Whistles

TFG London CSR Coordinator

4 days left

Recruiter
Whistles
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Dependent on experience
Posted
24 Jul 2018
Closes
21 Aug 2018
Ref
TFGCSR
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent

About TFG London

Headquartered in London, the business comprises five premium British brands, including the leading womenswear retailers Hobbs, Whistles and Phase Eight. The business is wholly owned by The Foschini Group Limited, a leading South African retail Group with more than 4,000 outlets in 32 countries.

TFG London has taken advantage of the challenging retail market to build a strong, profitable and growing presence within premium womenswear.  It first acquired the international womenswear retailer, Phase Eight, for £238 million in January 2015.  This acquisition was followed by that of the contemporary womenswear brand Whistles in March 2016 and premium British womenswear brand Hobbs in November 2017.

With plans for future growth in its brand portfolio, both organically and through acquisition, both in the UK and internationally, there is a need to further develop and harmonise CSR and Sustainability in the Group Brands.

Job Purpose

The Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility strategies to advance business, brand and reputation goals.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Support in implementation of internal CSR processes, systems, tools and manuals and ensure they are robustly implement through the business
  • Ensure the audit schedule is managed effectively and act as a key point of contact for factories, suppliers and agents
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant supply chain data
  • Managing audit programmes to ensure that corrective action plans are implemented in a timely manner
  • Experience of mapping supply chains and human rights risk in a regional context
  • Develop profile of Whistles ET internally and in our supply chain through training, inductions and capacity building
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with internal team and suppliers to achieve our ethical trade goals and ensure we are constantly progressing
  • Support on delivery of projects and initiatives related to ET across our factory base
  • Deliver material to improve supplier and factory understanding of Whistles ET programme and goals
  • Representing the business in external forums and working groups
  • Work closely with Third Party Providers, and supporting and guiding the on-boarding process of new suppliers and factories
  • Help in other administrative and organizational topics
  • Assist in formulating reporting of data and analysis of supply chain Ethical Trade performance
  • Provide support on Ethical Trade projects as required

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Successful Bachelor university degree or a comparable qualification
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience working in CSR and able to adapt in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experienced with MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Hands-on mentality and problems solving attitude
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to create confidence and support in your recommendations, and create positive outcomes
  • Demonstrate personal integrity, professional conduct and ethical conduct of an exemplary standard that reflects company values
  • Experience of ET principles and best practice
  • Excellent communication and presenting skills
  • Able to work to and manage KPI’s
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as work on your own and make decisions
  • Strong understanding of commerciality and risk
  • Able to travel for work
  • Training and auditing experience a plus
  • Able to adapt leadership style to different audiences

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