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About the Trust Protocol

Launched in 2020, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a program that offers brands and retailers the critical assurances needed to source more sustainably grown cotton by providing data on environmental metrics of U.S. cotton production and a fully transparent supply chain.

The program’s mission is to bring quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to the key sustainability metrics of U.S. cotton production with a vision where transparency is a reality and continuous improvement to reduce U.S. cotton’s environmental footprint is the central goal.

The Trust Protocol has already welcomed more than 1, 150 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members and are now seeking to fill the position of Executive Director to lead the organisation and its continued growth.

If this opportunity has piqued your interest, what skillsets might serve you well in this role?

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    Sector Expertise

    Considerable insight into cotton and textile supply chains with an understanding of sustainability initiatives and production agriculture

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    Start-Up Mentality

    Demonstrated strong entrepreneurial and analytical skills with the ability to influence growth and deliver value in a highly dynamic and collaborative start-up environment

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    Functional Expertise

    Strong track record of engaging and building relationships with a diverse mix of stakeholders from apparel brands, retailers, agriculture and cotton production industries. This, in addition to a passion for engaging with a wide audience on a public platform

At Levi Strauss & Co., the quality and sustainability of the cotton we use is critical to our business and important to our customers. Membership in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol will be an important step and a key partnership in our efforts to source 100 percent more sustainably grown cotton.

- Jeffrey Hogue Chief Sustainability Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

How can you expect to drive success in this role?

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    By guiding the strategic vision and overall operation of the Trust Protocol; keeping abreast of evolving agricultural innovations and the role CTP can play in supporting farmers and the industry to combat climate change

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    ​By managing the activities of the Climate Smart Cotton Project – a pilot project awarded to the Trust Protocol and its partners by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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    By interacting with textile brands/retailers and NGOs in the acceptance and use of the Trust Protocol and coordinating with other sustainability initiatives to determine potential areas of collaboration

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    ​By representing the Trust Protocol through speeches, presentations and/or attendance at various meetings and conferences & participating in press and other interview requests

Get In Touch

To learn more about this exciting role, you can download our Candidate Information overview.

If you're ready to apply, please click here.

This search is being managed by Acre's Catherine Harris and Richard Kent, in our New York office.

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