Job Summary

The SAC seeks a Finance Manager with a proven record of success to support the Director of Finance with the day-to-day aspects of accounting for a global industry association with operations in the US, Europe, and Asia.

The Finance Manager is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant administration, budget reporting, and supports audits and accounting processes across the organization.

Responsibilities and Duties

Accounts Payable:

  • Serve as the administrator for payables processing.
  • Receive and process invoices following approval guidelines.
  • Set up bill payments and wires for release.
  • Record FX transactions and calculate the spot dollar rate for FX transactions using provided exchange rates.
  • Process monthly expense reports and reimbursements for employees.

Accounts Receivable:

  • Process and send invoices.
  • Process required vendor forms.
  • Working across programs, follow established process for A/R and collections.

Finance:

  • Assist with preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and compliance with agreement terms.
  • Update monthly budget vs. actual reports for roll-up and monthly reconciliation.
  • Determine the correct allocation of expenses to grants.
  • Work closely with grant project staff to monitor spending, compliance, and the need for budget modifications and/or extensions.
  • Create or recommend tools and templates to effectively manage grant projects.
  • Assist with annual grant audits.
  • Interact with project teams, the executive team, and funders to provide reporting and to resolve questions.

Human Resources:

Serve as back up for payroll processing and new employee onboarding.

Qualifications and Skills

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of experience.
  • Experience with grant accounting and reporting.
  • Solid understanding of accounting, revenue recognition and audit requirements.
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently with staff at all levels across the organization.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Enjoy a fast pace, dynamic, challenging and team-oriented work environment.
  • Demonstrated professional or personal interest in social and labor issues and/or environmental sustainability.
  • Solid computer and business software skills in platforms such as Excel, PowerPoint, Office, QuickBooks and Google Apps are required; Dropbox, Salesforce.com and Bill.com are preferred.

Compensation

SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, including a competitive benefits package, which includes health (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, work-from-home days, and a matched retirement plan. SAC’s members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes works early or late hours.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Description

The Operations Coordinator will report to the Director, Finance and Operations, and will provide administrative, office management, and bookkeeping support for the SAC staff in Amsterdam. The employee will also provide membership and SAC support services in Europe, such as membership renewals, invoicing, contract administration, and HR support. As coordinator of SAC’s European office this position will set the tone for the workplace and be charged with providing whatever is required to maintain an upbeat positive workplace that fosters cooperation and creativity.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Operational and office support:

  • Implement and manage established office policies, standards and procedures
  • Develop and support a collaborative, creative, and upbeat office environment
  • Coordinate and provide support for office and local events, staff meetings and team events. Creating a welcoming environment for everyone
  • Maintain office systems, such as physical and digital filing and email. Work with Fashion for Good to assure adequate support is provided to staff
  • Assist management with all aspects of HR including the recruitment of new hires, onboarding, and keeping current with local employment laws as directed by hiring managers. Serve as liaison between Europe and US offices to coordinate HR efforts.
  • Work with staff to coordinate travel booking for events that require attendance by multiple staff members
  • Field incoming inquiries from inside and outside the organization and direct to the appropriate Staff member

Membership & Finance Support:

  • Fully coordinate monthly invoicing of annual European membership renewal efforts from initial prep to deactivation
  • Manage membership A/R, invoice follow up and bank deposits. Direct efforts to collect past due invoices on an ongoing basis
  • Process monthly staff expense reports and coordinate approvals, including SAC credit card and reimbursable reports
  • Track and manage employee holidays, Work from Home (WFH) days and sick leave/Arbo management
  • Manage monthly invoicing, lead collections efforts, and work closely with staff to maintain positive cash flow for all programs run by the Amsterdam office.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in office administration, bookkeeping, and financial management
  • 4-year university degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Grant Management experience a real plus
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Enjoys a fast pace, dynamic, challenging, and team-oriented work environment
  • Solid computer and business software skills in all or most major platforms (Microsoft Office and Google Apps, at a minimum)
  • Has demonstrated a genuine professional or personal interest in sustainability

Compensation and Location

The SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as the usual benefits. We also offer optional work-from-home Fridays plus two additional days per month to help maintain a healthy work/home-life balance. The qualified candidate will be flexible and adaptable to a rapidly changing environment. The SAC’s members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes works early or late hours. This position is full-time and will be located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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The SAC seeks an experienced, hands-on, and detail-oriented engineering manager to join our growing Higg Index technology team. In this position, working closely with our CTO, you will play a key role in managing a global and growing team of developers who are engaged in building the next generation of sustainability solutions for the SAC. You will be responsible for overseeing multiple development efforts, managing them to budget and timeline, and ensuring that these efforts are not only individually successful but that they also align with SAC’s overall product roadmap.

This role will engage with external stakeholders including product managers, end users, clients and large multi-national organizations. As such, it is important that you have experience in a user/client facing role and are able to communicate clearly and professionally to a multi-stakeholder audience.

You will be stepping into an existing high-growth organization and a new platform that just re-launched in November. As an experienced engineering manager, you understand the opportunities and challenges that come with a new platform and are not only excited to jump in, but also have experienced the entrepreneurial phase at a technology or services organization or company and can contribute your expertise and insight.

Location: Irvine, CA

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of 6-10 front-end and back-end developers
  • Convert specification documents to concrete engineering timelines and deliverables
  • Generate and manage achievable schedules that can be communicated publicly
  • Help to create and manage a new software development process that transitions the org from “Move fast and break things” to “Stability and Predictability”
  • Work closely with our CTO on new initiatives and efforts
  • Communicate and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop proof of concept (non-production) features on our software stack
  • Coordinate closely with QA, Design and DevOps to maintain system quality and uptime
  • Provide regular reporting and updates on development process and schedules
  • Mentor and grow the team on capacity, capabilities and size

Key Duties / Tasks

  • Develop and execute engineering plans and schedules
  • Manage individual team members through goal setting, day to day work and bi-annual review cycles
  • Evolve and manage a robust engineering process through the full SLDC
  • Develop and own the final draft of software specifications
  • Review and approve all commits and check-ins as required
  • Develop key proof of concept features in order to seed them into the product release process as required
  • Work with multiple technologies and assist with technology selection

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Ability:

  • 2+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager
  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Significant JavaScript / NodeJS expertise
  • Expertise in at least 2 other languages / environments (ex: Java, Python, Go etc.)
  • NoSQL and RDMS database expertise
  • Experience with Docker/Containerization deployments
  • Deep understanding of AWS services and roll-outs
  • Experience building and maintaining Angular 5+ SPA architectures
  • Remote team management
  • Ability to get the job done in an environment with minimal supervision
  • A practical perspective that balances current needs with the desire for perfection
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, build, release and maintain web-scale systems
  • A flexible, integration focused, outlook that allows you to proceed in uncertain environments while at the same time mixing new, old and custom-built technologies in interesting and sometimes counter-intuitive ways.

Education or Formal Training:

  • BS in Computer Science (or related engineering field) or equivalent experience
  • Formal project management experience is a plus, but we have dedicated PM capacity so not a requirement.
  • Formal agile process training is a plus, but we currently run a pretty lean process so not a requirement

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The SAC is seeking a Project Manager to manage multiple, concurrent medium to small-sized technically-focused projects in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including our internal development team and product owners. S/he will manage and monitor the progress of work streams and major timelines to ensure coordinated execution and communication of all assigned projects that are driving the SAC towards its 2020 vision. This position will report to the Director, PMO, and will be located in Irvine, CA

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage comprehensive project documentation, including project plans, schedules, estimates, and specifications
  • Coordinate cross functional teams to execute against project schedules
  • Manage daily stand ups with development team
  • Facilitate collaboration through effective project communication
  • Proactively identify project challenges and work closely with the development team and product owners to form and drive mitigation plans
  • Continuously improve project delivery by driving adoption of project management methodologies, tools and best practices
  • Develop and implement consistent project start up, execution, close down, and ongoing management procedures through best in class software tools
  • Actively document decisions and progress as part of standard processes

Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, & Ability:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Technical Project Manager in software/web development organizations
  • Ability to manage complex relationships with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience in managing projects with technology components
  • Demonstrable experience with project planning tools, processes, terminology and best practices required (Agile or other active learning and/or certifications a plus)
  • Proven organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • A high degree of strength in both written and verbal communications skills as well as presentation skills
  • Track record for working in a team-based, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to multitask and handle changing priorities
  • Scrum master experience
  • Experience with Jira, Smartsheets, Google Sheets

Education or Formal Training:

  • BA/BS in a technical subject is preferred
  • Formal Project Management training is preferred

Compensation and Location

The SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, including a competitive benefits package, which includes health (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, paid sick leave, and a matched retirement plan. The SAC’s members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes works early or late hours. This position is full time and will be located in Irvine, CA.


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General Counsel and VP, Human Resources

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (“SAC”) is the world’s largest industry association working to solve sustainability challenges in the apparel sector and is moving full speed ahead towards its vision of complete transparency in the apparel and footwear supply chain.  We facilitate industry and stakeholder collaboration, build tools, share expertise, and drive global policy efforts.

The SAC seeks a Global General Counsel and VP, Human Resources who will manage its global legal affairs and lead human resources internationally. S/he will report to the COO and will oversee all aspects of contract law, trademark law, employment and labor law, trade, and technology matters for the SAC.

The General Counsel will be responsible for the creation, maintenance, and negotiation of all contracts; will ensure global legal compliance; will manage all human resource matters; and will maintain and protect SAC and the Higg Index’s trademarks globally. Legal work will focus particularly on risk mitigation, technology, trademark, and IP matters related to the Higg Index suite of tools and will span all programs and services, including technical development, member adoption efforts, supply chain transparency, and policy efforts.

The General Counsel will be joining the SAC at a critical time when all Higg Index tools will converge on a single platform and activate global transparency across the apparel sector, from tier 2 suppliers to the consumer. This will involve work that touches many aspects of global law including product liability law, audit sector risks, manufacturing risks, FTC Green Guide policy, and global technology and privacy law.  Knowledge across these areas will be required to successfully carry out the SAC’s legal roadmap that corresponds with its ambitious plan to activate apparel industry transparency by 2020.

The General Counsel and VP, Human Resources will be a member of the SAC’s executive team and may also provide strategic counsel to the SAC Board of Directors. The General Counsel will manage the SAC’s legal budget and all law firms working with the SAC and the Apparel Impact Institute, currently totaling five firms.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance, negotiation, and execution of all legal contracts for the SAC, including but not limited to Employee Agreements, SAC Services Agreements, Master Services Agreements, contractor SOWs, Data License Agreements, collaboration, and partnership agreements, API and Technology Reseller Agreements, office leases, Commercial Agreements, and the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies for the SAC’s Higg Index suite of tools.
  • Management of SAC and Higg.org compliance with all global labor, trade and privacy laws including GDPR and China Internet Security Law.
  • Lead the global strategy, protection and policing of the SAC and Higg Index trademarks.
  • Oversight of human resources globally: negotiate offers and employment contracts (currently in the US and Europe, and soon in Asia); ensure that the SAC is complying with all local labor laws; H1B visa matters; oversee performance review and promotions policies.

Skills/Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school required
  • Must be a member in good standing with California State Bar
  • Must have demonstrated at least 20 years of significant legal experience in contract, trademark, technology and/or professional services law. Experience with legal aspects of manufacturing supply chains and product liability law a plus
  • Demonstrable track record of corporate legal management at a global scale
  • Ability to manage large, complex programs of work with a high level of autonomy using multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to manage relationships with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience in managing legal matters with technology components
  • Expert level skill in both written and verbal communications skills
  • Public speaking skills for large global audiences
  • Track record for working in a team-based, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to multi-task and handle changing priorities
  • Specific past subject matter expertise in technology, design, manufacturing or sustainability

SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, including a competitive benefits package, which includes health (medical, dental, vision), paid time off, flexible spending benefits, and a retirement matching plan. SAC’s members are global organizations, and as such, the SAC staff sometimes works early or late hours and travels globally. This position is full-time and will be located in San Francisco, CA.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.

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