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Senior Sustainability Manager

Role: Senior Sustainability Manager
Brand: Outerknown
Location: Culver City, USA
Summary: Outerknown is seeking to find a Sustainability Leader with 5-10 years’ experience in a sustainability/corporate responsibility. Demonstrated leadership, systems thinking and creativity to lead cross-functional partners in creating and implementing strategy and roadmaps. Strong ability to identify and prioritize opportunities and drive execution.


  • Represent Outerknown externally and drive industry-wide solutions with partners both inside and outside the apparel space
  • Define, build, and drive traceability roadmap & strategy
  • Lead executive steering committee and communicate progress against initiatives, risk levels, roadblocks, and asks to leadership
  • Collaborate closely with key internal partners, including Raw Materials, Product Development, Innovation, Design, Merchandising and Marketing as well as external stakeholders.
  • Lead roadmap creation and drive the implementation of Outerknown  product and materials sustainability strategy and initiatives, in partnership with key business units/leaders
  • Build measurement systems and ensure reporting that enables decision-making to achieve internal goals, including scorecards, seasonal dashboards and forecasts, and other reporting.
  • Build business cases, budgets, and program requests for initiatives
  • Monitor and report on progress towards goals
  • Develop and deploy training materials to educate internal teams (including designers, supply chain, licensees, etc.) around sustainability claim verification and marketing
  • Review, analyze and provide strategic recommendations related to improving adoption of environmentally preferred materials
  • Communicate effectively to advance product and material specific sustainability initiatives with internal and external parties
  • Develop partnerships and as appropriate represent Outerknown interests at external meetings and conferences, to accelerate shared progress and achieve our targets
  • Focus on innovations with a five to ten year time horizon
  • Build future-looking sustainable material, trims and packaging landscape that includes but is not limited to natural fibers, biosynthetics, recycled-content materials, regenerative materials, biodegradable and compostable materials and innovative packaging.