Corporate Responsibility Lead

Job ID: 3534


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


We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.


We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Boxfresh, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead. We’re the global licensee for Karen Millen footwear and Kickers in the UK.  We also have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.


All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,400 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.


At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:


  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience


To find out more go to or follow @pentlandbrands on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook. 

The role you’d play:


Reporting to the Corporate responsibility Manager this role is an opportunity to develop further your ethical trade specialty and help Pentland deliver our ambitious ethical trade program. Working as part of a global team you will work with both direct and licensee supply chains and collaborate with many different internal and external stakeholders


The role:

  • 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
  • Ability to review and upload third party audit reports to our FFC system as part of our ethical trade programme.
  • Delivery of ethical trade projects delivering 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.   
  • Occasionally represent Pentland in engagements with external partnerships, collaborations & stakeholders, for example ETI
  • 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
  • Foster a great working relationship with our Asia based team members, providing necessary support for managing supplier assessment, capability building programmes, and initiatives.
  • Involvement in project management of datasets and quantitative reporting, providing CR and all areas of the business with the right data to inform decision making, with support from the CR Officer.

The must haves:

  • 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
  • Project management experience
  • Experience of statistical analysis
  • A willingness to continually improve
  • Integrity
  • A proven track record of successful stakeholder engagement at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PPT) 

The desirables:

  • IRCA recognised social auditor certification, ideally SA8000 advanced level
  • Experience of working with licensees

Needs to be:

  • A team player who prides themselves on collaboration
  • Able to communicate & collaborate, 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 travel
  • Able to learn new software  

If this sounds like the perfect role, please apply and we’ll be in touch soon.

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