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Compliance Manager (TGM1504) – £30-£35k

Compliance Manager (TGM1504) – £30-£35k

  • Quality Control
  • Leicester

Location: Leicester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGM1504

The Company:

An experienced Compliance Manager with an understanding of ethical audit programs is needed to join an established clothing manufacturer and supplier to a variety of high street retailers and grocers.  This is the perfect role for someone that is looking for their first role in Ethical sustainability who comes from a fashion background or has fashion degree with admin experience.

The Role:

  • Working with Customers, Licensors to collect their social ethical, technical, environmental, building safety, etc compliance requirements
  • Working with In-country Compliance teams and Suppliers to implement Customers/Licensors compliance requirements at Factories
  • Perform Factory pre-audits, assist in audit preparations
  • Review compliance related processes, write up procedures where needed
  • Closely follow up Factories accreditation process, booking audits, review reports/certificates, non-compliances, corrective actions, expiry dates, etc
  • Knowledgeable on Sourcing country laws, regulations – or research/study as needed
  • Working with the company’s supply chain checking traceability and validation of all paperwork
  • Monitor the supply base through pro-active management of audit programme, drive improvement through ongoing work with suppliers and with the support of the In-country teams
  • Support the business with the ethical compliance programme for the group, undertaking investigations into potential ethical compliance issues
  • Manage customer/licensor specific compliance requirements, communication and attend regular meetings
  • Form close relationships with suppliers, customers, licensors
  • Great understanding of ethical audit programs: ETI, SMETA, BSCI, WALMART, etc.
  • Knowledge of sustainability & environmental programs: GOTS, BCI, Higg Index etc.
  • Ongoing research, study, and training on latest compliance requirements
  • Observe Company Rules, Standard Operating Procedures and Company Policies, particularly in relation to Health and Safety, Harassment, Disciplinary and ICT Security
  • Report any findings, suggest solutions to responsible management

Skills Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in compliance field (factory auditing experience would be a great advantage) is needed
  • Strong understanding of ethical audit programs such as SMETA, BSCI etc.
  • Understanding and ability to research sustainability programs/new initiatives (GOTS, BCI, Higg Index, etc).
  • Highly organised with the proven ability to work under pressure and cope with tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Previous auditing experience would be an advantage.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office packages and Outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
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