Head of Sustainability

Recruiter
Nanushka
Location
Budapest (HU)
Posted
17 Dec 2021
Closes
17 Jan 2022
Function
Marketing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Nanushka is looking for an experienced Head of Sustainability, join the team to strengthen the sustainability ambition and progress. You will be responsible for providing leadership over Nanushka’s sustainability strategy and delivering sustainability performance across the organization in line with set objectives.

 

This is an exciting time in the growth of the brand: we have recently opened flagship stores in New York and London; and have become a member of Vanguards, a fashion group and investment platform for emerging and sustainable luxury brands. We’re Budapest-based with a global outlook, with teams in London, New York, and Milan. The role of Head of Sustainability, then, is an exceptional opportunity to be part of an important time in Nanushka’s story. 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about fashion, art, and Nanushka, with a refined aesthetic, detail-oriented mind, and can-do attitude. Nanushka is one of the leading brands in the sustainable luxury segment, we know that selling more is never sustainable, but we empower our people to work towards a more sustainable future with us.

 

Responsibilities:


 Develop and implement overall sustainability direction and strategy
 Oversee and ensure implementation and maintenance of Nanushka’s commitment, standards, and policies
 Develop appropriate measures to assess performance against targets & KPIs
 Consult and collaborate across business functions to facilitate the integration of sustainability and delivery of set objectives
 Oversee and support supply chain teams with the implementation of social and environmental sustainability standards
 Oversee overall collection, materials, and product sustainability targets
 Identify opportunities to create a positive impact
 Build relationships with innovators and start-ups, identify collaboration opportunities, and manage relationships
 Develop and manage material innovation strategy and timeline in accordance with business and design objectives
 Manage and oversee the development of yearly impact assessment and sustainability reporting
 Manage and oversee yearly data gathering activities, methodology, and coverage
 Oversee climate action strategy, and climate reduction opportunities and ensure progress is in line with set targets
 Identify inefficiencies or risk areas and develop tailored improvement and actionable plans to reduce environmentally, social impact, or risks
 Monitor upcoming regulation, global emerging environmental and social risks
 Serve as technical and expert knowledge on sustainability to all internal teams, business partners, and suppliers both on sustainability to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities related to sustainability
 Support communication teams in developing narrative and copies in relation to sustainability and
innovation
 Monitoring and reporting on sustainability performance and progress against set objectives to
the leadership team and Vanguards
 Participate in industry events to benchmark program initiatives
 Develop and manage sustainability and innovation budget

 

Skills/Qualifications:


 Previous experience in leadership roles
 A system thinker dedicated to creating positive and lasting change in the fashion industry
 Confident in leading and promoting a sustainable culture
 Understanding of fashion supply chains and luxury fashion products
 In-depth knowledge and technical understanding of sustainability issues within the fashion industry such as ethical trade, climate change, biodiversity, and circularity
 Experience with rollout of ratings and certification programs like ESG, B Corp
 Knowledge of innovation landscape
 Great communication and presentation skills
 Good ability to understand and analyze information and data, translate and convey them
 Experience with project management involving multiple departments and stakeholders
 Strong entrepreneurial and collaborative flair and solution-orientated