Compliance Manager

Recruiter
Vohs & Co
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
up to £45,000 DOE
Posted
11 Feb 2019
Closes
11 Mar 2019
Ref
1055
Sector
Retail
Job Type
Permanent

Our Client, one of the UK most respected Brands/Retailers renowned for their quality, are recruiting for a senior position, responsible for all compliance both Environmental and Chemical across Apparel and Textiles.

This important strategic position will be reporting to a Technical Director and has an operational and strategic scope and key in supporting business decisions in an ambassadorial capacity.

Key Responsibilities:- 

  • Evaluate the performed chemical tests on products in the shoe, accessories and textile areas.
  • Lead the selection of relevant chemical tests for all products.
  • Responsible person for the internal brands support and external laboratories communication to ensure a smooth process with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Share planning tests with suppliers and third parties.
  • You will pursue open cases and communicate with interfaces.
  • Provide input to senior managers, Business Unit Leaders for the seasonal quality checks and suppliers evaluation.
  • Responsible for projects and for the preparation of manual guides.
  • You will work closely together with product teams, laboratories, quality checks teams and suppliers.

Key Requirements:-

  • You learned your skills during a successful technical university degree in the clothing or leather field or comparable qualification (textile / industrial / chemical engineer) Understanding ZDHC, SAC, Higg.
  • You've have been working for at least 5 years in the quality safety, product safety for textiles and shoes, laboratory assistance or similar and built up a wealth of knowledge for yourself.
  • You really know your way around European restrictions and legal provisions on the topics product safety, product compliance and sustainability.
  • You possess a good understanding for chemical fundamentals and standards.
  • Technical knowledge and assertiveness with supplier communication belong to your strengths.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Your very good analytical and problem-solving skills are second to none.
  • A good understanding of Textile Dyeing and finishing.
  • Work and understand  a fast-changing environment.
  • As part of an international team, communicating with your colleagues and also with external stakeholders and NGO’s.

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