BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


For our Sustainability Department, at our location in Cologne, we are looking for a

Supply Chain Compliance &  Governance Manager (m/f/d)


  • Diligently, dutifully and holistically you ensure that both we and our suppliers comply not only to the governance but also to the agreed code of conduct, for which you define the standards and audit protocol.
  • You further communicate, draw on and improve our corporate social responsibility requirements, implement it within our management structure and keep it and us regularly up to date.
  • Because you understand that compliance is a constant work in progress, you listen to and communicate with the stakeholders, suppliers and team members, ensure standards are sustainable.
  • Your work stretches across the entire globe and you collaborate closely with global stakeholders to guarantee fair and consistent investigations within the global and local compliance standards.
  • Communication is your key to success, you liaison with colleagues and external stakeholders, share your expertise on any arising questions and relay investigative findings to relevant stakeholders such as senior leadership and the Ethics and Birkenstocks Business Compliance Committee.



  • 5+ years of experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Expertise in an ESG / COC / CSR management role as well as in ESG & CSR standards
  • Broad understanding of code of conduct audit processes and requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills
  • Able to communicate clearly and goal-oriented
  • Self-efficient and self-reliant working attitude
  • Fluent in German and English, both written and spoken



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Chloé Gouysse: +49 175 209 46 88.