Responsible Sourcing Operation Manager at the LEGO Group

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Permanent Placement

The LEGO Group - Billund

Are you passionate about responsible (ethical, social, and environmental) requirements and want to make a difference in a global supply chain, compliance, and audit role 

If you are also focused on driving results in matrix organizations, involving many different stakeholders using your influence and communication skills. 
Then join the Responsible Sourcing Operation team in Billund, and play a key role in ensuring, that anyone involved in producing LEGO® products has fair and decent working conditions, as well as safeguarding children and minimizing environmental impacts. 

 

Core Responsibilities 
 
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Manager of the Responsible Sourcing Operation team (RSO) and in close collaboration with RSO licensing lead, support the implementation of the LEGO Group Responsible Business principles (RBP) in the licensing division 
  • In collaboration with the licensing team, support partners’ selection and negotiate responsible sourcing requirements in contracts 
  • Enhance the Responsible Sourcing program management for licensing partners including ensuring compliance with requirements from licensors such as The Walt Disney Company 
  • Ongoing compliance work in the Responsible Sourcing Operation team including: engaging with licensing partners on RBP implementation; continuing updating our social compliance program for licensing management; screening and onboarding of new licensing partners; assessing social audits and reviewing remediation for non-compliances; encouraging continuous improvement; supporting capability building activities and data management. 
  • Provide day-to-day support and technical guidance to colleagues in Licensing department as well as Quality in Merchandise and Marketing and have interaction with the Environmental Responsibility team. 
 
Play your part in our team succeeding 
 
The Responsible Sourcing Operation team aims to ensure that the LEGO Group’s ethical, social and environmental requirements are met by suppliers, licensing partners, and the LEGO Group own production sites 

These requirements are set out in the LEGO Group Responsible Business Principles (RBP) that direct and indirect suppliers and licensing partners must adhere to.  
 

 

Do you have what it takes? 
 
You have the bravery to bring bold, differentiated, and interesting ideas to the table. As a person, you are resilient and prepared to work in an agile international environment with a high level of self-motivation.
 
In addition: 
 

You will be strongly collaborative and feel energized by working together with stakeholders to leverage your joint knowledge before co-creating the best solutions 


 
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in managing social compliance within retail or supply chains, for an international/global brand/licensor, is preferred
  • Our licensing Partners make a wide range of products, across garments, homeware, and publishing so we are looking for someone with experience across a range of products, with a preference for experience managing licensing programs 
  • You have strong experience in supplier selection and contract negotiation preferably within the above industries and potentially within the electronic, or packaging industry 
  • You'll be experienced (and enjoying!) reading and analyzing social audits, with expertise across a range of audit types (SMETA, ICTI/IETP, SA8000, BSCI, etc.) 
  • You will be confident in mapping and assessing social compliance risk and presenting this to key stakeholders  
  • You will be confident in analyzing, presenting, and reporting data and be a confident user of MS Excel and Sharepoint, Power BI, and eventually digital compliance systems 
  • You possess solid knowledge and deep interest in international human and labor rights, environmental impact, and CSR standards 
  • You are experienced in working within global teams, understanding and mastering cultural diversity and the distance management 
  • You will be flexible to travel regularly within Europe (UK, DK) with some long-haul trips possible (eg Asia 1-2 times per year) 

 
It would be an advantage, but not a requirement, if you have knowledge or experience of The Walt Disney Company ILS program. 
 

Join the global LEGO® team 
What’s in it for you? Here are some of what to expect: 
 
• Family Care Leave – We offer enhanced paid leave options for those important times. 
• Insurances – All colleagues are covered by our life and disability insurance which provides protection and peace of mind. 
• Wellness – We want you to be your best self, so you’ll have access to the Headspace App and lots of wellbeing initiatives and programmes run by local teams where you are based 
• Colleague Discount – We know you'll love to build so from day 1 you will qualify for our generous colleague discount. 
• Bonus – We do our best work to succeed together. When goals are reached, you’ll be rewarded through our global bonus scheme. 
• Your workplace – Our offices will be your primary workplace with flexibility to work from home during your working week. Your People Leader will discuss the principles of our hybrid work model, role eligibility and frequency with you. 
 
Children are our role models. Their curiosity, creativity and imagination inspire everything we do. We strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO® Group, where everyone feels safe, valued, and they belong. 
 
The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and equal pay regardless of e.g. race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. 
 
The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children’s Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer. 
 
Thank you for sharing our global commitment to Children’s Rights. 
 
Build your career brick by brick at the LEGO Group. 
 

You will be part of a values-driven team for a much-loved brand where your focused efforts will contribute to taking our responsible sourcing program to the next level. A great opportunity to use your collaboration skills while finding brave win-win solutions and making a difference in the lives of workers. 

 

 

Application and interest
EPICO Search is a recruitment partner to the LEGO Group for this position. Any inquiries may be directed to Serina Klejstrup Hedegaard at skh@epicosearch.dk. As we want the position filled as soon as possible, we will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.