Sustainability Assistant in New York

January 10, 2023
Application ends: March 13, 2023
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Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    January 10, 2023
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    March 13, 2023
  • Gender

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Sustainability Assistant in New York NY. Looking to grow a career with us? join us now.

Post:  Sustainability Assistant

Work Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Job Type: Full-Time

Sustainability Assistant


Position Overview:

The Sustainability Assistant role is an integral part of the Madewell Corporate Social Responsibility team, and contributes to the execution of the company’s environmental and social sustainability strategic plans. This role will be supporting the delivery and tracking of Madewell’s Do Well responsible retail initiatives and commitments, ensuring that all our supply system workers are treated fairly and with respect, and that all our products, supply chain, and operations contribute to a healthy environment.


Job Duties:

Raw Materials/Product Sustainability

Support the implementation of the sustainable raw material strategy in collaboration with internal functions including Design, Sourcing, Production, Merchandising, and Marketing
Contribute to create sustainability knowledge across all levels and functions of the organization
Contribute to address internal requests about raw materials and product sustainability attributes, facilitating internal communication about preferred fibers and material classification
Track, monitor and report on each division’s sustainability goals progress in line with the broader sustainability strategy, tracking environmentally preferred materials uptake and progress, including our Raw Materials Mapping
Maintain seasonal records of sustainable/Do Well product charts (Sustainable Product Master Lists), including specific sustainability attributes for each product
Support with our Regenerative Agriculture initiatives


Verification, Integrity & Reporting

Work with business leads and vendors to support the integrity of sustainable product claims by reviewing verification documents, standards and utilizing key certifications to ensure substantiation of sustainability claims
Support the implementation of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index suite of tools in collaboration with our Hong Kong team
Support with Better Cotton, USCTP and Good Cashmere Standard platform management
Support in the development of the annual Textile Exchange Benchmarking analysis for Preferred Raw Materials
Develop quarterly reports, including premium payments, for external partners in social and environmental sustainability
Support with invoice processing, administrative and legal tasks


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in fashion or business management, environmental or social science,  sustainability or related fields
Previous related work experience/internships in supply chain, product development, fabric/raw material, and/or sustainability/corporate social responsibility in the apparel industry preferred
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with internal business partners and with overseas teams
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
Team player with the capability to work across different stakeholder groups and hierarchies
Strong Excel savvy for creating data-driven dashboards, as well as Power Point knowledge for effective presentations

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.


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