Licensing Officer BE/NL (m/v/x)


Fairtrade Belgium is expanding! We are looking for a Licensing Officer BE/NL. A great opportunity for someone who wants to contribute to a more humane and sustainable economy in a highly value-oriented organisation.

Our mission is to connect small-scale producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to fight poverty, empower themselves and gain more control over their lives.

The working environment at Fairtrade Belgium is characterised by an entrepreneurial spirit where you are encouraged to develop new initiatives. A work environment where everyone feels welcome and valued, and where freedom and responsibility go hand in hand. Does this appeal to you? Then we would like to hear from you.

Your assignment as Licensing Officer: On an administrative level you guide and support companies (small, medium and large), active in the food production sector and in retail, that wish to sell Fairtrade certified products:

  • You guide the companies in their application process (certification & licensing) and manage the licence contracts;

  • You build strong and long-term relationships with the companies;

  • You support the licensees on a daily basis with operational questions, and offer proactive support through regular communication;

  • You guide licensees in the registration of Fairtrade products in the Connect system, and ensure the approval of product packaging according to Fairtrade guidelines;

  • Together with your colleagues from the finance team, you take care of the quarterly reporting and its follow-up;

  • You work closely with other licensees in the Netherlands, as well as your colleagues from the business development and supply chain teams of both countries, in order to provide the best possible guidance to prospects and licensees;

  • You support the licensees with the audits;

  • You report to the Head of Finance and Licensing.

Your profile

  • You have a Bachelor or Master Degree. A first professional experience in an administrative role is a plus but not essential;

  • You are service and customer oriented and enjoy providing support;

  • You are a good communicator, both verbally and in writing;

  • You can show patience and perseverance and you are not easily put off;

  • You work conscientiously and keep your promises;

  • You like working in a team, but you are also capable of taking initiatives and leading your own projects;

  • You are not afraid of working with a procedural approach;

  • You like to contribute to a fairer market situation and fully endorse the values of Fairtrade Belgium;

  • You are fluent in Dutch, French and English, orally as well as in writing.

What we offer you:

  • A salary package in line with NGO standards, including meal vouchers, group and hospitalisation insurance;
  • A full time contract;
  • A varied job in an organisation strongly focused on ethical standards and values;
  • A good work-life balance;
  • The opportunity to discover a totally different way of doing business;
  • A nice working environment where you will be part of the Belgian and Dutch Fairtrade team of "2 x 17" highly motivated colleagues.


Mail your CV and motivation letter before 15/8 to stating 'Licensing Officer - BE/NL'