As an Associate at MADE-BY you will join our Resource Pool and provide support for our Consultant team as you develop your own knowledge and experience in sustainable fashion. You will be comfortable carrying out technical data and process driven tasks, as well as desk based research and some client facing activities. You will also need to be proactive and show initiative, be willing to ‘turn your hand’ to any task that comes your way, have excellent time management and thrive on a busy varied workload. The role requires fluency in English, both written and spoken, and fluency in other European languages is highly desirable. The Associate will support the Consultancy team in their data analysis, technical support, research, business development, account management and project delivery, as well as other activities as required within a busy, small not for profit organisation.

Overview

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Supporting the Consultancy team in delivering sustainable fashion projects with clients (largely retailers and brands), and the development of new services. Specific activities may include: excel based technical analysis of data; desk-based research and analysis of market and subject information; client ready report and proposal writing; compiling and writing content for client ready information and communications materials; supporting on the preparation and delivery of training and workshops; proof reading.
Undertaking desk based research and analysis for new business outreach as required by the Consultancy team.
Supporting the Consultancy team in client relationship management through attending client meetings and workshop; liaising with clients by phone and email; delivering our consultancy service to an excellent standard.
Acquiring specific content knowledge and expertise of the business and sector for ultimate co-delivery of projects.
Translating documents and information (as relevant)
Providing additional support for MADE-BY promotional activities including social media, press launches and events.
Essential Skills:

Excellent technical data processing and analysis skills using excel.
Passionate about sustainability, the fashion industry and making a difference.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written.
Native level fluency in English – written and spoken.
Highly organised, with excellent time management and strong problem solving skills.
Strong research, analysis and writing skills.
Strong IT and administration skills.
Proven ability to work independently, prioritise effectively, and demonstrate flexibility within a pressured environment.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work independently and/or within a team to achieve organisational goals.
Ability to work collaboratively with people across a range of functional roles and for a range of managers on specific projects.
Graduate Level in a relevant subject such as Business, Economics, Textiles, Science, Engineering, etc.
Knowledge and Experience Required:

Experience of excel data processing and analysis.
Experience of managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
Experience of carrying out research, analysis, and drawing conclusions and/or recommendations.
Experience of working with Microsoft Office programmes
Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Masters degree in a relevant subject such as Sustainability, CSR, Textiles, Management, etc.
Proven technical knowledge on sustainable fashion and supply chains.
Fluency in additional European language(s).

Location: Amsterdam in preference, but will also consider those who wish to be based in London.

Contract: 40 hours per week, one year fixed term contract, office based with some travel

Reports to: Resource Pool Lead plus mentor relationship with Senior Consultant

Direct Reports: None

Salary: €31,000 – 33,000/£26,000 – £28,000 (depending on experience)

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HOW TO APPLY:

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter describing why you would like the role to infouk@made-by.org by Midnight, 16th of May 2017.  First interviews will take place at either our Amsterdam or London offices in either the w/c 22nd of May 2017 or the w/c 29th of May. A second interview may be scheduled to suit if required.

About MADE-BY LABEL

Founded in 2004 with a multi–stakeholder board, MADE-BY is an award-winning not-for-profit organisation with a mission to ‘make sustainable fashion common practice’. Through targeted consultancy, partnerships and stakeholder engagement we work with well over 100 brands and retailers including Acne, Eileen Fisher, H&M, Hugo Boss, Kering Group, LVMH Group, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger and G-Star.

We have over a decade of experience focusing on social and environmental issues throughout the entire apparel value chain, engaging with companies to encourage sustainability transformation. Our expertise includes strategy development, implementation support, stakeholder engagement, capacity building within the supply chain and engagement in multi-stakeholder projects with governments and the European Commission. Our transparent and verified progress tracking tool, MODE Tracker, supports fashion brands and retailers in improving their sustainability performance through measuring and communicating year-on-year progress on a range of key impact areas.

MADE-BY has a global team with offices in Amsterdam, London and Düsseldorf, as well as an extensive expert network in Asia. Our team is equipped with broad international and interdisciplinary experience including strategy setting, supply chain management, sustainable buying, traceability, sustainable fibres and materials, chemistry and wet processing, leather, labour standards and human rights and change management.