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Social Compliance and Sustainability Manager- Mexico


Mexico - Guadalajara

About us:

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in Mexico in 2018 as our first step in to Latin America. Our Mexico office is located in the Polanco area of Mexico City and our expanding team is a key contributor in helping us deliver growth throughout the market. 

As a global technology enterprise, we recognize that our actions have far-reaching consequences. We have a responsibility to proactively behave in a sustainable way.

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 great and are our aspirations are large. Together we are working to solve important 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 specifically eliminating it. Now, we’re constantly looking at ways to do more, with less.

About the role:

This person will report into Head of Sustainability as part of the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance, supporting Dyson on a journey towards best in class environmental and social stewardship and sustainability within its supply chain.

They will be responsible for implementation of Dyson’s supply chain sustainability strategy, including projects, policies, reporting, due diligence assessments and process development among the Mexico/North America Contract manufacturers and other direct suppliers.

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

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

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

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

Supplier Management

  • Assist the Head of Sustainability Manager implementing strategies and policies for Dyson's supply chain in Mexico/North America.

  • Integrating sustainability requirements into procurement processes and working 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 suppliers including risk assessments, supply chain mapping, policy, due diligence processes and assessments.

  • Monitor and manage forced labor risk in the supply chain especially with focus on contract manufacturers in Mexico/North America.

  • Develop improvement plans for non-CM suppliers including tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers for compliance to Dyson Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct.

  • Work closely with the Senior Sustainability Audit & Program Manager to implement supplier ethical audit program and ensure appropriate corrective action follow up to close any gap.

  • Implement specific worker welfare program that include Labor, Health, and Safety.

  • Work closely with Sustainability Environmental Impact team to implement Environmental SDG goals in the supply chain especially with the contract manufacturers.

  • Assist the Indirect Team in implementation of strategies and policies to Indirect Suppliers in Mexico/North America.

Reporting and Governance

  • Monitoring best practice and new developments in supply chain sustainability for inclusion in future strategy.

  • Supporting the implementation of Dyson’s supply chain policies, including Dyson’s Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct. As and when required, leading reviews of existing policies or development of new policies.

  • Supporting in Supply Chain reporting that includes monthly progress report and annual Modern Slavery Statement publication.

  • Conducting monthly review meeting with Mexico/North America Contract Manufacturers and relevant stakeholders (i.e. Global Commodity Managers) on direct suppliers sustainability performance.

Audit Management

  • Managing relationships with third party independent auditors, other external partners and initiatives ie; Responsible Mineral Initiative & Responsible Labor Initiative.

  • Assist the Head of Sustainability – Direct Supplier in preparation and execution of the yearly Audit Plan for all Direct Suppliers in Mexico/North America.  

  • Overseeing the audit and Corrective Action process for direct suppliers and engage with the senior management teams of suppliers to improve conditions for workers.

  • Regular project status reporting to the Senior Sustainability Manager – Direct Supplier and senior management team.

  • Lead the audit team in Mexico/North America.

  • Conduct Dyson lead audit using the assigned and approved audit tools.

About you:

  • 5 years (min) sustainability experience, within supply chain

  • Minimum 5 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 of designing and/or implementing risk-based supply chain due diligence processes, including risk assessments, audits and assessments

  • A demonstrable interest and understanding of supply chain sustainability issues and the ways in which these challenges can be tackled.

  • Willing to travel domestics and overseas

  • Educated to degree level (Ideally scientific/engineering/sustainability based)

  • Certified in SA8000 will be added advantage

  • Certified Lead Social Auditor

  • Languages: Fluent Spoken and written

  • English (essential)

  • Spanish (essential)

  • Knowledge of international labor standards, codes and audit standards such as SA 8000, ILO, ETI Base Code etc. would be advantageous.

  • Ability to work independently and to find innovative approaches to address new challenges

  • An ability to see the bigger picture of Dyson’s overall sustainability strategy, and how this role contributes to it is required, to continually improve own methods accordingly.

  • A methodical and detailed approach is essential, with excellent attention to detail.

  • The role holder will be a presence for sustainability within procurement teams and the wider business.

  • A passion for working for Dyson is essential.

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.