Senior Manager Social & Environmental Affairs Environment Strategy & Projects(Chemical & Wastewater)

  • Adidas
  • Hong Kong
  • Mar 30, 2017
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Waste Management/Recycling Water Quality

Job Description

Focus areas:

  • Operational: 20%
  • Business Partner: 40%
  • Think Tank/Accelerated Environmental Program: 40%

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation:

  • You are the internal chemical and wastewater champion and manage the interconnectivity, programme needs, vision and future proofing to the SEA / Group’s environmental programmes linked to the Global Supply Chain.
  • Provide input and work on the adidas Group global environmental strategy
  • Re-imagine the future: you pursue transformational, systems-wide impact in the topical areas of energy and water that supports the SEA Global Targets.
  • We continuously learn, improve, adapt and test to the rapidly changing needs and priorities of the organization and the industries it supports
  • Drive future vision, strategic projects, activities and reports that achieve the goals defined in the SEA Global Targets focusing on chemical and wastewater management.
  • Anticipate and plan for environmental future concepts/trends defined by the SEA Global Targets linked to chemical management and wastewater.
  • Provide the expertise and thought leadership in chemicals management, wastewater for materials on technical issues in the Global Supply Chain
  • Work on strategic projects, activities and reports that achieve the goals and future vision for chemicals management and wastewater with immediate priority on all direct suppliers but eventually covering indirect suppliers as well in key regions.
  • Support in the development and pilot test roll out of key environmental strategic goals for chemicals management and wastewater (defined in the SEA Global Targets) in key markets for the primary supply chain, both direct and indirect suppliers.
  • Provide the capacity building, technical knowledge and thought leadership in chemical management and wastewater related issues to the Global Supply Chain
  • To support strategic improvement programs linked to chemical management and wastewater in factories.
  • Support the development and oversee the roll out and implementation of the environmental programme aspects for the materials supply chain, with immediate priority on all direct suppliers but eventually covering indirect suppliers as well.
  • Support the implementation of the environmental programme aspects for the finished goods supply chain where necessary

Key Responsibilities:

General

  • Engage in dialogue with third parties, including NGO, Government bodies and professional institutions to further investigate and test future concepts linked to chemical management and wastewater.
  • Identify the areas of risk to adidas Group in respect of working conditions and standards as related to Environment, Health and Safety, chemical management and wastewater. Provide recommendations in respect of those risks, based on legal obligations, strategic commitments and/or SEA requirements
  • Keep updated on all EHS legislation in the countries falling under scope and report any updates.
  • Input to and support the development of appropriate environmental and resource management strategies and sustainable manufacturing programmes (chemicals and wastewater) for suppliers in the adidas Group’s material supply chain, engaging closely with relevant environmental and business experts
  • Preparation of periodic management reporting
  • Ensure that Reporting deadlines and that submissions into EMeReT, FFC and any other relevant programme systems are accurate, on-time and in the requested format.
  • Delivering ad-hoc analysis upon request for enquiries and analysis requests
  • Ensure alignment of programme across breadth of supply chain (between Divisions and Business Entities)

Environmental Programme

  • Align programme elements to the Group’s overarching environmental strategy
  • Provide oversight to the team’s training of all nominated suppliers, both direct and indirect, on the scope of the environmental programme (for Material Suppliers) and the use of all relevant tools including but not limited to the audit tools, Environmental KPI, Strategic Compliance Plan (SCP) and Environmental Metrics Reporting Tool (EMeReT).
  • Analyze the relevant Score Cards to track performance (i.e. EMeReT Coordinator Score Card, EMeReT Data Evaluation Score Card, Self-Assessment Performance Score Card, etc.) of suppliers and relevant business entities to provide the Director (EHS for Global Supply Chain) with clear summary on supplier performance and direction for future capacity building in the supply chain.
  • Manage input into the annual supplier programme assessments (GASA & FACT)
  • Identify training needs of supplier base to support the overall drive towards and development of a self-governing supply chain. Working with relevant team members, lead the development of relevant technical training modules and / or identify external training modules to support suppliers’ internal capability enhancement.

Chemical Management Tools, Projects, Audits (CMA) (Materials Supply Chain)

  • You are the internal chemical and wastewater champion and manage the interconnectivity, coordination and convergence of chemical and wastewater programme needs.
  • Engage with relevant internal stakeholders to define supplier coverage within the material supply chain on annual basis across all Divisions and Business Entities
  • Spearhead the implementation of the Chemical Management Tools, Projects, Audits, future proofing for material suppliers and any other nominated suppliers in the countries falling under scope
  • Ensure timely completion and delivery of results from the Independent External Environmental Monitor (IEEM) that is commissioned to conduct the CMA
  • Tracking engagement and completion of CMAs and provide technical advice to help drive environmental improvement in supplier performance
  • Conduct annual IEEM performance evaluation

EMeReT

  • Execute training to all suppliers on the use of EMeReT and drive accuracy of data that is reported by suppliers
  • Conduct annual data quality review and conduct statistical analysis of supplier-provided environmental and resource management data in the adidas Group’s EMeReT database
  • Deliver annual assessment report, including gap analysis and recommendations, for each supplier in the relevant and pre-specified product category and division.

HIGG Index Environmental Facilities Module (Finished Goods Supply Chain)

  • Ensure that all nominated suppliers on the Higg Index Environmental Facilities (Self-Assessment) Module based on existing material and support the implementation process. 
  • Conduct verification assessments of suppliers’ completed Higg Self Assessments and provide guidance to the suppliers in driving improvements.  Where required, conduct any additional environmental audits of nominated factories and to work with them on addressing any issues identified. 

Key Relationships:

Internal

  • SEA EHS Team, Field Operations and where applicable Program Operations teams in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas;
  • Sr Director Sourcing Footwear, Global Operations and local teams
  • Sr Director Operations and Strategy Footwear, Global Operations and local teams
  • Sr Director Sourcing Apparel, Global Operations and local teams
  • Sr. Director Sourcing A&G, Global Operations and local teams
  • Key Regional LOs in North Asia (Taiwan, Shanghai, Guangzhou)
  • Manufacturing Excellent Teams (MEs) in regional LOs in North Asia (Taiwan, Shanghai, Guangzhou)

External

  • Local and regional industry associations (chemical, wastewater etc.)
  • ZHDC Chemical working groups
  • SAC chemical working groups
  • IPE/PRTR

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong strategic skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills as well as good written and verbal English, any other regional (Asia Pacific) language is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills, innovation, problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities.
  • Organizational, Multitasker
  • Collaborative partnership skills for working with various points of contact and teams in the department.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint and data management systems
  • Able to work independently as well as in team setting.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6+ years’ experience in the area(s) of EHS / Environmental /Chemical/ Manufacturing 
  • Background in Engineering (Chemical / Process / Industrial / Environmental) and / or Manufacturing (Textile / Footwear)

Travel: 30-40%

This role may be based either inHong Kong/Shanghai/Guangzhou/Taiwan

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