Global Sustainability Programme Manager


£Competitive + Benefits


Posted 3 months ago

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Acre is delighted to have been engaged exclusively by Finlays, in their search for Global Sustainability Programme Manager, to lead on managing and implementing the strategy for sustainable supply.

Finlays, part of the global conglomerate Swire Group, has a rich 200-year history in producing, packing and supplying tea, coffee and botanicals to its global customer base. With 'sustainable' being one of the organisation's core values, Finlays has strived to continuously improve and influence social and environmental standards across the whole tea, coffee and botanicals supply chain.

Reporting to the Group Head of Sustainability; the Global Sustainability Programme Manager will ensure the FSFS strategy is implemented across both their own operations and that best practice extends to 3rd party suppliers, delivering social and environmental value to communities within and beyond Finlay's operations.

Accountabilities include

  • Managing and implementing sustainable supply strategy, delivering traceability and transparency
  • Engaging with suppliers regarding audits, corrective actions and remediation, driving ethical standards throughout the supply chain
  • Delivering sustainability related reports and communications relating to sustainable supply, meeting external reporting requirements
  • Supporting the Group Head of Sustainability in developing systems and processes to support traceability, reporting, and social compliance initiatives

The successful candidate will have experience on the ground with strong experience in ethical sourcing preferably within the food and beverage sector.

Requirements include

  • Demonstrable experience of needs assessment, auditing and remediation approaches
  • Excellent knowledge of international labour laws and processes for resolution of non-compliances
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to forge strong, long-term relationships with suppliers
  • Highly organised with a self starter attitude
  • Ability to work in diverse cultures with an understanding of the different nuances in international business environments
  • Willingness to travel internationally to Sri-Lanka, Kenya, China and the USA as key destinations

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation with access to, and influence over the entire value chain, with the potential to positively impact communities and their environment at a global scale.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Liam Goldsworthy 0207 400 5570

Job Ref. BBBH8700