Forestry Lead Auditor

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Date: Jan 31, 2024

Location: REMOTE, Remote, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


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City: [[Remote]] 

State: Remote




Company:                           Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.

Division                              Certification

Position:                             Forestry Lead Auditor                                                                          

Reporting to:                      Forestry Program Manager


The Third Party Certification Forestry Auditor shall perform client’s certification audit activities for North America clients in accordance with Bureau Veritas Certification procedures and processes to ensure that mandates for the certification function is satisfied. This role will be responsible for the audit report completion and submission of files to POV, as well as the management and close-out of Nonconformities identified during the conduct of the third party audit. Additional responsibilities may include liaising with the relevant departments (including Schedulers and Account Managers) as well as completion of Technical file review and Internal Witness audits (as applicable). The Third Party Certification Forestry Auditor shall maintain proper credentials/qualifications and attend required training, as needed, to ensure continual and systemic improvement. Bureau Veritas performs FSC CoC, FSC FM, PEFC, SFI, ATFS and RSPO audits within the Forestry Program.



  • Audit Report Completion and submission
  • Manage and close-out NCs identified during Audit activities
  • Professional interface with clients, audit team members and BV Back Office as needed
  • Management and oversight of Audit activities and distribution of workload to Team members
  • Identify process efficiencies to optimize workflow and improve First Time Through rate
  • Audit Plan submission within defined KPIs
  • Audit activity completion as per Work order
  • Audit report submission within defined KPIs
  • Technical File Review defect responses completed in a timely manner
  • Maintenance of Auditor credentials/qualifications
  • Contribute to improving First Time Through




  • Degree or equivalent
  • At least 4 years relevant professional experience
  • Professional auditor qualifications relevant to one or several of the product areas is desirable
  • (As required for certain Forestry standards) maintenance of Certified Forester credential


  • Communication, presentation skills
  • Project management
  • People management
  • General IT skills
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)




A level of performance that meets or exceeds expectations, that is a combination of:

  • The capacity of delivering sustained results over time
  • A sustained track record of being a role model for BV Absolutes & Values
  • A self-awareness of strengths, development needs and performance


A level of potential which is a combination of:

  • Ambition
  • Learning agility
  • Resilience
  • Manages through ambiguity
  • Sees the big picture
  • Performance Reviews
  • E-Learning platform/External Training
  • BVC departmental feedback
  • Auditor peer and Program Manager feedback





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