Position: Innovation Platform Technical Expert
Company: Fashion for Good B.V.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date: Immediately, now until 5th Jan 2021
Employment type: Full time
POSITION SUMMARY & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
We seek a Technical Expert who will be responsible for scouting, screening and conducting a technical/scientific “fit for purpose” evaluation of raw material, wet processing,manufacturing and end of use innovations. Deep industry and supply chain knowledge is required to assess the practical and commercial dimensions for piloting and scaling these innovations. The Technical Expert will also be responsible for supporting the innovation platform team from a technical and scientific perspective in their execution of innovation landscaping and projects. The Technical Expert will be part of the Fashion for Good innovation team and report to the Innovation Platform Director.
Key responsibilities of the Technical Expert include:
Scouting and screening existing and new innovators
Managing innovator relationships and roadmap to scale
Supporting Innovation team
The ideal candidate has a relevant track record and combines strong interpersonal skills with a self-starting, proactive attitude.
The following skills/knowledge is essential:
The following work experience is essential:
Bachelor of Science in textile process engineering, textile technologies, apparel and textile manufacturing. Further qualifications, particularly a PhD is a plus.
Proficiency in English is a requirement.
Please click on this link to apply: https://fashion-for-good.homerun.co/technical-expert/en You will be required to submit a short motivation letter and your CV
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
To apply for this position, you must be eligible to work in the EU and living or willing to relocate to the Netherlands.
COMPANY BACKGROUND & CULTURE
Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good is a global organisation that aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn and reused. This open and inclusive initiative brings together brands, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators, funders and individuals united in their shared ambition to make all fashion good.
Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Our Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures and funds early-stage ideas, scaling proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Our Good Fashion
Fund catalyses access to finance and our open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, we enable conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators in our headquarters in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.
Fashion for Good’s Programmes are supported by founding partner Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation), co-founder William McDonough and corporate partners adidas, C&A, CHANEL, BESTSELLER, Galeries Lafayette Group, Kering, Otto Group, PVH Corp., Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando and affiliate partners Arvind, Norrøna, vivobarefoot and Welspun.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
At Fashion for Good we pride ourselves on community and collaboration with a focus on creating positive impact and building a force for good. We value all points of view and believe in the power of doing things differently to drive innovation and catalyse change. We’re an international team, currently with 11 nationalities, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome to be their true selves and do their best work. There’s more work to be done and in building towards a better fashion industry, we consider all applicants on the merit of their academic qualifications and professional experience.
*Please note that enquiries from recruitment agencies are not appreciated at this time*