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Are you searching for a career with bags of variety, in an environment that celebrates differences and empowers collaboration, which values individuals and will encourage you to make an impact? Do you want the freedom to explore, and the opportunities to find new ways and to innovate? If so,  TwiningsOvo delivers.

We’re looking for people who don’t just come here to get the job done, but who have a real passion for the brand and a desire to do the best job they can. In return, we offer an inspiring package of employee benefits - to show just how much we value you. This role will offer you the scope for growth and the tools to aim high.

The Ethical Sourcing Executive will work with the Social Impact Manager to implement the responsible sourcing plan for Ovaltine raw materials including cocoa, palm oil, barley and sugar. They will also lead the Factory Monitoring and Improvement in Thailand, and other countries as and when required, in order to ensure sites in our first tier supply base are compliant with our ethical sourcing expectations. To do so, the Ethical Sourcing Executive will work closely with global buying functions, international suppliers, auditing companies, and certification bodies.

The Ethical Sourcing Executive also supports the Social Impact Manager with capacity building programmes to coach raw materials suppliers on ethical standards in their supply chains, remediate issues in our first-tier supply base, and provide support to site where improvements are required and raise awareness in the business through training and engagement with buyers.

In addition to the following:
  • Championing the role of Ethical Sourcing within the business.
  • Building an understanding of our raw materials supply chain and mapping key risks.
  • Visiting growing origins in raw material supply chains and conducting labour rights audits and community needs assessments, as required.
  • Working with the Social Impact Manager and global buying teams to identify, or increase sourcing from, certified and ethical sources in raw material supply chains.
  • Developing and rolling out relevant interventions to address key risks with third parties, as and when required.
  • Reporting on progress towards meeting raw materials sustainability commitments, working with buyers to ensure the business is working towards common goals.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of international labour rights and legal standards as well as relevant trends and topics, including forced labour and responsible recruitment.
  • Communicating our ethical sourcing requirements and aspirations in the first-tier supply base Thailand, and other countries, as required.
  • Conducting, reviewing, and approving ethical audits of Thai and other suppliers, identifying suppliers’ opportunities for improvements and monitoring suppliers’ progress on closing non-conformances.
  • Supporting suppliers to close non-conformances through email, phone, or in-person support (advice, sharing of good practices, workshops etc), primarily in Thailand, and in other countries as and where needed.
  • Together with the Ethical Sourcing Executive and Social Impact Manager, keeping the audit process and framework up to date, robust and reflective of global labour rights risks.
  • Working with the Social Impact Manager to develop networks with key stakeholders in South East Asia and key growing regions of raw materials (e.g.: civil society, MNCs, multinational organisations in priority countries/supply chains).
  • Participating, as required, in relevant industry bodies, acting as Twinings Ovaltine’s representative.
  • Supporting the Procurement teams in Thailand and other geographies to maintain best practice and integrate responsible sourcing criteria into their buying decisions, including organising or delivering training to buyers, and regular calls to keep buyers informed.
  • Supporting the Ethical Sourcing Executive, China to report on sites ethical performances to internal stakeholders.
  • Communicating the progress of the FMIP in Thailand, and ethical conditions in raw materials supply chains, for example through articles for the Social Impact newsletter or presentations, as well as analysing data for external communications. 
  • Developing e-learning modules for buyers and suppliers on relevant topics.
  • Maintaining ethical progress and site information in the TwO Ethical database.
To be successful in the role you will:
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in responsible sourcing and ethical auditing.
  • Have a clear understanding of supply chain ethical initiatives, such as RSPO palm oil and Fairtrade / Rainforest Alliance/ UTZ certified cocoa.
  • Be knowledgeable about international labour laws and internationally recognised standards (SA8000, ETI Base Code, SMETA etc)
  • Preferably understand issues in the responsible recruitment of migrant workers in global supply chains is considered an asset.
  • Be an enthusiastic self-starter and able to work independently with confidence.
  • Be a team player, eager to contribute to the goals of a global team.
  • Have a full working proficiency in Thai and English, with Malaysian considered an asset.
  • Have the ability to travel up to 50% of the time (when international restrictions are lifted).
  • Be a role model of ethical values and integrity.
If you think this role sounds like your cup of tea, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply below.

We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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