Sustainability Manager Sustainable Denim & Water Stewardship

PVH Corporation
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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The Team

The Sustainability Manager – 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.

The Position

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;
  • 7-10 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 beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafe's
  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • 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 chance to unwind with weekly social activities

PVH Europe and our brands, TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.