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Sr. Director

Company: Kontoor Brands, Inc.
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

USCA > USA > North Carolina > Greensboro N Elm HQ - JWR Job Description S enior Director , Sustainability Kontoor Brands, Inc. (KTB) is a global lifestyle apparel company with a portfolio of some of the world's most iconic denim brands: Wrangler-- and Lee--. We design, manufacture and distribute superior high-quality products that look good, fit right, and are crafted with sensitivity to our planet to give people around the world the freedom and confidence to express themselves. Our global community of more than 15,000 employees fosters a culture of integrity, collaboration, performance and entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for inclusive, humble, creative and forward-looking employees with a passion for creating innovative apparel products, accessories, and solutions that are both meaningful and purposeful for consumers and employees.-- Senior Director, Sustainability : Become the Newest Member of Kontoor Brands The Senior Director, Sustainability is responsible for establishing and implementing Kontoor Brand's Global Sustainability program infrastructure, framework, and strategy. The senior director leads a team that partners across the business to identify opportunities and recommend solutions to advance, align, and adapt our sustainability platform. The ideal candidate has a unique blend of subject matter expertise, public company experience, stakeholder management, project management, and problem-solving skills. Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops Sustainability Vision, Goals, and Implementation plan for Kontoor in collaboration with critical internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead with a cost-conscious disposition.
  • Responsible for defining and implementing Kontoor's bold social and environmental sustainability vision, goals and strategy across all produc t categories , our growing customer base, our global supply chain and our employees.--
  • Creates and executes the sustainability strategic direction and plans for each brand.
  • Engages with industry partners, associations, and companies as key leaders within the Sustainability movement, including worker well-being and environment practices and activities.--
  • Develops innovative programs, shares learnings and contributes to the evolution of sustainability initiatives within our brands.
  • Works cross-functionally to engage all aspects of business including retail, e-commerce, Operations, Manufacturing, Sourcing, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Finance, and HR to develop programs, drive cutting-edge thinking and solutions, and accomplish goals.--
  • This role works with a cross-functional team that includes Design, Procurement, Product Development, Sourcing, Merchandising, Communications, Legal, Finance, HR and Marketing.--
  • Global responsib i lity for integrating sustainability into product and strategies to support the end-to-end process.--
  • Develops baseline metrics, key performance indicators, and financial analysis of sustainability progress in all areas.
  • Responsible for measurement, tools & resources, tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as internal and external reporting.--
  • Conducts surveys to ensure deliverables meet and exceed company standards and to help identify development areas for future projects.
  • Creates our annual CSR report to illustrate progress and detail future plans with key stakeholders.
  • Partner with Lee and Wrangler marketing teams to ensure accurate product sustainability claims and messaging.--
  • Implement the Sustainable apparel index within brands and report and track the program implementation.
  • Project manage all brand sustainability projects, deliver to budget expectations, report on progress and escalate critical issues.
  • Engage global employees in education, internal initiatives, and external community events that promote the practice and mindset of sustainability, embedding it into our everyday actions and values.
  • Support training, education and awareness building on product sustainability and circular product design.
  • Serve as technical subject matter expert on product sustainability - attributes, certifications, social & environmental impact.--
  • Leads an experienced team of sustainability professionals in alignment with our Kontoor values, empowering them to make an impact.--
  • Maintain up-to-date industry/competitor benchmarking on product sustainability developments, targets, goals.--
  • Identify and support external engagement opportunities for the brand across publications, speaking opportunities, and conferences.-- Skills for Success :
    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences; excellent active listening skills
    • Prioritizes working with others and takes pride in being a team player
    • Establishes and sustains strong relationships and proactively collaborates across functions, regions and levels
    • Influences others and ignite the organization toward a common vision or goal
    • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
    • Innovative and operates with an entrepreneurial mindset
    • Leads, coaches, and develops staff to improve performance and achieve professional goals
    • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
    • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
    • Forward looking with a holistic, data-driven, and systemic approach
    • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
    • Organized and able to prioritize for self and the team Experience/Education :
      • 10 plus years professional experience in the Sustainability field
      • Experience with apparel manufacturing company preferred
      • Experience working within a complex global organization highly preferred
      • Technical fabric expertise, ideally with experience in fabric mill and product development
      • A Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in one of the following preferred: Business, Marketing, Textiles, Communications, Ecology, Sustainability, Toxicology, Engineering or Environmental Science
      • Master's or Ph.D. credentials are a plus but not required Posted 4 Days Ago Full time R-20210401-0003 About Us Kontoor Brands is a lifestyle apparel company with a strong established global footprint. We operate in more than 50 countries, with corporate offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as internal manufacturing facilities located in the Western Hemisphere. This is an exciting time to be a part of Kontoor Brands globally, as we are focused on leveraging our global platform to drive brand growth and are committed to further geographic expansion. Kontoor Brands, Inc. Diversity Vision Statement
        Kontoor Brands 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 Kontoor Brands is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout Kontoor Brands around the world. Kontoor Brands is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. Kontoor Brands is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our Kontoor Brands associates and Kontoor Brands applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

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