Sustainability Manager

Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
Sustainability Jobs
Central, City, East London, North London, South London, West London
Location Description:
4th March 2021
Start Date:
Job Ref:
Green Jobs Online

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York and Australia. We have more than 25 million registered users in 180+ countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.
Depop exists to build the world's most diverse progressive home of fashion. We are a community-powered fashion ecosystem that's kinder to the planet and kinder to people. We give our audience something they can't get anywhere else - unique fashion, with amazing people and the chance to create a better future by showing up as their full selves, at full volume.

We operate on three pillars:
Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.
Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.

Sustainability Manager

We are looking for a Sustainability Manager to support the delivery of our 2022 sustainability plan and continue to weave sustainability in everything we do at Depop. This role is truly 360, involving close collaboration with a number of teams across the business (DEI, Product, Legal, Seller, Office, Brand & Marketing), as well as external partners.

The Sustainability Manager will report into the Head of Sustainability.

Job description:

Responsible for the delivery of strategic and tactical programmes and initiatives in order to deliver against our 2022 sustainability plan, including collaborating across teams on their own plans
Lead the development and execution of existing and new initiatives to help us achieve climate neutrality
Lead the development of Depop’s minimum sustainability standards and due diligence process for prospective fashion brand partners
Lead the development of guidelines, tools and educational resources to encourage our buyers and sellers to be more sustainable, collaborating across teams and leveraging external partnerships
Support the design of our approach to sustainable procurement, acting as the specialist to vet and monitor the sustainability performance of our vendors, suppliers and partners
Serve as specialist to support our marketing and product teams to define when/how/where we talk about sustainability
Be solution oriented, agile and able to iterate when necessary in order to maximise Depop’s positive impact

You have at least 4-5 years experience in fields relating to sustainability and circular economy, impact valuation being a plus
You have experience in climate change mitigation, especially carbon accounting and science based targets
You know the fashion industry and have a deep understanding of its supply chain
You are highly organised, have extensive project management experience and have executed programmes involving a number of stakeholders from ideation to delivery
You are analytical and routinely use data and research to inform your work and create business cases
You are creative, unafraid to present new ideas and shake the status quo
You are able to translate technical sustainability concepts to non technical audiences, whether consumer or business
You communicate in a way that allows you to build trust and engagement at every level, internally and externally
You are passionate about making a positive difference and the circular economy
Experience working in a startup environment a plus

Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
Wellbeing: We care about our employees wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eyecare vouchers and a discounted gym membership at Nuffield Health.
Mental Health: Our employees mental health is a top priority. We offer subsidised counseling appointments with a qualified therapist through SelfSpace, we have trained mental health first aiders and we also run yoga, meditation and more.
Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees
Family life: We offer flexible working (based on the team you will be joining), generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies which includes adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. Also, all of our offices are dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more...we’ve taken this virtual for now!
Equality and Diversity Monitoring

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Depop recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce which reflects the wider population and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Under the Equality Act (2010), Depop must demonstrate that their recruitment processes are fair and that we are not discriminating against or disadvantaging anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We need to ask applicants some questions to make sure that no one is being unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

We collect this information only for anonymised monitoring purposes to help the organisation look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy. In this way, we can check that we are complying with the Equality Act (2010).

Under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of disability is if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Further information regarding the definition of disability can be found at:

Reasonable adjustments will be made available should you be invited to interview.

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