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Job Title: Responsible Procurement Manager EMEA

Job Description

Job Description

We are recruiting a Responsible Procurement Manager hybrid working for our global HQ's in West Sussex or London Bridge.

You will drive the delivery of the Natura &Co Responsible Procurement strategy in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Turkey Middle East and Africa region. Leading the Natura &Co Responsible Procurement EMEA team as a hub of expertise and best practice on Net Zero, Human Rights and Circularity for EMEA procurement and operations

More about the role

  • Assist Head of Responsible Procurement in the creation of Responsible Procurement strategy and drive the implementation.

  • Provide support and guidance to procurement teams, enabling them to deliver our sustainability commitments through a triple bottom line approach to their daily work.

  • Manage direct report as a hub of expertise and best practice for Procurement to ensure delivery of our sustainability commitments in procurement and operations.

  • Support Head of Responsible Procurement in the development, maintenance, and effective use of KPIs, data and reporting on supplier and procurement sustainability performance

  • Work with suppliers (including in scope manufacturing and non-trade supply base) to ensure their alignment with our sustainability strategy. This includes carrying out human rights and environmental due diligence, remediation, capacity building or positive impact projects in EMEA

  • Ensure effective implementation of program SOP through internal control process

  • Manage and interpret data, analyse result, and interpret trends or patterns to improve business process and evaluate outcomes and impacts linked to team deliveries and supplier performance

  • Active role in management of Responsible Procurement Department as part of its senior leadership team and actively support work within Sustainable Operations

Candidate Description

Do you have experience of helping businesses to manage the sustainability impact of their supply chains?,

  • Extensive experience of enabling businesses to manage the environmental impact of their supply chains.

  • Experience of supply chain environmental management and sustainable sourcing strategy development and delivery in a business context

  • Experience of remediation of on the ground ethical, social, and environmental supply chain issues and managing commercial relationships with suppliers to FMCG manufacturers.

  • Knowledge of global supplier management, understand supplier performance evaluation and supplier selection.

  • Experience of communicating complex ethical and sustainability messages.

  • A Bachelor's degree in development, sustainability, environmental science or other relevant discipline or comparable experience

  • Stakeholder engagement and management

  • Project management

  • Management of remote team, cross cultural working and the ability to organize, manage multiple priorities and work under pressure

  • Fluent written and spoken English language skills essential, additional European languages highly desirable,

  • AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

Employer Description

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good - that's us. Over 40 years later, we're proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We're the original ethical beauty brand. We've got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We're all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We're never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here.

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We're fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who's not afraid to mix things up.