The Program Manager, Business Affiliates (EMEA and Asia) is responsible for managing relationships with affiliates that join the FLA as Participating Companies, Participating Suppliers, and Category B Licensees in the Asia and EMEA regions. The ideal candidate for this position brings knowledge of international labor standards and the challenges and opportunities companies face in implementing those standards in production facilities around the world.
The Program Manager, Business Affiliates (EMEA and Asia) is responsible for helping companies in these categories understand their FLA obligations and offering guidance on building capacity to meet FLA requirements. The Manager will be part of FLA’s Stakeholder Services & Communications group.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as primary FLA contact for Participating Company, Participating Supplier, and Category B affiliates for the EMEA and Asia region
Assist affiliates in understanding their FLA obligations and how best they can go about fulfilling them. S/he is familiar with the challenges and opportunities faced by brands, suppliers, and licensees, and supports companies in their efforts to develop their internal management systems and build capacity to:
Implement the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and associated benchmarks, and
The FLA Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Sourcing.
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in companies’ social compliance systems
Develop an understanding of the manufacturing processes and sourcing structures of buyers and suppliers in global supply chains
Support development of training material that is relevant for affiliates
Collect and share best practices with affiliates
Form new partnerships and identify opportunities for the FLA with new suppliers
Represent the FLA at relevant stakeholder events
Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, labor studies, employment relations, sociology, business administration, supply chain management, industrial relations, law, sociology, or other relevant field; advanced degree a plus
Four to six years’ experience working with brands and suppliers
Knowledge of manufacturing and sourcing, preferably with social compliance/CSR experience
Excellent knowledge of international labor standards; supply chains and the issues related to working conditions in factories; and multi-stakeholder initiatives
Passion for working in the intersection of business and social responsibility
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
Requires consistent and timely responses to phone and email inquiries
Ability to thrive under tight deadlines
Strong presentation, listening, and communications skills
Ability to maintain patience under pressure
Creative and diplomatic problem-solving skills
Ability to multi-task and work with global FLA staff
Strong critical thinking and reporting skills
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at Careers at FLA
About Fair Labor Association
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers' rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards. The FLA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Geneva, Switzerland and Shanghai, China. For information, visit www.fairlabor.org.