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Human Rights Specialist - Commodities

Woolworths Limited - Winston Hills, NSW

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Human Rights Specialist - Commodities 

About Us 
Woolworths Group Limited is an ASX top 10 company and the largest retailer in Australia and New Zealand. We own some of Australia's most recognised and trusted retail brands with more than 1,250 stores across Australia and New Zealand. 
Woolworths is committed to creating a greener future, and we are getting there by reducing food waste, reducing plastic, transitioning to renewable energy, sustainable sourcing, and animal welfare.
To make it easier for our customers to continue embracing a greener future, we have introduced a number of initiatives to reduce the amount of plastic in our stores, supported by recycling labelling initiatives, as well as making improvements in energy efficiency, sustainable sourcing and reducing food waste.
Our Group’s Sustainability Plan 2025 includes a range of bold Goals and Commitments across three key pillars - Planet, Product and People - to help deliver a better tomorrow for Australians, our customers, communities, team members and our planet.

About the Role 

As the Human Rights Specialist - Commodities, you will be part of a dynamic team that is responsible for driving the sustainability agenda within Woolworths, including safeguarding the human rights of workers within our supply chains.

You will provide technical guidance and advice in relation to certification schemes, particularly as they relate to the sourcing of raw materials and commodities, and will be responsible for partnering with internal teams, supplier partners and third party certification schemes to ensure compliance to both the Woolworths Responsible Sourcing Policy and our Responsible Sourcing Standards. 

Additional Responsibilities will include: 

  • Identifying any risks or opportunities relating to human rights that are relevant to the organisation in the medium to long term. 
  • Collaboration with the Strategic Sourcing team to rollout, embed and monitor human rights due diligence aligned with the new product development (NPD) process for commodities
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to deepen understanding of human rights in the commodities supply chain
  • Align with sustainability team on human rights supply chain due diligence approach for priority ingredients (tea, coffee etc) 
  • Maintain commodity suppliers’ Responsible Sourcing compliance (Own Brand and ingredient) according to established strategy
  • Provide reporting on commodities supply chain due diligence as required (monthly, quarterly and annually) 

About you

You are an outstanding sustainability professional, focussed on delivering the right outcome for Woolworths Group, our shareholders and our customers. You are a collaborative influencer who can work with internal and external stakeholders to deliver change to drive our brand value.

Additional skills and desirable attributes include: 

  • Prior experience in the field of responsible sourcing / human rights, compliance and/or auditing with knowledge of global and domestic supply chain issues particularly in high risk areas. 
  • Experience in identifying trends in responsible sourcing, in order to assess the risks and opportunities for Woolworths and develop/adapt to Woolworths’ businesses.
  • Working with internal stakeholders such as buyers, developers and quality specialists to advise on results from audits and manage corrective actions. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with third party certifiers or audit schemes. 
  • Acting ethically and with integrity, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interest.
  • Degree or equivalent in human rights, a social discipline, law or related. 

We are driving inclusion and diversity as Ways of Working. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

Want to hear more? Apply via www.wowcareers.com.au or alternatively connect with us Linkedin for further information. #LI #Work180

Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. 

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference. 

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can follow us on LinkedIn or see more opportunities via www.wowcareers.com.au.