Sustainability Communications and Stakeholder Manager

  • Location
    • Amsterdam
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 16, 2021
  • Function
  • Operations
  • Sector
  • Retail

About Otrium

Founded and headquartered in Amsterdam, we’re a purpose-led business – we believe all clothing should be worn.

Right now, lots of fashion stays unsold. For the resources that went in and for the people who miss out, it’s such a shame. We’re here to fix this. We are an online fashion outlet marketplace and we tech-enable designer brands to find an owner for every item they produce.

We give brands an online outlet channel and digital tools to smartly connect dynamically-priced end-of-season collections with fashion-lovers. Then we give them the data so they can reproduce most-wanted items.

Our app re-imagines outlet shopping helping customers easily find reduced-price gems. We give end-of-season fashion a new start, which is smarter for the wardrobe, smarter for the wallet and smarter for the industry.

Role Responsibilities

The following tasks will be part of your new role:

  • Develop a communication programme which tells our sustainability story as part of our overall communications strategy
  • Lead the translation of our sustainability reporting resulting in stakeholder engagement via the right messaging and format for our key stakeholders
  • Provide customer-facing teams both B2c and B2B with key messages and support around key initiatives and provide them with support and guidance around key communications challenges specifically related to sustainability.
  • Ensure our marketing team, copywriters and agencies are fully equipped to be able to tell our sustainability story to all external and consumer marketing & communications (press releases, blog posts, content for on our platform copy for social media around sustainability)
  • Gather and analyse internal and external communication metrics in collaboration with the right stakeholders and teams
  • Support in internal events and communications to ensure all stakeholders are inspired and engaged on our sustainability goals
  • Support the partnership team in building pitches and presentations around our sustainability and circularity services for new and existing brand partners
  • Main point of contact for the partnership teams in relation to sustainability and ESG* related information
  • Support in becoming a part of foundations and groups that pioneer in the field of a circular and more sustainable fashion industry, and maintaining the relationships with them.

Experience, knowledge & skills

  • Ideally this is you second or third job. You have about 3-5 years of hands on experience in sustainability and brand communication (or equivalent experience)
  • A deep understanding of social- and environmental impact within the fashion industry
  • Fluency in working with different stakeholders (internally as well as externally)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, facilitation and collaboration skills
  • Deep experience working with the media, in particular investigative journalists and experience in managing PR agencies
  • An ability to hit the ground running, to manage ambiguity and to be a proactive, team player who can think on their feet
  • Understanding of the fast pace of a high-growth environment
  • Experience with fashion (re)commerce is a big plus.

About you

  • Communication specialist with a strong passion for sustainability and the fashion industry
  • Creative mindset to bring messaging forward in the best way possible
  • Collaborator with ability to connect the dots across the organization and build repeatable processes
  • Strong communication skills, able to build content, and present data and complex information for a variety of internal and external audiences to drive clarity and buy-in
  • Excellent project management skills to deliver complex capabilities on schedule
  • A hard requirement: working visa for the Netherlands or another Europe country.
  • What can you expect from us?
  • You will be part of an enthusiastic and highly ambitious team with a growth and entrepreneurial mindset;
  • The possibility to learn, grow, and contribute to one of the fastest-growing startups in Europe, and soon the US (with your help!);
  • Freedom and responsibility: we believe in ownership, so we will give you full responsibility to make sure you can get the job done;
  • You’ll be working with very talented colleagues - in a different time zone - that know what they are doing as everyone has experience at other amazing fast-growing companies;
  • Next to working together, we celebrate our success together. With every target we make and record we break, we celebrate!

What’s next?

  • Excited about what you’re reading? Let us know more about who you are and why we should work together! Apply now!
  • We look forward to hearing from you!