Responsible Sourcing Specialist, UK

City of London
Depending on Experience
17 Jul 2019
30 Jul 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible Sourcing Specialist
Are you ready to take up the challenge of ensuring companies comply with environmental standards?
NEPCon (Nature, Economy and People Connected) is a non–profit organisation that works for sustainable land use and climate–friendly solutions. With 230+ staff around the world, our projects build capacity, raise awareness, conserve nature and streamline sustainability through innovation.
NEPCon's activities are growing and we are therefore seeking an enthusiastic sustainability professional to support the provision of our responsible sourcing services in UK, Ireland and globally.
As Responsible Sourcing Specialist in the NEPCon Solutions division you will be working within these main areas:
• Responsible Sourcing: Provide advisory services to a portfolio of clients in the timber, palm oil, textiles, soy, beef and other natural resource sectors, to support them in their goals to meet legal requirements such as the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), established sustainability standards (including FSC??, RA SAS, SBP, RSPO, POIG, CanopyStyle, etc.), and bespoke sustainability requirements (for instance, an organisation's own Sustainability Policy). Another important aspect of this work is auditing against NEPCon's LegalSource and ResponsibleSource standards.
• Sales & Marketing: Conduct sales and marketing activities to raise the profile of NEPCon Solutions services in UK and Ireland. This includes creation of marketing and sales materials, conducting sales meetings, creating budgets and proposals, attending stakeholder events and conferences, sales meetings and other activities. You will also facilitate NEPCon's global team of staff to understand NEPCon Solutions services and effectively sell these services in the market.
• Administration & Internal Support: Includes reporting on progress, managing audit and risk assessment schedules of clients, keeping data up–to–date in NEPCon's Salesforce database, and providing internal training to NEPCon staff on legality and sustainability issues.
Professional requirements
• Higher education (at least bachelor's degree) in an industry–relevant discipline, for example geography, forestry, biology, environmental science, international development or policy.• 2–6 years' relevant work experience, preferably from an NGO, sustainability consultancy, sustainability in the corporate sector, forestry or supply chain management.• Deep insight into raw material sustainability issues.• Understanding of risk–based approaches to legality and sustainability assessments.• Excellent spoken and written English. Fluency in French or Spanish will be considered an additional asset. • Proficiency in the MS Office package and good understanding of administrative IT systems.
Personal qualities
• You are a service minded, open and friendly person, who likes – and is good at – communicating with people on all levels.• You have good planning and time management skills and an analytical approach.• You are a proactive and independent worker. • You are able to make strategic decisions whilst maintaining an eye for detail. • You adapt quickly to new situations.• You are creative and have the ability to come up with original and innovative ideas and solutions.• You are a constructive team–player and have an open attitude towards other cultures, as we collaborate across borders in our organisation.• You are comfortable working in a remote–working environment, where most communication with colleagues around the world occurs via email, Skype and telephone.• You believe in NEPCon's vision and mission and want to contribute to fulfilling it.
Position details
• Work time: 40 hours/week • The position reports to the NEPCon Solutions Deputy Director for Europe and Russia• Working location: NEPCon's London office (CAN Mezzanine, 49–51 East Road, London N1 6AH), or working from home or co–working space elsewhere in the UK• Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience• Expected starting date: as soon as possible
We offer
• International training in certification services provided by NEPCon• Potential international travel opportunities• An exciting and challenging position within a dynamic and innovative international organisation with a mission–driven work atmosphere• A friendly, international team of colleagues, with a pleasant work environment• Excellent opportunities for growth and professional development • All employees are members of the organisation and have the opportunity to contribute to the overall development of NEPCon through the annual General Assembly
How to apply?
Please submit your CV and letter of application, including salary expectations, by 31 July 2019 via the application form on NEPCon's website:
Note: Only applicants legally eligible to work in the UK will be considered.
NEPCon wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.