Business Director, Sustainability

Posted about 2 years ago by Acre
Location London (Greater)
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Sector Consultancy
Posted about 2 years ago
Apply by Thursday, 3 September 2015
MADE-BY, a European not-for-profit organisation is looking to hire a highly entrepreneurial individual to lead the launch of its comprehensive, sustainability tracking tool, MODE-Tracker. MADE-BY's mission is to improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry through strategic consultancy. To support the fashion brands in seeing where the issues are within their business, products and supply chain, MADE-BY has invested two years in creating an innovative progress tool. This platform provides clients with a rigorous framework and roadmap for making step by step improvements in sustainability that is externally verified and publicly available. Reporting to the CEO, the Business Director will design and spearhead an ambitious five year business plan and build a team to support this strategy. Responsibilities include: Manage the completion and transition of the tool's pilot phaseLead the review of the pilot phase and generate positive publicityDevelop the business plan to achieve income targets and business partnershipsBuild and develop robust client relationships and ultimately long term partnershipsDesign and develop new content for the tracking tool As the successful candidate, you will be pragmatic, resilient and results oriented and have a track record of delivering a new business project or business plan. You will have the ability to devise and implement a business strategy that results in generating new clients and new income streams. Key skills and requirements:Experience in the fashion or textile industry, ideally with a focus in sustainability/CSRExpertise in developing and managing relationships and converting these into business opportunitiesAdept at managing projects and complex programmes of change within challenging timescalesUnderstanding of financial costs and margins and managing budgetsAbility to work effectively under pressure and lead others to deliver their commitmentsFluent in English and at least one other language is highly desirable This is an opportunity to join a highly regarded consultancy in the fashion industry as a senior member of the team and build out a business within the organisation.


Acre's aim is to help create a better economy by uniting people and businesses bound by strong social and environmental values. The market leader in sustainability recruitment for over a decade, A...

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