Ethical Trade Manager

Ref: MON10212
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Technical Services
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 08/03/2019

Monsoon Accessorize is committed to sourcing responsibly, from supply chains we understand, in a manner that supports fair conditions for workers. For us, this not only means ensuring the highest levels of adherence to our Code of Conduct, but also partnering with individual suppliers to understand and address challenges. It requires greater understanding of our global supply chains, knowing the producers within it and learning more about the workers employed there. We understand that ethical trade starts with us, and we are passionate about continuous improvement, of our own business conduct as well as that of our suppliers.

 

We are looking for an Ethical Trade Manager to continue to drive an established and long-term ethical trade strategy. S/he will be responsible for driving long-term strategic initiatives designed to improve working conditions in high risk regions, to be delivered against ambitious objectives. Day-to-day, s/he will monitor the overall ethical compliance of our supply chain and will intersect Ethical Trade and Sourcing, ensuring suppliers new and old understand and meet our requirements. The Ethical Trade Manager is responsible for significant stakeholder management, engaging internal business teams across all brands as well as civil society and customers, to ensure that ethical trade is our business as usual. S/he will have direct line management of an Ethical and Sourcing assistant in London and will be responsible for the deliverables of our Ethical Trade teams in our international sourcing regions.

 

This position will suit someone seeking an opportunity to move into a role with greater responsibility and autonomy to deliver. We welcome strategic thinkers, looking for an opportunity to engage thoughtfully with global issues and find new ways to deliver impact to workers.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead team to analyse data and trends to understand areas of impact for ethical initiatives
  • Drive remediation in areas identified as high risk for workers by maximising new and existing partnerships
  • Deliver three-year ethical trade strategy, develop and manage team workplans and accountability
  • Report on impact of ethical trade initiatives regularly and systematically to internal and external stakeholders (including the Ethical Trade Initiative in annual report)
  • Manage the Ethical and Sourcing Assistant in execution of onboarding new suppliers and factories
  • Address areas of dispute raised during third party audits and liaise with buyers and suppliers on critical issues

What you will need to succeed as an Ethical Trade Manager?

Essential

  • Ability to research and present solutions for issues identified in supply chains
  • Stakeholder management skills: Internally including social media and customer service teams, all brand teams (buying, merchandise, technical and design), senior leadership and country offices. Externally including membership bodies, peer retailers, activist groups and NGOs.
  • Experience working with a global team
  • Ability to execute strategically, beyond a traditional approach to ethical trade and corporate social responsibility
  • Ability to analyse risk data and identify opportunities to improve
  • Experience measuring impact of social responsibility programmes
  • Strong communication, influencing and project management skills
  • Experience producing and presenting reports

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Lighthouse and Sedex an advantage
  • Experience overseeing audit programmes
  • Line management experience

 

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, performance related discretionary bonus, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If this role is right for you then please do apply via http://www.monsoonjobs.com/

 

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