Climate+ Impact Data Manager

Who we are

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit working to help the fashion and textile industry transform fiber and material production by working with a robust membership of brands, retailers and suppliers to accelerate the use of preferred fibers across the global textile industry.

What we do: In short, we build a community that can collectively accomplish what no individual or company can do alone. We develop, manage, and promote a suite of leading industry standards, as well as collect and publish critical industry data and insights that enable brands and retailers to measure, manage, and track their use of preferred fiber and materials. 

How we do it: With a robust membership representing leading brands, retailers, and suppliers, Textile Exchange is positively impacting the climate through accelerating the use of preferred fibers across the global textile industry.

Climate+: With our new Climate+ strategy, Textile Exchange is the driving force for urgent climate action on textile fiber and materials with a goal of 45% reduced CO2 emissions from textile fiber and material production by 2030. By benchmarking the industry and providing actionable tools for improvement, Textile Exchange is driving a race to the top.

Intro

“Climate+” is Textile Exchange’s 2030 Strategy, with a goal of a 45% reduction in CO2 emissions from preferred fibre and material production by 2030. Climate+ is the result of extensive stakeholder engagement with brands, retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, non-profits and professional services across the globe. Adopting the Climate+ strategy makes climate a deliberate priority and organizational focus for an impact area that requires immediate attention for which we have many existing tools and resources. The “+” in Climate+ allows Textile Exchange to prioritize climate while continuing to address other impact areas that are interconnected with climate in most situations (e.g., water, biodiversity and soil health).

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is well versed in environmental impact data, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and impact reduction modelling to join Textile Exchange as Manager, Climate+ Impact Data. You will work with both internal and external stakeholders to advise on impact data and climate science and how to apply it to agricultural and textile systems, supporting them in making ambitious progress towards the 2030 strategy. You will support various functions within the organization to develop clear data-driven pathways for Textile Exchange to maximize impact reduction and will align with the work being done across the apparel industry to standardize impact accounting methodologies. You will play a key role in helping the industry obtain and use best available data related to materials sustainability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct environmental impact modelling, starting with climate, related to the Climate+ strategy; generate data and visualizations; and utilize publicly available data to make informed assumptions and to model opportunities that may not yet have full life cycle analysis data available. Document methodologies used and assumptions made.
  • Build impact reduction considerations and data into and across Textile Exchange’s vertical platforms and tools (Industry Accountability, Fiber & Materials, and Integrity Interventions.)
  • Develop and execute plan to identify and address the industry’s key impact data gaps for materials, in partnership with relevant organizations or platforms.
  • Lead the data and analysis behind regular Climate+ progress reporting.
  • Provide impact measurement and comparative LCA support to the organization as needed, including in support of the Preferred Fiber and Materials Matrix.
  • Provide subject matter expertise into external working groups and organizations developing industry standards for target-setting, impact measurement, and impact accounting, including the GHG Protocol (climate), Science-Based Targets for Nature (biodiversity and water), and emerging soil carbon measurement protocols.
  • Support engagement with Textile Exchange members on the Climate+ strategy and roadmap/action plan, using member collaboration and input to identify and prioritize initiatives that will support and accelerate their impact reduction efforts toward achievement of Textile Exchange’s goals.
  • Ensure that you stay up to date on climate science, the data landscape, and industry best practices around impact accounting and measurement protocols, help to connect/embed best practices into Textile Exchange’s programs, and translate and share findings with the broader membership and industry.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of direct experience in Life Cycle Assessment: proficiency and demonstrated expertise in conducting and analyzing LCA’s and communicating results/findings. Professional LCA practitioner certification preferred. Experience with at least one of the following software platforms required: Ecoinvent / WALDB, GaBi from PE International, Open LCA, Simapro from PRé
  • Subject matter expert, with strong technical knowledge of climate change, and experience at a strategic level of climate modelling, carbon reporting and different frameworks
  • Experience working in the apparel industry preferred.
  • Familiarity with Scope 3 (value chain) emissions accounting preferred
  • Adept at communicating information clearly and concisely to both specialist and non-specialist end users
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and to conduct appropriately focused and communicated research
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a remote working structure
  • Strong knowledge of climate science and an understanding of how to apply it to agricultural and textile systems

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Location: Virtual/Remote, ability to work with multiple time zones

Annual Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000USD (Dependent upon experience)

Start Date: As Soon As Available

How to Apply

Please submit to recruitmentoffice@textileexchange.org with the subject “Climate+ Data Impact Manager”

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

Textile Exchange is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.