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Sustainable Fashion Campaigner | Environmental Justice Foundation

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter: recruitment@ejfoundation.org  

No other communication or calls, please.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Closing Date:  5pm  2nd August 2019 

 

Location           EJF offices in Bath or London

Salary               £32,000 – £38,000 

Contract           Full-time, permanent

Benefits

·      Private healthcare package

·      Contributory pension increasing according to length of service

·      Generous holiday entitlement, extended leave at Christmas, one personal day per year. Leave entitlement increases by 2 days for each year of employment

·      Work from home one day per week

·      Cycle to work scheme

·      Opportunity for career development and new skills (including overseas research and advocacy)

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading international organization working to secure greater sustainability in the fashion industry.

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) investigates and campaigns to protect our global environment and defend human rights.  The Sustainable Fashion Campaign raises awareness of the environmental and human rights impacts of the fashion industry, with a core focus on cotton production. EJF researches and investigates the damage caused by cotton production, including the impact of pesticides and water use, and the growing carbon footprint of the industry. We promote organic cotton as a core means to support environmental sustainability and livelihoods in the Global South.

This is the right role if you are highly motivated and have a range of skills including first class written communication and presentational skills, outstanding organisational abilities and a creative mind able to turn strategic goals into long-term impact. You are ambitious to secure change for People and our Shared Planet, you’re reliable and loyal, self-motivated, resourceful and able to work effectively with a small, dynamic team.

The position will lead EJF’s research (desk and field-based), compiling robust and inspiring reports, briefings, web copy and social media, and working with the film team to produce films. The Campaigner will lead advocacy with the private sector, media, governments and the public to create a sustainable fashion coalition with measurable impact for the environment and people.

The role will:

·      devise effective consumer outreach – using digital and traditional media platforms, public-facing events, innovative partnerships, celebrity support and film to build support and engagement for the campaign goals;

·      engage retailers and challenge them to commit to higher levels of organic sourcing;

·      identify and highlight policy measures and actions for parliamentarians in the UK and Europe to address ‘fast fashion’ and support fashion sustainability;

·      engage the fashion industry, designers and other thought leaders (including fashion colleges) to promote transparency in supply chains and support for sustainability goals;

·      network with like-minded organisations to develop collaborations in support of shared goals.

  

The right candidate will have: 

·      A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience. 

·      Degree-level education. 

·      Superb communications and inter-personal skills – ability to give winning presentations in writing, face to face and as a public speaker to a range of audiences.

·      Excellent organisational skills, able to meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritisE work flows.

·      A proactive, creative, friendly and confident personality.

  

Apply by sending your CV and cover letterrecruitment@ejfoundation.org  

No other communication or calls, please.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Closing Date:  5pm  2nd August 2019 

Key Account Manager Softlines Testing | Hohenstein Institute- Remote

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A successful candidate will be self-driven, results oriented with a positive outlook. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with small and large companies. Comfortable presenting to clients and representing the company at trade and industry events. Previous testing experience or testing sales experience a requirement. Flexible to travel up to 50% of the time. This position will be home office based. Responsibilities Include:

  • Focused sales responsibility for product safety testing, quality/performance testing and pre-shipment inspection
  • Achieve sales revenue and profit margin targets to drive business to international laboratory network
  • Work in close coordination with various country / key account managers in developing and servicing sales, pricing and marketing strategies.
  • Develop strong business relationships with prospective client personnel.
  • Increases industry awareness and recognition by attending industry conferences.
  • Maintain expertise in everchanging technical and commercial developments in the market

Requirements Include:

  • Approximately 50% travel required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the toys / premiums / softlines testing industry in North America.
  • Proven track record in sales / account management / quality assurance, engaging with quality executives of large retailers, brands & wholesalers.
  • Familiar with the production cycle of softlines and leather from design, prototyping, development, production as well as the associated stages of a quality assurance program.
  • Good connection to toys & softlines associations in the US will be a definite advantage.
  • Established ability to work with customers, determine their requirements, grow existing business, define and assist in solving problems, and generally ensure their total satisfaction.
  • Knowledge in pricing strategies and structure in the area of testing, auditing and inspection.
  • Knowledgeable on CPSIA, Prop 65, and brand RSL/MRSL testing requirements
  • Energized by challenge of new business development.
  • Strong networking, negotiation, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Must work well independently, as well as in a team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.