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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT IQNET IQNet - The International Certification Network was founded in 1990. With

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT IQNET

IQNet - The International Certification Network was founded in 1990. With its 36 partner organisations with more than 200 subsidiaries worldwide it is the leading network in the system certification business.

The main objectives of IQNet are:

- to meet customer needs by offering innovative, value-adding services

- to provide assessment and certification services to global customers on a worldwide basis

- to recognise and promote certificates issued by IQNet partners

IQNet seeks to engage a suitable person to act in the role of the

MANAGING DIRECTOR

The candidate must be willing to take residence and work in Switzerland. The workplace is located at the IQNet Head Office in Bern, where all services are taken care of by a small support team of 6 employees. The Managing Director will report to the IQNet Board of Directors. The position will involve frequent travelling.

Main Responsibilities

Management of the organisation’s projects and operations aiming at achieving of short and long-term business objectives as set up by the BoD (Board of Directors), increasing efficiency and IQNet partner market shares

Deployment of the organisation’s objectives, policies and programs and, if appropriate, setting of specific targets and goals. Analysis of economic, social, technical, legal and other data or trends to inform the BoD and partners

Develop and increase the business of IQNet Ltd., a subsidiary of IQNet Association

Proposing innovative development and strategic growth actions in line with IQNet’s global strategy and objectives

Coordination and provision of support for global certification activities

Preparation, consolidation and monitoring of budgets, required reports and forecasts and presentation of them for adoption by the BoD, the General Assembly and IQNet partners

Monitoring of all organisational activities to protect the financial resources invested and the interests of partners to ensure the security and development of assets and resources

Appraisal of the activities of the organisation according to strategies and objectives and monitoring and evaluation of the organisation’s performance

Representation of IQNet in international organisations and official events and liaison with other organisations (e.g. major suppliers, customers, industry associations and regulators)

Management of partner relationships, including active participation in peer evaluations within the partner network

Establishment of controls to ensure the compliance of the organisation’s activities with relevant acts, legal demands and ethical standards

Required competencies  Self-driven executive with proven successful management experience, preferably obtained in an

Required competencies

Self-driven executive with proven successful management experience, preferably obtained in an international environment

Strong marketing, negotiating, communication and networking capabilities

Creative/charismatic personality, able to liaise with stakeholders

Team player, able to lead and motivate people

Experience in management system certification, standardization and/or auditing

Customer and business focused. Ability to successfully initiate and deploy projects

Fluent

in

English.

Command

of

German

or

French

preferable;

other

languages

advantageous

are

The employment contract will be in line with prevailing Swiss employment conditions. Engagement and salary will be negotiable based on the candidate’s experience, qualifications and capabilities. IQNet is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for this position, please send your application, including curriculum vitae and your compensation expectations to HRconfidential@iqnet.ch until

May 20, 2013

Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in June 2013.

IQNet Association - The International Certification Network Bollwerk 31 P.O. Box, CH-3001 Bern Internet: www.iqnet-certification.com