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We are always looking for dynamic, detail-orientated recruits to join our teams in London, Shenzhen and Johannesburg.

“We are a diverse, global team but the unifying factor binding us together is our desire to embed responsible sourcing across all industries. We all have specific expertise and experience and one of the great things about working here is the opportunity to learn and develop. If you would like to be part of our company why not get in touch.”
Nicholas Garrett and Harrison Mitchell, RCS Global CEOs

“Responsible sourcing practice is now moving to the centre-ground in China and across Asia and RCS Global are leading this trend. It is hugely exciting to be representing them in the region while being part of a wider business improving supply chains globally.”
Finny Tang, Asia Director

Vacancy - Responsible Sourcing Audit Manager

RCS Global are looking to appoint an experienced audit program manager excited about working in this field who is ready to take the next step in their career and join our leadership team.

An ideal candidate will be technical proficient, hardworking, detail-orientated and motivated individual with team management and client facing experience who will quickly be able to complement and lead our established team’s work on the development and implementation of new and existing audit programs.RCS Global also undertakes considerable advisory work to industry programs where technical audit experience is beneficial to our clients. This will be a dual role, whereby the role will provide for a balance of audit program oversight and audit related advisory work.

This position requires some international travel (up to 10%). Applicants can be based anywhere in Europe or the United States within a reasonable travel distance from an international airport and with access to fibre optic internet. Applicants should have permission to work, in either Europe and/or North America. Due to the international nature of our work, all RCS Global staff are required to occasionally join conference calls outside office hours. Remuneration is competitive and depends on experience. You can join our team in London, or else have a home or shared office based position with communication with the global team through Slack, Skype, conference calls and occasional meetings.

To apply please read the role specifications and requirements below and send a cover letter and CV to RCS Global. Early applications are encouraged and will be reviewed upon submission. Appointment may be made before the 22 September deadline: [email protected]

Personal specifications:

We are looking for a personable and ambitious individual who is able to manage multiple projects, enjoys interaction with staff members and meet client deadlines. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience which should include:

  • Some experience in responsible sourcing and supply chains auditing, not necessarily in raw materials – other examples might include agriculture, apparel, forestry, coffee, etc.
  • An understanding of the organization and quality assurance for audit programs;
  • Experience and technical expertise in the development of audit programs including tools and protocols and training;
  • Professional qualifications related to auditing;
  • Experience in client and audit program management;
  • A willingness to expand an existing network with RCS Global’s help and in a further evolutionary step, understand and act upon business opportunities within the responsible sourcing space, with support of RCS Global’s leadership team.
Primary Role responsibilities:
  • Oversee RCS Global’s audit work with RCS Global’s leadership team, including client liaison and oversight and management of the established audit team
  • Implementing and overseeing RCS Global’s audit specific technical work, including developing and maintaining audit programs for responsible supply chains, and the design, development and maintenance of audit procedures, audit guidance and audit tools
  • Managing existing audit and related advisory programs, including: SOW writing, auditor selection and contracting, audit planning and quality assurance
  • Maintain RCS Global’s auditor accreditations, including the company’s quality assurance process, as required by auditing bodies;
  • Manage audit sub-managers, employees and contractors, including the management of a staff database, and quality control outputs
  • Direct staff to develop and deliver online and/or classroom training to auditors and auditees worldwide
  • Assist in delivery and/or project management of advisory work on compliance with due diligence regulations, particularly where there is an audit component
  • Conduct high profile audits where a senior auditor is needed and maintain professional competencies
  • Represent RCS Global at conferences, industry events and stakeholder consultations
  • Conduct typical day to day office duties required for your position, such as inter-office communication and time management
  • Participate in RCS Global’s IP development through our internal research and tools development process
Secondary responsibilities include:
  • Support new business development, as appropriate, including proposal development, networking and responding to client enquiries
  • Gain subject matter expertise on RCS Global’s Responsible Sourcing work
  • Contribute to our global outreach and network maintenance

Vacancy - RESPONSIBLE SOURCING PRACTICE - RESPONSIBLE MINING PROJECTS Manager

After considerable growth over the last 24 months we are now looking to appoint a detail orientated and critically thinking Responsible Mining Projects Manager excited about working in the responsible sourcing field and who is ready to take the next step in her/his career.

An ideal candidate will have approximately 5 years of experience. This will include experience working in mining and artisanal mining areas on the ground in developing countries. It will also include project management, research, advisory and responsible minerals and mining knowledge. The candidate must have a good working knowledge of French, which will be tested during the interview process.

The candidate will be directly mentored by RCS Global’s senior management team with global career development opportunities and a structured pathway into a leadership position. The role is an unprecedented learning opportunity across multiple projects in multiple geographies.

To apply please read the role specifications and requirements below and send a cover letter and CV to RCS Global. Early applications are encouraged and will be reviewed upon submission. Appointment may be made before 9 September deadline: [email protected]

Personal specifications:
  • A proactive, self-starter with the ability to work in a motivated manner without constant close supervision
  • Experienced in and enthusiastic about working on the ground in developing countries (up to 30% of time).
  • Fluency in English and a good working knowledge of French are a must and will be tested.
  • Very good written English is a must and will be tested.
  • Experience working in mining and/or artisanal mining areas.
  • Exposure to mining, sustainability, supply chains and global business trends.
  • Experience in business consulting and/or client-oriented service provider work
  • Candidates with a Masters degree in a Business and Economics field are preferred, although this is not a core requirement.
Role responsibilities:
  • This position requires international travel (up to 30%) including in development countries and sometimes in mining and/or artisanal mining areas.
  • Conduct research, analysis and report/presentation writing to the best of his/her ability and to the deadline requested by the line manager / client.
  • Conduct fieldwork and act as team leader for teams in the field sometimes in mining or artisanal mining areas in developing countries (can be up to 30% of time).
  • Take on project management responsibilities, including project and contractually related liaison with clients and subcontractors. This extends to coordinating project delivery and output under supervision of the relevant line manager.
  • Present work outputs in a manner appropriate to the task and intended recipients, in RCS’ style and using the templates provided by RCS. In particular, research should be presented as close to publication standard as possible, fully referenced and in fluid prose
  • Participate in RCS Global’s IP development through our internal research and tools development process
  • Contribute to new business development work under the supervision of Directors. In particular:
  • Contribute actively to RCS Global’s regular communication tools, including industry briefing notes, newsletter, blogs, webinars, tweets etc.
  • Prepare proposals
  • Take project discussions forward under supervision or in partnership with the relevant line manager.
  • Identify, create and develop business leads and partnerships with RCS Global’s partners
  • Attend outside events as required, write briefing notes and/or report back to the rest of the team
Secondary responsibilities include:
  • Support new business development, as appropriate, including proposal development, networking and responding to client enquiries
  • Gain subject matter expertise on RCS Global’s Responsible Sourcing work
  • Contribute to our global outreach and network maintenance

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We are always looking for potential new staff to join our team while we also work with a range of consultants on short and long-term projects. If you are a senior expert qualified in our work areas then please do send us a C.V and short covering letter for review.

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We also regularly post specific employment and consultancy opportunities here.

Please note that while we are grateful for all enquiries, we will not respond to CV submissions, unless they match a concrete opportunity. We will vet and store all CVs in our CV database and contact you as and when opportunities arise. We recommend sending in updated CVs once a year.

Our core work areas:

Responsible sourcing
Responsible mining
Transparency
Human Rights

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