Job Details

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  • Position Title Supply Chain Ginner Officer
  • Organization Better Cotton Initiative (Better Cotton)
  • Location Delhi
  • Grade Administrative support - FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent
  • Close Date 2023-09-22
  • Occupational Groups
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain

Supply Chain Ginner Officer

  • Grade: Administrative support - FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent

  • Organization: Better Cotton Initiative (Better Cotton)

  • Location : Delhi

  • Close Date : 2023-09-22

Job Description
Supply Chain Ginner Officer
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Contract Duration: Open-ended, Permanent
Salary: Commensurate with relevant experience
Location: New Delhi, India
Application closing date: 10 Sep 2023 midnight
About the Job
Better Cotton is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join its Supply Chain Team in the Better Cotton India Office. The Ginner Officer, Supply Chain will be responsible for driving uptake for enhanced Better Cotton production [LS1] [MG2] in the region by implementing robust strategies to identify and engage both existing and new ginners. You will facilitate ginner training, monitor compliance, and contribute to overall supply chain strategies, promoting Better Cotton Uptake.
The Ginner Officer, Supply Chain will be part of the Better Cotton Membership and Supply Chain Team. The role requires a strong service-oriented approach to Better Cotton stakeholders, responsible, reliable and rapid but accurate in completion of administrative tasks. The individual should be able to respond timely to new challenges; identify and analyse problems; and contribute to finding solutions proactively. The Ginner Officer, Supply Chain will provide support to the Supply Chain Team in India and will report to the India Supply Chain Manager.
This role offers excellent opportunities for personal and professional development, together with a competitive benefits package.
Your Role and Responsibilities:
Under the line management of the India Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for:
Regional Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Support Better Cotton's stakeholder engagement with trade and industry, including ginners and traders, and assist in engaging with cotton producers, seed cotton traders, ginning associations, programme partners, and other organisations.
  • Assist in maintaining regular and accurate communication with programme partners, and ginners to ensure their understanding of Better Cotton Chain of Custody Standard[LS3] [MG4] , Better Cotton Platform and the requirements related to On-boarding and audit.
  • Collaborate with the team to identify and address bottlenecks in sourcing Better Cotton by Ginners, contributing to the development of effective solutions.
  • Stay updated on significant developments in the cotton sector in India, including seed cotton productions, cotton arrival trends and gin policy issues. Report any relevant supply chain issues related to Better Cotton.
  • Serve as a point of contact for ginners, addressing their queries, clarifying compliance requirements, and fostering strong working relationships to ensure ongoing adherence to Better Cotton Chain of Custody standards.
Ginner Capacity Building and on boarding

Ginner Monitoring and Compliance

  • Collaborate with the India Supply Chain Team to develop and implement a comprehensive ginner compliance program.
  • Assist in the selection and training of third-party auditors, ensuring their competence and adherence to audit protocols, while providing oversight and guidance during the audit process.
  • Review and analyse ginner audit reports, track non-conformities, and support the timely closure of corrective actions, ensuring strict adherence to compliance guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate records of ginner compliance activities, tracking performance, and providing regular reports to the relevant team members.
Membership & Supply Chain Team Support and Collaboration
  • Collaborate closely with the India Supply Chain team and other team members to ensure consistency, quality, and credibility in supply chain activities.
  • Attend internal meetings to report on activities, share information between regions, and contribute to the exchange of knowledge and best practices.
  • Participate in global and regional projects as assigned, providing support and contributing to their successful implementation.
  • Assist in the development of training and support materials for the Better Cotton Platform and system improvements.
  • Contribute to the overall Better Cotton strategy and workplans by collaborating on activities as agreed upon with the India Supply Chain Manager.
  • Maintain effective communication with the Better Cotton Secretariat, Program Partners, Ginners, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate an open-minded and positive attitude to enhance team spirit and bring new ideas to the Membership and Supply Chain Team.
  • Beyond these specific responsibilities the Ginner Officer, Supply Chain supports the Membership & Supply Chain’s Team success and carries out activities as agreed with the Line Manager to support the delivery of the overall Better Cotton Strategy and Workplans.
The selected candidate will have the following skills, knowledge, and experience:
  • University degree, OR equivalent higher education qualification
  • Relevant work experience of minimum 3 years in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability, and supply chain issues or textiles and apparel
  • Experience working in textile or cotton supply chains
  • Attention to detail, ability to solve problems independently, and persistent in accurately performing repetitive tasks, working diligently to complete processes efficiently
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently while maintaining attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Self-starter and problem solver, comfortable with some self-direction
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated trustworthiness and integrity
  • Proficient IT skills, including but not limited to Microsoft suite (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • Experience working in the supply chain of a large retailer, brand or textile supplier
  • Knowledge of traceability and associated technologies
  • Experience of designing and delivering training
Working arrangements
The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and will be based in the Delhi, India. Better Cotton offers flexible working, with core hours being 10am – 4pm, staff are required to come to the Better Cotton Delhi office as per flexible working policy (currently minimum one week in every 6 weeks) and can work from home accordingly.
The position may require travel in- and outside of the country / region not more than 2 weeks of long-haul trips and not more than 15 short-haul trips 2-3-day trips per year.
What we offer
  • Competitive salary
  • The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for up to one month per year
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Employees Provident Fund
  • Mediclaim and Life Insurances
  • 25 days paid annual leave, plus 8-9 Bank Holidays and a further 3 days off over Christmas
  • Enhanced parental benefits
  • A warm, positive working environment where everyone is valued
  • The opportunity to make your mark and make a difference.
Apply now
Send us by or before 10 Sep 2023 midnight your detailed CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief cover letter (1 page maximum) in English via the below link
About our Values
The post holder will be expected to operate in line with our workplace values which are:  
  • Trustworthy?(including honest, transparent,?credible)? 
  • As having?Integrity?(including responsible,?authentic)? 
  • Positive?(including problem-solving, pragmatic)? 
  • Engaging?(including adaptable, inclusive,?holistic)? 
  • Daring?(including courageous, innovative,?game-changing)?? 
Being you @ Better Cotton
Better Cotton is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer with strong commitment to good practice and transparency in the management of natural, human, and financial resources.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to any attitudes or behaviours that put children or adults at risk of harm. Safeguarding incidents are acts of serious misconduct and are grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including, dismissal and referral to relevant authorities for criminal prosecution. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks.
About Better Cotton
Better Cotton is the world’s largest cotton sustainability programme. Our mission: to help cotton communities survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. In challenging times, we are meeting the challenge head on. In the 2020-21 cotton season, through our network of field-level partners, our programme reached 3.9 million people, and 2.9 million farmers in 26 countries received training on sustainable farming practices. A fifth of the world’s cotton is now grown under the Better Cotton Standard. We have brought together cotton industry stakeholders to drive our common goals, from ginners and spinners to brand owners, civil society organisations and governments. Everyone who cares about cotton and its sustainable future can now be part of something better.
To learn more about Better Cotton’s current work, please visit this page on our website.
Our hiring process
If your profile matches our search, you will be contacted by the HR team:
Step 1 : To complete a written assignment and thinking skills written assessment online
Step 2:  If you are successful in your written online assignment, you will be invited to the 1st interview with the hiring manager(s) and HR. Otherwise, you will receive an email to inform that you are not selected.
Step 3 : If you are successful in the 1st interview, but we still want to explore additional areas of your knowledge, skills and experience, you will be invited to attend the 2nd final interview.
Step 4 : If you are successful in the 2nd final interview, you will be asked to provide at least two references including one from your most recent manager/job.
Step 5 : If your references are satisfactory, you will receive an offer letter from HR. Otherwise, you will receive an email to inform that you are not selected.
 [LS1]What do you mean by 'enhanced BC production'? I see it again dwn in the list of responsibilities, but I do not understand what it means. Do you want to say that the role will drive an increase in gin uptake?
 [MG2]The point pertains to current seed cotton production levels in the field and potential future expansions. The process of onboarding ginners should be coordinated in alignment with the project's expansion efforts.
 [LS3]Is this role only working on MB CoC or will it also support the traceable CoC?
 [MG4]The position will provide support both as going forward ginner will have only one option.
 [LS5]I don't understand this point. Do you mean to drive uptake or to drive uptake so that farm production will increase (as farmers see demand they join up / grow more?)
 [LS6]Are you anticipating doing similar work to what they have done in PK with the GIS mapping of LGs and gins? If so, then you may wish to also specify a competence around GIS analysis etc..

 [MG7]We are primarily focused on mapping the distances between PU and Gins, aiming to minimize the potential risk of seed cotton being transported over extended distances. Furthermore, it's worth noting that expertise in GIS mapping would be a valuable skill to incorporate. 

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