Vacancy details

Head office - London, United Kingdom

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Ethical & Sustainability Specialist to join our team in London (hybrid office/ home working). The role reports into the Head of Quality and Sustainability with management responsibility for the Sustainable Apprentice.

It is a varied role that covers ethical sourcing, product and packaging sustainability, waste compliance and reduction, and our work to Net Zero by 2040.

We would love to hear from you if you have experience at Ethical & Sustainability Specialist level or are ready for the step up from Junior Ethical & Sustainability Specialist.

What you’ll be doing

  • Managing the Sustainability Apprentice to ensure they are engaged, supported, and responsible for their development/ progression.
  • Maintaining up to date supplier ethical data through SEDEX/ supplier management.
  • Maintaining acceptable in-date SMETA/ BSCI supplier audits and driving continuous improvement.
  • Improving supplier mapping beyond direct manufacturing factories, focusing on high-risk supply chains.
  • Managing supplier on-boarding, ensuring new suppliers ethics align with ours.
  • Compiling ethical risk assessments and supplier scorecards to facilitate remediation focus.
  • Maintaining the waste database, conducting due diligence to ensure accuracy.
  • Monitoring and managing supplier waste compliance, identifying areas for reduction, working with key stakeholders to drive improvements.
  • Facilitating packaging reports to multiple international stakeholders.
  • Delivery of ethical and sustainable training internally and to suppliers.
  • Supporting sustainable development initiatives and networking with third-party experts in their field to deliver opportunities.
  • Maintaining compliance to sustainable product and packaging certifications/ schemes
  • Collating sustainable data for company reports and marketing, ensuring meet expected standards of accuracy.
  • Collation of Green House Gas data and supplier engagement to drive reductions.
  • Keeping up to date with industry best practice and legislation.

We’d love to meet someone with

  • Experience as a Sustainability Specialist reporting into a Sustainability Manager or Head Of, or ready for the step up from Sustainability Junior Specialist.
  • Advantageous to have experience of managing at least one team member, to a formalised performance management framework.
  • Familiar with SEDEX system and its report functions.
  • Competent at reading SMETA/ BSCI ethical audits and managing out risk with an international supply chain.
  • Working knowledge of commonly used sustainable certifications and brands – GOTS/ OCS/ GRS/ RCS/ RDS/ RWS/ Repreve/ Lenzing/ FSC/ etc.
  • Advantageous to understand the UK packaging, battery, WEEE and plastic packaging tax laws and reporting requirements.
  • Advantageous to have a basic understanding of Green House Gas reporting/ strategies for Net Zero.
  • Advanced Excel skills including formulas, macros and V-look ups.
  • Excellent data capture and data management skills.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and networking skills.
  • Organised and analytical with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent Excel and data management skills.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Holiday allowance
  • 50% staff discount & 25% for family and friends
  • Pension scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities

At Mountain Warehouse we have been developing the very best outdoor gear for all the family since 1997.Unlike other outdoor retailers, we don’t carry lots of different brands. In fact, almost all the products we sell through our stores and website are exclusive to Mountain Warehouse – you won’t find them anywhere else. Why do we do this? Well, by designing our own top quality products and having them made to our exacting standards, we can cut out the middleman. So that means you get the exact same quality, but at significantly lower prices than you’ll find at other shops. We have well located and well stocked stores where you and your family can get straightforward advice from our knowledgeable, friendly staff. In most of our stores you can even bring your dog in too! Everything we do is focused on serving our growing group of customers who like what we have to offer: the best gear, the best service and the best prices.

We would love it if you joined them.