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.
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.