Sustainability Specialist Sustainable Denim & Water Stewardship

PVH Corporation

Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱

The Position

The Sustainability Specialist –is responsible for the co-creation, management and operationalization of the environmental activities and programs related to the development, implementation and expansion of sustainable denim products across PVH Europe and TH global.* S(he) leads the TH global water stewardship programs, including management of Nonprofit and private sector stakeholders and ensures timely delivery against targets.

Key Responsibilities:

More Sustainable Denim

  • Together with VP Denim, lead & influence the development & operationalization of denim-related sustainability strategies & goals across the value chain, ensuring that sustainable product attributes are aligned with the global CR strategies – focusing on:
    • Circularity
    • Raw material sourcing
    • Manufacturing stages
    • Impact reporting 
  • Influence & drive engagement of key stakeholders across the denim value chain (internal and external), to ensure successful design, raw material sourcing, manufacturing, verification, sales, marketing and reporting of more-sustainable denim products
  • On-board new vendors, divisions and verifiers to PVH sustainable denim programs 
  • Evolve sustainable denim tools at industry-level with peer brands, factories and software providers
  • Ad-hoc support for PVH denim divisions, advising on sustainability content
  • Tailored support to PVH denim divisions to create program frameworks for sustainability programs
  • Identify technical innovation opportunities with strategic denim supply chain partners – driving product sustainability improvements
  • Educate & inform internal stakeholders on external trends, work group status/direction, opportunities, & challenges
  • Ensure R&D innovation pipeline supports development of more sustainable denim across PVH denim divisions to drive initiatives
  • Provide subject matter expertise and content on selected components, ensuring claims are substantiated with quantitative data and/or certification 
  • Ensure TH complies with numerous external commitments

Water Stewardship

  • Lead strategy development of TH Water Stewardship programs in China, Vietnam and Turkey with WWF
  • Bring visibility of the programs and embed within TH Sourcing, with aim to actualize consideration for water impact in strategic sourcing decisions.
  • Ensure project KPIs and targets from agreed-upon project plans are met
  • Provide input to ensure TH needs are met during co-creation of future program plans and initiatives
  • Manage nonprofit organizational stakeholders to ensure project development and progress
  • Support local teams to ensure visibility of data, supply chain participation and discussions with third parties
  • Represent brand interests at global forums and meetings with external stakeholders including key government stakeholders from basin countries

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree in Environmental Science, or equivalent;
  • 4-7 years of work experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel, Project, and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both water and chemicals in the textile supply chain or related industry
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Understanding of and experience in the fashion/textile supply chain
  • Ambitious and results oriented
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong team player
  • Good analytical skills and strategic insight
  • Flexible and able to work in a hectic environment
  • Ambitious and results oriented

What You Can Expect from Us:

  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University 
  • A truly unique and inspiring role within a growing team, with the freedom to drive your career and make the role your own
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality 
  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule 
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus