Standards, Supply Chain Specialist - Remote

51-Standards · San Francisco , California
Department 51-Standards
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $50,000-$60,000

Standards, Supply Chain Specialist - Remote

About Us 

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit driving positive impact on climate change across the fashion and textile industry. It guides a growing community of brands, manufacturers, and farmers towards more purposeful production from the very start of the supply chain. 

By 2030, its goal is to guide the industry to achieve a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within fiber and raw material production. Its focus is holistic and interconnected, accelerating the adoption of practices that improve the state of our water, soil health, and biodiversity too. 

For real change to happen, everyone needs a clear path to positive impact. That’s why Textile Exchange believes that approachable, step-by-step instruction paired with collective action can change the system to make preferred materials and fibers an accessible default, mobilizing leaders through attainable strategies, proven solutions, and a driven community. At Textile Exchange, materials matter. To learn more, visit 

Working at Textile Exchange 

We work remotely with a team located in 20+ countries. We are a diverse group committed to harnessing the strengths of the global textile industry to accelerate change toward climate and other key environmental goals. Each Textile Exchange employee is offered a competitive compensation package with paid time off, yearly bonus, opportunities for continuing education, and more. 

Job Summary 

The Supply Chain Specialist is part of the Textile Exchange Standards team, the department that is responsible for the development and maintenance of various textile industry-leading voluntary sustainability standards, used for independent auditing and certification.  This position will serve as our team expert on the Content Claim Standard (CCS), Textile Exchange’s chain of custody standard, which is the foundation of all of Textile Exchange’s standards. Today, it provides requirements for chain of custody in textile supply chains as well as approved non-textile scopes.  The CCS will continue to play a critical role as Textile Exchange harmonizes its standards into a more unified standard system. 

The Supply Chain Specialist will have a strong foundation and expertise with chain of custody standards, also working on related topics covering uptake and context of the standard, related policies that support the implementation of the standard, and will provide team support on systems maintenance across all standards. 

Like all roles at Textile Exchange, the role will be primarily home-based.  Textile Exchange is a US-based, remote-working organization with a global team.  This position is open to domestic and international candidates. The majority of the Standards team is based in North America, and some overlap of working hours with the US Pacific Standard Time zone is required.   

Duties and Responsibilities 

Content Claim Standard and Chain of Custody Lead 

  • Serve as the technical expert for the Textile Exchange Content Claim Standard (CCS) and related policies, procedures, and guidelines; 
  • Develop knowledge on the application of the CCS across all fibers & materials that form the scope of Textile Exchange standards; 
  • Collaborate with the Stakeholder Engagement team to support the uptake of the CCS as well as inquiries and questions on the CCS; 
  • Collaborate with the Assurance team, the department responsible for oversight of the implementation of Textile Exchange’s standards, to support information needed for performance monitoring and calibration of the CCS; 
  • Collaborate with the Assurance and Data & Technology departments on the implementation of CCS-related requirements in Textile Exchange’s Trackit shared data measurement system; 
  • Collaborate with the Standards, Senior Manager and the Standards team on revisions of the CCS, including coordination with an international working group, drafting/revising criteria, public consultations, and finalization of new versions of the standard; 
  • Develop and maintain corresponding policies, procedures, training materials, templates, and other resources that support comprehension and uptake of the CCS; 
  • Conduct training as needed to support comprehension of the CCS; 
  • Support development of the value proposition for use of the CCS and support related promotion and uptake. 
  • Collaborate with the Claims & Labeling team on CCS-related requirements for product eligibility according to different claim thresholds 


CCS/Chain of Custody Projects 

  • Provide technical oversight of the CCS mass balance concept, Alternative Volume Reconciliation Policy, including exploration of new materials and processes that may qualify in the future; 
  • Provide technical oversight of the CCS group and multi-site options for certification, including development of requirements and guidelines to support its uptake; 
  • As applicable, coordinate pilot field testing of new concept areas during the development phase, e.g., expansion of the mass balance policy; 
  • Oversee external use of the CCS including review and approval of external standards/organizations; 
  • Participate in organizational discussions on traceability and transparency in supply chains, including input on tools beyond standards. 


Systems Maintenance 

  • Provide maintenance tasks for Standards systems across all standards/scopes, including proofreading, formatting, and document control for materials managed by the Standards team; 
  • Support Standards, Assurance, and Stakeholder Engagement teams on troubleshooting areas that need revision in Standards documents; 
  • Develop clear and concise language for Standards materials for a cross-sector and global audience. 

Minimum Experience and Qualifications  

  • Experience working with chain of custody standards or similar supply chain verification schemes.  
  • Detail-oriented with intuitive thought processes to understand new contexts to provide interpretation of requirements. 
  • People-oriented and empathetic for outreach activities and to understand questions and scenarios and provide helpful solutions; 
  • Highly literate, with excellent written and grammatical skills in English to provide clear and concise writing in standards and guidance 
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, & Word and the ability to quickly learn new systems.  
  • A driven individual with a strong work ethic and high degree of autonomy; self-starting and proactive.  
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.  
  • Able to hit the ground running – you will need to have experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment.  
  • Motivated, energetic, determined, and with strong interpersonal skills.  
  • Able to produce a high standard of work across all forms of media.  
  • Honest, professional, responsible, discreet, and able to act with the utmost confidence at all times 
  • Flexibility of working across multiple time zones and ability to overlap with the North American time zones for parts of the work day 
  • Experience working in global Textile supply chains. 
  • Experience working at an international organization. 

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