Position: Innovation Programme Lead – Plastics
Company: Fashion for Good
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date: as soon as possible
Employment type: Full time
POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
We seek a Programme Lead who will run a dedicated programme to address the plastics challenge in the footwear and apparel value chain. Your challenge will be to drive the transition to a circular fashion industry and eliminate waste, which our partner brands have defined as a key priority. You will be responsible for project management, building an innovation overview, scouting and screening innovations, developing and performing design-thinking workshops and hackathons in a multi-stakeholder environment. The Innovation programme lead – Plastics will be part of the Fashion for Good innovation team.
Key responsibilities include:
Research and Landscaping
Scouting, screening and solution finding
Implementation planning and knowledge dissemination
Project management and communications
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:
The following experience is a plus: relevant work experience (approx. 3 years), e.g. in management consulting, sustainability, the apparel or plastics industry, an entrepreneurial / start-up setting
Academic degree preferably within business, economics, material science, textile engineering.
Proficiency in English is a requirement.
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 email@example.com.
Applications will only be considered until February 14th.
COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE
Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good 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, producers, innovators and funders.
Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Its Innovation Platform scouts, 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, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, Otto Group, PVH, Stella McCartney and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of over €130 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, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Boston Consulting Group and the ZDHC Foundation.