Responsible Sourcing Manager

Workshop Recruitment
48000.00 GBP Annual + 00
13 Feb 2019
19 Feb 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Responsible Sourcing Manager

This role will ensure the implementation and day-to-day delivery of the Responsible Sourcing programme.

Duties to include:

  • Implementation and management of audit programme and responsible sourcing policies.
  • Implementation and management of global Verification Assessment programme, liaising with local teams and communicating outcomes with suppliers Collaborating with suppliers and factories to deliver improvements against audit corrective action plans.
  • Management of in-factory improvement programmes in India and China
  • Managing the FF Factory Risk analysis and reporting on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Performance management and support of the Responsible Sourcing Co-ordinator
  • Ensure sourcing risks are assessed and mapped across the supply chain
  • Work closely with the UK sourcing team to ensure challenges relating to responsible sourcing are timely and appropriately communicated
  • Driving the delivery of sustainable materials targets.
  • Conducting training on sustainable raw materials sourcing and ethical trading where required internally and with suppliers
  • Working cross-functionally to support in the delivery of projects relating to the company Sustainability Strategy, including in-store initiatives and sustainable raw materials sourcing
  • Being prepared to conduct ethical audits / assessments at supplier sites, including travel to sourcing countries as and when required
  • Supporting on delivery and assessment of responsible sourcing projects, and ensuring information and data for these are well maintained
  • Acting as an ambassador within the business for promoting responsible sourcing standards and sustainable material targets
  • Contributing to the delivery of communication activity, internally and with customers where relevant
  • Being the focal point of information relating to the responsible sourcing strategy as and when required for reporting or communication requirements
  • Representing the company at relevant ethical trade and sustainability events

Skills & Experience

  • Solid understanding of and a passion for responsible sourcing / ethical trade.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to quickly analyse and report on data and the ability to come to logical conclusions
  • Knowledge of the supply chain related to different product types
  • A good understanding of the production process
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex sourcing challenges to internal and external stakeholders
  • Disciplined, detailed, analytical, passionate, team player
  • Integrity in personality
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to risk analyse production facilities from an ethical point of view
  • Ability to work closely with stakeholders, including suppliers, factories, external stakeholders and internal colleagues to drive change
  • Energy, enthusiasm, drive and a can do attitude