Environmental Responsibility Manager (12 Month FTC)

28 Apr 2022
25 Jul 2022
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.

Reporting to the Head of Sustainability, the Environmental Responsibility Manager will work closely with all members of the Sustainability Team, collaboratively across the business and with external partners to ensure that sustainability standards are upheld, policies implemented and targets are achieved. This role is based in our London Head Office.

Your Mission
  • Be the point-person for our environmental management systems and targets: develop and own this
  • Own carbon, water and waste foot printing. Be responsible for developing Environmental Management System, targets and roadmaps to achievement; including monitoring progress against Science Based Targets, carbon in setting and offsetting strategy, water foot printing and waste reductions
  • Be a broad sustainability expert. Provide support and technical advice to the wider business to enable them to undertake their roles and responsibilities for reducing impact
  • Help upkeep the supplier operational environmental commitments & expectations
  • Support cross-industry projects, consortiums & working groups around your subject matter expertise , including Clean by Design, UN Fashion Charter for Climate Action, and more
  • Oversee environmental reporting, including CDP annual disclosure
  • Draft guides, policies and environmental standards for internal teams and at the company-level
  • Keep abreast of regulations around waste, water and carbon, and more generally extended producer responsibility (EPR) and environmental reporting
  • Constantly look to implement solutions to increase efficiency and bring innovative solutions
  • Support with internal workshops & training
  • Ensure that sustainability-related measures and policies are being adhered to and updated, maintaining Stella McCartney's sustainability commitments and standards
  • Support calculation of progress towards key Sustainability KPIs and targets
  • Support with operations-related sustainability communications
  • Key tasks will include research, data analysis, preparing presentations and report content and supporting in the roll out of strategic initiatives

Your Talent
  • Passionate about creating measurable positive change within the fashion industry
  • Strong technical understanding of sustainability topics such as Environmental Management Systems, carbon management & reporting, the circular economy, climate change, biodiversity and resource conservation
  • A self-starter: uses initiative and owns projects from start to completion, with a proven record of delivering targets
  • Delivers work to a high standard and pays close attention to detail, comfortable navigating uncertainty and able to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to work in a complex - sometimes challenging - fast-paced environment and being comfortable with change, managing time effectively, remaining flexible and taking initiative during busy times to ensure a quick turnaround
  • Understanding of business operations, luxury fashion and supply chains
  • A people person: able to develop and maintain strong relationships internally and externally, ensuring that projects flourish
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, bringing analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Big picture thinking - understanding of how your day job supports broader goals and intentions
  • Ability to cover a range of work topics simultaneously and move between each seamlessly
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Communicates with impact and has the ability to inspire!
  • Ability to track and follow up with multiple streams of work internally, to ensure targets and policies are implemented effectively
  • Technical understanding of GHG inventories in line with the GHG Protocol, water foot printing, waste management, impact measurement and data analysis
  • Knowledge of environmental policies in UK and EU, and remains informed with regards to key markets worldwide
  • Strategically minded with commercial awareness
  • Ability to track project progress and present succinctly back to team and relevant stakeholders, recommending informed solutions to problems

Systems and Essentials
  • Experiance in a relevant discipline (e.g. sustainability, energy management, climate change, environmental sciences, environmental policy)
  • Highly competent IT skills, particularly with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Italian-speaking desirable, though not essential


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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