Reference Code:  99163

Responsible Jewellery Council and Training Project Manager


Bellevue, GE, CH


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.


The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and Training Project Manager supports the Maisons with their RJC certifications and provides responsible sourcing training. The postholder will divide her/his time evenly between these two support functions.


Regarding the RJC certifications, most of Richemont’s Maisons, Manufacturing Competence Centres, and e-commerce businesses are long-standing members of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The RJC Code of Practices (CoP) certification is mandatory for all RJC members. The RJC revises the CoP regularly, and the implications of those revisions are being addressed at the member level, who needs to implement and/or revise internal processes and documentation accordingly. In addition, Richemont’s objective is to make best efforts to have its gold products to be RJC Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certified. The Richemont Entities and relevant suppliers must design and implement common business and technical standards to achieve that goal. 

In addition, Richemont aims to influence standards related to responsible sourcing for precious metals and stones by participating in umbrella organizations and standards bodies, such as the RJC, but also the Fédération Horlogère and ISO.


Regarding Responsible Sourcing training, one of the department’s primary missions is to protect the Group’s reputation. Therefore, Responsible Sourcing sets up procedures for implementation throughout the Group entities. In particular, the due diligence process involves different supply chains and requires further harmonization. The Group's best practices need then to be passed on through training for internal and external players.


RJC certification support (70%)

  • Manage the development and implementation of support projects, e.g.:
    • Support each Maison’s CoP/CoC project leader regarding training materials and resources from RJC; OECD (due diligence); others available resources and, where necessary, give tailored support
    • Liaison between Richemont members, relevant suppliers, and the RJC helpdesk to provide support on specific issues related to the interpretation of CoP and CoC
    • Build templates and similar ‘go to’ documents required by the auditor
    • Provide consistent guidance to relevant suppliers
    • Develop best practice guidelines for supply chain due diligence processes, including shared databases, pertinent to RJC CoP certification, based on industry guidance and Group practices
    • Liaison with Group Information Technology regarding CoC certification systems and claims, potentially to the retailer level
    • Support newly acquired businesses to become RJC certified 
  • Lead Richemont’s RJC Competence Centre/Hub (working title)
    • Develop a Knowledge Hub for Maisons, complementing the RJC’s resources and leveraging Richemont’s Learning Management System and other communication media such as SharePoint
  • Actively participate in working groups of umbrella organizations and standards bodies, such as the RJC, Fédération Horlogère and ISO, related to responsible sourcing of precious metals and stones

Training support and Communication (30%)

  • Conceive training programs and materials, and train internal stakeholders and relevant suppliers:
    • In collaboration with Responsible Sourcing supply chain experts (e.g. for Due Diligence) and RS Environmental Performance Team
    • As a team leader for the RJC
  • Covered training topics include all the supply chains and go beyond the RJC scope
  • Develop and harmonize the Responsible Sourcing Communication tools for internal purposes



Education & Experience

  • 7-10 years of hands-on experience in management systems certifications (ISO 45001, ISO 14001, RJC…)
  • Good knowledge of RJC COP and COC and operational experience in the gold, diamond, and coloured gemstone industries are an asset
  • Good knowledge of visual tools (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in a large, complex global organization and, more specifically, in a corporate setting

Knowledge & Skills

  • Fluent in French and English
  • Able to manage conflicting demands
  • Proven pedagogical and popularization skills
  • A structured approach to large and complex projects
  • Comfortable working within a matrix structure and on multiple projects at once
  • Agile and critical thinker, good listener, you are open to change and eager to learn


In addition, analytical skills, commitment, and team spirit enable successfully carrying out the tasks assigned.


Short trips to be planned.