Team Lead V-Label Program

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin Office

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary
The Head of the V-Label team is responsible for monitoring, managing and mentoring the V-Label team as well as all sales and quality-related processes of V-Label Germany. Monitoring budget planning, marketing and KPIs is part of the leadership tasks as well as monthly reporting. The Head supports effective sales and distribution as well as quality control (risk management) of the label. The head takes care of the V-Label team and ensures the successful implementation of projects, as well as the international strategic outreach and development.
Responsibilities
  • Team management and development (currently 10 team members)
  • Reporting, annual planning and controlling of V-Label (KPI development, monitoring and budget planning) to the Executive Director Germany
  • Cross-departmental work within ProVeg e.V.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to make sure the V-Label contributes to ProVeg’s mission and vision
  • Retro and Review processes for team evaluation, reflection and feedback
  • Support sales strategy for Germany 
  • Strategic development of V-Label label into new segments (e.g. cosmetics, gastro, textil)
  • Implement international strategy in alignment with licence holder V-Label GmbH
  • Representation of V-Label in Germany in public interviews, presentations and other media
  • Supporting German Key Account Management
Qualifications
Required:
Business skills
  • Proven experience with a minimum of three years of working in Food labelling or Food industry in Germany 
  • Excellent leadership skills, experience with employee responsibility
  • Excellent verbal and written German Language skills (C2)
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills (minimum C1)
  • Excellent project planning skills
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills with an excellent eye for detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage time effectively

Personal skills
  • Strong collaboration and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a team and to develop and maintain positive employee relations
  • Self-starter personality with a curious nature and a drive to continuously optimise
  • A positive, proactive and enthusiastic work attitude 
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate training as required
  • Good understanding of and alignment with ProVeg International’s vision and mission
  • Ability to positively influence organisational culture
  • Communicating effectively with a wide range of people, both in-person and online/via telephone
  • Pro-active problem-solving skills and ability to identify potential improvement and streamlining of processes 

Preferred:
  • Bachelor or Master degree in economics, marketing or a comparable field
  • Experience in customer acquisition/service, sales and key account management
  • Basic knowledge of legal and contractual requirements (licencing, trademark rights)
Benefits of working with us
  • Strong organisational focus on personal development and designated training budget
  • Flexibility around working arrangements
  • And last but not least: Become part of a great team and work with us towards  a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and our planet
When?
Application deadline: open until filled

Further information
Our Application Procedure

Your application should include a cover letter and CV. Please tell us how you found this job ad. Please submit your application using our online form. (https://proveg.com/jobs/) Thank you!

If you have successfully made it to the long list of applicants, you will be invited for a phone interview, usually within two weeks of the application deadline. Should you be shortlisted, the next steps will be:
  1. An online task.
  2. A virtual face-to-face interview.
  3. If applicable, an optional ‘trial day”, that includes the handling of tasks that are typical for the role you are applying for. This step helps us to get to know you and your way of working better and gives you a chance to get a full picture of the job and our organisation. 
  4. The final decision may require an additional interview, usually with Senior Management.
Job Details
Reports to: Executive Director ProVeg e.V. Germany
Department: V-Label
Location: Preferably Berlin, Germany (remote work temporarily possible)
Hours: 25-35h per week
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Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
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