Regional Sustainability Manager




New York, NY

Why you should apply for a job to H&M:

  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    l part of every function, while the relevant stakeholders, consumers, customers, and employees perceive H&M as a purpose-driven business. You serve as spokesperson for key sustainability topics and drive local partnerships and initiatives to further awareness of H&M's actions around circularity. You also oversee the company's philanthropic efforts in the region.

    This hybrid role reports into our Head of PR & Communications and is based out of New York, NY, with the following direct reports: Sustainability Leads.

    A Day in the Life

    Working at H&M means no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will include the following responsibilities*

    • Build and implement local sustainability strategies that improve brand perception internally and externally

    • Adapt global program and communications for the audience in Region Americas based on relevant market knowledge and data

    • Act as local Sustainability Ambassador to global sustainability team

    • Partner with Region Americas management team to set short and long-term strategies to ensure H&M is positioned as a company at the forefront of sustainability by consumers and key stakeholders and mitigate potential risks

    • Partner with Communications and Marketing functions on sustainability Influencer engagement

    • Approach sustainability efforts as a commercial tool to drive progress across the business

    • Manage the Region Americas philanthropic strategy, overseeing the company's donations and related partnerships

    • Activate local environmental sustainability programs like garment collecting and build effective partnerships with external organizations to support CSR and corporate citizenship efforts

    • Work with internal stakeholders (such as supply chain, logistics) to support co-creation of strategies to reduce energy usage and CO2e emissions

    • Work together with Public Affairs to track and implement legal sustainability requirements for the business

    • Strategically act as sustainability ambassador to industry organizations (AAFA, NRF, RILA, CCTC, etc.)

    • Act as external spokesperson for relevant news, panels, collections, etc.

    • Track analytics including garment collecting metrics and logistics emissions

    • Identify innovative market activities to drive sales through environmental and social sustainability and partner with key sustainability influencers

    • Counsel senior leads on business and consumer impacts of sustainability and corporate citizenship actions, enabling them to drive decisions

    • Required domestic and international travel up to 40% of time


    Who You Are:

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field

    • 8-10 years' experience in sustainability, public affairs, or corporate communications

    • Deep understanding of complex environmental sustainability landscape including evolving innovations and industry news

    • Exceptional, communicator with the ability to negotiate, persuade and counsel internal and external stakeholders ranging from employees to press and consumers

    • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff

    • Strong brand ambassador, spokesperson, and leader

    • Proven strategic planning ability

    • Creative thinker with ideas on how to constantly improve programs and create positive impact

    • Subject matter-expert who can provide leadership, education, and guidance through shared H&M values

    • Able to work independently and be self-motivated while still working within a team environment and fostering a strong team collaboration

    • Inclusive, positive, open to feedback, willing to multitask and learn on the job

    Additional Information

    Why You'll Love Working at H&M

    • We value diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, and disability

    • We pride ourselves on being a values-driven organization, guided by our 7 unique values that have been part of our success story for over 75 years

    • You'll have access to our Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) to find community and networking opportunities among colleagues

    • We are an inclusive company where you're encouraged to be yourself at work

    • You will have access to a large global talent community, where career growth and aspirations have no limits

    • We believe in supporting your overall wellbeing and offer comprehensive benefits inclusive of health insurance, wellness and family support programs, company match 401k, paid leave programs, and paid time off, including a community day to serve your local community

    • You'll be able to express your personal style with our employee discount at H&M, & Other Stories, and COS

    Compensation: salary range is $125,822-$144,699 annually**

    *This job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, and responsibilities assigned for this job at the company's discretion.

    **H&M, in good faith, has assessed this posted range of compensation as the accurate range for this role and location at the time of this posting. H&M may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range depending on candidate qualifications. This range may be modified in the future.

    EEOC Code: OFM


    110 5th Avenue, New York, United States

    Why you should apply for a job to H&M:

  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4/5 in supportive management
  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% would recommend this company to other women
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.