Jul 15, 2020

Innovation Project Communications Manager

Innovation Project Communications Manager

Position: Innovation Project Communications Manager
Company: Fashion for Good B.V.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date:  1 September 2020
Reporting to: Communications & Innovations Director
Employment type: Part-time, project based

JOB DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for an experienced and strategic communications professional with project management skills and a background in corporate stakeholder management.

For a unique textile recycling project, we are looking for a part-time project owner who will lead the development and dissemination of all communications activities. This position is project based for three months with a possible extension.

This is a multi-stakeholder project focusing on the demonstration and international launch of a new textile to consumer markets through an innovative, circular supply chain using a recycling technology. By bringing together a unique consortium of international brands, a recycler and several yarn and fabric manufacturers, this project will contribute to the scaling of disruptive innovation in the textile recycling industry.

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to work in the EU and living or willing to relocate to the Netherlands.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Creation of the communication guidelines for the entire project and leading effective communications for all activities and updates aligned with all partners and stakeholders
  • Coordinate the design/ branding development for all touchpoints of the project (logo, website, newsletters)
  • Managing the creation of the website and social media channels and ensuring updates and results are shared with wider audience
  • Updating the internal area of the website for secure and effective communication within the project consortium
  • Managing the creation of an animated video to outline the consortium members and the recycling process to engage and educate the general public​
  • Write and distribute press releases that will communicate intermediate results and important milestones to the media
  • Organise activities engaging all stakeholders and partners by hosting conferences, workshops and roundtables to discuss the project and its results​
  • Disseminate publications that will be submitted to peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journals​
  • Activities engaging the public –including conferences, social media outreach and workshops

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in corporate multi-stakeholder management
  • Experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading and editing
  • Outstanding organisational and time-management skills
  • Experience in web design and content production is a plus
  • Background or interest in sustainability and innovation
  • Intimate knowledge of textile recycling is a plus

EDUCATION

MA in public relations, communications or similar relevant field. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience.

LANGUAGES

Excellent English written and verbal communication is a requirement.

YOUR APPLICATION

Please submit your application here, consisting of a short motivation letter and your CV as PDFs

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 & 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.