Product Sustainability Manager (Apparel / Textiles) at Fanatics | Powderkeg

Location: Florida - Tampa

Employment Type: Salaried

Team: Mitchell & Ness

Company Overview

Fanatics is building a leading global digital sports platform to ignite and harness the passions of fans and maximize the presence and reach for hundreds of partners globally. Optimizing these long-standing partnerships, a database of more than 80 million global consumers and a trusted, recognizable brand name, Fanatics is expanding beyond its position as a global leader for licensed sports merchandise to now becoming a next-gen digital sports platform, featuring an array of offerings for fans across the sports ecosystem.

The Fanatics family of companies currently includes Fanatics Commerce, a vertically-integrated licensed merchandise business that has changed the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel, jerseys, headwear and hardgoods through a tech-infused approach to making and quickly distributing fan gear in today’s 24/7 mobile-first economy; Candy Digital, a digital collectibles company that is partnering with prominent sports properties, including MLB and MLBPA, to build an official NFT ecosystem; Fanatics Collectibles, a transformative company that is building a new model for the hobby and giving collectors an end-to-end collectibles experience; and Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a mobile betting, gaming and retail sportsbook platform. Additional ventures that will build out Fanatics’ footprint across the broader digital sports landscape will be rolled out soon. Fanatics’ partners include all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA) and hundreds of collegiate and professional teams, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs.

As a market leader with more than 8,000 employees, and hundreds of partners, suppliers, and vendors worldwide, we take responsibility for driving toward more ethical and sustainable practices. We are committed to building an inclusive Fanatics community, reflecting and representing society at every level of the business, including our employees, vendors, partners and fans. Fanatics is also dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where we all live, work, and play through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

At Fanatics, we’re a diverse, passionate group of employees aiming to ignite pride and passion in the fans we outfit, celebrate and support. We recognize that diversity helps drive and foster innovation, and through our IDEA program (inclusion, diversity, equality and advocacy) at Fanatics we provide employees with tools and resources to feel connected and engaged in who they are and what they do to support the ultimate fan experience.

The Product Sustainability Manager will drive the implementation of environmental strategy related to materials and product creation for Fanatics Brands. This will include providing guidance on material/product sustainability to Product teams and managing cross-functional efforts to operationalize sustainability initiatives. The manager will report to the Sustainability Sr. Manager, Environment & Data. The position will be based in Tampa, FL.


  • Oversee a cross-functional task force on product and material sustainability
  • Assess and communicate the environmental impacts of different materials using internal and external data sources, including industry standard tools such as the Higg MSI/PM
  • Create guidance resources on preferred materials selection for product teams
  • Guide the process of setting and tracking against product sustainability targets, including preferred materials targets and impact-related targets
  • Provide expertise on potential product-related sustainability initiatives, including by estimating impact mitigation potential, and guide the process of project selection and planning
  • Manage ongoing, cross-functional product sustainability projects; track and report on project progress against key metrics
  • Co-develop policies and procedures for managing chain of custody and product sustainability claims, as necessary
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop external communications guidelines for product sustainability claims
  • Manage partnerships with key external stakeholders related to product sustainability, including via multi-stakeholder initiatives
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of environmental sustainability strategy


  • A passion and commitment to sustainable business practices
  • Bachelor’s or Graduate degree (or equivalent experience) in environmental sustainability, product creation, or related field
  • 5+ years-experience in product sustainability, apparel product creation, or corporate environmental sustainability, preferably within an apparel brand
  • Strong organization and project management skills, and a successful track record of managing deliverables from senior-level colleagues
  • Experience managing global, cross-functional groups and processes
  • Understanding of environmental impact and sustainability attributes of materials and products, preferably including knowledge of life cycle assessment (LCA) and/or sustainability impact assessment
  • Experience with product/material sustainability standards and external product claims
  • Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to undertake diverse projects
  • Willingness to travel when needed

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Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics is committed to responsible planning and purchasing (RPP) practices, working with its business partners across its global and multi-layered supply chain, to ensure that planning, sourcing, and purchasing decisions, along with other supporting processes, do not impede or conflict with the fulfillment of Fanatics’ fair labor practices.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Product Sustainability Manager (Apparel / Textiles)
  • Company
  • Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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