Job Title : Analyst, Global Sustainability
The North Face, a VF Company
At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
We believe that exploration is a mindset both on the mountain and off the mountain and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people.
Love wild places
Dare to disrupt
Lead with integrity
By joining The North Face, you will help provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern-day explorer. You will also have the opportunity, tools and environment to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections.
What You Will Do
The analyst is responsible forsupporting the sustainability strategy at The North Face through research, writing, and analytic input for corporate sustainability programs and projects. This explorer is part of a team charged with ensuring the brand is implementing environmentally responsible business practices with a focus on product development, materials selection and manufacturing processes. Maintain trends in environmental science, renewable resources, sustainable work processes, and other diverse fields. This role will require a high level of collaboration with teams across the brand, including Materials, Product, Merchandising, and Marketing. This role will also work with the VF Sustainability team on data gathering and reporting.
How You Will Make A Difference
Manage sustainable materials usage data across all product categories (Apparel, Accessories/Equipment, and Footwear) and track progress towards TNFs Science Based Targets materials footprint reduction goals.
Collect and manage environmental impact data, such as verified Higg FEM scores for T1 and T2 suppliers, Higg BRM scores, and track progress towards SBT reduction goals.
Use our internal product rating tool to calculate the percentages of sustainable content in our seasonal collections
Manage preferred materials traceability and transparency data, and assist with verification of preferred materials attributes/certifications (including recycled or organic content, and RDS-certified down)
Generate product sustainability insights based on product sales and consumer feedback
Track various environmental metrics (ex. carbon offset numbers, retail waste program data) for external communications (website, VF sustainability reporting, etc.)
Maintain and report on latest sustainability trends including reporting, product design and development, eco-preferred materials, manufacturing techniques, industry compliance and regulations, NGO activity
What You Bring
Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Data Analytics, Supply Chain, or related fieldEquivalent years of experience in a substantially similar industry may be considered in lieu of a degree to be determined by the nature of the specific job and the hiring managers criteria
Apparel industry experience and understanding of supply chains and product development is preferred
1+ year of professional experience in supply chain management, data management, or related role
Familiarity with sustainability reporting metrics and schemes including carbon accounting, HIGG Index, and Science Based Targets
Strong data analytics skills (including database development, process implementation and management, and reporting)
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Strong written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of life cycle assessment processes and an understanding of how to evaluate a products environmental footprint
Knowledge of preferred textile materials, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester
Ability to take data, analyze it, and communicate it effectively to drive decision making
Attention to detail and data accuracy are a must for this position
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams and stakeholders, both internally and externally
Knowledge of navigating PLM
Where You Will Be Located
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
The North Face is a subsidiary of VF Corporation. At VF, we outfit consumers around the world with our diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We are committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.
Suggestion: could we broaden this out to other Higg tools too such as the BRM.