Position - Sustainability Specialist

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Sustainability Specialist

THE ROLE


Dream role based in Byron Bay.

We are looking for an analytical Sustainability Specialist with the ability to come up with innovative solutions to solve complex problems. You will need to constantly review and make recommendations on current practice and process to ensure sustainability guidelines and benchmarks are met, whilst having a deep understanding of sustainability challenges.



RESPONSIBILITIES


  • In depth knowledge of sustainability across social and environmental factors with an awareness of innovation within the sector
  • Define and communicate the overall sustainability strategy to internal and external colleagues
  • Research and present new industry initiatives, products and raw materials that are in line with Spells objectives; create necessary business proposals for investment opportunities and ensure due diligence is performed prior to implementation
  • Support the decentralisation of the sustainability strategy; mentor, develop and offer feedback to each department, set clear objectives and measure goals
  • Prepare and manage the annual Impact Report, measure and report on progress while revising annual targets and objectives as required
  • Support our membership to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring continuous alignment
  • Conduct internal quarterly training for Senior Leaders
  • Attend and represent the organisation at relevant industry events, engage in multi-stakeholder dialogues and broker relationships between the organisations, NGOs, Trade Unions and Vendors
  • Proactively work towards upcycling/recycling and circularity initiatives throughout business operations
  • Oversee social and environmental compliance with our global partners
  • Manage the sustainability budget across all functions of the business
  • Assist in mapping the supply chain tiers to achieve complete supply chain transparency
  • Revise, research and recommend best practice when it comes to Sustainability within the Retail Industry

 

ABOUT YOU


You will have a positive attitude, exceptional organisational skills with the ability to be proactive when it comes to rolling out sustainability initiatives. You will have the drive and motivation to develop and execute the sustainability strategy in collaboration with our Department Head. You will also have:

  • In-depth knowledge of CSR/Sustainability within the Australian & International market
  • At least five years of professional experience with a focus on sustainability, ideally in the fashion industry
  • Experience in textile and garment production
  • A visionary with the ability to put words into action
  • A collaborator with in-depth experience in the conception, supervision and implementation of projects at different company levels
  • A strong creative, strategic and analytical thinker with an enthusiastic passion for sustainability
  • Clear communication ability both internally and externally, contributing to a positive and engaged work environment

    BENEFITS

    • 3pm finish on Fridays
    • Clothing allowance and generous staff discounts
    • Beautiful Byron Bay location

    HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE


    To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to careers@spell.co

    At Spell our vision is to inspire, beautifully – in harmony with people and planet and we are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all.