Location: Asia-Pacific 

 

The Opportunity

The SAC is seeking a highly respected industry professional with the experience and mindset to drive large-scale, industry-wide environmental and social sustainability programs that aims to deliver exponential positive impacts to people and environment in the value chain. The  Coordinator of Collective Action will play a key role in collaborating with members and external organizations to drive systematic change required to transform the apparel, footwear and textile industry as a whole.

 

Our two aspirational objectives include:

  1. Protect Human Rights – The SAC enables and supports workers’ rights, safety and livelihoods by 2025
  2. Combat Climate Change – SAC brand, retailer and manufacturer members achieve a 45% GHG emissions reduction in line with Science Based Targets by 2030 against a 2020 baselineFor the right candidate, the  Coordinator of Collective Action role poses a unique opportunity to facilitate and support the execution of Collective Action Program, through researching & preparing key data insights from the Higg suite of tools and other data sources in order to inform the type(s) of collective action required to implement across the entire global industry in the near- and long-term. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and organized coordinator who is passionate in environmental and social sustainability, experienced and confident in organizing internal and external stakeholders meetings, educating and supporting members to enhance their sustainability performance in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.

 

About the Organization

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) was founded by a group of sustainability leaders from the global apparel and footwear industry who recognize addressing our current social and environmental challenges are both a business imperative and an opportunity.

Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance that spotlights opportunities for technological innovation and priorities for action. The Higg Index, our common measurement tool, is currently in use by thousands of brands, retailers, and facilities within our industry. 

SAC is a fast-paced organization that has an ambitious mission that seeks to reward those who challenge themselves to provide membership and the organization with very high-quality deliverables and engagement in line with our mission. SAC values trust and strong relationships where team members collaborate effectively and support each other and the work across the organization.

 

SAC seeks a candidate who is / has: 

  • Mission-driven: Is motivated by sustainability and the mission of the organization.  
  • Team player: Has team-oriented experience and approach.
  • Tech-savvy: Has the ability to understand and manage a variety of technology and software platforms to support the organization.
  • Organized and detail-oriented: Is able to effectively manage many different moving parts (information, projects, software) to help keep the organization running smoothly.
  • Excellent communicator: Is able to interact with people of all levels in a confident, professional manner.

Learn more about the SAC and the Higg Index http://www.apparelcoalition.org/

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Manager and Director of Collective Action Program to support planning, execution and monitoring SAC’s collective action strategy and programs
  • In collaboration with Higg Index Team, perform research and analysis from Higg Index data to form key recommendations
  • Support creation of surveys, presentation decks, training materials development, and other collateral materials as needed  
  • In collaboration with global membership team, respond to members enquiries and update communication platform on a regular basis
  • Organize and prepare internal and external meeting agenda & logistics for Collective Action Strategic Council and other learning clubs activities.
  • Consolidate and analyze key impact data on a regular basis to inform leadership and the Board on the progress of Collective Action Program
  • Engage with member manufacturers and SAC Board/Staff to ensure and promote the concept of equal partnership between Manufacturers, Brands & Retailers across workstreams and member engagement.
  • Track industry news, trends and stories on various sustainability topics including but not limited to science based targets, carbon reduction opportunities, water stewardship, various collective action programs in our sector or other industries

 

Education, Experience and Skills Requirements

The ideal candidate has:

  • 2+ years of work experience in the apparel, footwear, or textiles industries, including direct experience developing and implementing environmental and/or social sustainability programs and practices with suppliers in production countries;
  • Passion for environmental and social sustainability and has the ability to inspire others;
  • Previous sustainability consulting experience in the manufacturing sector preferred;
  • Familiar with the environmental and social sustainability issues & relevant legislations pertaining to the textile, apparel and footwear sector, such as cleaner production, carbon reduction and science based targets, energy and water efficiency management, waste management and recycling;   
  • Experience in organizing, convening, facilitating conversations with members and a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Good written and verbal communications skills; can articulate clearly your responses in meetings and through emails;
  • Good computing and data analysis skills
  • Good teamwork and interpersonal skills, willing to work in an agile way across different functions and different project groups
  • Organized, attention to detail, and ability to execute deliverables in a timely manner
  • Comfortable working remotely on international time zones 
  • Bachelor in environmental science/ environmental & chemical engineering/ environmental technology/ environmental management/ sustainability related degrees required, Masters Preferred.

 

Compensation and Location

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition offers a compensation package. The SAC’s members and partners are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes work early or late hours. This is a full-time position based in the APAC region and preferably in Hong Kong.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Inc. is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

 

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

 

To Apply 

To be considered for this position, please apply by submitting your resume and brief motivation letter HERE.

 

 

 

Flexible/remote location within United States (strong preference for East Coast)

 

Position Description

The Member Engagement Coordinator is an integral part of the SAC’s global Member & Corporate Engagement team. As a membership coalition, the ability to deliver on our vision will only be realized through the positive engagement, progressive behavior, and collective action of our membership. This position has a vital role in supporting our membership, together with the team, to ensure delivery of defined KPIs as part of the SAC Member & Corporate Engagement strategy, focused on implementing: “Transforming Business for Exponential Impact”.

This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director of Membership & Corporate Engagement, with a planned start date in May 2022. The person will provide the foundation in a specified region, for a harmonious, effective, value added member experience, for SAC members, supporting efficient, streamlined, relevant engagement, including outreach, effective communication and reporting. 

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Cross Team Responsibilities

  • Work with other team Coordinators on team projects to deliver on members’ needs and create efficient and effective processes and systems for the team. For e.g.
    • Develop programme of engaging member events 
    • Developing membership collateral to better position the value proposition of SAC (format: one-pagers, brochures, PDF) 
    • Improving new member onboarding processes and materials 
    • Improve organisation of Google Drive for team (e.g. which master files to use, make sure logos are updated etc)
    • Update internal membership handbook process 
    • Suggest and deliver on improvements for Membership team’s use of software and platforms such as SAC Connect (Higher Logic) and Salesforce
  • Support delivery of membership requirements e.g. 
    • Designing and maintaining tracking tools
    • Creation of explanatory materials
  • Ensuring members are kept updated
    • Post information/events/recordings on SAC Connect/LinkedIn etc
    • Update and keeping SAC Connect organized with support of managers
  • Membership Development
    • Work with Sr Manager of Global Membership with development on potential member inquiries, prospect meetings, and admin/Ops.

Regional responsibilities

  • Lead on the AMER region’s member administration including:
    • Be first point of contact for members’ queries, providing efficient and informative customer service to meet their needs
    • Proactive management of Salesforce by updating member and prospect profiles and other data
    • Update contacts of members for platforms such as SAC Connect 
    • Sending initial 60 day payment delay invoice reminders to members, managers to follow up when needed
    • Organise regional events: support coordination of speakers, content, slide deck, registration, posting on SAC Connect before and after events, provide scheduling support
    • Encourage member community to actively use of the SAC member group LinkedIn page and SAC Connect
  • Provide internal liaison
    • Support Communications team in developing member case studies
    • Managing member emails and calls on utilizing the SAC membership and other logistical matters
  • Supporting the administration of the region’s delivery of membership requirements e.g.
    • Collecting, tracking and verifying members’ reports 
    • Tacking ongoing progress 
  • Direct member engagement
    • Leading individual new member onboarding process with allocated members — kick-off call, first several check-in calls to set initial few months’ timeline, strategy, and expectation development with new members
    • Lead on the management of a selection of AMER members, providing information which enables them to progress against the SAC membership requirements and their sustainability ambitions (where they’re aligned with the SAC’s vision). Identify and respond to members’ pain points, and keep colleagues informed on trends in member queries

 

Additional Tasks

  • Supporting the membership team, and others in the SAC with other tasks as requested
  • Activity management of team administrators or contractors as required

 

Qualifications and Experience

Ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in social social sciences, sustainability or related field
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong process driven approach and ideally a good knowledge of Google suite, notably Docs, Sheets, and Slides 
  • Experience working with online membership / customer engagement CRM platforms, e.g. Salesforce, Higher Logic, or other platforms, and with Adobe Indesign or Illustrator an advantage
  • Good communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with a positive and supportive attitude. Ability to interact and engage with various stakeholders in an international context
  • Experience of delivering excellence in a customer service environment an advantage 
  • Interest and knowledge of sustainability issues
  • Fluency in multiple languages a plus
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a multicultural, multinational context to collaboratively achieve organizational goals
  • An open, global, growth and learning driven mindset
  • Ability to multi-task and comfortable with ambiguity and handling complex issues 

 

Reporting Structure and Timeline

This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director of Membership & Corporate Engagement, with a start date in May 2022. 

 

Diversity, Compensation, and Location

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package, including health (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, and a matched retirement plan. The SAC’s members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff has shifted hours on certain days of the week to accommodate different time zones. 

SAC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

About the Organization

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) was founded by a group of sustainability leaders from the global apparel and footwear industry who recognize addressing our current social and environmental challenges are both a business imperative and an opportunity.

 

SAC’s Purpose:

Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance that spotlights opportunities for technological innovation and priorities for action. The Higg Index, our common measurement tool, is currently in use by thousands of brands, retailers, and facilities within our industry.

SAC is a fast-paced organization that has an ambitious mission that seeks to reward those who challenge themselves to provide membership and the organization with very high-quality deliverables and engagement in line with our mission. SAC values trust and strong relationships where team members collaborate effectively and support each other and the work across the organization.

 

To Apply 

To be considered for this position, please apply by submitting your resume and brief motivation letter HERE.

 

 

 

Data Reporting & Analytics, Higg Index

Full-time position, flexible/remote location preferably within the North America or EMEA regions

 

About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of more than 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits, NGOs and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Leveraging the Higg Index suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability, the SAC is working to transform business for exponential impact.

 

The SAC was incorporated as a 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Higg Index suite of tools in 2011. In May 2019, the SAC spun-off the Higg Index technology platform to Higg, which delivers tools and services that help consumer goods businesses accelerate transformation for a more sustainable future. For more information, visit www.apparelcoalition.org.

 

The SAC is a fast-paced organization that has an ambitious mission that seeks to reward those who challenge themselves to provide membership and the organization with very high-quality deliverables and engagement in line with our mission. The SAC values trust and strong relationships where team members collaborate effectively and support each other and the work across the organization.

 

The opportunity

The Data Reporting & Analytics position is responsible for creating reports, performing ad hoc analyses, and providing data driven recommendations across the SAC’s membership, operations, and Higg Index suite of tools. This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director of Higg Index Product, with a planned start date in March / April 2022.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Create and manage operational reporting for the SAC teams
    • Perform reporting and analysis work for finance, and other operational functions
    • Perform reporting and analyst for membership team
    • Work with domain subject matter experts to identify key performance metrics and operationally significant measures
    • Manage a reporting platform and create on-platform reports to expose metrics and measures to business partners
    • Train staff on report usage and work to continually improve content and presentation
  • Support SAC work streams with ad hoc insights and analysis
    • Work with SAC staff to understand ongoing projects and commitments and identify areas of analysis that could drive value through informed decision making
    • Communicate with external stakeholders and partners to identify where SAC can (or can’t help) with additional insight
    • Do the analysis and data exploration necessary to generate project supporting insights
  • Review existing data for quality and establish/manage processes to ensure and/or communicate data quality
    • Deep dive existing data and structures in order to understand and document where and how data quality issues may occur
    • Create processes and automation to scan and notify for data quality issues in data
    • Work with Higg Co (SACs technical partner) to implement on-platform data validation processes and support rule set maintenance 
  • Manage and support survey specifications
    • Work with Higg Index subject matter experts to update and maintain survey specifications in written in a domain specific language used by Higg Co to update on platform surveys
    • Work with Higg Co to update and extend survey management DSL
  • Work with the SAC teams toward the achievement of the SAC Strategic Plan.
    • Assist with complementary goals, such as tool linking and member engagement.
    • Help create discussion points for Strategic Council and additional Member Expert presentations
    • Join member and staff calls and share your perspective
    • Speak up if anything is not going well or you notice a new risk
  • Other
    • Use asana correctly to provide visibility to projects for SAC staff and Higg Co.
    • Be respectful of your colleague’s time with internal meetings and consider the efficiency of every internal meeting
    • Use your manager’s time well with clear and concise updates and organized check-in meetings
    • Maintain SAC Connect for the work streams you are responsible for

 

Key Duties / Tasks

  • Work with SAC subject matter experts to design, refine, and expose KPIs and key operation measures
  • Create and manage reports based on data stored in relational databases like Postgres and exposed in cloud based reporting solutions
  • Perform ad hoc analyses on disparate data sources using Excel, SQL, and other data analysis tools/languages  to power business decisions and and inform external reports
  • Work with SAC members and other stakeholders to drive industry insights using Higg Index data
  • Partner with Higg Co to expand data reliability and availability across the Higg Index
  • Working with the entire Higg Index Team toward achievement of the SAC Strategic Plan.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s or domain relevant professional degree
  • 2 years working experience in analytics or data engineering 
  • Experience in consumer product industry and/or sustainability
  • Proficient in SQL – aware of multiple dialects, use analytics functions where appropriate,  and capable of optimizing queries
  • Fluent with at least one common data processing/visualization language including Python, R, Julia, or Javascript
  • Experience creating reports in user facing platforms such as Tableau. Crystal Reports, or Metabase
  • Familiarity with common data processing architectures and common cloud providers
  • Basic familiarity with agile development and other software management processes
  • Fluent in the English language, verbal and  written 

 

Compensation, and Location

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition offers a compensation package. The SAC’s members and partners are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes work early or late hours. This position is preferably based in the EMEA region or North America.  Please note that you will have to be eligible to live and work in the regions specified. 

 

Diversity, Compensation, and Location

Sustainable Apparel Coalition “SAC” is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

 

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

 

To Apply 

To be considered for this position, please apply by submitting your resume and brief motivation letter HERE.