Commercial Manager

Global Fashion Agenda is seeking a experienced sales-driven new team member who will play a pivotal role in securing financial and impactful partnerships making it possible to continuously accelerate the fashion industry towards more environmentally and socially sustainable and circular systems

Location: Copenhagen
Start date: 12 August 2024
Duration: One year
Contract: Maternity Cover, Full-Time

About the role

Global Fashion Agenda is seeking a experienced sales-driven new team member who will play a pivotal role in securing financial and impactful partnerships making it possible to continuously accelerate the fashion industry towards more environmentally and socially sustainable and circular systems. GFA has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit (GFS) in core fashion regions around the world.

As the Commercial Manager, you will play a key role in generating and cultivating new and current sponsorships and partnerships to secure growth for the organisation to reach its mission towards accelerating impact to create a net positive fashion industry.

Key Responsibilities

Referring to the Director of Partnerships and Development, the right candidate will:

  • Create lead generation, setting up and leading meetings for new partners, innovators and sponsors of the Summit
  • Continuous strategic prospecting to identify and engage potential sponsors, fostering partnerships with GFA across various projects as part of GFS, Circular Fashion Partnership, Innovation Forum and more
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with GFA supporters to involve them appropriately in fundraising efforts
  • Prospecting and converting existing or previous partnerships of GFA projects into GFA partnerships
  • End-to-end ownership of fundraising (incl. research, application writing, relationship building, developing sponsorship pitches, and reporting)
  • Management of sponsor and partner relationships and expectations to ensure alignment throughout the project and mutual satisfaction
  • Facilitation of internal stakeholder engagement, fostering cross-team and interdepartmental alignment on all sponsorship/partnership related initiatives and responsibilities

 

Compensation Package

  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days of paid vacation per year
  • Basic health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, including working from home and remote

Key qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate has:

  • 4-7 years of experience working in with sales and relationship building
  • Direct stakeholder management experience
  • Comfortable presenting and speaking to executive management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments
  • A “Yes We Can” mentality, optimistic, independent and problem-solving attitude
  • Passion for and understanding of the fashion industry, sustainability and circularity
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing) – additional languages are a plus

 

 

Apply

If you are a experienced sales-driven professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the intersection between fashion and sustainability, we invite you to apply for the Commercial Manager position now.

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter (max. 300 words) to our Director of Partnerships and Development via apply@globalfashionagenda.org before the application deadline 21 June. Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

About Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit in core fashion regions around the world. GFA influences policy through its advocacy efforts including the Global Textiles Policy Forum, publishes thought leadership including The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate, implements impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum, presents educational guidance through the GFA Academy, and connects companies with solutions through the Innovation Forum,

Working in partnership with a wide ecosystem of companies and organisations across the value chain, GFA spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future. Through its work, GFA reaches thousands of stakeholders including brands, innovators, NGOs, policy makers, manufacturers, investors and more.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team of 25-30 people with its headquarters in Copenhagen, and with team members currently working from cities across Europe, USA and in Bangladesh and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.