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POSITION SUMMARY:

Value Chain of the Future team was created to ensure that PVH becomes more consumer centric, transparent, and relevant in the ever changing retail environment.  The team’s mandate is to understand corporate division brand strategies, new technologies and figure out how to adopt them in order for PVH to not only be relevant, but to become the industry leader. 

This position will support the Value Chain of the Future (VCoF) leadership by providing strategic analysis, generating POC/pilot ideas, scoping project details, and executing tests by collaborating with brands and cross functional teams. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:

  • Work closely with PVH Supply VCoF leaders
  • Identify and understand in depth (i.e. conduct benchmarking/competitive analysis) the potential technologies and/or partnerships that will solve for consumer-centric value chain
  • Develop relationships with startups and new technology companies and test the technology prior to bringing into PVH brands
  • Translate relevant technologies in the market into feasible pilots at PVH
  • Identify potential brands at PVH to lead pilots with brands and collaborate with relevant teams
  • Develop a project plan and manage the end to end life cycle of new technology adoption
  • Monitor key metrics of the pilots and communicate with leaders both the progress and result of the pilots
  • Support various VCOF initiatives including circularity and on shoring effort, in addition to identifying new technologies

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

           Experience:     

  • 3+ years of work experience in either technology companies, consulting firms, or financial institution (equity research), or equivalent
  • Apparel experience preferred, but not required
  • Proven ability to create, implement and measure new processes
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

   

           Education:

  • MBA preferred, but not required

           Skills:                

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong influencing skills – ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong in MS: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Able to work in the gray and able to create structure around the unknown
  • Able to challenge the status quo and create change within the organization
  • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.

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The Production Manager is responsible for establishing, developing and directing the production strategy and execution for the company. This person will effectively manage business relationships with our factories to leverage lower costs and reduce lead-time without sacrificing quality, working on every aspect of product development and being responsible for the production process.

Responsibilities

– Negotiate and own the production time and action calendar

– Foster impactful relationships with suppliers and manufacturers-some travel required

– Manage the operational, organizational and communication aspects of the production department

– Daily communication with internal departments to resolve issues that could affect deliveries

– Oversee update of WIP report with style, costing, and production status

– Responsible for costing all garments on both FOB, LDP and domestic programs while maintaining margin goals

– Actively participate in weekly production meetings with cross-functional team members and departments

– Work with logistics team to ensure on time production flow and inventory management

– Manage the set up and entry of all Style Master details into RLM

– Actualize style details in RLM including costing, yields, etc.

– Negotiate fabric and trim costs, lead times and minimums with mills and suppliers

– Monitor and track raw materials

– Ensure all materials are tested against internal MRSL

– Work with Technical designer/patternmaker to ensure fit samples are in house on time and work flow is moving according to schedule

– Ensure fit samples are in house on time and participate in fittings, including taking notes, specing garments and updating techpacks

– Place bulk buy commitments in RLM to domestic and overseas factories and establish delivery flow of bulk goods against sales requirements

– Monitor product quality and delivery and provide improvement solutions to vendors when encountering issues

– Manage style review meetings with sales and design and ensure the team is aware of necessary details, ready dates, preliminary costs and other essential information

– Work with print team to ensure proper consumptions are being calculated

– Write UPC and care label layouts

– Confirm label and packing instructions with logistics team to give garment factories a direction before production

– Code and process production invoices

– Communicate and enforce brand standards/policies with overseas vendors

– Regularly visit domestic and international factories to check on production and QC

Qualifications

– Minimum 7 years production experience & must have domestic experience

– A natural ability to multi-task with strict adherence to deadlines

– High level of communication experience with overseas agents and/or factories

– Must be detail oriented and possess strong time management and organizational skills

– Proficient in Illustrator and Excel

– Outstanding follow up skills

– Proven ability to lead a team of direct reports and mentor talent

– Organized and able to work in a fast pace environment

– Working knowledge of RLM a major plus

Mara Hoffman, Inc. is an equal​ ​opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color,​ ​sex, gender identity or expression, age,​ ​religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental​ ​disability,​ ​military status or any other characteristic protected under federal,​ ​state or local law. We are committed to having a diverse​ ​and broadly trained staff, and welcome and encourage individuals from all communities to apply.

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IC/2020/048 In-Depth comparative analysis of sustainable cashmere initiatives in Mongolia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mongolia office announces the procurement notice for an assignment of NATIONAL CONSULTANT – In-Depth analysis of sustainable cashmere initiatives in Mongolia within the activity of “ENSURE/Sustainable Cashmere Platform” project.

Detailed information can be found in the Terms of Reference (TOR), which is available in the attachments.   

If you meet the qualifications of the announced vacancy, please submit the following documents by the deadline 18 August 2020 11:00a.m. local time (GMT+8). Incomplete and late applications will be excluded from further consideration.

When submitting your application, it can be made in electronic submission to bids.mn@undp.org:

  • Personal CV or P11 application form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.
  • A proposed work plan and methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Sample/reference in English of the previous written work of relevance (paper, strategy, report, analysis, etc.)
  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive daily professional fee in MNT according to the template provided “Template for Confirmation of Interest and Availability”. Note: Proposal must be indicated in Mongolian Tugriks

The UNDP reserves the right to accept or reject, in part or whole, any or all of the proposals at any time without assigning any reason.

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International Consultant – IC_INT/2020/006 – In-Depth comparative analysis of sustainable cashmere initiatives in Mongolia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mongolia office announces the procurement notice for an assignment of INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT – In-Depth analysis of sustainable cashmere initiatives in Mongolia within the activity of “ENSURE/Sustainable Cashmere Platform” project.

Detailed information can be found in the Terms of Reference (TOR), which is available in the attachments.   

If you meet the qualifications of the announced vacancy, please submit the following documents by the deadline 18 August 2020 11:00a.m. Ulaanbaatar time (GMT+8). Incomplete and late applications will be excluded from further consideration.

When submitting your application, it can be made in electronic submission to bids.mn@undp.org:

  • Personal CV or P11 application form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.
  • Technical proposal/proposed work plan and methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Sample/reference in English of the previous written work of relevance (paper, strategy, report, analysis, etc.)
  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive daily professional fee in USD according to the template provided “Template for Confirmation of Interest and Availability”. Note: Proposal must be indicated in USD (United States Dollar)

The UNDP reserves the right to accept or reject, in part or whole, any or all of the proposals at any time without assigning any reason.

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DuPont is recruiting for a highly motivated and energetic PS&R and Sustainability Leader to join the DuPont-Biomaterials business. The successful candidate will be accountable for delivering innovative strategies in these areas as well as expertise for implementing compliance initiatives, applied across our portfolio of commercial businesses and our innovation pipeline. The portfolio comprises renewably-based chemicals, monomers, polymers, with uses across industrial, apparel/carpet, food packaging, food, and personal care markets, manufactured using both biological and chemical processes.

This individual will function as a strategic partner to Business Leads in the commercial organization and to Technology Leads in R&D and provide Project Management oversight for PS&R and Sustainability initiatives.  They will also be heavily involved in working with outside NGOs and government agencies to develop and implement the Biomaterials sustainability strategy.       

Your key responsibilities:

  • Translate goals of the Biomaterials Business into strategic plans and execute them. This is a player-coach role that includes integrating support needs related to existing products and innovation programs, devising regulatory, advocacy and product stewardship options, and defining customer support strategies and sustainability objectives at global and regional levels.
  • Identify and qualify external/internal subject matter resources for regulatory, product stewardship subject matter (consultants, contractors, CROs, Co-ops/Interns or alternative options) to implement global and regional compliance strategies, perform registrations, conduct risk assessments and devise issue management solutions for new and existing products and applications.
  • Develop and resource the PS&R/Sustainability strategy in close collaboration with the Marketing and Technology leaders of the Biomaterials business. Ensure the PS&R/Sustainability strategy is properly resourced, considering funding and other businesses priorities.
  • Coordinate and drive interactions with outside NGOs and government agencies to implement the PS&R and Sustainability strategies This includes serving as the interface between external regulatory consultants or contractors and internal technical, product, manufacturing, quality and business specialists to source and compile data and information; to contract for needed safety and toxicology studies; and to support submissions of regulatory dossiers to North American, EU and other global authorities.
  • Advise innovation teams and product management on regulatory options for clearance of new applications and product lines and as part of MOC (Management of Change) processes.
  • Support sustainability efforts in Biomaterials in close coordination with the Global Marketing Manager.  This includes robust Product Stewardship reviews and processes in line with business needs and Biomaterials’ Sustainability goals, including Cyclic and Management of Change reviews, and compliance audits for product or customer certification requirements.
  • Coordinate and participate in development and execution of global strategic advocacy plans for the Biomaterials business, including meetings with key regulators, NGO, industry and trade associations to ensure globally aligned positions to defend Biomaterials license to sell.
  • Support customer certification needs and questionnaires, as well as coordinate Hazards Communication needs including GHS compliant SDS and Labels.
  • Responsible for determining environmental impacts through the development and use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and management of a broad range of product and material issues including certifications.
  • Keep up to date and sharing knowledge on regulations, policy and government actions affecting sustainability related matters in markets we participate in.
  • Interface with external life cycle assessment experts, certification bodies, internal communication, marketing, and sustainability teams to position and translate technical information for internal and external use.
  • Provide regulatory and product stewardship education and training to business partners and customers including identifying and communicating changes in regulations and internal stewardship policies.
  • Report achievements, key issues, new regulations and progress of business-related priority objectives to the Biomaterials Leadership team on a regular basis, or as awareness is warranted

Senior Marketing & Branding Manager at Lenzing

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Purpose & key responsibilities of the role

  • Jointly develop and implement local and global marketing plans covering key elements of the marketing mix (e.g. trade marketing, promotion management, marketing communication and market research) in alignment with business management and commercial management
  • Manage use of key marketing tools & assets, coordinated with other teams: Certifications, licenses, CRM, swing tickets, hang tags, point-of-sales materials, with local translations if needed
  • Organize & evaluate key marketing events, exhibitions, customers’ events & fairs for textile, nonwovens and industrial
  • Execute marketing plans and calendars in order to achieve marketing and business objectives, while monitoring & reporting progress hereof
  • Generate actionable insights into local consumer and customer behaviors (motivation/ needs/ purchase/ usage) through market and consumer research and liaison within the existing key markets and new markets
  • Identify and liaise with potential brand and retail partners for co-branding arrangements with formal agreements together with legal team
  • Manage the marketing budget and monitor on progress and potential of new concepts for products from business development
  • Proven track record of marketing success and energetic and passionate personality to join our team and drive responsible innovations to commercialization.

Our expectations for this exciting role

Education:

  • Minimun a Bachelor Degree in Marketing

Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum of 8+ years experience in marketing (B2B and B2C in textile, apparel or consumer goods a plus)
  • A solid understanding of Americas and global markets, habits, consumers / customers, culture while being familiar with latest insights in digital & conventional marketing techniques 
  • Develop strategic co-branding solutions with identified brands/retail partners.

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The Finance Manager leads all day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, and grants administration. Responsibilities also include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), adhere to grants management standards, and result in flawless audits. The Finance Manager oversees and assists in the finance department.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to finance and accounting areas of the organization.
  • Provide useful financial analysis and insights to help executive and operational management make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy,
  • Oversee and support the financial team in order to maintain Quickbooks, payroll, bank accounts, budgets, and reports.
  • Prepare and analyze accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and cash flow.
  • Update and create ROI reports for senior team and executive board.
  • Help create Annual Reports for various groups within the Textile Exchange community.
  • Create monthly reports, working with financial consultant to improve current Quick Books and its analytics through programs such as ZOHO.
  • Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation.
  • Support project analysis, validation of plans, and ad-hoc financial scenarios
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies (GAAP) and regulatory requirements.
  • Monthly status meetings with program and budget managers to make sure budgets are up to date.
  • Ability to meet with Managing Director in person for quarterly and annual reports. (Located in one of these areas Lander, Wy, Casper, WY, Cheyenne, WY, Denver, CO, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, or Houston, TX).
  • Act as liaison for auditors.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA a plus. Experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of finance and/or accounting work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and analysis, coordinating audit activities, monitoring accounts payable and receivable, transaction data entry.
  • Demonstrated experience performing analysis and presenting financial information to management and external stakeholders
  • Strong demonstrated use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Quickbooks Non-Profit.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact effectively with others, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality.
  • Proven ability to make complex and time-sensitive decisions in the best interests of the organization.
  • Must be able to work from home remotely.
  • Nonprofit experience, with experience with fund/grants accounting preferred.

Employment Package

Full Time Position, 40 Hours a Week

Annual Salary Range: $40,000-$60,000USD (dependent upon experience) plus Full Benefits Package

Start Date: September 1, 2020

How to Apply

Please submit to RecruitmentOffice@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Financial Manager”

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

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As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 due to an increased number of applicants we are seeking qualified Technical Assessors with experience in organic and sustainable textile schemes and related industries, who are located in India, China, or surrounding areas, primarily for the purpose of completing audits of operator inspections as part of accreditation assessment activities (ie scope specific witness and/or review audits).

Terms
1. This is a freelance contract opportunity, with compensation based on a daily rate.
2. Assignments will be offered by IOAS on an as-needed basis. The contractor may reject assignments based on availability and/or ability to complete the work.
3. It is expected that significant travel will be required, and the contractor must be able to organize travel arrangements and submit all expense receipts as applicable.
4. The contractor is obligated to do the assessment work independently, it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity.
5. All assessment preparation, execution, and reporting shall be completed based on the IOAS requirements and forms.

Requirements
Interested parties must have minimum 5 years’ experience in the textiles industry, and additional experience with certification, inspections, and audit requirements. The successful candidates will have been involved with implementing and/or maintaining and/or auditing a Quality Management System in a textiles manufacturing setting. They must be familiar with GOTS and Textile Exchange Certification Standards and requirements and possess good technical knowledge of textile manufacturing processes such as spinning, ginning, wet and dry processing, and finishing. Candidates will also have knowledge and experience with environmental and social aspects of textiles industry and auditing. Lead Assessor Qualification is preferred but not required. The expectation is that the applicant is prepared to hit the ground running immediately upon completion of IOAS systems training and calibration.
Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team and show good attention to detail. Fluency in English is essential in addition to the local language(s) and at least one other language is highly desirable.

Application
Please visit our website to download the application form (FR0403), and submit the completed form, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Assessor Recruitment’, Attn: Iris Rendon.

Closing date
July 15, 2020

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Full Time, 100%, 40 Hours a week

Annual Salary Range: $25,000-$35,000USD

Start date: June 2020

Job SUMMARY

The Data Analyst will work with the Data Management Team to support the organization in collecting, cleaning, validating, analysing, consolidating, reporting and visualizing data from internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be proactive and detail-oriented, with advance Excel and statistical skills and strong experience in managing data.  This person must be able to work independently and be proactive in improving current processes.

Job Scope
  • Gather, clean, validate, analyse, consolidate and identify gaps in data sets from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Carry out desktop research.
  • Attend to data queries and troubleshoot data inaccuracies and inconsistencies.
  • Update and maintain database or data sets.
  • Carry out data mapping between different data sets.
  • Carry out minor configuration various data systems (technical training will be provided).
  • Interpret data, analyse results, generate insights and prepare reports.
  • Create visualization of data.
  • Assist in development and management data governance including data registry, processes and policies.
  • Continuously seek and propose areas for improving data management, integrity and reporting.
Job Requirement
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science.
  • At least 3 years working experience in related field.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with attention to data integrity
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skill.
  • Advance Excel skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Show high level of initiative.
  • Flexible working hours is a must due to difference in international time zones

To apply: Please submit by email both a resume/CV and cover letter to RecruitmentOffice@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Data Analyst”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

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Full Time, 100%, 40 Hours a week

Annual Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 USD

Start date: June 2020

JOB SUMMARY

The Technical Project Manager will work with the Data Management Team to support the organization in proposing and managing cross-organizational technology and data projects/programs from scoping, initiation to delivery of outcome to meet the company’s strategic directive. The ideal candidate will be proactive and detail-oriented, with project management and planning skills and experience. This person must be able to work independently and be proactive in improving current processes.

Job Scope
  • Collect, manage, interpret and document technical requirements from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage technical projects(s) of varying complexities from initiation through implementation and delivery of desired outcomes, including planning, analysis, design, development (by solution providers), cost, testing and implementation.
  • Manage the resolution of procedural, operational and other project-related risks and issues.
  • Manage technical program(s) of varying complexities, including reporting, incident management, change requests, risk management, and continuous improvement.
  • Consult with business platforms to manage risks, resolve issues, develop strategies, and maximize efficiencies with IT solutions.
  • Prepares and presents progress reports for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop and implement program communication for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in expanding and evolving technical strategy to support organizational vision, mission and strategic direction.
Job Requirement
  • Strong technical project and program management experience (at least 4-6 years) around traceability systems, data warehousing, analytics that involves both user, XML and API interface.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from a reputable university in Information Technology or Computer Science; project management certification a plus.
  • High proficiency in project management and Microsoft Office tools (advance skills required in Excel); quick learner with new programs and platforms.
  • Background understanding of programming languages for software development process.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Assiduous attention to detail; strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills; and enthusiasm for improving team performance.
  • Textile sustainability and/or sustainability voluntary standard experience a plus.
  • Show high level of initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible working hours is a must due to difference in international time zones.

To apply: Please submit by email both a resume/CV and cover letter to RecruitmentOffice@TextileExchange.org with the subject “Technical Project Manager”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are submitted. Early application submission is strongly encouraged. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.