Chemical and Textile Assessor (Japan | English Speaker)

  • Full-time

Company Description

Be a part of the sustainable movement.

Get involved in environmentally friendly and safe textile production.

Bluesign is a globally operating company with its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer solutions for textile and related industries to produce safe and environmentally friendly products. Our customers include major international brands, chemical suppliers, and textile manufacturers. Our employees are motivated professionals, focused specialists – and you!

To meet the increasing demand of the industry and to strengthen our team in Japan, we are looking for: Chemical/Textile Assessor in Japan

Job Description

As a Bluesign Chemical or Textile Manufacturing Process Expert, you will have the unique opportunity to improve sustainability in the world of textiles, fashion, and apparel. You evaluate and assist chemical companies around the world along their sustainability journey.

The journey for an organization begins with a company assessment regarding environmental and occupational health and the organization’s product stewardship management. Detail orientation and analytical skills play a key for a comprehensive evaluation and gap analysis following the bluesign® CRITERIA requirements. Through the findings of the gap analysis, you will work together with the organization’s management teams in the development of a roadmap. The focus is in reducing negative environmental impacts and increasing resource productivity through the implementation of Best Available Techniques to ensure the organization closes its gaps and reaches its sustainability goals.

You will be a key player in nurturing customer relationships throughout a system partner’s experience.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conduct environmental/OH&S and product stewardship assessments in chemical or textile companies according to the bluesign® criteria
  • Identify risk areas or regulatory compliance issues
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and assessment reports in English
  • Draft and present findings including company rating to company's management teams
  • Create roadmaps and action plans with management teams with the goals of improving efficiency and reducing organizations negative environmental impacts
  • Follow-up of roadmap implementation and provide formal performance and feedback evaluations
  • Actualization and maintenance of the business process leading IT tool
  • Project work as needed and agreed


  • Educational background: engineering/natural science/technical degree, ideally textile related (e.g. textile engineer, chemical engineer, environmental scientist or similar)
  • Knowledge of textile manufacturing processes and/or chemical processes
  • Professional experience within the textile, accessory or chemical manufacturing sector
  • Knowledge in the field of product stewardship, classification and labelling as well as regulatory affairs
  • Knowledge in the field of chemistry and/ or plastic industry
  • Knowledge in the fields of environment, health and safety and prior experience with auditing
  • Professional experience requested
  • Proficient in Japanese language
  • Good English skills (especially written)
  • Willingness to travel (30 - 40%)

Personal Skills

  • Conscientious and open minded
  • Enjoys working in an international and intercultural environment
  • Team player with proven ability to work independently
  • Well organized with finely tuned analytical skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Ability to offer knowledgeable advice

Additional Information

What's in it for you?

  • Regional travel and contacts to a vast variety of organizations
  • Role with key responsibilities in a dynamic and global workplace environment
  • Great benefits and flexible working hours
  • Be a part of an internationally driven organization with a purpose that will broaden your horizon.

We look forward to getting to know you!
bluesign technologies ag
Headquarters: Moevenstrasse 18, 9015 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phone +41 71 272 29 90
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