Ethical Trading Specialist in Bradford

About The... We have a great opening within our dedicated Corporate Services department. The Ethical Trading Specialist will provide expert advice, guidance and support to ensure that human rights risks in our business...

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About The Role

We have a great opening within our dedicated Corporate Services department.

The Ethical Trading Specialist will provide expert advice, guidance and support to ensure that human rights risks in our business and supply chain are identified and mitigated through effective delivery of the Morrisons Ethical Trading Policy. 

The Specialist will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver a strategy to meet objectives, drive improvements and monitor/report progress. 

Providing dedicated advice and guidance to Suppliers, Technical Managers and Commercial colleagues, enabling them to support ethical trading and sustainable sourcing initiatives. 

Also representing Morrisons on relevant external working groups, ensuring our strategy & direction is consistent with sector best practice.

This is a full-time, permanent position which benefits from our recently launched ‘4 day working week’. Colleagues work an average of 9 hours per day and 13 Saturdays per year at 6 hours.

Other responsibilities will include:


Staying up to date with ethical trading trends and emerging human rights issues to support & influence the development of Morrisons’ ethical trading strategy.


Involvement on behalf of Morrisons in ethical trading external programmes and networks, as agreed with the Ethical Trading Manager.


Developing and delivering colleague and supplier training resources and activities covering Morrisons ethical trading requirements and emerging risks, issues and trends. 


Influencing and managing internal stakeholders to achieve the common goal of improving human rights in the Morrisons business and supply chain.    

Administering our internal Human Rights Working Group which brings together colleagues from across the business to drive a progressive human rights agenda.

Supporting the Ethical Trading Manager with the completion of internal and external reporting requirements, including our Modern Slavery Statement and Sustainability Report. 


Contributing to country level risk guidance to support a human rights due diligence approach to risk mitigation in source countries. 


Working with relevant regulatory bodies, NGOs and multi-stakeholder initiatives to maintain and enhance Morrisons approach to tackling modern slavery in our business and supply chains. 

About You
So that you are set for success, we are looking for a self-starter, who is an exceptional communicator with the ability to influence at all levels. You will work as part of a versatile team with a can-do culture, so it’s important that you are tenacious and committed to providing an outstanding service. You will also have:

Knowledge/experience of managing ethical and human rights issues in the supply chain 


Working knowledge of the Sedex platform for managing supply chain compliance  


Strong networking, influencing and communication skills   


Excellent data analysis skills with keen attention to detail   


Experience of working in an ethical trading or responsible sourcing role, ideally within the FMCG sector     


Experience of adding value to a business by providing objective ethical trading expertise to influence decision making 


Working with and influencing NGOs and external bodies - prior experience of working with the Ethical Trading Initiative is preferable.   


Experience in compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act


About The Company
We’re passionate about providing quality, value and freshness from farm to fork.

Putting our customers and colleagues first, our teams champion safety, quality, legality and integrity across every aspect of our business. We keep a close eye on everything to provide products and services our customers, stakeholders and communities can trust.

Caring about our customers and colleagues, we build our brand and put new ideas into action on Market Street. We audit stores and manage any incidents. We consult with government and agencies on new developments. We keep everyone safe and make sure everything is legal and top-notch quality from our logistics and manufacturing sites to our stores, suppliers and own-brand products.

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