Supply Chain Standards Manager

Posted about 1 year ago by Acre
Location St. Albans
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Sector Environment Management, Volunteer / Charity, Mining / Quarrying, Sustainability
Posted about 1 year ago
Apply by Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Acre has been engaged by a leading membership body for the global tin industry to identify a Supply Chain Standards Manager.The trade organisation represents the tin production industry and has key links to the downstream manufacturing businesses, making them a key focal point for the sector. They work at all levels from individual artisanal miners in Africa to large global brands.Reporting directly into the Head of Sustainability, the successful candidate will lead the effective management and strategic development of cooperative project through communicating important supply chain issues to the downstream investors to make a transformation towards a sustainable industry. You will primarily lead the responsible Code of Conduct and practical application of risk resolution in the organisation's Tin Supply Chain Initiative. Responsibilities:Providing expertise on key standards, assurance and reporting programmes relevant to mineral and metal production on social, environmental and human rightsContributing to the development of relevant supply chain standards, auditing and reporting tools, and guidance to encourage industry engagementManaging the risk reporting and mitigation process of programmes to ensure continual improvementLeading on audit implementation and discussions with related standards bodiesAiding communication to industry and external stakeholders of the objectives, benefits and necessary actions related to the standardsThe organisation assists governments and companies with traceability, due diligence and audit requirements on the purchase of minerals from high risk areas as recommended in the OECD Due Diligence Guidelines. You will be required to travel internationally and work collaboratively with the field partners to monitor the mitigation of risks in the central African artisanal mining sector. This will be in relation to conflict, human rights abuses, corruption and other similar concerns that affect the wider industry. Skills and capabilities:Relevant degree and experience in addressing social, environmental and human rights issues in a practical settingKnowledge of supply chain laws, standards, audits and reporting alongside previous interest and activity in this areaAbility to rapidly evaluate new and complex issues and documentation and communicate those complex issues in a succinct, easily understood and friendly mannerProven problem solving skills, demonstrating sound reasoning and logical decision-making, combined with the ability to work enthusiastically and independentlyExperience of working with stakeholders at all levels and communicating to non-native speakers while managing cross-cultural sensitivities is highly desirableIn this newly formed role, you will have the opportunity to assist and encourage investment into responsible tin production, alongside driving general improvement in performance across the whole of the supply chain to have a positive impact on the market transition towards a sustainable tin industry.


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