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Poppin // commercial-grade office furniture & supplies
 
New York City    Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020
 
   
 
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Aligning our interests with those of the planet, Poppin is kicking its Green initiative into gear, & seeking a high-octane (er, supercharged) candidate to lead us forward. The Director, Sustainability is a new role created to recommend & manage the green material composition of products & packaging, the energy & waste reduction of optimized logistics & handling, & the calibration of marketing & messaging. The ideal candidate will draw on a solid technical background of specific experience in this burgeoning field, having worked across development, marketing, & business teams with proven success. The position will report to Poppins VP of Design & work most intricately with our designers, engineers, merchants, & overseas suppliers, while partnering throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble & maintain a catalog of green materials & suppliers for use in product & packaging
  • Work alongside our designers & engineers specifying components & part composition
  • Interface with our overseas team & production partners reviewing material specification & testing
  • Standardize new practices to reclaim & reuse discarded product & packaging in the field
  • Work with our logistics team to reduce inefficiencies of transport, storage, & delivery
  • Develop a framework & metrics for evaluating the environmental impact of our many initiatives
  • Guide brand messaging around integral themes of flexibility, reuse & conservation
  • Engage with leading certifiers of green accreditation to direct all corporate compliance & testing (e.g., Cradle to Cradle, FSC, Greenguard, LEED, OEKO-TEK, WELL)

Qualifications:

  • Degree in mechanical and/or environmental science
  • 8-10 years experience in a successful business environment
  • Proven ability to problem solve & arrive at clever solutions
  • Keen interest in, & knowledge of leading material innovations & processes
  • Broad knowledge of building materials properties & functional characteristics
  • Experience leading teams & managing direct reports
  • Strong written & verbal communication & presentation skills
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 4 times a year
  • Ability to correspond after hours with our overseas team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Business / project management / communication software skills a must
  • Proficiency with Solidworks a plus

ABOUT POPPIN:

We believe that outfitting your office should be easythat's why weve reimagined the way people shop for their workspace. By eliminating middlemen, weve created a complete collection of commercial-grade office furniture, privacy phone booths, & supplies while lowering prices & reducing delivery times. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, businesses rely on Poppin for complete workspace solutions to help build their brand & culture.

Recognized by Crains as one of NYs fastest-growing businesses, we have furniture showrooms in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, & Washington DC. Our award-winning products are used in over 50,000 offices & sold in 3,000 retail locations nationwide.

Work happy isn't just our tagline, it's our ethos. We offer our team a mix of traditional & unconventional perks & pride ourselves on providing top-notch benefits.

 
 
 
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