Retail and CSR manager

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24 Mar 2017

Retail and CSR manager

The European fur sector is in a flourishing development with increasing production and retail sales. Representing the full fur value chain from farm to fashion Fur Europe represents members in 26 of EUs Member States plus members from Norway, Bosnia, Iceland and Switzerland.

Our objective is to strengthen awareness and knowledge about the fur sector and provide information and facts to European stakeholders. Fur Europe works proactively to influence the agenda and to build up a strong network among key stakeholders both in EU Member States and in Brussels. Fur Europe’s values are openness, transparency and reliability.

Fur Europe has recently adopted a new sustainability vision that includes the implementation of our state of the art animal welfare assessment programme WelFur. In extension of this we are looking for an employee that can help liaise and communicate with the retail level, national fashion councils and consumers.

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Assist national members with the distribution of information and facts about the fur sector to retailers and fashion boutiques in Europe.
  • Assist with marketing and promotion of the WelFur programme to retailers, brands and design students
  • Drafting of communications to members on political issues related to fashion and CSR issues
  • Meetings with relevant stakeholders
  • Develop policy papers and positions on topics related to fashion and CSR issues
  • Attend relevant events or conferences and report to Fur Europe members

We are looking for:

  • Knowledge and experience from working with the fashion sector. Knowledge about the fur sector is considered an asset.
  • Languages: English – German will be considered an asset.
  • A person who can work independently as well as in a well-functioning team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • High motivation and strong interest for working with topics ranging from animal welfare to fashion, innovation and trade.

Starting date is preferably 1st of April 2017. We offer a full time position under Belgian law. Fur Europe’s office is based in Brussels, but frequent travelling is an essential part of this job.

Deadline for submission of applications: 24th of March 2017. The candidates will be contacted for an interview in the following week. Please submit applications to clearly marked “Retail Manager” in the subject field. If you have any questions related to the position please call CEO Mette Lykke Nielsen, +32 (0) 471420201

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