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Ethical & Compliance Officer (TGM1409) – £23-£25k

Ethical & Compliance Officer (TGM1409) – £23-£25k

  • Quality Control
  • Leicester

Location: Leicester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGM1409

The Company:

A fantastic opportunity for an Ethical and Compliance Officer to join a successful clothing importer and supplier.   The company supply a range of products to high street retailers and supermarkets. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for Sustainability and an interest in Ethical and Compliance procedures – Graduates welcome – Hybrid working offered !!

Main Responsibility

  • Working with factories to ensure they have or obtain all required certification.
  • Working with fabric mills managing certification of specific fabrics, checking traceability and validation of all paperwork.
  • Forming close relationships with both suppliers and customers.
  • Observe all Company Rules, Standard Operating Procedures and Company Policies, particularly in relation to Health and Safety, Harassment, Disciplinary and ICT Security.
  • To understand and work with the in-house systems – to help improve any of the procedures.
  • Support the business with the ethical compliance programme for the group, undertaking investigations into potential ethical compliance issues.
  • Manage the customer specific requirements from the compliance point of view and attend regular meetings.
  • Great understanding of ethical audit programs (ETI, SMETA, BSCI, WALMART).
  • Knowledge of sustainability programs: GOTS, BCI, Higg Index etc.
  • Work throughout the organisation to ensure the company is at the forefront of ethical trade both for the business and its suppliers
  • Monitor the supply base through pro-active management of our audit programme & drive improvement through ongoing work with suppliers and with the support of the in-country teams.
  • Minimum 2-year experience as a Compliance Specialist (factory auditing experience would be a great advantage).
  • To maintain customer relationships and resolve any issues that arise which involve audits.
  • Observe all Company Rules, Standard Operating Procedures and Company Policies, particularly in relation to Health and Safety, Harassment, Disciplinary and ICT Security.
  • To understand and work with the in-house systems – to help improve any of the procedures.
  • Conduct factory visits/ audits.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have 1- 2 years’ experience in a  similar role.
  • Knowledge of factory auditing processes
  • Excellent planning / prioritising/organising skills
  • Can work on own initiative
  • Meticulous/pays attention to detail
  • Willing to travel as and when required.
  • Full Clean driving licence
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