Procurement Labour Rights Advisor

  • Location
    Sunbury, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 02

Position description

Key Accountabilities

  • Leading a Team: Manage and mentor a team of 2-3 individuals within the team, providing guidance, support, and direction to ensure team success and achievement of objectives.
  • Risk Assessment: Develop systems to identify and evaluate potential human rights risks arising from supplier activities, such as forced labor, child labor, discrimination, and health and safety practices.
  • Compliance Monitoring: Implement monitoring systems to assess suppliers' compliance with human rights policies, procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Due Diligence: Conduct comprehensive labour rights due diligence assessments of contractors and suppliers within the company's supply chain, utilizing internationally recognized frameworks and standards.
  • Programme Management: Lead implementation of key programmes related to human rights in procurement, including input into programme design and utilizing data systems to track progress.
  • Codify and Simplify: Review existing systems/tools and design new ones to codify and simplify processes, easing implementation of desired outcomes.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with relevant stakeholders, both internal and external, to foster partnerships and exchange best practices in human rights due diligence.
  • Reporting and Transparency: Prepare accurate and timely reports to ensure transparency and accountability within the organization and throughout the supply chain.
  • Collaboration and Coordination: Collaborate with internal teams such as Legal, Health and Safety, People and Culture, and Sustainability to support an integrated approach to human rights risk management and remedy.
  • Doing the Right Thing: Be prepared to challenge existing practices and engage in sometimes uncomfortable conversations to facilitate the organization in honoring human rights principles and codes of conduct.


Essential Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in human rights, international relations, social sciences, law, supply chain or a related field or equivalent experience.


Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of international human rights standards, frameworks, and guidelines, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions.
  • 5-7 years of experience in labour rights , responsible sourcing, supply chain management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience in designing supplier questionnaires, conducting due diligence assessments and/or facilitating remedy with suppliers is required.
  • Proven ability to engage with diverse stakeholders to build relationships, address concerns, and promote collaboration.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts and findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • The ability to take initiative and lead in solving problems without a high degree of supervision.
  • Sensitivity to cultural and social contexts, with the ability to navigate diverse cultural environments and adapt approaches accordingly. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with the energy industry and supply chain dynamics is a plus.
  • Understanding of bp’s processes to manage contractor safety and/or performance
  • Multiple language skills would be a plus.


Why join us?

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

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