Sustainability Specialist at Levi Strauss & Co. 2020
Career Kenya: Sustainability Specialist at Levi Strauss & Co. 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Job Purpose:

Support and advise business to ensure that all supply chain operations vendors lead in social and environmental sustainability. Implementing all activities aimed at assuring cutsewfinishlaundary fabric millssundries suppliers meet TOE and legal requirements.

Operationalize Sustainability in Value Chain- upstream, instream and downstream. Manage all works on Sustainability so as to support North East Asia growth as a source base and key market. Positively influence and educate vendor partners, other stakeholders and employees, on environmental and social issues.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Ensure supply chain operations and vendors meet LS&CO. social and environmental, health and safety standards and policies
    • Works with suppliers, GSC partners – PD&S, third party service providers, other brands, government, and civil society to understand & improve the overall sustainability status of supply chain.
    • Collaborates with suppliers, GSC and other stakeholders to analyze supplier performance, identifying areas for improvement.
    • Works with suppliers, GSC and other stakeholders to enhance supplier management systems, management and worker training and capacity building projects (e.g. BSR, ILO, IFC projects) to ensure continuous improvement on LS&CO. social and environmental standards.
    • Works with suppliers to ensure timely, accurate reporting on LS&CO. Sustainability data requirements.
    • Investigate any allegations against the reputation of LS&Co in terms of sustainability related activities & provide recommendation to resolve the issues in a sustainable manner.
    • Support in developing & rolling out sustainability related programs
    • Follow up, manage, report on sustainability related programs independently
    • Provides advice, guidance, and education to GSC functions on social and environmental sustainability standards, procedures, and program initiatives.
  • Manage external information and relationships
    • Monitor relevant changes in social and environmental sustainability laws and regulations.
    • Work with Director Asia and regional project managers to ensure that LS&Co. policies and standards are relevant to local laws and practice.
    • Build and manage LS&CO. relationships with Sustainability related external stakeholders, including NGOs, third-party providers, government, and other brands.
    • Lead response to Sustainability Alerts with advice of Director Sustainability Asia and Sub Sahara


  • Master’s degree in Business Management Social Work with specialization in Labor Laws & Industrial relationshipsEnvironment Health & Safety.
  • More than 5 years’ experience in the same or related field with other brands retails reputed buying house NGO or third-party service provider.
  • Experience of performing Social and Environmental Health & Safety assessments independently
  • Knowledge of textile industry, local laws & other legislations.
  • Good communication skills in both written and spoken English, knowledgeable in other local language is preferable
  • Good computer knowledge with good analytical skills
  • Excellent in interpersonal relationships


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