Salomon is looking for talent to lead its circularity, sustainable innovation & eco-design strategy & programs as part of its global sustainability vision & strategy.

“The Mountain Sport Company,” Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Salomon’s commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both Alpine and Nordic skiing and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for snowboarding, adventure racing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, and many other sports.

Through performance driven design, Salomon delivers innovation and progression to mountain sports; converting new ideas into action and expanding the limits of possibility. Salomon’s heritage, culture, and commitment are tied together by one simple concept: the world’s leading mountain people creating the world’s leading mountain products. Salomon is responsibly committed towards the outdoor through its Play-Minded Program. Diversity is one of Salomon’s five values, therefore we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Salomon is headquartered in Annecy, France.

Job Description

  • We are looking for a Circularity, Innovation & Eco-design Lead W/M to:
  • be in charge of leading Salomon’s circularity, sustainable innovation & eco-design strategy & programs as part of our global sustainability vision & strategy within our Brand department, in our Sustainability team.
  • You will report to Salomon Sustainability Director / Program Manager.

Main Activities

  • Build & lead Salomon circular & sustainable innovation strategy, roadmap & principles in collaboration with the BUs
  • Operationally pilot & support BUs on circular innovations across the company
  • Be the internal evangelist on circularity, sustainable innovation & circularity: bring transversal expertise on circularity & eco-design, elevate internal culture and support cross-fertilization within Salomon’s business units (designers, innovation managers, R&D teams, etc.)
  • Connect with and represent Salomon in innovative sustainable ecosystems, consortiums, international organizations, grant platforms … (e.g. industry peers, consortiums, ERP eco-organisms, LSF Center for Sustainable Fashion, LIFE European program, Ellen Mc Arthur foundation…)
  • Ad-hoc participation to the other transversal projects of the sustainability program


Needed Work Experience:

  • 5 years of professional experience on similar assignments in a large corporate sustainability department in fashion industry, outdoor industry or associated industry
  • Significant experience in an international organization required


  • Engineering school in Sustainability, Environment, Eco-Design or Materials

Foreign Language(s):

  • Proficiency in English and French

IT Skills:

  • Mastering Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
  • Knowledge of environmental impact measurement tools & design thinking tools

Specific Skills:

  • Mastery of sustainable development issues, if possible in the fashion and/or outdoor sector
  • Mastery of circularity, eco-design, sustainable & systemic innovations
  • Biomimetics and regenerative expertise
  • Experience of complex supply & value chains
  • Systemic understanding of issues and challenges
  • Project management

Other Specific Transversal Skills:

  • Capacity to federate, lead, influence and drive change among a complex ecosystem of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication / public speaking skills
  • Ability to work in transverse and cross-functional inter-departmental teams
  • Passionate about sustainability and outdoor sports

Transversal skills:

  • Output orientation: Develop and manage operational results: set ambitious targets, achieve them and know when to step back in order to improve the results. Be proactive, assert themselves when making decisions.
  • Sense of customer service: Understand and integrate the needs of internal/external clients, in order to respond adequately in line with the interest of the company.
  • Ability to work as a team member and to collaborate: Promote information sharing and team spirit, contribute to collective efficiency.
  • Ability to lead and/or support the change: Encourage, bring about and manage the change. Be able to question themselves and adjust their behavior and methods (if necessary) to achieve the expected results
  • Creativity and innovation: Explore, make new ideas come to life, striving ceaselessly to improve. Be creative in order to fall within innovation projects regardless of their level of responsibility

Additional Information

Permanent contract, Full time

Job based in Annecy (74), FRANCE


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