Full-time position, remote position within North America: Eastern / Central Time Zone Required.

 

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is seeking a highly respected professional to serve as Manager, Global Membership Development. The successful candidate will help the SAC to take our approach to building our corporate membership base to the next level.

 

About the Organization

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition 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.

The SAC seeks to manage the dynamic nature of its mission with efficient planning and effective execution. As SAC grows, the organization is implementing systems and processes at all levels of engagement to ensure strong governance and accountability.

SAC seeks a candidate who:

  • Is motivated by the mission of the organization and knows that success comes through teamwork and strong relationships with coworkers and members.
  • Thinks ahead and proactively seeks to understand the implications of their actions.
  • Contributes to the increased professionalism of the organization by working collaboratively with teammates and stakeholders to ensure that processes and systems are robust and executed while honoring SAC’s cultures of innovation.
  • Understands the nuances of growing an organization’s membership base in the sustainability industry and the broader global context, preferably with experience in the apparel or footwear industry.
  • Can ruthlessly prioritize work, acting on the projects that will drive the greatest impact and influence.
  • Is a self-starter and has an excellent ability to proactively identify opportunities to pursue, and challenges to overcome, putting in place action plans accordingly.

 

Position Description

The Manager, Global Membership Development is a crucial role to the organization. A radical change of the industry can only happen if all actors, private and public, work together to make the apparel and footwear industry truly sustainable, and if civil society identifies SAC solutions as robust, credible, and trusted. The Manager, Global Membership Development will develop and foster proactive engagement with target industries, educating and convincing non-member companies of the value of membership and its associated benefits, so that they join and further strengthen our coalition.

Ultimately, the goal of this position is to grow the SAC’s corporate member base to meet both income and impact targets. But this is much more than a straight-forward sales role. We’re looking for someone who can see the bigger picture; developing and implementing a membership development plan which enables the SAC to identify which organizations it needs amongst its membership in order to have the leverage we need to deliver on our vision.

They’ll utilize industry contacts to optimize opportunities, and once secured, will give a thorough handoff to ensure those new members’ success.

This position is key in supporting the SAC to articulate and demonstrate the business benefits of membership and its associated services. The successful candidate will utilize their deep understanding of the corporate landscape and individual business needs and operations to show how joining the SAC generates value.

We’re looking for someone who offers excellent customer service, both externally and internally: protecting and enhancing organizational reputation and building and leveraging relationships to gather knowledge to advance our organization’s (and thus industry’s) interests, and hit targets.

Thoroughness is crucial in this role. Records will be kept scrupulously updated and Salesforce optimized as a tool to give a clear and accurate picture of our pipeline for income forecasts, communications campaigns and to ensure healthy progression of prospects through to membership.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Manager, Global Membership Development will take the lead in the following areas:

  1. Membership pipeline development
    1. Utilize and optimize Salesforce
      • Record all material interactions with leads, prospects and members in Salesforce and complete all required fields prior to the hand-off to member manager
    2. Inbound and outbound outreach
      • Successfully convert inbound leads by demonstrating the value of membership and efficiently answering queries
      • Collaborate with SAC’s MarComms team on outreach campaigns
      • Direct approach to target companies
      • Support in Prospect plans
    3. Adjacent product / industry research and development
      • compile, identify and analyze potential new adjacent markets
      • Internal and external landscape mapping
    4. Educate prospective members on membership requirements
      • Ensure a smooth and successful transition to membership
    5. Financial forecasting
      • Provide accurate forecasts in support of SAC’s financial operations
    6. Represent the SAC in public outreach
      1. Seek opportunities to represent the SAC at the right public events to meet our strategic objectives in member growth
      2. Deliver polished presentations which effectively demonstrate the value of membership
    7. Support the Senior Manager, Global Membership Development in the development and implementation of membership development plan
      1. Develop plan
        • Undertake research and analysis identifying opportunities for growth and diversification
        • Gain a wide range of perspectives and inputs, internal and external
        • Draw conclusions and in collaboration with Director, Membership & Corporate engagement, finalize into a written, communicable plan
      2. Implement plan
        • Socialize amongst staff and relevant members, gaining buy in and support
      3. Operationalise plan
    8. Support the development of the SAC value proposition
      1. Quantify the business case for Higg Index use through case studies and best practice guides derived from membership
    9. Generate and maintain relevant business development tools
      1. Deck & brochure
    10. Staff communication and training
      1. Ensure staff are aware of and well versed in relevant tools and key messages to grow the pool of staff who are able to engage in new membership conversations

 

Qualifications

Ideal candidate has the following role specific attributes:

  • Commensurate experience of significant accomplishments in business development or a related field
  • Deep operational knowledge and understanding of Salesforce or other CRM systems, and how they are used to manage pipelines and provide organizational data
  • Strong leadership skills with successful track record of managing, developing and growing a pipeline of prospective clients
  • Knowledge of and contacts within the apparel and footwear industry, or in adjacent industries such as homeware, sporting goods
  • Experience and confidence in networking, with an ability to leverage contacts to meet targets
  • Proven experience of developing strategies to meet organizational goals

As well as general attributes of:

  • Ability to negotiate in a highly challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Clear thinking and a focus on problem solving
  • Excellent social skills to interact and engage with the variety of SAC staff, members and stakeholders
  • Track record for working in a team-based, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to multitask and handle changing priorities
  • Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels, functions and regions; able to deliver messages effectively verbally and in writing
  • Experience in manufacturing countries is a plus
  • Fluent English skills (speaking and writing) –additional language is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other parts of the SAC organization, to treat others with respect and care, and a willingness to work as part of a global, multicultural organization

 

Structure & Reporting

The role will be supervised by the Senior Manager, Global Membership Development and joins part of the globally based Membership team.

 

Compensation and Location

SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. SAC’s clients are global organizations, and as such, SAC staff sometimes work early or late hours. The successful candidate may work remotely within North America in Eastern or Central time zones. Local and international travel will be required to meet prospects, execute / attend events and participate in team meetings.

 

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.

 

How To Apply

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation. As an equal opportunity employer that values the organizational benefits of a diverse staff, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people with a variety of backgrounds and attributes.

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Full-time position, flexible location in Europe. Preference for Amsterdam (NL), London (UK) or Barcelona (ES), but other locations will be considered. 

 

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 Senior Manager, Membership Operations is a crucial role to the organization, and has been newly created to optimize the efficiency and connectedness of the SAC’s Membership team within the wider organization. First and foremost, this role will take operational ownership of the SAC’s membership requirements which provide a framework and pathway for members to make tangible improvements in Higg Index adoption, verification, transparency, and impact, enabling the SAC to deliver against our ambitious goals. This role will also be instrumental in connecting the Membership team to the operations of other teams, reducing silos and driving efficiencies. Reporting to the Director, Membership and Corporate Engagement, with a planned start date in July-August 2022.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Sr Manager, Membership Operations will lead on the following areas: 

 

Team Support: Responsibility for the ‘Operations’ sub-team of the SAC’s Membership team by supporting the activities, performance and development of (initially) two staff:

  • Administrator, Membership: this role supports the entire membership team, optimising systems and processes to drive efficiencies.
  • Manager, Membership Community: this new role will be a central point in the SAC organising our program of member engagement through regular events and through our platform, SAC Connect.

 

Operational Improvement: Working with close collaboration with the Membership team, ensure alignment between the immediate team, wider department (Membership / Stakeholder / Collective Action department) and other departments within the organization (MarComms, Higg Index, Operations).

  • Proactively identify and deliver on opportunities for increased operational efficiencies, alignment and clarifications 
  • Seek and deliver on opportunities for efficiencies through integration of ways of working with SAC systems / software such as Salesforce, Asana, Google Drive and Slack.

 

Operational Management: Utilising expertise of  Membership team, and in liaison with internal and external stakeholders, build on existing work to:

  • Develop, deliver and socialize operational processes including standard operating procedures / ‘user guides’ to increase consistency and efficiency
  • Simplify and streamline membership requirements and associated materials for the 2023 cycle (due for release November 2022)
  • Review membership requirements and propose revised package for 2024 (due for proposal April 2023) together with associated materials

 

Qualifications

Ideal candidate has:

  • Significant experience and accomplishments in operations roles such as project management, internal communications. Project management certifications such as PRINCE II would be preferred.
  • Experience with CRM programmes and software. Strong preference for knowledge of Salesforce.
  • Experience in customer service in large global organizations. 
  • Strong leadership skills with successful track record of managing, developing and growing an internal team
  • Ability to negotiate in highly challenging and fast-paced environment
  • Clear thinking and a focus on problem solving
  • Excellent social skills to interact and engage with the variety of SAC staff, members and stakeholders
  • Track record for working in a team-based, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to multitask and handle changing priorities 
  • Excellent communication skills: experience working across multiple levels, functions and regions; able to deliver messages effectively verbally and in writing
  • Experience in manufacturing countries is a plus
  • Fluent English skills (speaking and writing) –additional language is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other parts of the SAC organization, to treat others with respect and care, and a willingness to work as part of a global, multicultural organization

 

Compensation and Location

SAC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. SAC’s clients are global organizations, and as such, SAC staff sometimes work early or late hours. The successful candidate may work remotely, with a preference for Amsterdam (NL), London (UK), Barcelona (ES), or US East Coast. 

 

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 

Interested? Please apply by submitting your resume and brief motivation letter here.

 

 

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 UI/UX designer is responsible for creating storyboards, wireframes, and interaction specifications to  communicate new features and flows for SAC’s Higg Index suite of tools. Additionally, the UI/UX designer will provide UI/UX expertise in work across the SAC’s Higg Index functions and in communication with SAC’s sister organization Higg Co. This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director of Higg Index Product, with a planned start date in Q3 2022. 

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create storyboards and wireframes to articulate and define new features and user flows for Higg Index Tools
    • Work with subject matter experts and product teams to create requirements through the UI/UX development process rather than reacting to requirements with design
    • Illustrate complex methodologies through wireframes and prototypes that make the complex tangible
  • Communicate intentions, purpose, and requirements of new UI/UX work to stakeholders and developers
    • Clearly articulate the reasoning behind UI/UX decisions to stakeholders within SAC and Higg Co tailoring messaging and language to the competencies and interests of the two organizations
    • Make use of visuals and user stories to help stakeholders from different backgrounds understand the tradeoffs and benefits of UI/UX decisions
  • Assist subject matter experts in designing tool specifications that seamlessly integrate UI/UX concerns
    • Engage early in methodology and tool development processes to ensure that UI/UX is considered as a first class problem space early in the process
    • Work to ensure that opportunities and risks from a UI/UX perspective  are identified early and addressed  
  • Prioritize SAC UI/UX work to maximize benefit to SAC’s mission
    • Identify opportunities for future work in collaboration with subject matter experts, product, and engineering
    • Participate in conversations with members to gain insights on users’ goals, needs, and states of mind
    • Through research, experience, and analysis articulate the benefit of various UI/UX work streams
    • Make recommendations on which UI/UX work streams SAC and Higg Co should  pursue
  • 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

 

Qualifications and Experience

Ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s or domain relevant professional degree
  • 2 years working experience in UI/UX design
  • Experience in consumer product industry and/or sustainability
  • Proficient with collaborative design tools such as Sketch or Figma
  • Fluent with common industry standard tools  tools like  the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience communicating UI/UX requirements to engineering teams
  • Experience working with stakeholders to create UI/UX flows
  • Basic familiarity with agile development and other software management processes
  • Basic familiarity with web application technologies, flows, concepts, and limitations
  • 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.

 

 

Full-time position, flexible/remote location preferably within the EMEA region 

 

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 and programs 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 Senior Manager, Higg Brand and Retailer Program will play an essential supporting role in the management of the SAC’s Higg Brand and Retailer Program which enables hundreds of apparel, footwear, and textile brands and retailers worldwide to track their progress in improving environmental performance and protecting the well-being of workers.

This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director, Higg Brand and Retailer Program with a planned start date of June 1, 2022, preferably joining our team/office in Barcelona, Spain, Amsterdam, The Netherlands or remotely within the EMEA region. 

 

Position Description 

Brands and retailers play a key role in driving sustainable practices across the apparel, footwear, and textile industry. The Higg Brand & Retailer Program  guides them on their sustainability journeys and identifies hotspots and opportunities for improvement along their global value chain.

At the crossroads of global apparel brands, retailers, NGOs and other experts, the Senior Manager, Higg Brand and Retailer Program will be responsible for supporting the management, adoption and growth of the Higg Brand and Retailer Program and its suite of resources. This includes managing the feedback processes related to the Higg Index development, providing support across the SAC organization and to members, and working cross-functionally across the Higg ecosystem to ensure successful and scalable program implementation and iteration.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the Higg Brand and Retailer Program in close collaboration with our internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Support in the project management of the Higg Brand and Retailer Program to successful launch and completion.
  • Support the development of strategies that contribute to the adoption and growth of the Brand and Retailer Program in our industry. 
  • Use a strong understanding of our industry to support the development of the Brand & Retailer Program that demonstrably leads to impact improvement.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the SAC’s member involvement process through the Strategic Council and Member Expert Teams.
  • Track and analyze the Higg Brand and Retailer Program adoption and performance data including the development and review of data exports, internal and member data reporting.
  • Liaise with the Higg Co team to support the development and testing of the Higg Brand and Retailer tool on the Higg.org platform.
  • Cooperate with policy bodies to engage government officials to align the Higg Brand and Retailer Program with the European Union and international regulation and legislation. 
  • Present complex messages in a simple way in both formal and informal settings including webinars, full-day workshops, and on-stage to 350+ individuals. 

 

This role requires:

  • Strong familiarity working with corporate environmental and/or social/labor program implementation. 
  • Working knowledge of the global apparel industry, supply chain and key sustainability initiatives.      
  • Strong familiarity working with ESG frameworks such as GRI, CDP, CHRB, …
  • Deep knowledge of the current sustainability landscape in our industry.                                             

 

SAC seeks a candidate who: 

  • Is motivated by the mission of the organization and knows that success comes through teamwork and strong relationships with coworkers and members.
  • Is solutions-oriented when navigating change and uncertainty.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, and aspires to achieve high levels of performance on a team.
  • Is comfortable navigating complex relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Thinks ahead and proactively seeks to understand the implications of their actions.
  • Contributes to the increased professionalism of the organization by working collaboratively with teammates and stakeholders to ensure that processes and systems are robust and executed while honoring SAC’s culture of innovation. 

 

Qualifications, Experiences, and Attributes

  • 5-8 years of professional experience within the sustainability program of a Brand or Retailer in the apparel, footwear, or home textiles industries.
  • Project management and analytical skills.
  • Experience with multi-layered, complex projects with multiple stakeholders and a solution-oriented approach.
  • Technology and or survey development and/or implementation experience.
  • Excellent (English) written and verbal communications skills.
  • Familiarity with SAC and the Higg suite of tools and programs. 
  • Experience working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
  • BA / MA preferred.
  • Passion for sustainability.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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 

Interested? Please apply by submitting your resume and brief motivation letter here.

 

 

Full-time position, flexible/remote location – APAC region

 

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 SAC is seeking a highly respected industry professional with the experience and mindset to drive large-scale, industry-wide environmental and social sustainability programs aimed to deliver exponential positive impacts to people and environment in the value chain.  The Manager 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 baseline

For the right candidate, the Manager of Collective Action role poses a unique opportunity to take industry experience and knowledge from the field, leverage the data insights from the Higg suite of tools to inform the type(s) of collective action required to implement across the entire global industry at large in the near- and long-term. The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager and industry consultant who is well versed in environmental sustainability including setting Science Based Target and develop GHG/ carbon reduction roadmap, experienced and confident in facilitating dialogue among stakeholders with diverse perspectives, build key short to mid-term plan based on consensus  collected from the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.

 

Primary Responsibilities & Duties

  • Planning, executing and monitoring SAC’s collective action programs including but not limited to Climate and Science Based Target.
  • Provide advisory support on Science Based Target, carbon reduction and management, and other sustainability issues internally and externally to members and their supply chain partners.
  • Collaborate with Higg Index team to prepare industry insights and identify opportunities for collective actions and develop a menu of solutions for accelerating climate actions
  • Work with a diverse range of stakeholders, members, and SAC staff to operationalise initiatives according to SAC’s vision and strategy, and lead development of guidance, platform, tools, and methodologies. Track, consolidate and report key program impact data, based on Higg suite of tools 
  • Coordinate conversations with member groups through Collective Action Strategic Council, in order to gather input and feedback to refine our GHG reduction roadmap to accelerate progress.
  • Engage with all members’ categories  to ensure and promote the concept of equal partnership between Manufacturers, Brands & Retailers across workstreams and member engagement.

 

The ideal candidate has:

  • 4+ years of work experience in the apparel, footwear, or textiles industries, including direct experience developing and implementing environmental sustainability programs and practices with suppliers in production countries in Asia;
  • Strong familiarity with Science Based Target and GHG/ Carbon reduction management, relevant environmental legislations pertaining to the textile, apparel and footwear sector, such as carbon reduction and science based targets, energy efficiency management, waste management and recycling;   
  • Previous climate and sustainability consulting experience advising organizations or projects on how to minimize environmental and or social impacts preferred;
  • Demonstrated project management and analytics skills; ability to lead multi-layered, complex projects from development, implementation and monitoring stage with multiple stakeholders and a solution-oriented approach to achieve the project objectives;
  • Experience and confidence in communication, convening, facilitating, and leading conversations with members and a diverse group of stakeholders with a wide range of perspectives, and consensus building;
  • Experience working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and influencing skills;
  • Passion for environmental and social sustainability and has the ability to inspire others;
  • Attention to details and a pragmatic methodical approach to work
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Bachelor in environmental science/ environmental engineering/ chemical engineering/ environmental technology/ environmental management/ sustainability/ sustainability leadership required, Masters Preferred.

 

Reporting Structure and Timeline

This is a full-time role reporting directly to the Director of Collective Action Program, starting ASAP.

 

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.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The 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 

Interested? Please submit your resume and a brief motivation letter here.