Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...View Company Profile
Since 1984, SCS Global Services has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.
As the Dairy and Animal Welfare Auditor in the Food and Agriculture division, you will be working directly with the Director, Manager, and other Dairy and Animal Welfare personnel. You will be working towards the execution and continued improvement of sustainability standards and programs for dairy and animal welfare supply chains across multiple programs, including aspects related to social, animal welfare, and environmentally responsible practices.
Your primary responsibilities will relate to the implementation of sustainability standards and programs for dairy and animal welfare supply chains. Specific duties may include auditing, audit coordination, report review, analyzing and summarizing information, and developing and providing guidance and training to auditors and other parties involved in relevant programs. During slow travel times, duties may also include developing materials, developing organizational systems, and the continued improvement of program materials and procedures for preexisting programs and programs in development. The role entails interpretation and implementation of standards, quality control of audits, prompt and professional customer service, and administrative and technical support to domestic and international field auditors, clients, affiliated offices, and colleagues.?The Auditor is responsible for making reliable evaluation decisions and has a key role in ensuring the credibility and high quality of our third-party certification service.
Other programs as needed
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct field and desk-based audits using applicable checklists, forms, and tools in client-specific sourcing programs or other certification programs as needed; audits may include agricultural sites domestically and internationally
Review audit reports completed by staff and contract auditors
Support Manager in review of auditor qualifications
Closely collaborate with coordinator on audit coordination and carry out audit coordination tasks such as travel booking, logistical arrangements, and trip itinerary development as needed
Track and manage audit project milestones and deadlines
Manage auditor schedules, workloads, and travel budgets
Develop and edit program materials, reports, and report templates
Support Program Manager in development and delivery of training programs and related materials
Provide guidance and support via email and telephone
Provide technical support to auditors and third-party organizations on an as needed basis
Work with field representatives and Extension services in building relationships with farmers and farmworkers
Ensure program compliance with SCS quality system and program-specific implementation guidelines
Assist with invoicing and billing tasks, as needed
Review expense reports for staff and contract auditors, as needed
Additional tasks as requested by the Director and Manager
Maintain excellent communication with clients and respond to client inquiries with a high level of customer service and professionalism
Ensure communications between SCS, contract auditors, other third-party auditing organizations, and clients are carried out in a timely fashion
Attend trade shows, trainings, conferences, and meetings, as needed
Fluency in English required
Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish required
Excellent technical writing, observation and data management skills required; strong communication abilities and demonstrated abilities in critical analysis required
Ability to complete time-sensitive projects and to provide realistic deadlines
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail required
Initiative and ability to work independently, responsive, and adaptive personality
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point required. Advanced proficiency or Expert level with Microsoft Excel highly desired.?
Education and Experience
Scope-specific work or study experience, and/or applied experience in animal agricultural or production systems required; relevant experience in international settings preferred
Experience with third party auditing, certification systems, ISO 14001:2015 quality systems, or other applicable industry standards
Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Experience in and/or understanding of some or all the following: agricultural animal health and welfare, agriculture industry, food supply chain, farm management, principles and practices associated with animal welfare including animal husbandry and/or agricultural education
Physical Requirements & Work Environment
This is primarily a field work job with extensive travel and on-farm demands.
Standing 6+ hours per day.
Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone.
Auditing may require international travel and extensive hours in the field.
Must be able to walk and hike on rugged terrain and work in varying climates and outdoor environments.
Agricultural field and food facilities during field work, and auditor assessment activities include:
Estimated Annual Salary:
$50k - $66k
SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.