Program Manager, Business Affiliates (EMEA and Asia)

The Fair Labor Association
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-16-2018
  • Posted
    Jan 25

Position description

About the Fair Labor Association

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards. The FLA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Geneva, Switzerland and Shanghai, China. For information, visit www.fairlabor.org.

The Program Manager, Business Affiliates (EMEA and Asia) is responsible for managing relationships with affiliates that join the FLA as Participating Companies, Participating Suppliers, and Category B Licensees in the Asia and EMEA regions. The ideal candidate for this position brings knowledge of international labor standards and the challenges and opportunities companies face in implementing those standards in production facilities around the world.

The Program Manager, Business Affiliates (EMEA and Asia) is responsible for helping companies in these categories understand their FLA obligations and offering guidance on building capacity to meet FLA requirements. The Manager will be part of FLA’s Stakeholder Services & Communications group.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary FLA contact for Participating Company, Participating Supplier, and Category B affiliates for the EMEA and Asia region
  • Assist affiliates in understanding their FLA obligations and how best they can go about fulfilling them. S/he is familiar with the challenges and opportunities faced by brands, suppliers, and licensees, and supports companies in their efforts to develop their internal management systems and build capacity to:
  1. Implement the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and associated benchmarks, and
  2. The FLA Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Sourcing.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in companies’ social compliance systems
  • Develop an understanding of the manufacturing processes and sourcing structures of buyers and suppliers in global supply chains
  • Support development of training material that is relevant for affiliates
  • Collect and share best practices with affiliates
  • Form new partnerships and identify opportunities for the FLA with new suppliers
  • Represent the FLA at relevant stakeholder events


 

Qualifications

Key Skills/Abilities:

  • Passion for working in the intersection of business and social responsibility
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Requires consistent and timely responses to phone and email inquiries
  • Ability to thrive under tight deadlines
  • Strong presentation, listening, and communications skills
  • Ability to maintain patience under pressure
  • Creative and diplomatic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with global FLA staff
  • Strong critical thinking and reporting skills

Application instructions

Apply online at Careers at FLA

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