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Lead Sustainability Auditor

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Sustainability
Location
Malaysia - Development Centre

About Us

From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint. We have offices from Auckland to Zurich via Singapore, Moscow, and Chicago. While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem-solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business. As a result, we're a diverse workforce of people with other Dyson behaviors.


Our philosophy remains the same 25 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family-owned. We don't bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead, we plot our path, unshackled from conventional thinking.


Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention, and be unafraid to make mistakes. As a result, we're creative, collaborative, practical, enthusiastic, and resourceful. But most of all, we're passionate about what we do.

Overview – Global Sustainability and CSR Team

We recognize that our actions have far-reaching consequences as a global technology enterprise. Therefore, we have a responsibility to behave sustainably and proactively.


At Dyson, we strive to make a positive difference. We are rising to the challenge of creating disruptive technology in a socially responsible way. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration, and resourcefulness that our engineers use for product design to ensure we maintain a sustainable business. The challenge is incredible, and our aspirations are large. Together we are working to solve significant problems, such as reducing our environmental footprint, contributing to the communities we operate in and ensuring our supply chain meets our high standards.

It started with the vacuum bag – or, more explicitly, eliminating it. Now, we're constantly looking at ways to do more with less.
 

About the role

The role holder will report to the Sustainability Manager as part of the Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance team, supporting Dyson on a journey towards best in class environmental and social stewardship and sustainability within its supply chain.

The role holder will be responsible for implementing Dyson's supply chain sustainability strategy, including projects, policies, reporting, due diligence assessments, and process development among the non-contract manufacturer ("CM") suppliers focusing on an assigned portfolio of direct suppliers globally.

Supporting the implementation of Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct policy across the business by implementing due diligence tools to help global procurement processes

Train suppliers on Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct requirements and subsequently conduct assessments, inspections, and investigations of detected code of conduct violations, including modern slavery and conditions of forced labor.

Provide support to direct suppliers on issues of potential human rights concerns and undertake remedial and improvement plans.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

To champion and safeguard Dyson's ethical and environmental standards amongst our supply chain. Duties include:

Direct Supplier Management

  • Assist the Sustainability Manager in implementing strategies and policies for direct supply chain, especially with Dyson Manufacturing sites in Malaysia, non-CM direct suppliers (i.e., tier 1, 2, and beyond) focusing on assigned commodities of suppliers globally.
  • Integrates sustainability requirements into procurement processes and works with the Dyson Commercial and Procurement teams to ensure that new and existing suppliers meet the required ethical and environmental standards.
  • Developing and implementing Dyson's sustainability improvement program for direct Supplier including risk assessments, supply chain mapping, policy, due diligence processes, and assessments
  • Monitor and manage forced labor risk in the supply chain, primarily focusing on assigned commodities of suppliers globally.
  • Develop improvement plans for non Contract Manufacturer suppliers (i.e., Tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 suppliers) for compliance with the Dyson Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct.
  • Work closely with the Sustainability Audit & Programme team to implement social compliance audit program.
  • Follow up and respond to ensure all audit findings and corrective actions are closed within the agreed timeline.
  • Assists in implementing specific worker welfare programs that include Labor, Health, and Safety
  • Work closely with the Sustainability Environmental Impact team to implement Environmental SDG goals in the supply chain, especially with the tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 suppliers.

Reporting and Governance

  • Monitoring best practices and new developments in supply chain sustainability for inclusion in future strategy
  • Supports the implementation of Dyson's supply chain policies, including Dyson's Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct
  • Supporting Supply Chain reporting includes monthly progress reports and an annual Modern Slavery Statement publication.
  • Conducts monthly review meetings with procurement/ global commodity managers (GCM) on supplier performance

Audit Management

  • Manage relationships with independent third-party auditors, other external partners, and initiatives i.e., Responsible Mineral Initiative & Responsible Labor Initiative.
  • Assist the Sustainability Manager in preparing and executing the yearly Audit Plan for all assigned Direct Suppliers globally.
  • Oversees the audit and Corrective Action process for direct suppliers and engages with suppliers' senior management teams to improve conditions for workers.
  • Conduct Dyson's lead audit using the assigned and approved audit tools if necessary.

About you

  • Minimum 3 years of sustainability experience, preferably within the supply chain.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in leading social audits
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant supply chain legislation including relating to modern slavery, health and safety of workers and manufacturing environmental legislation.
  • Experience in designing and implementing risk-based supply chain due to diligence processes, including risk assessments, audits, and assessments
  • Ability to demonstrate interest and understanding of supply chain sustainability issues and pinpoint challenges
  • Ability to work independently and to find innovative approaches to address new challenges
  • A methodical and detailed approach is essential, with excellent attention to detail.
  • A passion for sustainability work is essential.
  • Willing to travel domestic and overseas
  • Educated to degree level (Ideally social/engineering/sustainability-based)
  • Certified in SA8000 will be added advantage
  • Certified Lead Social Auditor
  • Languages: Fluent Spoken and Written (English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, and other regional languages will be an added advantage)

Benefits

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses, and pension contributions. Beyond that, you'll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance, and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development, and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices, and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it's an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realizing ambition.

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.