Consultant, Apparel/Textiles Sector

Role: Consultant, Apparel/Textiles Sector

Location: Manila

Practice Area: Advisory & Communications

Contract: Full-Time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Anthesis is the sustainability activator. We seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, companies, and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 500 experts operating in 40 countries around the world and has offices in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Andorra, Finland, France, Brazil, China, the Philippines and the Middle East.

Summary of role

Anthesis is seeking to grow its apparel and textile industry support in the Asia region, and is seeking a Consultant to join the team in Manila to enhance efforts to scale sustainability assessment and performance improvement initiatives in the sector. Ideally the candidate is someone who is familiar with the Apparel and/or Textiles supply chain and is passionate about directly supporting efforts to improve environmental performance in this sector.

As a part of the Apparel sector Advisory & Communications team, this role will work with clients to deploy environmental assessments and tools to their supply chain partners such as the Higg Index and ZDHC chemicals gateway, help track and support suppliers through the process, provide helpful training and guidance to suppliers, and analyze and validate the data collected. This will require familiarity with typical environmental datasets such as greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), energy, water, waste, wastewater, and chemicals. This role has the opportunity to engage hundreds, if not thousands of global apparel suppliers to support them in their sustainability journeys.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting Anthesis Apparel team on various project tasks related to supplier engagement, tracking, and communications
  • Sending out regular communications to guide suppliers through assessment or tool adoption steps;
  • Developing and managing processes to track supplier progress and performance; this may require the management of multiple large datasets
  • Providing email or phone support to suppliers to guide them through the assessment/tool process and answer questions on the requirements
  • Developing useful training and guidance materials to support global suppliers
  • Analyzing supplier assessment data to identify problematic data (missing or outlier data), typically relating to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), energy, water, and waste.
  • Following up with identified suppliers to guide them through improving the quality of the data they are reporting (i.e. how to better track and report energy data)

Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in environmental sciences/engineering, manufacturing, or business/economics or related field or equivalent practical experience
  • This role will require strong proficiency with both spoken and written English
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Proven experience and understanding of the apparel/textiles sector and supply chain
  • Proven experience and understanding of key environmental topics including GHGs, energy, water, waste, wastewater and/or chemicals
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience in working with and conducting analysis of environmental data sets
  • Strong project management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple processes or projects

Preferred skills

  • Proficiency in Chinese (and writing in Mandarin)
  • Previous experience working with apparel/textile manufacturers and/or environmental management in the supply chain
  • Experience or knowledge of the Higg Index and/or ZDHC gateway
  • Experience in delivering sustainability training, guidance, and support

Personal attributes and qualities

  • Passion for, and commitment to improving sustainability of the apparel/textiles sector
  • Innovative, self-motivated, well-organized, efficient
  • Ability to work on a team across different time zones

 

To apply, please submit your resume with cover letter to careers@anthesisgroup.com. All applications must address the above listed skills and experience requirements.

No recruitment agencies, please.

At Anthesis, we value both the well-being and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people, and we want you to thrive, develop, and succeed here.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity in our workforce. All candidates will be considered without regard to age, color, race, national origin, disability, family or marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, religion or belief, veteran status or any status protected by law. Anthesis does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.