29th July 2016
|Páramo, and its sister company Nikwax, are still owned by their founder Nick Brown. Nick’s lifelong concern for social development and environmental protection has driven early adoption of responsible practices, and has attracted many like-minded thinkers to work amongst us. Páramo is a company of people who want to make a difference as well as make a living, and our policies and programmes reflect this.
The no compromise outdoor gear from Páramo® offers high performing waterproofs without users having to sacrifice environmental and ethical principles.
Páramo’s partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia began in 1992. This partnership gives valuable opportunities for vulnerable people – women at risk of prostitution and drugs are offered training and employment, homes and childcare. Over 80% of Páramo’s annual production occurs at Miquelina, including all our Analogy waterproof garments.
The Miquelina Foundation: In 1977, a Colombian nun, Esther Castaño Mejia set up a sewing workshop with a few second hand sewing machines to offer practical help to women rescued from the streets of Bogotá. The workshop provided training and experience enabling women to apply for jobs in other factories, but at this stage was not a commercially viable manufacturer. Páramo’s founder, Nick Brown, made contact with Miquelina in 1992, and since then Páramo and Miquelina have grown together – allowing Miquelina to help significant numbers of women and their families, and enabling Páramo to make high quality outdoor clothing. With encouragement from Páramo, Miquelina incorporated as an independent charitable foundation in 1997 and in 2002 obtained ISO 9001 accreditation, a highly prestigious international standard recognising dedication to quality.
About the opportunity:
You will conduct, record and report on findings from regular QC checks on the deliveries from all raw materials’ suppliers in line with the agreed company procedures. In addition, you will create and maintain the component and contract badge reference source used by other teams. You will be responsible for following the goods-in procedure ensuring the accuracy of checking in deliveries onto the system.
You will control the export area and be responsible for the stock integrity. You will also be required to pick and pack raw materials for the relevant exports and dispatches. This role requires the ability to undertake manual lifting.
You will also be expected to assist with any Supply Chain administration that may be required.