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Ethical Trade Executive

Ethical Trade Executive

At Primark we aim to deliver amazing fashion at amazing prices to Primark customers, whilst maintaining the highest levels of rigour, protecting the people who make our products, ensuring social, environmental and structural compliance. We operate as ‘one team’ with the rest of the business. We have a new opportunity for an experienced Ethical Trade Executive to join our growing team in Dublin.


Key Responsibilities:

Data and Programme Management
• Oversees and the supports the administrative activities involved in the day to day running of Primark’s Ethical Trade Programme from an ET perspective
• Communicates with Primark B&M, Sourcing, Suppliers and Factories, as well as Primark ET Field Teams and ABF Legal, on matters relating to ET Compliance, data and analysis
• Provides timely information and documentation concerning labour standards and ethical trade according to process, including matters concerning compliance to Primark Code of Conduct as requested by Senior Trade Executive and Ethical controller
• Ensures latest information, on supplier and their sites status in terms of the Primark Ethical Trade Programme are communicated appropriately within Primark HQ and ET Field Teams.
• Leads on maintaining the team workplan ensuring that other team members are aware of their individual targets and feel supported in achieving them

Ratings of Audit Reports:
• Under the supervision of the Senior Ethical Trade Executives conduct reviews of audit reports to provide a consistent rating in accordance with the Primark Rating Matrix and agreed best practice
• Ensures that all ratings communications to internal and external stakeholders are accurately produced and clear

Issues Management:
• Identifies issues concerning compliance with Primark Code of Conduct from an ET perspective this is related to but not exclusive to unauthorised subcontracting management
• Manages issues, escalating as appropriate
• Reports and communicates on issues effectively and appropriately with an assured level of accuracy
• Seeks ways to review team processes

Database team Liaison:
• Day-to-day liaison with the Primark Database Team to facilitate:
o Timely and accurate input and recording of audit results and visits to sites
o Up-to-date understanding within the Database Team of development and changes to Primark requirements in matters concerning labour standards and ethical trade

Reporting:
• Support the global Ethical Trade team by interrogating Entropy and providing reports as per requirements
• Support Directors of Sourcing and Ethical Trade by providing reporting as required
• Support the Ethical Trade Controller with timely and accurate information as requested
• Develop analysis of data that facilitates the running of the Primark Ethical Trade Programme.

Knowledge and Experience:
• Experience in CR and Ehical Trade
• Factory audit and remediation processes
• Excellent organisation/communication skills
• A self-starter who is results driven in a fast-paced environment
• The ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders & across the business
• Lead in database systems and associated reporting and other IT tools
• High level of competency and accuracy in data management and analysis
• Ability to get to know and work with the complexity of Primark’s suppliers (800), factories (2000) and buying department (23)


Why work with us?

At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals and our competitive salary rewards this. We'll provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark. We’re always open when talking about your development, supporting with further education or in house solutions. We also offer flexible working which is our way of helping you achieve more, because what works for you, works for us.




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