Sustainability Coordinator (12 Month FTC)

28 Apr 2022
09 Jun 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.

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. We're an enthusiastic and welcoming team, who are passionate about working to create positive impact!

Reporting to the Head of Sustainability, the Sustainability Coordinator 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:
  • Deliver across a broad range of sustainability focuses, including circular initiatives, waste reduction, packaging, impact measurement, biodiversity, transparency and traceability, reporting, philanthropy, policy and communications (both internally and externally)
  • Be a broad sustainability expert: provide support and technical advice to the wider business to enable them to support sustainability goals through their roles and responsibilities
  • Conduct research and recommendation reports to support company sustainability strategic objectives
  • Maintain company transparency + integrity: support on production, verification & validation of internal & external communications, remaining mindful about retaining accurate language & claims to ensure no accidental greenwashing
  • Support on internal policy development and implementation
  • Help drive circularity initiatives across the business; support with identification of and engagement with key partners
  • Stay on top of changes in legislation, industry standards, industry achievements to advise team and integrate strategically
  • Support team with sustainability-focused reporting, & calculation of progress towards key Sustainability KPIs and targets, taking ownership of delivery where necessary
  • Supporting other Sustainability Team members with projects and activities, including developing required materials & presentations
  • Support drafting internal policies
  • Support with sustainability-related communications around products, innovative materials, key concepts and also with SMC Sustainability Report
  • Support with keeping team calendar updated with sustainability conferences, events & occasions

Your Talent:
  • Passionate about creating measurable positive change within the fashion industry
  • Activist mindset: bring passion, innovation and excitement around working to create positive impact!
  • Proactive: able to identify responsible solutions as and when sustainability challenges arise; ability to analyse information to recommend informed solutions
  • Holistic understanding of sustainability topics and their interconnectivity, including the circular economy, climate change, animal rights, biodiversity & resource conservation, ethics & social welfare
  • A self-starter: takes initiative and is able to own projects from start to completion
  • Delivers work to a high standard, paying close attention to detail & prioritise workload effectively
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, always looking for ways we can do better, bringing analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and is comfortable navigating uncertainty
  • Be an anti-greenwashing expert
  • Be both a strong team player, whilst also 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, with strong stakeholder management skills: able to develop and maintain strong relationships internally and externally, ensuring that projects flourish
  • Ability to cover a range of work topics simultaneously and move between each seamlessly
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbally). Communicates with impact and has the ability to inspire!
  • Knowledge of frameworks, policies & working groups within and relating to the fashion industry, including UN SDGs, UNFCCA, NY Fashion Act and SMI Terra Carta
  • Strategically minded with commercial awareness
  • Ability to track projects against timelines and present succinctly with clear actions
  • Big picture thinking - understanding of how your day job supports broader goals and intentions

Systems and Essentials:
  • Experience in relevant discipline (e.g. sustainable business, climate change, environmental sciences, environmental policy, conservation)
  • Highly competent IT skills, particularly 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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