Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability Associate

Brilliant Earth Published: June 3, 2024
San Francisco, CA
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Corporate Sustainability / Certification / Other
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At Brilliant Earth, our mission is to cultivate a more transparent, sustainable, compassionate, & inclusive jewelry industry. We believe in creating jewelry you can feel good about wearing, without ever compromising between quality and conscience. We are hard-working team players that welcome challenges and rise to any occasion. Our community of collaboration, respect and encouragement is fostered by frequent team events, cross-departmental meetings and celebrating our wins, big and small. As one of the fastest growing e-commerce jewelers in the world, we're searching for bright and passionate people who are excited to make an impact from day one and grow with the company to take on greater responsibility over time.

Position Overview:

Brilliant Earth’s Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability (RS&S) Team, led by the VP of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability, oversees the Company’s ESG strategy across our corporate footprint through to our supply chain. This includes vendor compliance, adherence to our Mission and responsible sourcing standards, social and environmental claims and commitments we make to our customers, and our public ESG Goals.

The RS&S Team is part of the Legal & Compliance Team under the Company’s General Counsel.

The RS&S Associate focus will be BE’s fundamental responsible sourcing and compliance programs related to product suppliers. The Associate will also have a role in greenhouse gas accounting - GHG data management, ensuring alignment with GHG Protocol, and tracking progress towards our SBTi Targets. Additionally, the Associate will provide other operational and administrative support for the Legal & Compliance Team. We’re seeking a solution-oriented, self-starter with anappetite to learn new skills. As a mission-driven company, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about helping us achieve our ESG goals through a business lens.

Ideal candidates will be based in commuting distance to our San Francisco, CA HQ. The targeted salary budget for this position is $70,0000 – 80,000. This budget range may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the company.

What you’ll do:

Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability

  • Uphold our Mission through vendor compliance of our product suppliers: Work with internal business partners (Product Vendor Managers of Loose Sourcing and Jewelry Production) and vendors to communicate compliance requirements, run regular compliance reviews of the various raw materials according to our standards and policies, and drive improvements in workflows.
  • Drive greater transparency throughout the supply chain, monitor for risks, and provide guidance and create processes around how to mitigate the risk.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of supply chain information and vendor compliance documents, including document versions, deadlines for document completion and renewal, and follow-up actions required.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the field and industry best practices within a fast-paced environment, learning new concepts as applicable.

Greenhouse Gas Accounting

  • Collect quantitative data, including primary and secondary data, for GHG inventory accounting, including emissions factor tracking of scopes 1, 2, and 3, and ensure accuracy and audibility of the data.
  • Generate insight from supply chain GHG data, monitor progress towards SBTi Targets, and assist in developing annual ESG reporting contents to GRI and SASB disclosures.
  • Stay up to date on current and emerging policy and regulatory drivers of GHG emission disclosures.

Legal & Compliance

  • Assist with the implementation and administration of legal workflows like contracts, NDAs, and document retention processes.
  • Build and manage auditable record-keeping processes and use virtual data rooms to upload, manage, and organize documents.

You’re a great candidate if you have:

  • 2-4 years of professional work experience in consumer products in a detail- and data-oriented role involving compliance and supply chains.
  • Robust analytical, technical and database management skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills and robust research skills.
  • Not just attention to detail, but A PASSION for keeping track of the small details with the ability to execute high-quality deliverables simultaneously with excellent time management skills and sense of prioritization.
  • Ability to conceptualize and explain the flow of materials/goods, the use of energy, and the generation of emissions through a supply chain. · Technical knowledge of emissions inventory development and management, emissions reduction strategies, knowledge in energy transition and renewables, supply chain or scope 3 decarbonization strategies.
  • A constructive attitude toward tasks and challenges, ability to receive and provide constructive feedback, and an openness toward growth and change.
  • Excitement for the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a growing business and have a career with a positive impact!Self-motivated, organized,the ability to work independently, and seek out solutions with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and (written and verbal) communication skills.
  • Ability to work in an international environment across multiple times zones and cultures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with a specialized education in GHG accounting, preferred.

What We Offer:

At Brilliant Earth, we’re passionate about the employee experience. That’s why we offer an excellent training program and endless opportunities for career growth! In addition, we offer competitive compensation and a robust benefits package, including:

  • Insurance. Medical, dental, and vision insurance kick in on the first day of your 2nd month!
  • 401k match. We know that saving for the future is important. That's why we offer a generous 401k match.
  • Open PTO Policy. We know it’s important to recharge and relax.
  • Disability and Life insurance. 100% employer-paid.
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits.
  • Continued Education. Company-sponsored learning in leadership, professional skills, diversity & inclusion, and access to tuition reimbursement for role-specific trainings.
  • Employee Discounts. As an employee at Brilliant Earth, you’ll receive a generous discount on our jewelry.
  • Wellness Benefits. We offer access to exclusive discounts on gym memberships and more, as well as an Employee Assistance Program for 24/7 access to counseling.
  • Giving Back and Volunteer Opportunities. In addition to our giving back programs, our teams support local initiatives and spend time together by volunteering

Brilliant Earth recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion on our team, as we work together to reinvent fine jewelry in a thoughtful and modern way. At Brilliant Earth, we celebrate each other – our successes, the lessons along the way, and the unique perspectives each individual brings to our team. It is our intent to maintain a work environment and hiring process which is free of harassment or discrimination because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws. We are committed to complying with all Federal, State and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.

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