Position: Strategy & Business Development Manager
Company: Fashion for Good B.V.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date: as soon as possible
Employment type: Full time
POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Within a short timeframe of less than 2 years, Fashion for Good has established itself as the go-to platform for sustainable fashion innovation on a global level. As we are entering our next phase of growth, we seek a Strategy & Business Development Manager who can help steer Fashion for Good’s strategic direction and drive business development. This is a key hire for Fashion for Good as it spans all areas of its operation, including innovation programme strategy, outreach to partners, geographical expansion and operational processes. The Strategy & Business development manager acts as a chief of staff, working directly with the Fashion for Good Managing Director. Familiarity with the early stage venture-backed company ecosystem and a strong mission-alignment towards sustainability is preferred. A willingness to operate in a dynamic fast paced environment is a must.
Key responsibilities include:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will only be considered until February 14th.
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.