Senior Manager Ethical Trade


Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:25:46 GMT


LOCATION: Berlin, Germany

SALARY: 70k Euro + excellent package + relocation

Our client – a fashion subsidiary of an international online fashion retailer is looking for an experienced Senior Manager Ethical Trade.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
  • Responsibility for the Ethical Trade programme development and implementation and lead multiple Ethical Trade and Environment projects.
  • To lead a team of 2-4 staff and report to the Team Lead of Sustainability.
  • To develop strong co-operative relationships with @source teams, CSR, internal and external stakeholders.
  • To ensure that the supply chain is monitored and evaluated, providing continuous status reporting to the Team Lead of Sustainability and @source teams, and providing clear regular overviews to vendors of their compliance status and corrective action plan.
  • To develop the Ethical Trade strategy, and build robust and relevant sustainable initiatives to address key challenges, leveraging co-operation from all stakeholders and delivering to deadlines.
  • Further development of the Ethical Trade systems database, tools, manuals and processes to meet business demand.
  • To handle crisis communications, plan investigations and resolve challenges successfully in a timely and sensitive manner.
  • To engage with key stakeholders, designing and delivering relevant communications and training.
  • To contribute to external annual reports, press and media releases with the CSR and communications team.
  • To be willing to travel to source and vendor locations as part of the role.
The successful candidate will need:
  • A degree in technical production, CSR or a relevant subject matter.
  • Robust experience in ethical trading strategy and factory ethical trade compliance program management, with footwear, apparel and/or accessories brands or retailers, or with industry bodies overseeing audit quality, with experience in environmental management.
  • An established network of experts and have a working knowledge of international best practice standards.
  • A practical approach plus the ability to translate expert supply chain knowledge into action plans for the organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to create positive outcomes with multiple groups.
  • Experience of training and mentoring staff and overseeing career development.
  • Proven leadership experience and very good interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to develop strategic direction and problem solve to resolve supply chain challenges.
  • Personal integrity and professional conduct that reflects the company’s Code of Conduct.
Ref: 100525

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