Jan 25, 2019

HIRING: Strategy & Business Development Manager

HIRING: Strategy & Business Development Manager


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



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:

  • Report to and work with the Fashion for Good Managing Director to develop and drive the strategic agenda and programme proposition.
  • Drive business development and relationship management to further expand the Fashion for Good partner base on a global level.
  • Coordinate strategic business initiatives and guide to completion
  • Set up and/or lead cross-functional project teams.
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative input for ongoing strategies and deliverables, such as stakeholder meetings and Supervisory Board presentations
  • Help coordinate Fashion for Good wide procedures and programmes.
  • Track organisation-wide KPIs.
  • Lead recruiting and on-boarding of new employees.
  • Represent Fashion for Good externally.
  • Develop meaningful relationships across the Fashion for Good ecosystem.



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

  • 7+ years of experience in fast-paced environmentswith a focus on business operations, project or programme management
  • Strong interest in sustainability, technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital
  • Strong relationship management skills.
  • Excellent writtenandverbal communication skills
  • Creative thinking with the ability for sound judgementand accountability
  • Proven attention to detailthrough prior work or life experience
  • Pro-activeness, enthusiasm, can-do attitude, comfort in dealing with a variety of responsibilities
  • Capacity to adapt to different settings, easily navigating different cultures and organisationsettings
  • The following experience is a plus:relevant work experience, e.g. in management consulting, an entrepreneurial / start-up setting, venture capital, sustainability, the apparel industry.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • MBA preferred.


  • 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 applications@fashionforgood.com.

Applications will only be considered until February 14th.



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.