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Human Rights Specialist

Company: ADM
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Global Sustainability, Human Rights- Chicago, ILThis is an exempt level role.Position Summary:Working closely in support of business unit leadership and with Legal, Procurement, and other cross-functional corporate stakeholders. The Human Rights Specialist supports procurement of bulk and specialty commodities in compliance with legal requirements and company policies and commitments.
The role supports the sustainability organization by monitoring and assessing global human rights regulations and supplier requirements as well as developing and evaluating risk ranking profiles for company supply chains. This position will apply their knowledge and communications skills to drive improvements in the company's social and human rights program, reputation, and rating and ranking scores.Job Responsibilities: Develop, Manage and maintain expertise global human rights regulations and supplier expectations.Develop risk assessments to identify implementation priority and drive roll-out of human rights due diligence program.Monitor and benchmark reporting trends and changes to reporting standards and supplier expectations to provide insights and recommendations on advancing company's communication of human rights program implementation.Work with buyers and business units to develop sustainable sourcing codes for products identified as high risk.Identify potential charitable or not-for-profit projects and programs in our high risk supply sheds that share similar goals to recommend to business units and ADM Cares.Assist with Sedex, BSCI, SA8000 and other audit assessments and comparisons.Assist with data collection for quarterly Board of Directors and Executive Management reporting, annual and semi-annual sustainability reports, and rating/ranking questionnaires.Complete human rights update reports and maintain other documentation as necessary for website.Any other responsibilities, as may be considered necessary to support and advise management on ADM's sustainability efforts.Build strategic and technical capabilities with Manufacturing, Procurement, Responsible Sourcing and suppliers, connecting them with tools, training and industry forums. Advise on material sustainability issues for high-risk human rights and deforestation priority commodity categories, supporting category strategy development and supplier engagement. Lead related human rights reporting framework management.Develop and execute training on strategy programs and risksJob Requirements: Bachelor's degree with Sustainability, Environmental Science, Human Rights, or related field preferred.8+ years of supply chain Management experienceExperience in a corporate setting with focus on environmental, sustainability or related fieldExperience with and knowledge of social reporting standards and audit methodologies including GRI, Sedex, BSCI, SA8000, etc.Experience and/or exposure with ratings/ranking agencies and associated playersExperience collecting and organizing data from multiple sourcesValidated strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysisMicrosoft Office Skills - PowerPoint, Word, ExcelAbility to grasp concepts quickly and exercise follow-through skills, adhere to a work schedule and address challenges as they arise.Must be proficient in English, although knowledge of another language would be beneficial.Experience working in or supporting an international business is preferred.High level of motivation, team-player attitude, and results-oriented way of working.15-30% travel estimatedCore Competencies: Project Management - Ability to run several projects and ensure completion to agreed deadlines. Must be detail oriented and to take sound critical decisions on whether or not to engage potential business partners based on the results of due diligence reviews.Working under Pressure - Ability to stay firm and collected under pressure and manage completion of tasks in line with established guidelines and procedures.Communication - Must have good communication, negotiation and training skills to communicate effectively with colleagues, senior management and business partners. Ability to communicate negative results and reasons to business units and senior management. Good interpersonal skills, have the ability to bring about organizational change.Concern for Quality - Demonstrates a high standard of quality in their work.Integrity/Values - Must have a strong personal and professional commitment to the values of compliance, ethics and integrity and must demonstrate same in carrying out daily responsibilities.Diversity - Understands the value of a diverse workplace and treats all employees equally irrespective of sex, race, religious belief, age or disability.Confidentiality - Ability to work with confidential and sensitive material discreetly.Problem Solving and Analysis - Ability to review a multitude of reporting requirements.
Must be able to break down complex situations into component parts and develop solutions in a logical, detailed way.Conflict Resolution - Effectively manage conflict and positively shape outcomes that minimize risk and are acceptable to all partnersExcited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. REF:85725BR

Keywords: ADM, Chicago , Human Rights Specialist, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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