Job Title: Traceability Manager
Organisation: Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
Location: UK (London, or accessible to London) or Geneva, Switzerland)
Closing Date: 1 April 2021
Salary: UK: £58-62k, - OR - Geneva: CHF 90k – 95k
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? No
BCI is seeking an experienced manager with strong project management as well as technical skills in traceability, supply chains, data, standards and relevant technology. Experience of working in a multi-stakeholder initiative and familiarity with membership consultations will also be helpful. This will be a complex transformative project with many moving parts. The role will work closely with the Director of Data and Traceability It is anticipated that this workstream will grow and evolve rapidly and this position will manage additional staff.
Role and Responsibilities
As Traceability Manager you will:
Work closely with project stakeholders to understand the business requirements, developing close working relationships and on-going management processes
Define the deliverables, business processes, resource requirements and work plan for the project, and manage their development and delivery
Manage the project budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses
Engage with BCI cross-functional team contributing inputs to the project.
Run regular weekly project team and monthly steering group meetings
Build and manage a delivery team as needed – including the (in post) Traceability Coordinator
Ensure delivery of progress updates, risk and issue logs, performance metrics, delivery reviews and other reports to the project board and relevant stakeholders
Ensure adoption of ‘best practice’ - where it exists (e.g. in data standards, IT systems development)
Work closely with BCI’s Digital Transformation Group to ensure appropriate data governance and information security systems are implemented, with relevant consultation and assurance procedures
Credibly represent BCI and the programme in relevant fora (with members, other stakeholders, funders, partners, etc)
Ongoing risk-mapping for the project and the traceability system itself, ensuring effective project risk management
Manage external consultants on assignments/ research related to traceability
Ensure timely delivery of activities/ assignments of externally-funded projects and donor reporting.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Demonstrated interest in related topics: sustainability, standard systems, farming, textiles or technology for traceability
Excellent project management skills
Strong stakeholder consultation and engagement skills
Excellent communicator, able to manage stakeholder expectations
A proven track record of successful technical project implementation and change management in a demanding commercial environment.
Strong analytical/data skills
Demonstrated team and topic leadership skills
Supplier management (ideally including technology suppliers)
Experience of the whole project life cycle, able to operate from the initial conceptual design stage, to the depths of system testing, and at each stage in between.
Consultative and persuasive
Relevant qualifications in project and programme management techniques
Knowledge of traceability
Knowledge of the textile industry
Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send a detailed CV (3 pages maximum) and a motivational letter (2 pages maximum), in English, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: “Application – Traceability Manager” by 1st April 2021 at the latest.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. BCI is currently unable to provide sponsorship for work permits, and candidates need to have a pre-existing right to work in the location where they will be based.
BCI is an equal opportunities employer, and is committed to good practice and transparency in the management of natural, human and financial resources.
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