Ethical Trade Executive
2d ago

Job Description

Role : Ethical Trade Executive

Purpose of role : Assesses and seeks ways to improve the performance of Primark’s supply chains and supply chain relationships in Pakistan with reference to the Primark Ethical Trade Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

Reports to : Ethical Trade Manager - Pakistan Key Responsibilities :

  • Contributes to the implementation of Primark’s Ethical Strategy for its suppliers and factories in Pakistan.
  • Ensures the company’s ethical trading requirements are clearly communicated throughout the supply base
  • Raises awareness about the importance of ethical trading and how to approach it.
  • Contributes to the on-going development of the company’s Ethical Trading Strategy, providing insight, advice and solutions direct from the supply base
  • Contributes to new factory approval process in Pakistan as required by the ETM, including managing first contact communication with factories and suppliers, liaising with the BD team on scheduling audits, processing documentation, and ensuring that factory audits are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Remediation of Code non-compliances with factories and suppliers. Advising ETM on suitability for re-audits and next steps.
  • Provides support to suppliers, factories and workers to support them through the approval process and thereafter
  • Engages with suppliers and factories to build relationships that enable sharing best practices and improvements.
  • Manages stakeholder relationships as required.
  • Develops and maintain relationships with local and regional stakeholders including industry associations, trade unions, NGOs and relevant government bodies and liaise with them to identify emerging issues
  • Proactively reports on risks to the business.
  • Represents the business in meetings and forums as required.
  • Contributes as instructed by ETM to projects aimed at improving worker welfare as required
  • Provides the business with information regarding ethical trading in the region, including case studies and information relating to NGO, media campaigns and other ad-hoc requests
  • Engages in Primark ET Projects as required
  • Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience in CR and ET and the factory environment
  • Factory audit and remediation processes (e.g. SMETA, SA8000 advanced)
  • Excellent organisation / communication skills
  • A self-starter who is results driven in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders & across the business
  • IT literate (database, spreadsheets)
  • Complexity & Creativity

  • Able to cope with the complexity of Primark’s suppliers, factories.
  • Able to cope with the diversity of cultures across the Primark ET Field Team
  • Appreciates the bigger picture of the audit programme and its link into Primark as a business
  • Seeks opportunities for improvement / change
  • Finds ways to drive worker welfare while maintaining operational continuity
  • Judgements & Decisions

  • Manages the trade-offs involved in the ethical trade programme of a global retailer
  • Acts as the interface between supplier, factory, worker, buyer and other stakeholders to support the business.
  • Acts with integrity and honesty, and aligned with ABF’s ABC policy.
  • Able to make decisions where situations are not black-and-white, deals with ambiguity.
  • Operational Responsibility

  • Ensures integrity of audit management system and database as relevant to countries in scope
  • Ensures availability of ethically approved factories to Primark as relevant to countries in scope
  • Contacts & Communication

  • Ethical Trade Teams in China, India, SEA, Turkey & the UK
  • As required, buying and sourcing departments in UK and Ireland
  • Database team in Peterborough
  • ET Controllers (Projects, Comms, Environment, CS)
  • Ambassador for the Brand

  • Conducts training sessions for suppliers, workers and factories as required
  • Empathetic style that connects with vulnerable workers
  • Negotiates strongly
  • Comfortable to maintain point of view in potentially contentious discussions with supply chain actors
  • Function

    Ethical Trade and Environmental Sustainability


    Ethical Trade Executive

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