Location Vancouver, British Columbia
Job-type Permanent
Salary $CAD Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Reference BBBH9233_1580480319

We're excited to be working with a yoga-inspired, technical athletic apparel company - based in Vancouver, to help find a Director, Chemicals and Materials Sustainability.

The successful candidate will have a key role in catalyzing positive impact for today and the future, through chemicals management and vendor environmental strategies.

Reporting to the VP, Global Product Quality, you will be expected to deliver a strong vision and execution strategy for tackling challenges relating to global chemical regulations, public campaigns, restricted substances, wastewater quality, chemicals management in the supply chain, and other environmental impacts in manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading vision, strategy and roadmap creation for Chemicals and Vendor Environmental Sustainability in collaboration with VPs, team and functional leaders.

  • Executing on that strategy and associated, influencing cross-functional partners, and holding all accountable.

  • Working with Materials and Design teams to evaluate sustainability claims on processes and materials claiming new product sustainability attributes, functions and effects

  • Scouting for new processes and materials to enable the business to reimagine the product supply chain in a way that shrinks the environmental footprint of our business.

  • Predicting and assessing chemical and environmental related risks both from public perception and legislative action and trends, and taking action to prevent, manage or mitigate them.

  • Using your subject matter expertise and industry network to provide expert information on Sustainable/Green Chemistry and toxicology.

  • Influencing external stakeholders such as brands, vendors and trade associations to move toward a common goal.

Your Profile:

  • You will bring experience, leadership, systems thinking and creativity to lead cross-functional partners in creating and interpreting strategy and roadmaps.

  • Strong background in chemistry and environmental science, along with experience working in textiles/apparel industry. Masters degree in chemistry or environmental science preferred.

  • Extensive experience working with major businesses to implement chemistry or environmental programs

  • An industry expert in green chemistry

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage external partners

  • Demonstrated strategy develoment, planning and operational execution

This is a great opportunity for an established and experienced leader who is energized by a nimble, collaborative, entrepreneurial environment and who wants to make a real impact in an exciting and fast-growing business.