Accelerating Circularity, Inc. Project Director Remote · Full time

Project Director’s main responsibilities include the management of the textile-to-textile trial process including strategy, budget, timeline, organization and deliverables. Key function is daily oversight of pilot activities needed to model textile-to-textile recycling systems replicable in multiple geographies. Process oversight includes: material transportation, tracking, sorting, preprocessing, recycling, fiber, yarn, fabric, garment making and circular product identification.

Description

Stakeholder engagement and relationship management

  • Facilitate collaboration across the full textile-to-textile supply chain, with a focus on planning and consensus building.
  • Act as primary liaison with trial participants to develop and maintain good working relationships during the project.

Project management

  • Develop the overall project plan and assure compliance during execution of the project.
  • Coordinate and oversee the development and maintenance of the project schedule.
  • Supplier selection and management; project purchasing
  • Project budget development, management, and reporting; maintenance of project financial records
  • Project-related correspondence
  • Project risk management

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Collaborate with Program Analyst to identify indicators and collect data for environmental assessments, business cases, and other relevant applications. 
  • Track and document all project-related field activities.
  • Generate monthly status reports and share information with Project Team.
  • Perform and/or assist in studies for economic/technical/logistical feasibility and optimization.
  • Coordinate development of Project Reports for publication.

Team management

  • Organize and facilitate project team meetings.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to project interns and volunteers.


Qualifications:

  • At least Ten (10) years’ experience managing complex projects as a project manager, with project accountability. International project management experience desired.
  • Strong background in textiles and product development.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Multilingual skills are very desirable.
  • Must exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work in a matrix team environment.
  • Must exhibit an understanding of product and textile development, costing, and industry standards for testing.
  • Must exhibit a knowledge and understanding of contracts (legal and financial aspects), cost control and scheduling.
  • Must be organized; thorough; able to process, absorb and transfer information expediently; and be able to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
  • Requires competency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace (GSuite), and other relevant software.
  • Must have a valid passport and be willing to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Based in the US Eastern Time Zone


Key personal attributes:

  • Committed to the transition to circular textile-to-textile systems
  • Believes in the organization's role in changing the industry
  • Effective communicator
  • Highly organized
  • Dependable
  • Detail focus
  • Problem solver
  • Trustworthy
  • Collaborative


Salary

$80,000 - $120,000 per year