Sustainability Manager, Owned Manufacturing Compliance

Florida - Tampa /
Fanatics Brands – FB Corporate /
Salaried
/ Hybrid
Company Overview
 
Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.
 
The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, through Topps as a cornerstone of the business, building a new model for the collectibles and trading cards hobby with top leagues and players association partners; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.
 
As a market leader with more than 9,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.
 
At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support.  We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.
 

Responsible for managing audits, remediating non-compliances, and deploying programmatic initiatives within Fanatics-owned manufacturing and warehousing facilities. Provides facility performance information to management by researching and analyzing data; preparing reports.  In concert with Fanatics Operations, ensures Sustainability program projects are properly operationalized within owned facilities. Establishes transparency with facilities through regular facility visits and/or meetings.  The Sustainability Owned Facilities Manager will report to the Sustainability Director, Field Operations.  The position will be based in United States, preferably within a metropolitan area where an owned site is located (i.e. Tampa Bay, Jacksonville or Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL).

Responsibilities


    • LABOR
    • Schedule owned facility audits or facilitate verifications (pre-sourcing, follow-up). 
    • Quality review audit and verification findings from third-party auditor or verifier body, conduct remediation training with facilities.
    • Oversee corrective action plan development and track findings through to closure. 
    • Track facility-level performance associated with sustainability program KPIs.
    • Develop and execute needed training for facilities/arrange and oversee service provider -delivered training.
    • Track and report on owned facility labor trends.
    • Deploy and track completion of self-assessments and/or surveys.
    • Maintain owned facility Field Operations Tracker, provide timely updates. 
    • Support regional CSO engagement strategy.
    • Work in concert with Fanatics Human Resources to receive grievances and track through to closure.
    • Oversee labor investigations for region as they arise.

    • TRACEABILITY
    • Conduct upstream mapping for upstream suppliers associated with owned facilities. 
    • Evaluate upstream structure risk and communicate to HQ.

    • ENVIRONMENT
    • Support execution Environmental Strategy within owned facilities.  

Requirements

    • A passion and commitment to sustainable business practices.
    • US and Canada labor law knowledge required, other regional labor law knowledge (i.e. China and/or Japan) preferred but not required. 
    • 5+ years-experience in the social compliance/sustainability field, ideally including experience within a brand and/or brand consulting experience during which candidate was responsible for deliverables and meeting key performance indicators.
    • Knowledge of manufacturing and warehousing operational challenges.
    • Experience directly engaging with internal stakeholders within manufacturing and warehousing environments, including human resources, general management, production and other roles within operations. 
    • Direct experience auditing and/or remediating non-compliances at the workplace-level.
    • Experience quality reviewing/refining data. 
    • Familiarity with international labor law, environmental and traceability regulations. 
    • Experience working within a global team.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Ability and willingness to undertake and oversee diverse projects.
    • Capacity to deal with ambiguity within a fast-paced environment.
    • Willingness to travel.
    • Understanding of worker challenges within manufacturing and warehousing operations. 
Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

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Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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