London

Circularity & Sustainability Partner - 12 month FTC

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-senior level
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Your Role

The Role:

We are looking for a motivated & experienced Circularity & Sustainability Partner to join the team here at ASOS. This person needs to be a proven team player who would welcome building & maintaining strong relationships with both internal teams at ASOS as well as external stakeholders. The role reports into the Head of Sustainability. We are looking for a self-motivator who takes ownership of their responsibilities & fully supports companywide KPIs, driving Fashion with Integrity, profit & business growth.

You will build a comprehensive strategy for delivering business opportunities within the circular economy & lead our circular design programme. Driving engagement across ASOS product development teams and supply chain to progress our Fashion with Integrity programme.

What youll be doing

  1. Lead and oversee development and delivery of ASOS own brand circular design strategy; including successful delivery of circular design collections, our circular design tools, policies, training and long term strategy with measurable targets/KPIs.
  2. Identify & drive strategic growth opportunities in circularity and sustainability.
  3. Partner with commercial teams (buying, design, merchandising, garment technology, fabric sourcing & technical and chemical compliance) to implement circular design into their product strategies with a view to making consistent improvements against our targets.
  4. Able to create and implement new circular design due diligence processes and best practices that support the ASOS commercial team and supply chain.
  5. Working closely with the fabric sourcing team to access the best fabrics for circular design as part of the wider ASOS Fashion with Integrity initiative, as well as working closely with the fabric technical team on the latest product durability standards.
  6. To develop and implement circular design KPIs to monitor and record ASOS circular design products and progress against targets.
  7. Create and deliver training to commercial teams (buying, design, merchandising, garment technology, fabric sourcing & technical) & key suppliers on our circular design strategies.
  8. Work closely with key suppliers to ensure they understand and embed the circular design strategy and policy. Providing training and additional support to develop our ASOS circular design products & collections.
  9. To manage relationships and projects with our circular fashion partners.
  10. Be a circularity ambassador, representing ASOS at industry events to share our learnings and insights.
  11. Launch circular business models in the UK market, initially focusing on takeback schemes and recycling.
  12. Must be highly confident, persuasive & clear to deliver presentations to large team groups and engage senior leadership team.
  13. Keeping abreast of ESG legislation with a good awareness of how the legislation applies to ASOS.
  14. Support sustainability team on development of new policies, processes and tools to ensure these are robustly implemented throughout our suppliers working with ASOS own product and 3rd Party Brands.
  15. Support the Sustainability team and Data Partner as required on external reporting needs where needed for ASOS Plc website, annual CR Report, NGOs activities.
  16. Be Sustainability Team point of contact for selected sustainable product marketing stories/campaigns, reviewing and approving marketing copy and co-ordinating with marketing, buying and other teams as needed.

/01 Company Description

Were ASOS, the online retailer for fashion lovers all around the world.

We exist to give our customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, youre free to be your true self without judgement, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

But how are we showing up? Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and we placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer list.

Everyone needs some help showing up as their best self. Let our Talent team know if you need any adjustments throughout the process in whatever way works best for you.

/02 Job Qualifications

Essential skills/experience:

  • Is deeply passionate about sustainable fashion and can demonstrate successes in this area.
  • Has held a previous role(s) in retail fashion sector ideally 3-5 years, ideally with Sustainability and Circularity experience.
  • Strong experience of working in or with commercial/buying teams, product development and supplier engagement.
  • Has strong product manufacturing, material, and fabric knowledge.
  • Robust project management experience and problem-solving skills.
  • Track record of managing multiple priorities and deadlines and employs a flexible approach to challenging strategies and situations.
  • Can lead a programme of work with ambitious KPIs/ targets, analysing data to report progress against target and inform strategy development.
  • Can work as part of a team as well as work on your own and make decisions.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to take the initiative and respond quickly to change.
  • Excellent people skills, including working effectively with diverse teams and cross functional stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience and ability to communicate complex/technical information to non-expert audiences including retail audiences and customers/public.
  • Must have excellent presentation skills that are confident, succinct, and persuasive.
  • Is building a strong external sustainability network ideally within fashion retail, keeping abreast of industry developments.

/03 Additional Info

Whats in it for you

  • Generous salary, bonus and pension matching
  • Great development programme
  • Amazing offices and great culture
  • 25 days holiday plus a celebration day
  • Subsidised gym and canteen
  • Huge staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Life insurance, medical care, cycle to work scheme
  • and tons more...
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Meet The Team

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Working at ASOS has made me realise how much I feel like I belong here. It’s exciting and refreshing. The authenticity and inclusivity ASOS has makes it even better to work here. Everyday is a different day; I am learning new things, meeting new people and be involved in so many amazing buying projects.
I love ASOS for two main reasons – firstly because as a company it is never afraid to try something new or challenge the way we work; we really have the autonomy to push ourselves in new directions.
ASOS is incredibly inclusive which means so much to me as a queer Black woman. There are so many opportunities here beyond your role, so you can really boost and build your dream career here. And the people! I’m inspired everyday by my colleagues, the creativity here is unparalleled!
  • Geeta Gohil

    Commercial @ ASOS

    Working at ASOS has made me realise how much I feel like I belong here. It’s exciting and refreshing. The authenticity and inclusivity ASOS has makes it even better to work here. Everyday is a different day; I am learning new things, meeting new people and be involved in so many amazing buying projects.
  • Ian Amer

    Commercial @ ASOS

    I love ASOS for two main reasons – firstly because as a company it is never afraid to try something new or challenge the way we work; we really have the autonomy to push ourselves in new directions.
  • Mui Abdul

    Commercial @ ASOS

    ASOS is incredibly inclusive which means so much to me as a queer Black woman. There are so many opportunities here beyond your role, so you can really boost and build your dream career here. And the people! I’m inspired everyday by my colleagues, the creativity here is unparalleled!
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Authentic

We celebrate what makes us unique, and stay true to ourselves.

Our business is built on an inclusive culture which encourages passion, enthusiasm and development – so you can bring your best self to work. We recognise that our differences make us stand out from the crowd, giving our ASOSers and customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. 

Brave

We’ve been bold and ambitious from the start – it’s in our DNA.

We’re empowered to try something different with the freedom to fail, turning left when others turn right. We use our voice to drive us forward, speaking up on the things our people and customers care about and challenging the status quo. 

Creative

We have a curious and adventurous spirit – it’s who we are and runs through everything we do.

We balance leadership with learning, by being comfortable as an innovator and when following in the footsteps of others. Our products and platform are fuelled by creative passion and a deep understanding of our customers, allowing us to empower millions of people around the world. 

Disciplined

Great work doesn’t happen by chance.

We need to take time in our pursuit of excellence – honing our skills, perfecting our craft, executing our plans, being comfortable with the uncomfortable and bridging the gap between goals and accomplishments. It’s a strategy that allows us to create an ASOS that’s built for future success.

Our Benefits

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on our group financial and strategic performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding