Senior Manager (m/f/d) Ethical Responsibility

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
26 Jun 2020
Closes
10 Sep 2020
Ref
2225432
Function
Operations
As a Senior Manager (m/f/d) Ethical Responsibility at Zalando you act as a center of excellence for sustainability expertise, drive project success on topics you own, liaise with key external stakeholders, and support internal teams with the sustainability knowledge that they need.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Support the implementation of Zalando's overarching partner sustainability strategy across all business areas and product types including fashion, non-textile and new category groups.
  • Lead project work related to ethical responsibility topics, including human rights, sourcing policies, and verification of sustainability claims through certification mechanisms and/or additional standards.
  • Represent Zalando's position on living wage through our associated memberships, and ensure meaningful progress in this area.
  • Provide expert guidance to internal stakeholders on our progress towards our 2023 goal to Raise the Bar by continuously increasing our ethical standards and only working with partners who align with them.
  • Monitor emerging global sustainability trends, innovation and regulation directions with a special focus on due diligence and supply chain.
  • Derive meaningful guidance and insights from data, clearly communicate them to various audiences and effectively leverage our impact for external communication opportunities.
  • Support internal and external reporting as required, including year-end sustainability reports and its assurance.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • 5+ years' experience in supply chain standards and due diligence in value chains, or a related field.
  • Experience driving and implementing new standards around ethical requirements in supply chains.
  • Preferred experience on the topic of living wage, specifically in a for-profit business.
  • Proven stakeholder engagement, project management and communication skills.
  • Ability to move quickly and balance multiple tasks at once; calm under pressure.
  • Ability to connect key sustainability knowledge to business outcomes.
PERKS AT WORK
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

ABOUT ZALANDO

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 28 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use

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