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OMRI is Hiring a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Product Review Coordinator at Organic Materials Review Institute - 5580

Job Title: 
OMRI is Hiring a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Product Review Coordinator
Organic Materials Review Institute
2649 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97405
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

About OMRI

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is a leading nonprofit organization working to strengthen the organic industry. OMRI operates an internationally recognized evaluation program that reviews and lists input products for use in producing, processing, and handling organic foods and fiber. OMRI Listed® products may be allowed for use in operations that are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program or the Canada Organic Regime standards.

Location: Eugene, Oregon (Learn more about the City of Eugene)

Overview of Position

We are looking to fill a key position on our team. The Bilingual Product Review Coordinator will be responsible for completing technical reviews and making recommendations and listing decisions on input materials. The Bilingual Product Review Coordinator reports to a Review Program Technical Supervisor. Qualified candidates will have a background in a natural science related field, understanding and familiarity with organic food systems and food and agriculture regulation, strong organizational and team skills as well as speaking, reading and writing fluency in both English and Spanish.

It takes approximately one year to master this position, so please apply only if you are prepared to make a multi-year commitment.

Benefits

Full time position with competitive salary
100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan
100% employer-paid life insurance, long term disability and short term disability insurance
Retirement plan
Generous Paid Time Off
Opportunities for flexible scheduling
Opportunities for training and professional development
Bike-friendly business and support for alternative transportation options
Small nonprofit organization with established team and leading role in organic industry
Casual, fun work environment

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Major Responsibilities

Provide customer service in English and Spanish, including answering questions and providing status notifications for current and potential suppliers of OMRI Listed products
Review inputs for OMRI Listing
Review ingredients, production processes, marketing materials, lab reports, certifications, etc. for inputs to determine compliance with established standards
Follow up with applicants to acquire any information needed to ensure a complete review
Prepare and present review findings, and make recommendations about whether specific products should be listed by OMRI
Record and manage data related to reviewed products in OMRI’s Products Database
Monitor continued compliance of OMRI listed products by reviewing product change applications, conducting ongoing compliance reviews and conducting other technical reviews as needed
Review and vote on Findings of Fact reports
Carefully review Findings of Fact (FOF) reports prepared by other PRCs to verify completeness of reports and conformance with OMRI standards
Determine compliance of materials and vote on their inclusion in the OMRI Products List based on information provided in the FoFs
Perform regular quality checks of other PRC’s completed reviews to ensure compliance with policies
Participate in technical team and Review Panel meetings
Discuss difficult or unique issues with products under review
Advise on final decisions regarding products o Review process improvement and consistency issues
Ensure that work done is in line with OMRI’s quality management system, and update procedures and processes as requested
Thoroughly understand and implement OMRI administrative policies and review criteria
Draft or revise document templates, work instructions and correspondences as needed
Ensure adherence to OMRI’s Quality System
Ensure that staff properly manage confidential business information
Translate policies, procedures and other documentation from English to Spanish, and vice-versa
Provide support and information to the public, in English and Spanish.
Write newsletter articles, website content and other public information, as requested
Assist with revisions of the Policy Manual, Standards Manuals, Generic Materials List and any other technical publications, as requested
Represent OMRI at domestic and international trade shows, conferences, and meetings, as requested
Participate in the development of resources for Spanish-speaking stakeholders, as requested
Participate in technical, educational and organizational projects as requested
Represent the OMRI Review Program on organizational task forces and product teams, as requested
Complete research or special projects such as technical reports or educational materials, as requested
Other duties as assigned

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, biology, geology or a related field required. Agricultural focus preferred
2-3 years of experience working a food processing, organic production, or other regulated industry preferred

Skills:

Required

Superior speaking, reading and writing skills in English and Spanish on practical, social and professional topics
Understanding and familiarity with organic food systems, food and agriculture regulation, or chemistry
Strong customer service skills
Willingness to participate in professional development activities, and ability to acquire new skills and adapt to change quickly
Ability to work constructively as part of a dynamic team
Proficiency in standard office software
High level of attention to detail and ability to process complex information and instructions
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, organize information, complete tasks in a timely fashion, and appropriately handle confidential business information

Preferred

Public speaking skills and experience
Familiarity with standardized procedures such as ISO 17065
Project coordination and planning skills

Other Requirements:

Ability to work occasional nights and weekends, if required
Ability to occasionally travel domestically and internationally, as required
Ability to provide annual motor vehicle report and proof of auto insurance, if required

Application Instructions: 

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter as a PDF or Word document to jobs@omri.org referencing Bilingual Product Review Coordinator in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone Calls, Please.

Deadline

Open until filled

EOE M/F/D/V

Job Categories: 
Research & Science