Sr. Specialist - Supplier Sustainability

  • Gap, Inc.
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Sep 25, 2018
Full time Sustainability

Job Description


Implements the Assessment & Remediation program and provides implementation support on Workplace Cooperation and Workforce Engagement programs, and any new initiatives that may be introduced in the future.Under guidance and direction from Program Manager/Sr. Manager, supports engagement with local stakeholders including government, trade union, NGO, brand, and vendor representatives.


1. Program Development (5% to 10%)
• Supports program development tasks on an as-needed basis under the guidance of Program Managers/Sr. Manager.

2. Program Implementation (80% to 90%)
• Conduct assessments and follow-ups following the protocols and practices outlined in the Assessment Manual.
• Develop practical and sustainable corrective action plans, and manage them according to established timeframes.
• Accurately document areas of non-conformance, and ensure the issue escalation policy is adhered to, as per the department requirements.
• Manage own assessment and follow-up schedules, report expenses, and other administration tasks according to established company and department protocols.
• Support the delivery of other Supplier Sustainability programs according to team documents, guidelines, and training materials.

3. Partnerships (10% to 15%)
• Manage partnerships with designated vendors and factories
• Manage relationship with Sourcing/QA partners at the Spoke office level
• Under guidance and direction from Program Manager/Sr. Manager, support local engagements with trade unions, NGOs, governments, and other stakeholders on an as-needed basis.


1. Knowledge, skills & abilities:
✓ Excellent diagnostic/analytical skills
✓ Possess sound judgment
✓ Strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills
✓ Superb people skills
✓ Comprehensive knowledge of local laws
✓ Strong comprehension of efficient Human resource and sound Management systems
✓ Proficient root cause analysis skills
✓ Sensitive to cultural idiosyncrasies
✓ Good computer skills
✓ Strong attention to detail and meeting deadlines
✓ Skilled at multi-tasking tasks/projects

2. Requirements:
✓ Capable of utilizing a collaborative approach to positively influence change management with various levels of vendor and facility management
✓ Ability to organize and present thoughts clearly and concisely into well-constructed, easy to understand and meaningful reports, proposals, presentations and other communications.
✓ Possess the aptitude of learning new skills and training vendor/facilities.
✓ Works fairly independently and handles various issues of high complexity.
✓ Self-motivated, energetic, confident, thoughtful and respectful

3. Minimum educational level: B.A./B.S. preferred in a related or comparable field

4. Minimum experience:
✓ At least 3 years working in CSR field
✓ At least 1 year experience in training delivery
✓ 1-2 years’ experience working with labor and environmental law and/or compliance preferred
✓ 1- 2 years’ experience in a legal, accounting, retail, or human rights environment
✓ 1-2 years in project management

5. Physical Requirements:Ability to travel (20%-75%) of time

6. Key Skills and Competencies:

✓ Takes risks and implements ideas in discussion with supervisor or leadership
✓ Ethics & Value
✓ Self-Development
✓ Approachability
✓ Creativity
✓ Adaptation on changes

Decision Making & Accountability:
✓ Accountable for own individual outputs and providing input into local decisions
✓ Makes own decisions based on experience or analysis of data and information
✓ Demonstrated proficiency
✓ Time Management
✓ Informing✓ Action Oriented

Interpersonal skills:
✓ Requires effective interpersonal skills
✓ Customer Focus
✓ Communication Skills
✓ Presentation Skills
✓ Negotiation Skills
✓ Influencing Skills

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