Thursday , April 25 2024

Marks and Spencers Jobs in London – Ethical Trading Manager

Website Marks and Spencers

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity to join the M&S Clothing and Home Ethical Trading team. A role integral to the Sourcing strategy, through delivery of the global ethical trade and human rights auditing and project programmes; incorporating compliance, beyond audit innovations, training programmes and collaborative projects to enable suppliers to meet the M&S Global Sourcing Principles, help continually improve the labour standards and compliance across the whole supply chain and create sustainable lasting impact and positive change for workers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To support the Head of Responsible Sourcing and Ethical Trade to deliver the Ethical Trading strategy and Plan A commitments by.
  • managing the supplier auditing programme with the regional compliance managers.
  • monitoring audit findings and producing monthly compliance factory rating reports for Sourcing Directors.
  • implementing ethical projects and programmes that resolve supply chain issues found in audits.
  • managing external delivery partners of projects and programmes.
  • facilitate due diligence audits.
  • liaising with the Central Sourcing team regarding the ethical element of the new factory approval process.
  • provide relevant data and information for the Human Rights risk assessment, Modern Slavery statement and external benchmarks and reports.
  • Work directly with the regional compliance teams to ensure they implement the Ethical Trading Strategy consistently and deliver initiatives, projects, programmes, and the Plan A commitments in their regions and communicate high risk ethical issues in the supply base, as identified by the regional compliance managers, to the Head of Responsible Sourcing.
  • Manage the supply chain projects and programmes in conjunction with the regional compliance teams and external delivery partners. Ensure projects and programmes are tracked, monitored, measured, and reported on regularly.
  • Work with suppliers to help them drive improvement and hold supplier meetings with relevant compliance personnel to help improve supplier understanding of M&S requirements in Ethical Trade and Human Rights, factory compliance, Plan A, and beyond monitoring. Develop agendas and presentations to communicate key messages to the supply base.
  • Build relationships with external organisations and academics to help deliver ethical projects and create new options through stakeholder engagement for capacity building projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to manage and motivate regional compliance teams to support implementation of strategy and drive success
  • Ability to ensure ethical standards are upheld while achieving the commercial needs of the business
  • Knowledge of and experience in the interpretation of country and international labour laws for auditing assessment
  • Knowledge of and experience in the implementation of corrective actions for the resolution of non-compliances
  • Ideally experience of working with NGOs, Trade Unions, and multi-stakeholder initiatives
  • Ability to liaise and communicate across all regional offices and BU’s on ethical supply chain issues
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering innovative projects & programmes to resolve supply chain and worker ethical issues working with suppliers and external organisations
  • Building trust with customers and external stakeholders to maintain leading ethical retailer position

Qualification & Experience:

  • Buying teams
  • Industry experts, Universities & external bodies (SEDEX, ETI, BSR)
  • Sourcing Offices and Regional Compliance Managers
  • Plan A team
  • TSG & Raw Materials specialist
  • Food Ethical Trading Team
  • Suppliers

Job Details:

Company: Marks and Spencers

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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