CDI - Sustainability Program Manager W/M - SALOMON

  • Annecy, France
  • Full-time
  • Department: Commercial

Company Description

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Mavic, Suunto, Wilson and Precor.

“The Mountain Sport Company”, Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon’s commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both Alpine and Nordic skiing and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for snowboarding, adventure racing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, and many other sports.

Through performance driven design, Salomon delivers innovation and progression to mountain sports; converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility. Salomon’s heritage, culture, and commitment are tied together by one simple concept: the world’s leading mountain people creating the world’s leading mountain products. Salomon is headquartered in Annecy, France.

Job Description

We are looking for a Program Manager  W/M to: 

  • leads the Salomon Social and Environmental Sustainability Program by implementing the program’s strategic objectives, shaping its mode of delivery, overseeing and/or executing specific program projects.

    In this role, you will actively communicate program goals and progress across the company, building a linkage of the function to other departments and fostering commitment to Salomon sustainability vision. Working collaboratively with our sister brands, you will work to bridge our sustainability efforts with those of Amer Sports and share best practices across the company. You will work collaboratively with the Salomon Brand Team to define, create and spread the word on the sustainability program – to our Consumers, Industry and Trade.

You will report directly to the VP Brand, Salomon.

 

Main Activities:

You develop and execute an annual sustainability program plan focused on building value across the brand. Program areas of focus include:

  • The players, who nurture and energize our communities

  • The playmakers, who design and develop the tools that help make our playtime possible

  • The playground, home to our experience, that must be maintained and protected

  • The toys, the products we use to find these moments of joy and expression, and that we strive to create in line with our values

 

Specific Missions:

> MIND THE PLAYMAKERS

  • You collaborate with the Salomon Operations team and ASO team to ensure our factory partners are aligned with our Ethical Manufacturing guidelines and initiatives 


  • You share best practices and program guidance with other Amer brands by working with leadership and sustainability functions 


  • You lead Salomon participation in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and brand and supplier use of the Higg Index

  • You lead Salomon verification and transparency roadmap for products and supply chain

> MIND THE TOYS

  • You contribute in materials chemistry R&D decisions (DWR, anti-odour, dyes, etc.) by working with Materials, Design and Product Line Management

  • You monitor chemistry and environmental inputs to the Salomon regulatory and compliance function for the updating and management of the AS01/RSL Materials Compliance Program (A&G, FTW, WSE) 



  • You lead and/or participate in the implementation of the circular economy principles across the categories (including packaging)

  • You provide an expert voice on materials impacts decisions in R&D, product innovation and design processes

  • You contribute Amer’s Bluesign participation as a high impact materials guidance framework

  • You participate in industry working groups on chemicals management and microfibers pollution (e.g. Outdoor Industry Association, European Outdoor Group, Outdoor Sports Valley, Sustainable Apparel Coalition)

> MIND THE PLAYGROUND

  • You participate in industry engagement by representing Salomon in environmental communities (Conservation Alliance, EOCA, ACT for the Outdoors)

  • You lead the progress on the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and join working groups

  • You support the retail team in the implementation of their sustainability plan

> MIND THE PLAYERS

  • You collaborate with the VP Brand, Marketing Director and Foundation Director who coordinate the roll out the 1% For the Players initiatives and define the role of Salomon Foundation

> MIND THE CULTURE

  • Together with VP Brand, Brand Director, HR department and external consultant:
  • You communicate progress on program goals across the company 


  • You collaborate with the Human Resources to orient internal learning and doing

  • You link our program with Amer Sports’ Corporate Responsibility program by collaborating on goals, KPI collection, and reporting

  • You participate in strategic cross-functional projects as required

  • You report progress to the Salomon Comex every 2 month

Qualifications

 

Needed Work Experience:

  • You have 5+ years’ experience in leading and managing programs

Specific Skills: 

  • You possess basic knowledge of chemical application to yarn/fabrics/plastics production 


  • You have experience in the footwear, apparel or ski/snowboard industry (from product development to material production)

  • You have an awareness of the global regulatory environment for sports equipment’s

  • You are professionally competent in English

  • You have an ability to effectively manage and coordinate programs 


  • You have strong communication and presentation skills 


  • You set a clear vision, align your team around common objectives, and foster commitment to these objectives 


  • Your passion for sustainability is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it 


  • You are committed to leading the organization in knowing our impact, sharing the sustainability progress, and finding our way

  • You are Play-Minded

 

 

Additional Information

Permanent Contract, Full Time

Job based in Annecy (74), FRANCE

 

 

 

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