Group Ethics Manager

Posted about 2 years ago by Acre
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Competitive + Benefits
Sector Food / Manufacturing
Posted about 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 23 March 2017

Acre is pleased to be working with a well regarded fresh produce supplier to hire a Group Ethics Manager to lead the group ethics team.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a real difference, improving the working life of all key stakeholders within the supply chain, through world-class industry recognised ethical practices.

The role is responsible for developing a risk-based approach to managing the Group supply chain (both internal and external) which mitigates risk to the business, including the development of a risk assessment system.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Ensuring an effective ethical auditing programme of the Group supply chain whilst managing and updating an effective SEDEX system
  • Manage the Group ethical audit programme, undertaking thorough investigations into potential ethical compliance issues
  • Working directly with suppliers (both internal and external) and stakeholders to resolve ethical issues and ensuring continuous improvement in ethical supply standards
  • The line management of three staff members, identifying training and development needs for the team as a whole, as well as individual team members
  • Effectively communicating ethical standards to stakeholders
  • Working collaboratively with the health and safety team; acting on safety reports and information, unsafe practices and accidents or incidents

The successful candidate will have experience working with ethical / social compliance issues, ideally experienced in the food manufacturing industry.

You will also:

  • Have a recognised auditing accreditation and degree level qualifications in a relevant area
  • Have good knowledge of relevant UK and international legislation and guidance including UK employment law, Gang Master Licencing Authority and Ethical Trade Initiative
  • Sound knowledge of good ethical/ social good practice within ethical/ social compliance.
  • Experience managing a team would be an advantage

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to manage and develop a team to champion human rights and sustainability.


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