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Job Title: Senior Buyer - Community Fair Trade

Job Description

Job Description

We are seeking a fluent Spanish speaking Community Fair Trade Senior Buyer to be our Brand & CFT Ambassador for The Body Shop. Based at either of our global HQ's at London Bridge or Littlehampton West Sussex, full-time, permanent (hybrid working).

WHAT: Effectively manage several CFT supply chain partnerships and lead the team work on delivery of procurement excellence projects

WHAT FOR: To ensure security of supply, negate ethical and legal risks and to continuously improve our programme performance and global standing

PURPOSE: Help drive implementation of The Body Shop sustainable sourcing ambition in relation to CFT, ultimately working to strengthen and develop existing CFT supply chains to ensure a secure supply of ingredients/gifts & accessories at fair and viable prices

More about the role

Strategy Development - drive the implementation of The Body Shop Sustainability programme in relation to our CFT activities, helping us become the world's most ethical and sustainable global business.

Internal Stakeholder Engagement and Communication - Represent the CFT programme across International and Market functions. Enable development of effective and accurate brand comms that support the strategy.

External Stakeholder Engagement and Communication - Develop and manage a network of external relationships with key CFT ingredient suppliers, intermediaries, NGO's, government agencies and accreditation bodies to maximise positive impact to our CFT producers and to strengthen our CFT supply chains. Promote the Community Fair Trade procurement programmes and impacts externally in a variety of marketable activities.

Delivery - Work with CFT suppliers and intermediaries, internal and external stakeholders to ensure the positive social and environmental impact of the CFT supply chains within your scope are delivering positive change. Strengthen supply chains to ensure a secure supply of commercially viable cosmetic ingredients at fair and viable prices.

Candidate Description

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Spanish language skills essential (Portuguese also desirable)

  • Experienced in the management of complex ingredient supply chains including global logistics and commercial management

  • Experience of working with NGOs and workers organisations on development, sustainability and/or ethical supply chain initiatives including on the ground remediation on socio-economic and environmental

  • Experience of living and / or working in developing countries with people from multi-cultural backgrounds

  • Experience of ethical trade and sustainable sourcing delivery in a retail context

  • Experience working with ethical, fair trade and sustainability certifications.

  • Demonstrable attributes of attention to quality and detail and the ability to organize, manage multiple priorities and work under pressure

  • Understanding of supplier performance evaluation and monitoring methods

  • Experience of enabling business to communicate the sustainability impact of their supply chains particularly within the Beauty industry

  • Experience in representing the company through working with media and external creative agencies as well as business-to-business events

  • Knowledge of typical social, environmental and fair-trade issues in global supply chains

  • Experience of managing stakeholders with confidence to challenge as appropriate

  • Knowledge of Latin American supplier management and/or producer organizations desirable

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.