The primary purpose of this role is to manage the strategic goals and projects of the social compliance department in support of our mission to serve and protect the hardworking people who make our products. This role specifically requires building relationships with internal and external business partners to ensure our mission is executed at the factory level. The role has specific responsibilities related to implementing and monitoring international human rights standards and local labor/environmental laws at the factory level.
Work closely with and support department leaders in the implementation of social compliance strategies and projects according to specific objectives and measurements.
Conduct onsite verification assessments within US, Central America and other locations for direct, licensee, promotional products and raw material suppliers, including writing reports, making recommendations and managing corrective action plans.
Monitor, summarize and make recommendations on interpretation and enforcement of human rights, labor and environmental laws and regulations within specific countries.
Collaborate with Sourcing, Product Development and other business partners to analyze and manage lists of factories producing Carhartt products.
Coach, mentor and develop social compliance specialist
Problem solve and communicate with peers and leadership within the department as well as other business partners to ensure efficient resolution of issues.
Maintain knowledge of emerging social compliance trends and make recommendations based on industry trends to senior leadership.
Lead the implementation and management of the SMETA certification for Carhartt internal factories in the US and Mexico.
Represent the company in appropriate industry associations focused on social compliance.
Bachelor's Degree Required in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability or Related Field
Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in social compliance or corporate social responsibility.
Preferred supervisory experience of 1-2 years.
Required auditor experience in conducting social compliance factory audits.
Knowledge of International labor standards and compliance programs
Proficient in computer skills such as excel and PPT
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to plan and prioritize work
Moderate Lifting (30-40 lbs.)
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