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Agile Technical Project Manager
This is a remote full-time position with preference to European/South American/East Coast time zone regions.
Higg Co is a technology company that delivers, implements, and supports the Higg Index for consumer goods industries. Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.
In this role, you’ll work on our globally distributed Engineering team with the Sr. Manager of Project Management to scale and quickly respond to change through frequent delivery and continuous improvement. You’ll also champion business agility across the organization and collaborate with multiple internal/external teams (Product management, Customer Success, Support, the SAC). You’ll lead several projects from ideation to production, and support the delivery process by measuring efficiency with data and fostering continuous improvement.
Champion business agility: streamline the delivery of value to our customers by coordinating projects across teams and boosting the efficiency of the overall organization.
Support the Engineering team: manage dependencies, remove impediments, schedule releases, ensure goals, requirements and priorities are clear.
Manage risks and identify mitigation actions.
Facilitate daily stand up, planning meetings, retrospectives and other discussions needed.
Leverage the Agile practices to increase predictability and enhance the ability to respond to change and meet our commitments.
Foster continuous improvement: measure and tell stories with data, run retrospectives.
Promote transparency, visibility and effective communication.
Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes
Minimum 5 years experience as a Project Manager in a Technology organization.
Strong experience in using Agile methodologies, especially Kanban.
Experience leading cross-functional teams.
Data driven with strong analytical skills.
Ability to manage complex relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Curious and open to learn and also share knowledge.
Strong communication skills
Experience with Jira (filters, boards, reports etc.) and Confluence.
Global Director – Business Development & Stakeholder Engagement
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) envisions a world where apparel, footwear and textiles are produced with no unnecessary harm to the environment and a positive impact on the people associated with the industry. With combined revenues of $500 billion, the members of the Coalition have the ability to make a significant impact on the industry – key to this is the continued growth of the membership base – this is where you come in.
The SAC needs a Director of Business Development & Stakeholder Engagement to continue to drive new members to the organization, as well as ensuring that the coalition is partnering with the right NGOs, farmer co-operatives etc. You will manage a team of two (one in Europe, one in the US) and guarantee that the SAC is engaging with all actors (both public and private) work together to deliver the transformation that the industry needs.
At the SAC, You’ll Be Responsible For:
- Defining the SAC global Business Development strategy and implementing it in collaboration with the membership team and the Customer Success team of Higg Co
- Identifying major opportunities (sector, geographies) and creating appropriate engagement strategies to expand the membership within the sector and in other adjacent sectors
- Managing the Business Development staff in EMEA and AMERICAS
- Positioning SAC and the Higg Suite of tools as the key technical solution in external engagement in the European Union, Americas, China, and manufacturing countries
You Will Demonstrate:
- Significant accomplishments and advancement in Business Development, Stakeholder Engagement or Public Affairs in sustainability matters
- An understanding of the apparel industry would be highly desirable
- Experience of managing and developing a remote team
This role can be based from the SAC offices in Amsterdam, but flexible/remote working will be offered for candidates unable to relocate.
If you want to help the SAC to build its global influence and deliver a fairer and more viable apparel industry.