  • To respond to trademark-related enquiries from different user groups.
  • To develop normative documents, guidance materials, training courses on FSC trademark use.
  • To support communication and knowledge sharing of trademark related information of the FSC team globally.
  • To oversee the processing of misuse cases of trademark users.
  • To work together collaboratively with other team members to best fulfil the responsibilities.
  • Additional tasks as agreed with the supervisor and project work as assigned by special organizational needs.


Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Education and Training:
    • University degree or equivalent training in a related field, such as business administration, economics, international relations, marketing, communications, forest product markets, law.


  • Working Experience, Style and Skills:
    • At least 3 to 5 years of professional experience in trademark management, certification schemes, sustainability, global market development, corporate social responsibility, or other related fields.
    • Experience in working with international organisations or international project teams.
    • Very strong English writing and speaking skills.
    • Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously several processes and projects.
    • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work.
    • Project management experience and proven ability to plan and organize work.
    • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Computer Skills: Good skills in the use of/experience with:
    • Standard software packages (MS Office).
    • Database management platforms are a plus.
    • CRM (Customer Relations Management) is a plus.


  • Language and Communication Skills:
    • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
    • Spanish (spoken and written) is a plus.
    • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills


Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week.
  • Duration of Employment: Temporary contract - 2 years contract (extension possible, subject to satisfactory performance).
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible.
  • Travel: Sporadic travel is required.


How to Apply

  • Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English.
  • Please do not send any photos of yourself.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • The deadline for applications is 21 February 2023 at 21.59h (CET). 

We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at

For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability. 

Please be informed, that by applying for this position you automatically accept our Data Protection Information on processing your personal data. 

We are looking forward to your application!

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