Location Stockholm
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 15219

Our client, a Stockholm-based fashion house with a multi-disciplinary heritage, is looking for an experienced sustainability specialist focused on climate, chemicals, and production processes. You will join them at a time when they are strengthening their sustainability ambition. You will have a key role in achieving the long-term ambition to reduce climate impact in line with science-based targets (SBTi) as well as upgrading their sustainability strategies on chemicals, water, and production processes.

You are an analytical environmentalist with a great understanding of sustainability issues within the fashion industry and how these can be addressed and managed on a corporate level. You will work mainly with the different product & design departments but also cross-departmental with the supply chain and the commercial department.

You will be a part of an international and creative work environment alongside the possibility to apply your sustainability devotion at a global fashion house within a passionate team. You will be based at the headquarters in Stockholm. This is a new position that reports to the Sustainability Director.

You will be involved in, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Manage performance and progress of strategies on climate, chemicals, production processes, and packaging

  • Follow developments on scientific research, legislation, certifications, innovations, and trends for the designated focus areas

  • Gather, consolidate, and analyse emission data from suppliers and other sources for the annual climate report

  • Identify and propose concrete measures to reduce climate impact on scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions

  • Develop sourcing criterias and oversee seasonal targets on sustainable processing techniques on water, energy, and chemical usage

  • Manage supplier evaluations, projects, and partnerships on environmental performance

  • Continuously update and oversee implementation of the Restricted Substance List (RSL) in-line with industry's best practice and legal requirements

  • Coordinate sustainability projects on packaging in partnership with marketing, the commercial team, and supply chain

  • Active participation in related external partnerships, e.g., Leather Working Group, STICA, and Kemikaliegruppen

Key Requirements

  • Academic degree in sustainability, engineering, textile technology, or another relevant field

  • Demonstrated 6-8 years of experience from a similar role, preferably from high-end fashion brands

  • Experience in performing climate calculations according to GHG Protocol

  • You have a strong interest and technical expertise on wet processes, chemicals, certifications, and treatments for textiles and leather

  • Strong data management, research, and analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English, Italian is meriting

  • Highly proficient in working with data on Excel

  • Experience in using PLM and/or Higg index is meriting

  • You thrive in solving problems creatively with a holistic result-oriented mindset, pragmatic, and positive team-player

  • Openness to relocate to Stockholm, Sweden.

More about the organisation:

Our client is a Stockholm-based fashion house with a multi-disciplinary heritage. Through the founder and Creative Director's interest in art, architecture, and street culture, an alternative path has been found, turning the brand into a well-respected creator of ready-to-wear for men and women. The collections are defined by signature juxtaposing design and attention to detail, with an emphasis on tailoring and an eclectic use of materials and custom-developed fabrics.

Our client is independently owned and has over 60 stores over the world including flagship stores in Paris, London, New York City, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. The company has an annual turnover of around 230M EUR and a total number of staff of more than 800, of which around 200 are working at the headquarters in Stockholm. They also operate offices in Paris, New York, and Shanghai.

If you see yourself in this position and believe it's the next step in your career, please click 'apply'. Only if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Thaddeus Tan at thaddeus.tan@acre.com