Head of Sustainability (m/f/d)

Apr, 18
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Our purpose is to create the greatest positive impact in our country and ecosystem by enabling commerce, empowered by technology!
We are a Tech company - Technology is the driver, e-commerce is the outcome. We were established in 2010 to provide a seamless e-commerce experience to our customers and SMEs. In ten years, we became the largest e-commerce company in Turkey, as well as one of the leading global platforms. Trendyol is the 1st Turkish company to achieve the decacorn status and the most valuable private internet company in the EMEA region. As Trendyol, we believe that diversity makes us stronger on the way to growth, therefore we embrace and welcome diversity.
We will continue to grow with Trendyol Tech; one of the leading R&D centers, our last-mile delivery solution (Trendyol Express), instant grocery and food delivery through its own courier network (Trendyol Go), digital wallet, consumer-to-consumer channel (Dolap) and many other services. We are scaling fast and profitably, expanding into international markets.
Our culture is at the core of everything we do. Focused on results, keeping our customers first, we always work for better and always test, iterate and improve. We learn from our mistakes, direct and open feedback is at the core of our culture. If you want to learn, grow and deliver; are result-oriented, love teamwork, appreciate open communication, learning and iteration, and make decisions with data, Come, join our tribe!
Trendyol International offers an exciting start up environment in high growth mode, with significant opportunity to drive strategic changes, and deliver results. We continue to invest in building a world-class end-to-end operations, and we are looking for a leader that will help shape decisions for long term success.
Trendyol is building a world-class e-commerce platform for fashion connecting customers, brands, and partners. We are looking for an entrepreneurial, data-driven and creative leader to own our Sustainability initiatives and establish Trendyol as the destination of choice for sustainable fashion. As the Head of Sustainability, you will be responsible for defining the goals for Trendyol. You should be able to don the hat of a teacher, advisor, business partner, or evangelist of sustainability to internal and external stakeholders and drive programs to achieve our sustainability ambitions.
If you are inspired to work in a high impact role that will establish a new status quo in fashion e-commerce, are excited about working in a startup environment, and build entirely new programs from the ground up then this position is for you. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent business judgment, proven track record of driving sustainability objectives through collaborating across the organization, and leveraging data to get buy-in for new ideas. 


    • A passion for Sustainability with 10+ years of relevant work experience.
    • Proven track record of delivering initiatives through leading and sponsoring cross functional teams with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Previous experience in defining sustainability objectives for a start-up against standards like the Paris Agreement is a plus.
    • Affinity for numbers, feels very comfortable calculating business cases, passion for ecommerce/fashion/tech, and an understanding of online business models and current industry trends.
    • Experience in owning roadmap strategy and definition.
    • Excellent collaboration skills that enable you to earn trust at all levels.
    • Extreme attention to detail and willingness to roll up your sleeves.
    • Ability to effectively work with remote teams across continents and deliver results.
    • Highly polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating


    • Business Ownership: Single threaded owner for Sustainability. Owns the vision and goals and is responsible for business initiatives and roadmap.
    • Own omni-channel communications strategy for Sustainability.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on evolving trends and best practices in Sustainability making effective recommendations for implementation to senior leadership.
    • Work with internal stakeholders to define and drive initiatives on carbon footprint reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, recycling, renewable energy, packaging as a part of the broader Sustainability strategy.
    • Work with business partners to drive sustainability initiatives throughout the supply chain.
    • Own customer facing initiatives to grow awareness for the need of sustainability and drive customer participation in Sustainability initiatives.
    • Tracking and Reporting: Build mechanisms that help to audit performance and develop the most important KPIs to track progress
    • Communication: Proactively communicate your teams' plans and accomplishments in both verbal and written narratives to ensure alignment with senior leadership and technical partners. Should be able to adapt messaging to the audience.
    • Managing Team members: Lead and support your team of product managers, through functional knowledge, coaching and mentoring


    • Opportunity to take responsibility from day one, improve your skills and learn continuously
    • Open communication, teamwork and strong company culture
    • Strong focus on talent, not titles!
    • Chance to shape the future of e-commerce and experience agility at its best!
    • Being part of our cross-functional, diverse and dynamic team.
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