Ethical Trade Business Partner

Liberty

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Job Details

Job title

Ethical Trade Business Partner, Liberty

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Strategy & Strategic Planning

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

As a key member of Liberty's Corporate Responsibility Team, the Ethical Trade Business Partner will play a pivotal role in driving the ‘Visibility’ pillar of our Ethical Trade programme. 

The focus of this role will be centred on managing the audit data for Liberty’s own brand which will be used to enhance our visibility, track our progress, and guide our strategic direction. 

Role Overview

You will be play a key role in delivering our new ethical trade programme aimed at protecting labour and human rights in our supply chain. Responsible for delivering our newly established audit programme you will be liaising closely with internal teams and external providers to schedule audits for new facilities, review completed audits, and assign facility risk ratings in line with Liberty’s Code of Conduct.

This position will be instrumental in influencing, engaging and inspiring the relevant teams internally to support with ethical trade objectives and closely monitoring the progress. You will also be required to act as an ambassador for Liberty by developing relationships with external partners (NGOs, consultancies, multi-stakeholder initiatives etc.) that will help Liberty deliver its objectives.

Your additional knowledge, enthusiasm for the topic and creativity will also be needed to help conceptualise and deliver remediation projects, and engage skilfully at various levels within the business

The Ideal Candidate

Desired Skills and Experience

The ideal candidates will be detail-driven, methodical, thorough and reliable. We need individuals who have a problem solving outlook, outstanding communication skills, and are confident engaging at multiple levels internally and externally. 

This role will need to be able to concisely and logically communicate arguments, whether verbally, in writing or through professional presentations. 

Proven working experience within the area of Corporate Responsibility/Ethical Trade with a focus on ethical trade management would be essential for this role along with experience with remediating various ethical trade issues, and an external network to call upon. A solid understanding of the social and ethical issues facing fashion brands would be advantageous to applicants.

About Us

Synonymous with the city its shop stands in, Liberty London is a brand driven by discovery. Born in 1875 from the adventurous and disruptive spirit of Arthur Lasenby Liberty, the brand has remained true to its heritage and is famed for its print, fabrics, and design. Liberty London continues to be associated with the world of arts and culture, building on its founder's legacy to seek out the new and the beautiful. Today, Liberty London is recognised for its cultural collaborations, inspiring curation, and directional design. The iconic Regent Street shop encompasses six floors of fashion, beauty, Little Liberty childrenswear, accessories and homewares - bringing together the world’s leading premium and luxury brands and housing them alongside its own Liberty London range