Senior Ethical Trade Executive – Agricultural Processing

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£Highly Competitive + Benefits

Istanbul (Europe)

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Acre is proud to be working with a major multinational plc to recruit a Senior Ethical Trade Executive to set up a new Ethical Trade programme in one of its global Business Units. This is an exciting new role based in Istanbul with a focus on agricultural processing supply chains across Turkey. As a global, multi-commodity business, our client is committed to Ethical Trade and the responsible sourcing of its products worldwide. Reporting into the regional Senior Ethical Trade Manager of our client's existing sustainability teams, this is a stimulating and challenging opportunity to work closely with regional suppliers to set up and manage a new programme of due diligence in our client's supply chains.

Senior Ethical Trade Executive - Agricultural Processing


  • Develop and deliver the evolving Ethical Trade Strategy in Turkey, providing insight, advice and solutions to the supply base and to the business
  • Work closely with multiple stakeholders including the regional Ethical Trade Team, industry associations, trade unions, NGOs and relevant government bodies to identify emerging issues, representing the business in national forums where required
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers, mapping supply chains across the region ensuring requirements and how to approach them are clearly communicated
  • Develop remediation programmes and manage projects to address social compliance issues and improve worker welfare
  • Schedule and conduct audits directly and via the management and curation of an appropriate 3rd party network
  • Report and communicate on any issues of concern, assist with crisis management and advise on evolving human rights issues within the region to appropriate stakeholders within the wider business
The successful candidate will be a self-starting team-player, be able to travel regionally and communicate effectively within a large, international multi-stakeholder organisation.

In addition, you will have:

  • Solid experience in social auditing e.g. SMETA, SA8000, ideally having worked within audit and remediation of agricultural commodity supply chains
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills including fluent business English, written and spoken
  • A working knowledge of local and regional labour issues and/or legislation in Turkey and the surrounding region
  • An analytical and detail-focussed approach, proficient in MS Office applications; experienced in working with and reporting from databases
  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Ethical Trade Executive to contribute to a leading business whilst helping to guide factories and suppliers towards creating meaningful solutions that improve the lives of those working within the world's consumer goods supply chains.


Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Marie Cloherty +44 (0)20 7400 5594

Job Ref. BBBH7509