Director, Responsible Sourcing Operations

Job Description

Title: Director, Responsible Sourcing Operations

Company Name: WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ University - 4-year degree/ Bachelors (Preferred international business or law)
∎ Bachelor's degree or Master Degree and above.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Primary Purpose of Org. Unit:
∎ Social Responsibility:
∎ Actively participate in enhancing the lives and communities of the suppliers factory workers
∎ Risk Management:
∎ Monitor through auditing supplier factories for compliance with Wal-Marts Standards for Suppliers and local law Stake Holders Engagement:
∎ Engage with both internal and external stakeholders to continually strength our program
∎ Work on code convergence and collaborative capacity building efforts in factories with other Brands and Retailers
∎ Organizational Relationship
∎ Who is the supervisor? - ES Sr. Director
∎ Who is the functional supervisor? - Vice President, Ethical Standards and Sustainability
∎ How many direct reports? - Dependent on region
∎ Direct Reports - Regional Ethical Standards Manager
∎ Area of Responsibility - Regional Management - Supplier Development and Auditing
∎ Number of Subordinate - Dependent on Region
∎ Contacts:
∎ Internal: Sourcing Operations and Corporate Sustainability Management
∎ External: Non-Governmental Organizations
∎ Career Ladder : Senior Director, Ethical Standards and Sustainability

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Primary Purpose of Position:
∎ Ethical Standards Divisional Manager is responsible for developing regional execution strategy and effectively managing the Wal-Mart Ethical Standards program. Works closely with key suppliers, factories and appropriate stakeholders to conduct ethical standards monitoring in regional hotspots and issues. Regularly communicates and develops action plans with Senior Management and regional associates to protect the Wal-Mart brand in the region.
∎ Essential Functions of the Job:
∎ This position is responsible for the operation of a department. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or necessary.
∎ Essential Functions :
∎ 1. An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.
∎ 2. Analyzes key performance metrics for Ethical Sourcing functions by working with Ethical Sourcing management to clarify and document key performance indicators (for example, factory ratings) for each Ethical Sourcing function and develop measurement systems; performing analyses to determine gaps in performance; following up with Ethical Sourcing team to discuss performance gaps and plan action steps to improve results; and ensuring audit-focused processes are geared toward supplier development and capacity building.
∎ 3. Manages ethical sourcing data and information by collecting quantitative and qualitative information on successes and challenges in the field; compiling multiple sources of information into an organized system; serving as the main point of contact for ethical sourcing reporting, data, and information; conducting analyses and forecasting to explain current and future ethical sourcing areas of focus; providing data and information for external reporting; and providing data-based recommendations to leadership for operational and strategic decision-making.
∎ 4. Manages Ethical Sourcing projects by identifying requirements based on data analysis and interactions with internal and external stakeholders (for example, field team, sourcing group); working with management to develop projects to address Ethical Sourcing needs; coordinating Ethical Sourcing initiatives with cross-functional departments and associates in global regions; building business partnerships and relationships with cross-functional areas of the business; acting as the central point of contact for Ethical Sourcing projects; communicating project goals, timelines, and expected results; ensuring effective integration of Ethical Sourcing within high level organizational strategic processes (for example, item file, project evaluation, purchasing practices, indexing); monitoring project progress and reporting timelines to leadership; and taking action when projects are not progressing on schedule or within budget.
∎ 5. Manages formal change management process and strategic change by recommending adjustments and controls to ensure Global Sourcing Job Description that change is sustained, goals are attained, and delivery is consistent.
∎ 6. Drives the implementation of Ethical Sourcing strategies by setting and communicating goals that support strategic direction; aligning ethical sourcing standards and sustainability goals with organizational processes (for example, project evaluation, purchasing practices); providing guidance to multiple areas of the business (for example, Sourcing, field team, retail market buying groups, Corporate Affairs, Government Relations) on how to incorporate Ethical Sourcing in short- and long- term business objectives; and making recommendations to leadership based on progress toward goals.
∎ 7. Directs and administers Ethical Sourcing short-term and longterm strategy by assisting in strategy development, project identification, and project management; assigning metrics and key performance indicator (KPI) measurements for all Ethical Sourcing functions; providing strategic project direction and guidance for Ethical Sourcing activities; unifying and driving the team toward achieving projected targets; managing strategic meetings, summits, and communication updates to achieve projected goals; ensuring efforts are not derailed; providing support in challenging the need for projects and endeavors; and managing budgetary considerations, milestone deliverables, on-time delivery, and project management best practices.
∎ 8. Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for Ethical Sourcing area by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.
∎ Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
∎ Competencies : An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.
∎ Judgment: Make Sound Judgments - Uses objective financial and business analyses to evaluate the returns and risks of business choices. Analyzes, integrates trends and patterns to determine the root causes of problems and identify solutions. Evaluates both short-term and long-term impacts of decision made. Accurately forecasts growth, costs, and business challenges.
∎ Customer/Member Centered: Promote a Customer/MemberFocused Environment - Creates and maintains an environment that provides customers/members with desired products, services, and experiences. Combines experience, insight, and data to determine how to best exceed customer/member needs. Develops and implements initiatives, practices, and plans to capitalize on customer/member-focused growth and improvement opportunities. Ensures the removal of barriers to deliver exceptional customers and members' values, services, and supports etc.
∎ Planning and Improvement: Advocate Planning and Continuous Improvement - Sets and communicates clear and aligned goals, monitors progress, and ensures leaders in own organization do the same. Develops and implements plans and practices to ensure others have the information, resources, implementation time, and talent needed to succeed. Develops and upgrades work assignments and processes to accomplish goals. Creates an environment where associates are held accountable for achieving goals and results. Applies broad, cross-functional knowledge
∎ Execution and Results: Optimize Execution and Results - Uses the advantage of company size, internal and external resources, and talent to achieve and resources to produce results that best fit the company strategy. Prioritizes and balances time, actions, resources, and initiatives to ensure accomplishment of critical results. Makes sure desired change initiatives and priorities are implemented appropriately.
∎ Influence and Communicate: Inspire Commitment - Develops and communicates logical, convincing justifications, including lessons learned, that build commitment and support for one's perspectives and initiatives. Leads and builds diverse, high-performing team that accomplished organizational changes, goals and priorities. Ensures strategies, change initiatives, and competitive information are communicated in clear and compelling ways. Listens to, leverages, and promotes the diverse ideas, perspectives, and contributions of others across the business.
∎ Ethics and Compliance: Promote Ethics and Compliance - Builds and sustains an environment where adherence to and reinforcement of the highest standards of integrity and ethics are the norm. Identifies opportunities and takes action to enhance compliance. Ensures associates receive the communication and instruction needed to act in accordance with policies and procedures.
∎ Adaptability: Demonstrate Adaptability - Demonstrates resourcefulness and resilience in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and able to shifting priorities. Good knowledge and with appropriate skills to manage new complex challenges and providing solutions. Seek exposures, new ideas / perspectives to drive business better. Sponsors programs and initiatives to improve adaptability and continuous learning capabilities in own organization.
∎ Strategy: Think and Act strategically - Creates strategies for own organization that align with the company's strategies and lead to the achievement of business priorities. Pursue initiatives, investments, and opportunities that fit with and support company strategies. Assess deliverables against leading industry practices and implements plans that leverage company advantages. Works through different strategic options and determines their intended and unintended implications, and applies to business planning.
∎ Social Responsibility and Reputation: Promote Reputation and Social Responsibility - Proactively leads volunteer activities, programs, and initiatives in order to improve the community. Seeks and maintains external relationships and alliances, strengthening the company's impact on and reputation in the community. Serves as a credible spokesperson, representative, and sponsor of the company to the public and the community
∎ Talent: Assess and Improve Talent - Develops talent and replacement plans for own organization that increase effectiveness, build diversity, and enhance bench strength. Identifies, utilizes, and integrates associates' strengths to produce improved results. Creates an environment where people processes (for example, performance management, development) are used effectively to improve associate performance and achieve desired results throughout own organization. Mentors, guides, and sponsors the development of key talent.
∎ Build Relationships: Build Internal and External Relationships - Builds and sustains trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances across functional, organizational, and geographical boundaries to achieve goals. Sponsors initiatives and programs that promote respect for, interest in, and supports associates. Ensures associates are treated in an accepting, respectful manner.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Ethical sourcing monitoring experience, or a position with an international scope preferred
∎ More than 9 years experiences in supply chain management, compliance monitoring, product development, operations management, manufacturing, sourcing, merchandising, or corporate affairs OR 7 years experiences in product development, operations management, manufacturing, sourcing, merchandising, or corporate affairs OR 5 years experiences working directly in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
∎ Minimum 5 years supervisory experiences
∎ Minimum 2 years experiences with international markets
∎ Strong leadership, people development and team building skills
∎ High level of personal and professional integrity
∎ Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
∎ Multi-task oriented, flexible and creative problem solving approach to business
∎ Bilingual skills may be required
∎ Systems skills - Retail Link and GSS knowledge.
∎ Demonstrated strong work ethic
∎ Ability to work in a team environment
∎ Strong presentation skills for external engagement, summits, meetings and training sessions
∎ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
∎ Good appreciation of cultural differences
∎ Ability to travel overseas
∎ Good understanding of the labor standards where producing factories are located.
∎ Effective project management with ability to lead crossfunctional projects
∎ Use of PC technology software (i.e. Acrobat, PhotoShop, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
∎ Physical Activities (The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.)
∎ 1. Observes associate, customer, or supplier behavior
∎ 2. Enters and locates information on computer
∎ 3. Presents information to small or large groups and individuals
∎ 4. Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment
∎ 5. Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer
∎ 6. Visually verifies information, often in small print
∎ 7. Reads information, often in small print
∎ 8. Visually locates merchandise and other objects
∎ 9. Visually inspects equipment
∎ Travel :
∎ 1. Traveling is necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position
∎ 2. Travels domestically to and from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring consecutive overnight stays
∎ 3. Travels internationally to and from multiple facilities or worksites requiring extended overnight stays

Salary: Negotiable

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 27 May 2021
∎ WMGS Bangladesh Private Limited
∎ Address : Bay’s Edgewater (4th Floor), Plot # NE (N) 12, North Avenue | Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212 | Bangladesh

Category: Garments/Textile