Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - FARFETCH

US New York
20 Sep 2022
04 Nov 2022
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


Our New York office is located in Midtown near the iconic Bryant Park and the historic Grand Central Terminal, New York's best-connected office neighborhood. The beautifully designed office has 360 views and tall windows to bring the outside in. We have a communal kitchen that brings the team together for Family Lunch and Happy Hours. The office is open plan with plenty of rooms and booths to take a private call, have time to relax and work in private or have a large collaborative meeting.


FARFETCH Group has the vision to cultivate a culture where our people thrive and our business is accessible to all. As a trusted Diversity and Inclusion leader and advisor, you'll collaborate with leaders and People Communities across FARFETCH Group to drive systemic change and create an inclusive and accessible business for our people, customers, and curators. You'll inspire change through thought leadership, holding our business to account, and leading our Diversity and Inclusion strategy to reach our Positively Inclusive vision and 2030 goals.


    • You will work closely with senior leadership to evolve and execute an effective diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy and roadmap, ensuring we stay focused on our 2030 Positively Inclusive goals
    • You will identify actions to hold leaders and D&I initiative owners to account for D&I, cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging
    • You will provide thought leadership and subject matter expertise to advise and challenge D&I leads/initiative owners and bring new ideas to drive change
    • You will collaborate with the People leadership team to embed diversity and inclusion throughout the people lifecycle and all people experiences, ranging from hiring and policy design, to how we develop and retain our talent
    • You will collaborate with Commercial, Customer, Tech, and Product teams to advise on how to create an accessible business for our curators and customers
    • You will guide our People Community Chairs to amplify the voices of our people and elevate their plans, ensuring they address opportunities and concerns identified across all areas of the business and remain focused
    • You will partner with the People Analytics team to use data insights to monitor success and areas of opportunity within the Positively Inclusive plan
    • You will partner with Ethics & Compliance to uphold conduct standards and sit on the Anti-Harassment Committee
    • You will ensure the People Conflicts Policy and Code of Conduct are understood and translated, including training and education of the People Team, Anti-Harassment Committee Members, and relevant business stakeholders
    • You will work closely with our Communications team to align on internal and external communications, inspiring our audiences to champion D&I and create a change
    • You will nurture external relationships with D&I Partners, ensuring our positive employer brand is maintained


    • You have excellent Diversity & Inclusion knowledge, expertise, and best practice thinking for global organizations
    • You have at least 8+ years of working in a Diversity & Inclusion position
    • You have experience working in a D&I role for a growing organization
    • You can understand and translate our priorities into a Diversity & Inclusion agenda and strategy
    • You have solid analytical capabilities and a data-centric approach to providing strategic insight to leaders and supporting recommendations
    • You have an understanding of regional cultural sensitivities, local D&I needs, and nuances
    • You will develop professional relationships quickly, working as a strategic partner to the business, building trust with senior leaders throughout
    • You are a communicator at all levels, with an ability to influence team members through supportive discussions and the provision of best practice advice
    • You excel when organized with planning, prioritization, and business-wide project management skills, guided by determination and tenacity
    • You seek out new Diversity & Inclusion trends and external insights, maintaining knowledge and depth of legal understanding, to ensure the business remains competitive, fit for the future, and legally compliant


    • FARFETCH Equity plan and annual discretionary bonus
    • Medical, dental, vision, with flexible spending account
    • 401K plus company match, PTO and volunteer days
    • Wellness, and cell phone reimbursements


    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.

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