Circularity Manager - Textile Sorting & Recycling (d/f/m)

Full Time (32-40h a week)

We are looking for a circularity expert to join our diverse team.

Are you collaborative and open-minded and on the lookout for your next challenge? Would you love to find a team where you can dedicate your skills to fight climate change and shape a more sustainable future?

We are a growing team at a sustainable tech startup developing solutions for a systemic change towards a circular economy. Our focus is in the textile industry, one of the biggest climate challenges. circular.fashion unifies an international team of 20 people with interdisciplinary backgrounds of software engineering, textile, design, business and sustainability. You will have many opportunities for learning and creativity.

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Your roles & tasks

As a circularity manager, you will be working at the interface between brands and stakeholders by managing projects and partnerships in the reverse supply chain. Our circularity.ID®, a Digital Product Passport for textiles, and our sorting solutions will be in the focus of your work. You will work closely with the circular.fashion team but also in close collaboration with other innovative organisations such as sorters and recyclers.

Your tasks will include:

  • Represent and coordinate the activities of circular.fashion in several research and pilot projects with other partners to work on topics related to a Digital Product Passport and the circularity.ID®
  • Further develop products which support brands in building circular reverse supply chain solutions including take-back schemes. This can include consulting sessions with brands.
  • Project management of our running research and development projects related to our sorting solutions using ID-based sorting, computer vision and spectroscopy as technology.
  • Represent circular.fashion in standardisation committees such as ISO and DIN.
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Skills & Experience

  • Experienced in reverse supply chain solutions including collection, sorting and ideally recycling
  • Background or experience in the fashion industry
  • Project and partnership management skills
  • Open-minded, communicative, dedicated team player with a high sense of responsibility and ability to integrate with new teams quickly and adaptive to changing processes
  • Excellent communication skills in both German and English
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Further details

This position is open as soon as you can start. Compensation is defined by a fully transparent growth and reward framework that our team designed collaboratively and is calculated by a formula that depends on a combination of experience, level of responsibility, and tenure at circular.fashion. We are looking for a candidate who is available for at least 32hrs per week and can work remotely, but must be located in Germany.

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About us

Our team: You are surrounded by a highly motivated, collaborative and solutions-focused team.

Industry-leading: Closed loop recycling in the textile industry is very new, but is going through massive growth and will have a huge positive impact. Having been in the space for several years, many of the things we do in-house also influence EU-wide and global policies and standards. We also collaborate with universities in developing cutting edge technologies for the circular economy such as the crtx.ai project, where we are developing a garment classification system via computer vision and material analysis spectroscopy for textile sorters.

Self-development: We’re a small but growing interdisciplinary team - we all wear many hats. There are plenty of opportunities for you to try on new responsibilities and there are loads of learning opportunities.

Interdisciplinary collaboration: We are open for everyone on the team to bring in skills and interests beyond their main role since we are convinced that interdisciplinary exchange brings out the best solutions.

Participation and transparency: We invite you to join team discussions on our strategy and contribute to shape the roadmap and the journey of our company. We’re also completely transparent about our budget and make collaborative decisions on how to use it.

Impact-driven and independent: By further developing our software tools you are helping fashion companies from startups to some of the largest global fashion players such as Zalando and H&M to realise their transition towards a sustainable and circular business model. As we are completely self-owned and independent from investors, we can focus on maximising impact.

Future: Together we shape the future of how we produce and consume to realise a positive vision for this world.

If you are interested in getting to know us please send us your application at jobs@circular.fashion with your salary expectations and the earliest date you could start.

  • What motivates you to work for circular.fashion?
  • Would you prefer working remotely or in Berlin?
  • What are your salary expectations?

Do not hesitate to apply even if you don't fulfil all the qualifications. We look forward to receiving your application!

Your circular.fashion team