Website Levi Strauss

Location: San Francisco, CA

Overview: 

We’re a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we’ve used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Beyond Yoga.

We are looking for a Regional Manager of Responsible Sourcing for the Americas to advise and execute sustainability strategies, corporate goals, and programs across North & South America (i.e. Mexico, Brazil, US, Nicaragua, Columbia, and Dominican Republic).  You will partner with internal stakeholders to manage risk and drive focus and efficiency with supply chain partners. Externally you will engage with regional industry players to advance initiatives, programs and manage risk.

This role is based in Los Angeles and you will report into our Senior Director of Acceleration and Responsible Sourcing.

Responsibilities: 

Supply Chain

  • Provide support in advancing the Responsible Sourcing strategy and verify that all LS&CO approved Tier-1 and Tier-2 manufacturers follow SCOC requirements.
  • Work on implementation of Responsible Sourcing programs on material issues, Worker Well-Being and Social impact issues e.g., purchasing practices and Gender Equality.
  • Embed Responsible Sourcing practices, and targets into LS&Co Supply chain functions.
  • Collaborate with SSMs, Beyond Yoga, Commercial Operations, and Local Licensee partners to analyze supplier performance, identifying areas for improvement and evaluate progress.
  • Increase the uptake of industry tools and programs e.g., SLCP, ILO Better Work, Higg FEM.

Capacity Building

  • Ensure that supply chain functions and suppliers are following company standards and programs through education, training, incentive, and other systems.
  • Work with external partners to enhance supplier management systems and worker training/capacity building to ensure continuous improvement on social and environmental standards.
  • Provide periodic education to SSM and Suppliers on Supplier Code of Conduct requirements and program initiatives.

Data Management and External Engagement

  • Manage data collection and tracking systems within Americas supply chain.
  • Work with supplier partners to ensure accurate reporting on LS&CO. data requirements e.g. Higg FEM, Worldly and Intelex.
  • Investigate any allegations against the reputation of LS&Co concerning labor rights and other sustainability activities and provide recommendations to resolve it.
  • Engage with suppliers, SSM, local NGOs/TUs, and brands on labor and environmental issues in high risk countries e.g.Trade Unions busting in Mexico.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor/master’s degree in social science, labor relations or Sustainability with specialization in Labor and Environment affairs.
  • 8-10 years experience in the same or related field with other brands, retailers, or reputed consulting firms.
  • Knowledge of industry tools and programs e.g., SLCP, ILO Better Work, Higg FEM.
  • Experience managing responsible sourcing operations across different departments at the local, regional, and global level.
  • Knowledge of textile industry, local laws and other legislations.
  • English and Spanish professional proficiency

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