Senior Project Manager, Supply Chain Consulting

Sustainability Consulting-Supply Chain · Lahore, Pakistan
Department Sustainability Consulting-Supply Chain
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

ELEVATE seeks to hire a dynamic Project Manager to support the development and implementation of a supply chain tracing pilot in Pakistan. This position will be an essential part of a global, multi-year, donor-funded project, that will involve a diverse set of stakeholders, including global brands and industry sustainability leaders - with a focus on the apparel and cotton sector.

 

We are seeking a passionate and results-oriented Senior Project Manager to join our global Supply Chain Consulting practice, to support a global project as the primary Pakistan-based representative for the project team. This individual will work directly with the Project Director and Technical Lead who are based in the U.S.

 

The project will develop and implement a pilot supply chain tracing system that not only supports the tracing of physical commodities and goods, but also helps to identify, address and prevent child and forced labor in supply chains. This position will play an integral to achieving this vision through the development and implementation of the pilot. The individual will collaborate with a variety of internal teams, including consulting, data analytics, assessments, worker engagement and capacity building.

 

ELEVATE is the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider. We deliver improved organizational performance through sustainability and supply chain assessment, consulting, program management and analytics. Our purpose drives our passion and our excellence. We believe in sustainable, balanced and inclusive economic growth. We believe in an economic model that collectively activates business and other stakeholders to improve people’s lives and preserve the planet. This requires a commitment to transparency, visibility and the thoughtful management of risk and performance. It requires a commitment to business-driven sustainability. To achieve this purpose: We engage, we innovate, we inspire, we ELEVATE.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a fast-paced organization with a small, dedicated project team, we are looking for a collaborative, self-starter, with stakeholder engagement experience, and a strong understanding of social sustainability, as well as agricultural and textile supply chains and demonstrated project management skills.

 

You will be the in-country lead for this project. This means you will be responsible for contributing to research activities and for leading and facilitating stakeholder engagement activities based on approved strategies, while providing actionable insights to support the supply chain tracing data collection approach and methodology development.

 

You will also be responsible for recruiting in-country pilot participants and managing the implementation of the pilot according to approved project plans. As the dedicated in-country team member, you will be responsible for coordinating the in-country delivery of all project activities and escalating any concerns to the Project Director and Technical Lead for support.

 

Key responsibilities for this role include: 

 

  • Conduct desktop and first-person research, including one-to-one interviews, analyze and synthesize findings
  • Coordinate and conduct stakeholder engagement, facilitating workshops and providing constructive reports and insights to contribute to the development of the supply chain tracing system methodology
  • Represent the global project team locally as needed
  • Manage the implementation of the approved project plan, which includes all pre and post pilot activities
  • Manage the upstream data collection process for traceability and risk management activities, using the mobile technologies and software solutions developed or utilized by the project
  • Deploy, and make suggestions for improving data collection and management infrastructure used by the project
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external partners, including project participants, to support project activities
  • Provide regular update reports and escalations as needed if the project plan is at risk
  • Conduct train-the-trainer sessions to support implementation of the pilot, including providing systems-relevant training to local stakeholders and pilot participants
  • Translate materials into local languages as needed
  • Ad-hoc reporting needs

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated project management and implementation experience
  • Experience and/or deep knowledge of supply chains and human rights, including relevant standards and/or international guidance such as:
    • OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment Sector
    • Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced Standard
    • ILO Decent Work Agenda
  • Experience working on social issues in supply chains; experience in the apparel/garment industry is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent written, verbal, and cross-communication skills in English and Urdu is required, preference is given to candidates that are also proficient in Punjabi
  • Ability to coordinate and manage internal and external partners to meet project timelines with limited supervision
  • Critical thinker that can monitor, analyze, and manage implementation of a project and possesses strong judgement to escalate issues where needed for support
  • Outstanding communications skills and ability to represent the project and partners during stakeholder events or industry events
  • Experience working with global colleagues (e.g. cultures, time zones) is preferred
  • Knowledge of the following is a strong plus:
    • Proficiency in SQL database management
    • Proficiency in different programming languages: (Python, Go, Java, or C#), and development platforms like Nodejs
    • Experience with API development, and automation engines
    • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

 

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  • Location
    Lahore, Pakistan
  • Department
    Sustainability Consulting-Supply Chain
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced