Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing Assistant

New York, New York


The Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing Assistant will monitor the development and performance of factories to minimize risk, drive supply chain compliance and uphold positive working conditions globally. The position requires a high attention to detail, accuracy, and clear communication with Licensors, coworkers, and global suppliers.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Assist with the process of factory development, approval, monitoring and divest within the context of our licensors’ requirements.
  • Maintain records for approved factories, un-approved factories, performance ratings and remediation. Update as required.
  • Consistently collect data off of above records to track factory and Licensor performance and support SM&S metrics
  • Build positive relationships to regional peers in Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing to influence and ensure local implementation is consistent with expectations of the global program.
  • Keep current with licensor SM&S expectations, requirements and ambitions, as well as prevailing trends in corporate social responsibility.
  • Participate in projects or programs with manageable risk, resources or ad-value, as well as monitor costs of own work and time associated with projects.
  • Support SM&S obligations to retail customers such as Costco, Kohl’s, Foot Locker, Wal-Mart etc.
  • Support SM&S obligations to external stakeholders and programs such as Fair Labor Association, Worker Rights Consortium, Conflict Minerals Reporting, Better Cotton Initiative, Better Work, and Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
  • Track and maintain third party compliance invoices and bill accordingly.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in related field

·         Prior internships in corporate social responsibility, supply chain management, industrial hygiene/safety, manufacturing/industrial engineering, sustainability or related field

·         Demonstrated knowledge of HSE and Labor regulations, environmental sustainability and energy concepts, production management systems, regulatory agencies, unions

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines and projects.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Comfortable with making presentations addressed to internal and external stakeholders with confidence

·         Ability to influence and collaborate with peers in Sourcing, Development and Production located both in same office and foreign countries

·         Ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment

·         Fluent in English

·         Ability to work effectively in teams and independently

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

·         Ability to travel domestically and internationally (+ / - 30% of the time)


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