Location Broomfield
Job-type Permanent
Salary $450,000 - $550,000 Total Target Compensation
Reference 14368

Headquartered in Broomfield, CO where this role is based. Crocs is a true global brand with a global team of more than 5,000 employees and regional offices in Boston, MA; Hoofddorp, The Netherlands; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.

At Crocs, we believe Everyone Should Be Comfortable In Their Own Shoes. We're committed to reducing our environmental footprint, uplifting our communities and creating a welcoming environment for everyone, rooted in a culture of governance, transparency and accountability.

  • Comfort Without Carbon: At *3.94 kg CO2 eq. per pair of Classic Clogs, Crocs already has a low CO2 footprint compared to many other iconic footwear styles, but we won't be satisfied until we reach Net Zero by 2030

  • Comfort for Our Communities: We're uplifting our communities in times of need by delivering shoes, donating funds and volunteering our time through our internal giving program, Crocs Cares

  • Comfort for All People: We welcome all one-of-a-kinds and are committed to creating a comfortable workplace through progressive people-practices

The Role

In this newly created influential role as VP Sustainability, you will have the opportunity to refine, develop and deliver Crocs' global sustainability strategy. You will work with and report directly into the Chief Executive Officer as a key partner to the organization, enabling and empowering the wider business to take a proactive approach to environmental and social challenges.

With full support from Crocs' executive leadership team you will have the platform to set new standards, raise the profile of sustainability and demonstrate how Crocs can be a force for societal and environmental good both within the organization and the wider community.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a commercially astute and experienced sustainability leader to make an impact with a globally recognized brand; developing compelling solutions to address pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.

Find out more by downloading our candidate information pack here.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Strategy Design and Implementation

  • Lead the development and execution of a sustainability strategy resulting in Net Zero Carbon Footprint by 2030 across Crocs' business & supply chain with a special focus on our climate and packaging efforts as well as topics such as chemicals, biodiversity and social issues

  • Develop a comprehensive governance plan including cross-functional KPI's to ensure Crocs is set-up to deliver on their broad-reaching sustainability agenda

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build relationships and collaborate effectively with key internal stakeholders, including Innovation, Legal, Procurement, Operations, Commercial, Communications, Investor Relations and Marketing

  • Partner with senior leaders to re-assess and re-engineer key business processes, ensuring alignment on decisions regarding sustainability opportunities and related challenges

Reporting:

  • Lead the creation of an ESG reporting model considering key stakeholder priorities, and ensuring alignment with ESG reporting standards

  • Work with the Marketing & Investor Relations teams to create and drive an action plan for communicating, reporting, reviewing and monitoring progress in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board ("SASB") framework's Apparel, Accessories, & Footwear industry standard

Progressive Practitioner

  • Engage with external stakeholders to stay informed on emerging trends, standards, issues and externalities that may impact the business and the wider industry

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practices with footwear industry peers

What we're looking for:

  • Strong knowledge of sustainability and climate-related issues with a clear track record of successfully implementing strategies across large businesses

  • Industry experience and understanding of the marketplace and commercial dynamics, a plus

  • Strategically minded; anticipating future trends and opportunities for sustainability impact, engagement, and communication, with a proven capacity to translate information and big ideas into actionable plans

  • Excellent internal engagement skills and the ability to work across multiple teams in a large organization, align goals and drive overall success independent of organizational boundaries

  • Proven and determined, results-driven project management; able to lead and execute effectively and show significant results

  • Excellent communication, influencing and reporting skills, particularly at an executive level with a proven ability to engage multiple stakeholders in a global arena, communicating complex issues to a wide audience with clarity and simplicity

  • Familiarity with fast-paced, lean working environments; entrepreneurial, flexible, and adaptable enough to change approaches and support on non-related, organization-wide priorities when necessary

  • Proven track record for developing effective multi-stakeholder engagement strategies and partnerships across a range of stakeholders

  • Excellent management and leadership abilities with a solid track record in building and inspiring a small team

If you would like to know more about this role please reach out to Catherine Harris via catherine.harris@acre.com - or download our candidate information pack here.