Product Sustainability Manager

Location
London
Posted
30 Nov 2021
Closes
18 Feb 2022
Ref
R795
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
Working at Stella McCartney is a truly rewarding experience. As a luxury fashion company with a strong ethical standpoint we are leaders and innovators in our industry.

About the Team:

Sustainability and innovation are at the core of the Stella McCartney brand. Every decision we make is a symbol of our commitment to defining what the future of fashion looks like. From never using leather or fur and pioneering new alternative materials to utilising cutting edge technologies, pushing towards circularity, protecting ancient and endangered forests and measuring our impact with ground-breaking tools.

Overview:

Reporting to the Head of Sustainability, the Product Sustainability Manager will work closely with the Design and Product Development teams to ensure are up keeping with policies and standards, monitoring the progress towards material targets.

Your Mission:
  • Manage and oversee the progression towards material targets on a regular basis.
  • Measuring and monitoring product environmental footprint, including lifecycle assessments and onboarding key business partners to achieve this.
  • Ensure that Sustainable measures and policies are adhered to and updated, maintaining Stella McCartney's sustainability commitments and standards.
  • Manage the development of collections and design focused projects ensuring that sustainability targets are met.
  • Creating new relationships with key innovation partners and maintain partnerships with suppliers.
  • Be an expert in product. Providing sustainability focused support and technical advice to the wider business to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities.
  • Work in collaboration with design, sourcing, marketing and communications to ensure descriptions of product are a true reflection.
  • Being a spokesperson for the brand - ensure the brand is engaged in all key conversations and to bring industry knowledge into our sustainability strategy.
  • Any additional ad hoc duties.


Your Talent:
  • Passionate about creating meaningful change in the fashion industry.
  • Able to build relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Understanding of luxury fashion product and supply chains.
  • Strong technical understanding of sustainability topics such as responsible innovation animal welfare, climate change, biodiversity and the circular economy.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Communicates with impact and has the ability to inspire, excite and challenge.
  • Strategically minded with good commercial awareness.
  • Collaborative approach to implementation.
  • Experience of operating in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Proven record of delivering targets and results-orientated.
  • Ability to understand and analyse information to be able to recommend informed solutions to problems.


Systems and Essentials
  • Competent IT skills, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Italian speaking preferred, not essential


Reward

Our philosophy is to go beyond monetary return and consider ourselves responsible for your wellbeing, your family, your health, your time and the community.
  • Up to 50% discount on Stella McCartney products
  • Exclusive staff sales and sample sales - Including other LVMH brands
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Extensive private medical and critical illness insurance, as well as life assurance
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Annual Leave Shop where employees can buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working/core hours
  • Enchanced Maternity/paternity packages
  • Matched Give as You Earn charity scheme
  • Fitness membership (Classpass credits) and onsite yoga
  • Volunteer and Birthday leave
  • Health cash plan
  • Financial wellbeing program
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support Services
  • Employee referral bonus


Optional/ Paid Benefits

Season ticket loan, cycle to work and tech schemes, travel and dental insurance and much more.

We welcome people with disabilities and endeavour to make reasonable adjustments, if you do require such adjustments please let us know within 48 hours of your interview.

At Stella McCartney, we like to be bold. For us this means challenging ourselves and the wider industry in which we operate. As part of our commitments to inclusive fashion, we have an ambitious strategy to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the centre of everything we do. Our starting point is to create a workplace where different voices are respected, heard and empowered in equal measure regardless of factors such as culture and backgrounds, and to influence and disrupt fashion and other industries by providing opportunities for global diverse talent to shine.

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