Trademark Manager

  • Contract
  • Bonn Germany
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Development Aid

Job Title: Trademark Manager
Location: Bonn, Germany (remote work not possible)
Contract duration: Temporary contract – 2 years contract (extension possible, subject to satisfactory performance).

On behalf of our client, an INGO, DRS is looking for a Trademark Manager to work with the organization’s trademarks to achieve its mission. In managing the trademarks, the candidate will engage with an array of stakeholders: Leading global brands to smaller companies, all committed to responsible forestry; organizations from diverse memberships such as environmental and social NGOs; collaboration across the teams in the Markets and Communication Unit and beyond.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To develop trademark use requirements and services for different user groups, including certificate holders, project certificate holders and promotional licence holders.
  • To engage with companies to drive the visibility and correct use of the trademarks in line with the organization´s goals.
  • To manage projects to drive the correct use of public claims made with trademarks.
  • To respond to trademark-related inquiries from different user groups.
  • To develop normative documents, guidance materials, and training courses on trademark use.
  • To support communication and knowledge sharing of trademark-related information of the team globally.
  • To oversee the processing of misuse cases of trademark users.
  • To work together collaboratively with other team members to best fulfil the responsibilities.
  • Additional tasks as agreed with the supervisor and project work assigned by special organizational needs.

Qualifications and competencies:


  • University degree or equivalent training in a related field, such as business administration, economics, international relations, marketing, communications, forest product markets, and law.


  • At least 5 years of professional experience in trademark management, certification
  • schemes, sustainability, global market development, corporate social responsibility, or other related fields.
  • Experience in working with international organizations or international project teams.
  • Very strong English writing and speaking skills.
  • Ability to perform well while simultaneously handling several processes and projects.
  • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work.
  • Project management experience and proven ability to plan and organize work.
  • A strong sense of diligence and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Computer Skills: Good skills in the use of/experience with:

  • Standard software packages (MS Office).
  • Database management platforms are a plus.
  • CRM (Customer Relations Management) is a plus.

Language and Communication Skills:

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
  • Spanish (spoken and written) is a plus.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply

The updated CVs in English should be submitted to [email protected], under the title: DRS 11409 Trademark Manager. Due to the high number of applications received via the DevelopmentAid website, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only.