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Sustainability Manager

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. We're a diverse workforce made up of people with different Dyson behaviours.

Our philosophy remains the same as it was 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 own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.

Dyson people are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. 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

As a global technology enterprise, we recognise 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

The role holder will report into Senior Sustainability Manager –Direct Supplier 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 implementation of Dyson’s supply chain sustainability strategy, including projects, policies, reporting, due diligence assessments and process development among the contract manufacturers (“CM”) or non CM direct suppliers globally.

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 labour.

Providing 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 Senior Sustainability Manager – Direct Supplier in implementing strategies and policies for direct supply chain globally
  • 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 programme for direct Supplier including risk assessments, supply chain mapping, policy, due diligence processes and assessments
  • Monitor and manage forced labour risk in the supply chain especially with focus on assigned supplier portfolio (contract manufacturers (“CM”) or non-CM suppliers) globally.
  • Develop improvement plans for assigned supplier portfolio (CMs or Non CMs suppliers) for compliance to Dyson Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct.
  • Work closely with the Senior Sustainability Audit & Programme Manager to implement supplier ethical audit programme and ensure appropriate corrective action follow up to close any gap
  • Implement specific worker welfare programme 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.

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 Contract Manufacturers or relevant stakeholders (i.e. Global Commodity Managers) on direct suppliers sustainability performance globally.

Audit Management

  • Managing relationships with third party independent auditors, other external partners and initiatives ie; Responsible Mineral Initiative & Responsible Labor Initiative  
  • Assist the Senior Sustainability Manager – Direct Supplier in preparation and execution of the yearly Audit Plan for all Direct Suppliers globally.  
  • 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 Malaysia/ South East Asia.
  • Conduct Dyson lead audit using the assigned and approved audit tools.

About you

  • 5 years (min) sustainability experience, preferably 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)
    • Malay (essential)
    • Mandarin
    • Other regional languages will be added advantage

Approach

  • Knowledge of international labour 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, in order 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.

Benefits

Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. 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 realising 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.

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