Fashion Innovation Director
Website Beyond Form
Fashion Innovation Director
What is Beyond Form?
Beyond Form is a fashion tech venture studio building fashion technologies that will shape the future of fashion. We do this in two ways: 1. By working with entrepreneurs in partnership to create a startup from scratch, or, 2. By working with existing companies to support them in their next stage of growth. Either route sees Beyond Form working in close collaboration with founders to ensure that their ideas are feasible and commercially viable. Based in Central Paris & London, we are nurturing entrepreneurial talent with access to operational support, funding and a specialist ecosystem.
The next stage is to create the fashion innovation arm of Beyond Form, which will be a vehicle for developing groundbreaking innovation projects with startups and clients. This is where you come in.
What is Beyond Form Innovation?
The fashion innovation department at Beyond Form will encompass three activities:
Develop commercial innovation opportunities: Beyond Form needs to search for the best and most promising technologies, brand partnerships and founders to bring into the venture studio.
Pilot development: working in collaboration with clients and partners to develop and rollout pilots. Thus, ensuring commercial validation of concepts & solutions, plus positive growth of the startups.
Research and market insights: ensuring that Beyond Form becomes a pioneer with knowledge of the technologies that will impact the fashion industry in the short and long term.
Are you ready to pioneer fashion tech globally with us?
The Ideal Fashion Innovation Director
We’re looking for an individual to join us as a member of the senior management team to lead and formulate industry research agendas, drive change and fashion innovation opportunities in collaboration with Beyond Form’s portfolio of startups, partners and clients. You will have deep fashion domain expertise and knowledge across the entire value chain. This is a hands-on operational role and you will have at least 8 – 10 years experience working in a similar position within (corporate) innovation, digital or partnerships departments within a fashion brand. In addition, you will have technical knowledge of key technologies such as AI, Blockchain and 3D visualisation. Technical skills in one or more of these areas would be a plus.
You’ll be managing a small team internally, as well as working with the portfolio of startups on a daily basis. Therefore, you will have excellent interpersonal skills, influence, and ability to build and strengthen relationships across internal and external stakeholders. You will report directly to the COO. Fluency in English is a must, French is a bonus. You must be a strategic and collaborative thinker with a focus on execution, as you will be responsible for the design, execution and management of innovation pilots with clients. You’ll strive to achieve targets with the ability to flex seamlessly between different projects. This role combines business, fashion and technical skill sets.
You are an ambitious individual with a clear vision and strategy to disrupt the fashion industry. You have the ability to nuance between the corporate and startup worlds to close brilliant deals with founders, partners and clients alike – you are a go-getter with a real hunger to drive change. You will strive to make Beyond Form the number 1 organisation in the world for fashion tech.
What do you get in return?
CDI / Permanent contract.
An attractive salary.
A bonus upon successful performance indicators.
An office and team to work within the centre of Paris – you should be happy to relocate / based in France and have an EU work permit.
Work from home days.
Team perks: paid team getaways, events, summer drinks etc.
Usual French employee benefits: 6 weeks holiday, travel card subsidisation etc.
Potentially own a portfolio of high-potential fashion technology startups through stock options.
The opportunity to shape a new team from the ground up.
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