Location Vietnam
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive
Reference 16737

Are you an ethical auditing professional in the Southeast Asia region looking for an impactful opportunity which will expose you to remediation and capacity building programmes?

Primark, following the launch of their flagship Primark Cares strategy, are partnering with Acre to add further capacity to their 130+ strong global ethical trade and environmental sustainability team. To support the delivery of their ambitious strategy, Primark are seeking an Ethical Trade Executive to engage with factories in the Southeast Asia region, driving improvements and capacity building.

Reporting into the Senior Ethical Trade Manager, North and Southeast Asia, the Ethical Trade Executive will assess and seek ways to improve the performance of Primark's supply chains and supply chain relationships in Vietnam with reference to the Primark Ethical Trade Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Map tier 1 factories in the region and develop a map of lower tiers.

  • Engage in ethical trade projects as required by SETM and SEA Solutions Manager.

  • Liaise with the ILO Better Work team in all activities as required by the Primark Ethical Trade Programme and the Better Work Partnership Agreement.

  • Conduct audits and spot-checks on factories in the region.

  • Contribute to new factory approval process, providing support to suppliers, factories, and workers to support them through the process.

  • Communicate risks to management internally as well as broader ethical trading trends in the region.

As an early career ethical trading professional, you will have conducted a high volume of audits with the highest levels of integrity, authenticity and detail.

You will leverage the following:

  • Factory audit experience either with SMETA or SA8000 across the Southeast Asia region.

  • Ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders internal and external to the business.

  • A results driven approach and self-starting attitude.

  • An understanding of the bigger picture of an audit programme and its links to the businesses.

  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.

If you've worked in a brand or a third party and have been limited to purely audit mobilisation and wish to join Primark and get exposed to their impactful portfolio of solutions projects, please apply below.