Sep 5, 2019

HIRING: Programme Associate for South Asia

HIRING: Programme Associate for South Asia

Position: Programme Associate for South Asia
Company: Fashion for Good B.V.
Location: Mumbai, India
Start date: as soon as possible
Employment type: Full time

POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

We seek a Programme Manager who will be responsible for managing the operations of our newly launched South Asia programme. The role entails setting up the programme schedule, managing interactions with all the participants, the corporate partners and engaging with the global teams on supporting the development of the local participants. The Programme Manager will be part of the Fashion for Good innovation team and will predominantly be working from Fashion for Good’s Mumbai office while supporting the global team based in Amsterdam.

Key responsibilities of the Programme Manager include:

 Program Operations

  • Coordinate and support all aspects of the accelerator program operations including curriculum design and working cross functional to execute large events that bring our innovators and corporate partners together
  • Be the key point of contact and create meaningful relationships with the start-ups who are accepted into our programs, supporting them through orientation to an expo, understanding their individual metrics for success, willingness to partner, and potential costs & benefits of working with corporate partners
  • Source new mentors (Universities, VCs, Government) to advise start-ups as they grow
  • Coordinate marketing content with the global communications team

Innovator Support 

  • Own and execute annual innovator impact survey. Specifically, the administration, analysis, and reporting associated
  • Facilitate lifecycle assessment mechanism and follow up approach so our innovators can track their impact and build their resources required to scale
  • Build landscape assessments and pipeline opportunities for both innovators and corporate partners

Ecosystem Management 

  • Create and maintain ecosystem database identifying key partners, industry experts, and relevant contacts across the Fashion for Good environment
  • Alumni engagement strategy and execution to ensure continued value for innovators across the FFG portfolio (specifically: up to date status on innovator developments, impact tracker, portal, communications to share opportunities)
  • Keep innovation database current with up to date information regarding alumni program participants (ex: funding, growth, key milestones) and communicate progress to team and partners 

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 and research skills
  • Capacity to adapt to different settings, easily navigating different cultures and organisation settings
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative thinking with the ability for sound judgement and accountability
  • Pro-activeness, enthusiasm, can-do attitude, comfort in dealing with uncertainty
  • The following experience is a plus: relevant work experience (3-5 years), e.g. in accelerators, impact investing, management consulting, sustainability, the apparel industry, an entrepreneurial / start-up setting,

 EDUCATION

Academic degree preferably within business, economics, (textile) engineering, chemistry, or biotechnology.

LANGUAGES

Proficiency in English is a requirement.

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, 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.