Associate, Social and Environmental Affairs

Work Location US-NC-Greensboro
Category
Operations
Division
Sustainability

Specific Responsibilities

The Social and Environmental Affairs department seeks to foster safe, and fair workplaces in the factories where Global Brands Group makes product. The Social and Environmental Affairs workplace program is an important part of GBG’s responsible supply chain efforts.

The Social and Environmental Affairs department is responsible for the review and acceptance of audits performed in third party suppliers in accordance with our Standards, or those of our customers. In addition, the Social and Environmental Affairs department supports related activities contributing towards continuous improvement in program policies and operations pertaining to the review and acceptance of social or environmental workplace assessments.

 

The Associate will support execution of GBG’s social and environmental strategy and drive efforts to track and report program impacts. This position reports to the Manager and is responsible for entering and reviewing facility monitoring reports into the GBG platform and supporting the related functions and projects as assigned by the Manager. This role requires exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in an international business setting.

 

  • Validate required documentation from prospective suppliers before they are approved to be added to the supplier matrix.
  • Review facility monitoring reports and enter violations of various audit formats into the GBG Audit platform according to the audit template.
  • Schedule audits as necessary with third party monitoring organizations.
  • Approve and rate social and/or environmental audits as assigned by the Manager. 
  • Communicate with internal teams to resolve audit related issues and questions.
  • Escalate potential crisis situations to Manager, as appropriate.
  • Use benchmarking and research skills to proactively identify issues, risks and trends that can affect the company.
  • Provide analysis and make brand or product-appropriate recommendations.
  • Act as key support to Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs to drive GBG’s performance towards long term sustainability goals.
  • Other responsibilities may include supporting the Manager on related functions, as well as additional tasks when requested.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a corporate setting including internship.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technology skills – Microsoft suite of programs, PowerPoint, internet research skills. 
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and a commitment to accuracy in completed work.
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

 GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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