Supply Chain Responsibility Specialist

Steve Madden

New York, NY, USA


US$90-110k (annually)

Entry Level / On-Site


Nov 4

About This Job

Major Responsibilities

Supply Chain Transparency:

  • Assist with development and implementation of improved processes to risk-screen potential new suppliers, and expand and adapt social responsibility initiatives for suppliers beyond Tier 1
  • Develop tools to maximize efficiencies and improve current transparency goals
  • Identify potential efficiencies and improvements in supply chain mapping initiatives, and play a critical role in achieving Steve Madden's transparency goals

Responsible Sourcing

  • Review and manage new factory approvals aligned with our responsible sourcing policy
  • Conduct thorough assessments of potential suppliers, ensuring they meet our responsible sourcing criteria, including labor practices, human rights, and environmental standards
  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance through regular audits and assessments, providing recommendations for improvement when necessary
  • Establish strong relationships with suppliers to foster transparency and facilitate effective communication regarding responsible sourcing initiatives

Social Responsibility

  • Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of social compliance industry trends, monitoring specific countries, and regulations
  • Manage and maintain accuracy of Steve Madden factory information and vendor/factory relationships
  • Maintain and update factory audit related information and ratings in the system
  • Review supplier CAPs for completeness and compliance with Steve Madden Social Compliance Standards
  • Develop and maintain good communication and rapport with internal and external partners

Program Management

  • Analyze non-compliance trends within the supply chain, using root cause analysis to implement proactive, preventative measures
  • Research and assist in the development of corporate protocols and the implementation of customer- required policies
  • Communicate with overseas offices, agents, and factories as necessary
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures
  • Participate in industry-related webinars and seminars focused on social compliance and sustainability
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Critical Skills

  • Self-motivated, independent, logical thinker with strong analytical, problem-solving abilities
  • Uphold security and confidentiality of documents and data
  • Commercial acumen and decisiveness
  • Keen understanding of supply chain, vendor management, and compliance data analysis
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up

Education And Experience

  • At least 5 years' experience in a supply chain and/ or compliance role
  • Bachelor's degree in related fields: Apparel Design, Merchandising, Business, Supply Chain etc.
  • Extremely detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Strong communicator with a flexible and adaptable approach to new challenges
  • Experience researching, evaluating, interpreting, developing, maintaining, and communicating regulations and standards
  • Ability to see the "big picture" and provide relevant information to assist in strategic decision making
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, everchanging landscape, and adapt as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships and collaborate across a global organization
  • Passion for sustainability and a genuine interest in driving positive change within the fashion industry
  • A tendency to see opportunity for improvement whenever possible, and bring new, innovative ideas to the team
  • High degree of proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Salary Range: The pay range of this position is $90k - $110k. Actual salary will be determined based off candidate’s skill sets, years of experience, and other job-related factors. This range does not include benefits such as health insurance, paid time off, 401K, and additional company benefits

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