Jul 23, 2019

Impact Measurement Specialist

Impact Measurement Specialist

Position: Impact Measurement Specialist
Company: Fashion for Good B.V.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date: as soon as possible
Employment type: Part-time (24 hours per week)

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 an Impact Measurement Specialist who will be responsible for reviewing and assessing the impact of key innovators in the Fashion for Good portfolio through life cycle assessments (LCA) and detailed technical analysis.

As part of this, the Impact Measurement Specialist is responsible for the following areas:

Conducting and reporting impact assessments

  • Reviewing select innovators in the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform (focus Scaling Programme)
  • Assessing the different materials and innovations in the plastics project
  • Working with relevant software and data sources (i.e. Higg Index) to conduct assessments
  • Work with our brand partners to discuss key assumptions
  • Analysis of data and communicating results through reports and presentations

Supporting Innovation team

  • Assist Fashion for Good’s Innovation Managers in supporting innovators in their efforts to scale
  • Support the due diligence processes conducted prior to accepting innovators in the Scaling Programme

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: 3-5 years work experience as a sustainability consultant in a business environment and experience with LCA software. Experience in applying lifecycle thinking to business, data processing and general environmental development and experience working in the apparel and footwear industry

EDUCATION
Master’s degree with a further qualification in an environmental or sustainability discipline

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, and affiliate partners Arvind and Norrona, 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.