Nov 7, 2018

HIRING: Analyst Innovation Platform

HIRING: Analyst Innovation Platform

ROLE PROFILE

Position: Analyst Innovation Platform – Focus Asia

Company: Fashion for Good B.V.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Start date: as soon as possible

Employment type: Full time

 

POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We seek an Analyst who will be responsible for scouting and screening innovations in key Asian countries to strengthen our presence in Asia. The focus areas for scouting will be alternative raw materials, fabric and garment production (i.e. dyeing, finishing & cut-make-trim), end-of-use (recycling/upcycling), new business models as well as transparency and traceability. The Analyst will be part of the Fashion for Good innovation team and will predominantly be working from Fashion for Good’s Amsterdam office.

Key responsibilities of the Analyst include:

  • Map the landscape of innovators (start-ups), to build a strong scouting database in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and other relevant countries
  • Establish relationships with local innovators and screen these innovators (start-ups) according to Fashion for Good’s established screening framework
  • Support relationships with manufacturers, brands and partner organizations (e.g. The Mills HK, Forum for the Future, etc.) and develop new relationships as appropriate
  • Establish relationships with other key textile technology institutions in Asia (e.g. academia, governments, incubators) to support start-up scouting efforts
  • Support the piloting and implementation of currently supported innovations by Asian manufacturers
  • Support the coordination of potential innovation events in Asia
  • Increase industry and public awareness about Fashion for Good’s activities in Asia, including through relevant social media channels such as WeChat

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate has a relevant track record and combines strong interpersonal skills with a self-starting, pro-active attitude. The following qualifications are essential:

  • Strong analytical skills and great attention to detail
  • Capacity to adapt to different settings, easily navigating different cultures and organisation settings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinking with the ability for sound judgement and accountability
  • Pro-activeness, can-do attitude, comfort in dealing with uncertainty
  • The following experience is a plus: relevant work experience (1-3 years), e.g. in in sustainability, in the apparel industry, in an entrepreneurial / start-up setting, in consultancy, in investment and/or in Asia

EDUCATION

Academic degree preferably within business, economics, finance or science (e.g. chemistry, textile engineering, biology).

LANGUAGES

Proficiency in Mandarin and English are requirements.

YOUR APPLICATION

Please submit your application, consisting of a short motivation letter and your CV, via e-mail with the position you are applying for in the subject title to applications@fashionforgood.com.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE

Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good (FFG) aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. This open and inclusive initiative – with its first physical hub in Amsterdam and a global ambition brings together brands, retailers, multi- stakeholder initiatives, and funders to promote the Five “Goods” of a new, transformed fashion industry: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water, and Good Lives.

Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and new business models. Its Innovation Platform scouts for, nurtures and funds early-stage ideas and it scales proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Its Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and its open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators at its first hub in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.

Fashion for Good was launched with C&A Foundation as a founding partner. Its programmes are supported by corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, PVH, Stella McCartney and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of €120 billion.

Additionally, Fashion for Good partners with organisations including the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, Plug and Play and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.