Public Affairs Manager, EMEA

Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 Sep 2021
30 Sep 2021
Full Time
The Team

You will become part of a truly global team, consisting out of highly motivated and passionate team members who are all committed to make our supply chains and products more sustainable by driving Fashion Forward - for good!

Your direct team consist out of 6 people across Amsterdam, Turkey, Ethiopia and Brazil, and a wider team of total +50 across the globe.

The Position

Be part of a global team that is very committed to drive Fashion Forward - for Good. You will be a proactive business partner who's main responsibilities are to lead PVH's activities with government and multilateral agencies to drive improved sustainability practices across the garment and textiles industry. Principle areas of focus will be on the EU's legislative agenda on environmental sustainability, waste, circularity and improving due diligence practices in firms operating overseas supply chains. This will involve working both bilaterally and through multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, to ensure upcoming regulations are both evidence-based and reflect the ambitious priorities of PVH's Forward Fashion strategy.

Government relations and policy advocacy
  • Work with the European Commission, MEPs and national European governments to help inform effective and evidence-based policymaking around sustainability issues in the apparel and textiles sector
  • Build coalitions of like-minded brands to form common positions on upcoming legislation and EU level policy
  • Drive the engagement of ambitions policy positions of organizations such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Global Fashion Agenda (GFA).
  • In the short term there will be a focus on legislation such as the Sustainable Product Policy Initiative (SPPI), Empowering Consumers in the Green Transition, the Initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance (Mandatory Due Diligence), etc., but this evolve with time
  • Research and drive donor funding opportunities that could accelerate the implementation of our Forward Fashion programs

Investor and financial institutions
  • Contribute to an investor and financial institutions strategy for PVH, aligned to the Forward Fashion strategy and targets, bringing in perspectives and expertise from across PVH's corporate functions
  • Translate this strategy into an action plan

Internal Engagement
  • Drive the development of investor and government relations strategies for PVH, aligned to the Forward Fashion strategy and targets, bringing in perspectives and expertise from across PVH's corporate functions
  • Frequent communication and updating of CR, legal, and supply teams on the progress of EU regulation and other initiatives

External Engagement
  • Frequent contact other brand representatives and multi stakeholder initiatives such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Global Fashion Agenda, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, etc.
  • Representing PVH and sharing industry best practices with officials of EU national governments and multilateral bodies such as the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The Ideal Candidate
  • 5 - 7 years of relevant working experience in government affairs, a government or multilateral agency or a related field
  • Strong familiarity with EU policymaking processes
  • A familiarity with either (or ideally both) environmental/circularity initiatives and/or international labour and human rights
  • Applied science or University degree; Master's Degree an advantage.
  • Background in CR or related discipline and advantage
  • Passion for sustainability, innovation and making a change.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and capable of handling multiple tasks under pressure to meeting deadlines
  • Travel is required. In particular, when COVID related restrictions are lifted, including several trips to Brussels per year as required

What you can expect from us
  • Acompanyculturethat fostersdevelopment, offering trainingand learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality,and individuality
  • Amonthly Covid home- office budget
  • Asmart work programthatempowers ourassociates to workfrom home in the Netherlands, withina flexible schedule
  • Abeautifulstate-of-the-artCampus awaiting you upon our return to the office


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