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Corporate Responsibility Manager

Corporate Responsibility Manager

Job ID 
Position Type 
Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Corporate Responsibility
Pentland Brands

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Building a family of brands, for the world to love, generation after generation


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.


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As CR Manager you will:


  • Contribute to the delivery of Pentland’s ethical trade programme in our direct and licensed supply chains, including management of the factory assessment and improvement process, risk based due diligence, and delivery of appropriate actions remedying human rights impacts
  • Identifiy, design, and deliver ethical trade projects in line with our strategic goals.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of Pentland’s corporate responsibility strategy and processes to maximise our potential to positively impact working conditions in our own supply chain, adapt to changing risks and opportunities, and play a meaningful role in wider industry initiatives
  • Work with sourcing and CR colleagues to map our supply chain below tier 1. This will involve providing impetus, stakeholder engagement, conducting research, developing robust processes, standards and assessment methods, identifying risks and designing due diligence approaches.    
  • Represent Pentland in engagements with external partnerships, collaborations & stakeholders, including the ETI, Better Work, FOA Indonesia Protocol, ACT Living Wages Foundation, SAC and WFSGI
  • Engage Pentland employees to ensure they understand our ethical trade programme and why it is important, and have the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to the delivery of our strategy and business standards



                         What you need to have 

  • Significant experience in operational ethical trade management
  • Experience of working for a brand or retailer
  • Excellent understanding of global product sourcing and supply chains, ideally relating to apparel, footwear and textiles
  • System management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of statistical analysis
  • A willingness to continually improve
  • A proven track record of successful stakeholder engagement at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PPT)

Nice to have

  • IRCA recognised social auditor certification, ideally SA8000 advanced level (an advantage)

                    What we need to see in you 

  • A team player who prides themselves on collaboration
  • Able to communicate & collaborate with every management level, internally and externally
  • Motivated by continual improvement
  • Proactive
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to manage multiple demands from different stakeholders
  • Willing to undertake global travel when needed



 This overview gives you a feel for what you’ll be doing day to day but it’s not an A to Z.