Website Steve Madden

Location: Long Island City, NY


The Manager, Social Responsibility and Sustainability will be a key contributor in monitoring, measuring and remediating our supply chain workplace conditions and environmental practices driving compliance to Steve Madden’s Vendor Code of Conduct.


  • Manage the operations of social and environmental responsibility of our global supply chain, collecting supplier/ factory information to evaluate risk and performance.
  • Review existing audit results highlighting audit report issues to agents/suppliers and factories to identify potential risk to the brand.
  • Drive sustainable action plans for continuous improvement of root cause issues for social and environmental non-compliance by leveraging supplier services to manage factory training and capacity building.
  • Manage new vendor onboarding process. Educate vendors of CSR program requirements and expectations of performance.
  • Identify risk areas based on country, product category, volumes and Steve Madden expectations. Monitor and report assessment findings and remediation progress.
  • Compile and reconcile data from multiple sources into formats for comprehensive factory reporting of KPI’s and metric goals.
  • Maintain supplier and production factory data base.
  • Review environmentally preferred material (EPM) certifications to validate requested marketing claims.
  • Support brands in driving the use of EPM’s in our products.
  • Lead annual Conflict Mineral reporting and collection of CMRT files for customers and Steve Madden SEC reporting.
  • Keep abreast of trade and regulatory issues.
  • Develop content for training sessions of Steve Madden policies and requirements.
  • Handle daily supplier/factory inquiries regarding the CSR program.

Critical Skills

  • Commercial acumen of a global supply chain.
  • Strong attention to detail, and follow up.
  • Strong planning, project management and coordination skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Passion for social responsibility and sustainability with a broad appreciation and understanding of corporate social responsibility, environmental issues and business management.
  • Strategic and analytical skills with capability to develop process improvements.
  • High degree of proficiency in Excel and strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Respectfully handle sensitive and confidential information.

Education and Experience

  • 3 or more years’ experience of social responsibility and sustainability programs of a global supply chain.
  • Prior experience with the coordination and management of strategic CSR and sustainability related programs.
  • 3+ years of work experience in a corporate setting with a focus on Social Compliance, Sourcing, Supply Chain, International Business, Auditing, and/or Compliance.
  • 3+ years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with a large supplier base.
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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