Careers

We are looking for a diverse range of outstanding talent to help us shape the future of the consumer goods industry. Explore impactful career opportunities with Cascale below.

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Our people are how we make change happen

At Cascale, we are leading the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability. We are a fast-paced organization with an ambitious mission, and we want to work with people who share our passion for our purpose.

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, where all experiences, expertise, and perspectives are respected, and in which everyone is supported in their growth and development.

Our Values

At Cascale, our culture is built on five values:

Accountability

Own Your Impact

We don’t just take responsibility for our actions; we relish it. Our commitment to excellence ensures that we stand by our decisions and outcomes. Accountability is our cornerstone; it propels us forward.

Growth Mindset

Embrace Challenges, Fuel Ambitions

We see every obstacle as an opportunity, we thrive on pushing boundaries, and growth is in our DNA.

Collaboration

Together We Achieve the Extraordinary

From brainstorming sessions to project execution, our collective wisdom creates solutions that make waves. When we team up, we’re unstoppable.

Respect

Value Every Voice

Respect is a two-way street. We honor diverse perspectives and treat everyone—colleagues, members, and our broader ecosystem—with dignity and consideration. Here, your voice doesn’t just matter – it’s essential.

Celebration

Cherish Every Milestone

From small wins to game-changing accomplishments, we take the time to acknowledge and celebrate our collective triumphs, while also learning from our mistakes. Our celebrations fuel our future successes, making every moment count.

    Higg Index
  • Reporting and Tool Analyst
    EMEA

    Full-time position, flexible/remote location preferably within the EMEA region (preferred – UK, Netherlands, or Spain)

    About Cascale

    Cascale is an industry-wide group of more than 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits, NGOs and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Leveraging the Higg Index suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability, Cascale is working to transform business for exponential impact.

    Cascale was incorporated as a 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Higg Index suite of tools in 2011. In May 2019, Cascale spun-off the Higg Index technology platform to Higg, now Worldly, which delivers tools and services that help consumer goods businesses accelerate transformation for a more sustainable future. For more information, visit www.apparelcoalition.org.

    Cascale is a fast-paced organization that has an ambitious mission that seeks to reward those who challenge themselves to provide membership and the organization with very high-quality deliverables and engagement in line with our mission. Cascale values trust and strong relationships where team members collaborate effectively and support each other and the work across the organization.

    The opportunity

    The Reporting and Tool Analyst position is responsible for tool creation and maintenance, creating reports, performing ad hoc analyses, and providing data driven recommendations across Cascale’s membership, operations, and Higg Index suite of tools.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage and support survey specifications
      • Lead and oversee survey specifications, working closely with Higg Index subject matter experts to update and maintain survey specifications written in a domain-specific language.
      • Collaborate with technology partner Worldly to update and extend survey management DSL, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
      • Ensure efficient use of internal meetings and manager’s time.
      • Maintain, test, and build tools in domain-specific language, managing and building workflow automations for tool development.
      • Design, refine, and expose KPIs and key operational measures in collaboration with Cascale subject matter experts.
      • Create and manage reports based on data stored in relational databases like Postgres and exposed in cloud-based reporting solutions.
      • Perform ad hoc analyses on disparate data sources using Excel, SQL, and other data analysis tools/languages to power business decisions and inform external reports.
      • Drive industry insights using Higg Index data in collaboration with members and stakeholders.
    • Create and manage operational reporting for Cascale teams
      • Develop and manage operational reporting for Cascale teams, including finance, operations, and membership engagement.
      • Identify key performance metrics and operationally significant measures in collaboration with domain subject matter experts.
      • Manage a reporting platform and create on-platform reports to expose metrics and measures to business partners.
      • Provide training to staff on report usage and continually improve content and presentation.
    • Support Cascale work streams with ad hoc insights and analysis
      • Support Cascale work streams with ad hoc insights and analysis to drive value through informed decision-making.
      • Communicate with external stakeholders and partners to identify opportunities for additional insight and collaboration.
      • Conduct analysis and data exploration necessary to generate project supporting insights
    • Engage with Cascale teams toward the achievement of the Cascale Strategic Plan.
      • Collaborate with Cascale teams to align efforts with the Cascale Strategic Plan.
      • Assist with complementary goals such as tool linking and member engagement.
      • Contribute to discussion points for Strategic Council and additional Member Expert presentations

     

    Qualifications and Experience

    Ideal candidate has:

    • Bachelor’s or domain relevant professional degree
    • Strong analytical abilities to interpret data, identify trends, and draw actionable insights.
    • Proficiency in data analysis tools and languages including Python, R, Julia, or Javascript.
    • Experience working with data processing architectures and cloud-based reporting solutions.
    • Ability to learn and work with domain-specific languages (DSL) for tool creation and maintenance.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in at least one programming language besides SQL.
    • Experience in maintaining, testing, and building tools using domain-specific languages.
    • Familiarity with workflow automations and tool development best practices.
    • Experience creating and managing operational reports for internal stakeholders.
    • Proficiency in data visualization techniques and tools to present insights effectively.
    • Strong project management skills to manage multiple tasks and deliverables simultaneously.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
    • Proven problem-solving skills to address complex data-related challenges and implement effective solutions.
    • Ability to think critically and propose innovative approaches to data analysis and tool development.
    • Domain Knowledge – understanding of the consumer product industry and/or sustainability concepts is preferred.
    • Willingness to learn and stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices.s
    • Basic familiarity with agile development and other software management processes
    • Fluent in the English language, verbal and  written

    Reporting Structure and Timeline

    This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director of Higg Index Product, with a planned start date of March / April 2024.

    Compensation, and Location

    Cascale offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Salary bands are based on the country of location. If this role is hired in the US, the starting salary band is $95,000 – $105,000. Cascale is a global organization, and as such, Cascale staff sometimes work early or late hours. This position is a full-time flexible/remote position, based in either North-America, Canada or in the EMEA. Local and international travel will be required to meet prospects, execute / attend events and participate in team meetings.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Cascale is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

    We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

    Apply

    Maybe you don’t tick all the boxes above— but still think you’d be great for the job? Go ahead, apply anyway. Please. We know that experience comes in all shapes and sizes—and PASSION can’t be learned. To be considered for this position, please apply here.

  • Coordinator, Verifications
    Bangalore, India

    Full-time position, flexible / remote in Bangalore, India

    About Cascale

    Cascale is an industry-wide group of more than 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits, NGOs and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Leveraging the Higg Index suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability, Cascale is working to transform business for exponential impact.

    Cascale is a fast-paced organization that has an ambitious mission that seeks to reward those who challenge themselves to provide membership and the organization with very high-quality deliverables and engagement in line with our mission. Cascale values trust and strong relationships where team members collaborate effectively and support each other and the work across the organization.

     

    Position Description

    The Coordinator Higg Index Verifications is an integral part of the team responsible for building, maintaining, and improving verification programs for the Higg Index suite of tools. The goal of verification is to ensure that the Higg Index and its related tools are trusted and credible measures for sustainability performance and benchmarking, with scores that can be leveraged for performance improvement and public facing communications.  This role requires an expert in supply chain management and a keen understanding of the dynamics related to “audit fatigue” with an interest to meet industry verification needs in a different way. The successful candidate is someone who is a subject-matter expert and is experienced and confident in managing program contractors and facilitating stakeholder engagement.

     

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    This position will have a technical procedures and process focus, requiring high attention to detail, very good writing skills, and analytical thinking. After an extensive onboarding process, you will work mostly autonomously on maintaining specific procedures and processes that you will own, while also completing various tasks related to the general area of data quality and integrity.

    Main areas of responsibility include:

    Technical document revision/enhancement

    • Continue maintenance and enhancement of specific documents associated with the current verification program, including but not limited to: Verification Protocol, QA Manual, and VB Requirements.

     

    Manage verification program operations

    Various engagements and sources of information will inform improvements to existing processes/ protocols/ procedures/ manuals/ policies (framework). It is the role of the Verification Coordinator to obtain the information, evaluate it and act accordingly to ensure the framework is aligned with best practice, user needs and Cascale’s needs. Such engagements and sources of information include:

    • Weekly engagement with the Verification Manager and the VPM staff, as well as regular meetings with the Member Expert Teams.
    • Monitoring of KPIs to measure effectiveness of the current framework. The Verification Coordinator will also work closely with the Verification Manager to ensure the right KPIs are measured.
    • Proactive benchmarking and comparison of Cascale’s framework with other comparable systems.
    • Outputs from data quality checks implemented through technology, such as automated quality checks run for each assessment report. And data quality information shared by the other Cascale teams.
    • Helpdesk tickets, complaints or investigations, feedback forms, quarterly VB calibration meetings
    • Liaise with Facility Tools, Communications, Worldly Support teams to ensure suitable information on and explanation of the framework are available on the Helpdesk and to stakeholders. This may entail development and delivery of presentations/ recordings through webinars, trainings, training materials and videos.

     

    Special project support

    • Assist Verification Manager with 1-3 key projects that are identified in our verification evolution strategy.
    • Tasks may include research, benchmarking, drafting documentation (protocols, procedures) and/or presentations, project planning, engaging with stakeholders (e.g., through interviews), and similar tasks.

     

    Other areas of responsibility include:

    • Assisting the Verification Manager with preparation and execution of Member Expert Team meetings involving Cascale members and select stakeholders.
    • Drafting memos, (research) reports.
    • Proofreading reports, presentations, etc.
    • Drafting communications on data quality and integrity to assist the Verification Manager and the Membership team to better communicate our process to stakeholders
    • Handling of technical Helpdesk tickets associated with Verifications
    • Assisting the VPM with preparation of quarterly VB Calibration Webinars

     

    Skills and Experience Required

    • Enjoys a fast-paced, dynamic, global work environment.
    • Customer oriented and motivated to ‘go the extra mile’ to support the organization and its stakeholders.
    • Confident self-starter with the ability to take initiative and get things done.
    • Keen attention to detail with the patience and rigor to carry out tasks accurately and to a high quality.
    • Process-orientation, pro-activeness and ‘continuous improvement’ mentality: developing systemic solutions for day-to-day challenges.
    • Motivated to learn and support Cascale to excel in implementing verification-related projects.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and work with Cascale stakeholders.
    • Fully proficient in the English language, including high-quality written English.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel & PowerPoint in particular).
    • Flexible nature; willing to support team-mates and to prioritize wider needs of the team.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a quality management systems/ program management/ human rights/ political science/ international relations/ sustainability field; advanced degree in relevant field preferred
    • 4+ years of working experience
    • Experience in social compliance, audit firms, or industry certification schemes preferred

     

    Cascale seeks a candidate who is / has: 

    • Mission Driven: Is motivated by the mission of the organization and knows that success comes through teamwork.
    • Commitment to excellence: Performs duties at the highest level possible on a consistent basis.
    • Trustworthy: Demonstrates an ability and temperament to work with sensitive and confidential information.
    • Collaborative: Has team-oriented experience and approach.
    • Service focused: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations of their role.
    • Resourceful: Is quickly adaptable and able to think creatively.
    • Tech savvy: Has the ability to understand and fully leverage a variety of technology platforms to ensure effective and efficient communications and work processes.
    • Growth minded: Is willing to learn and grow within the role and in the organization.

     

    Reporting Structure & Timeline

    This is a full-time role, directly reporting to the Director of Verification, Training, & Insights with a desired start date in February 2024.

     

    Compensation & Location

    Cascale offers competitive salary commensurate with experience. Salary bands are based on the country of location and aim to be competitive in each market. Actual compensation will also vary depending on factors including (but not limited to) relevant experience and performance. Salary is just one component of Cascale’s Total Rewards package for employees. Cascale’s members and partners are global organizations, and as such, Cascale staff sometimes work early or late hours. This role is flexible / remote with a preferred location of Bangalore, India.

     

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Cascale is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

    We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

     

    Apply

    Maybe you don’t tick all the boxes above— but still think you’d be great for the job? Go ahead, apply anyway. Please. We know that experience comes in all shapes and sizes—and PASSION can’t be learned. To be considered for this position, please apply here.

  • Global Operations
  • Finance Associate
    USA

    Full-time position, flexible/remote, location –  USA

    About Cascale

    Cascale is an industry-wide group of ore than 300 leading apparel, footwear and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits, NGOs and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. Leveraging the Higg Index suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability, Cascale is working to transform business for exponential impact.

    Cascale is a fast-paced organization that has an ambitious mission that seeks to reward those who challenge themselves to provide membership and the organization with very high-quality deliverables and engagement in line with our mission. Cascale values trust and strong relationships where team members collaborate effectively and support each other and the work across the organization.

    Position Description

    The Finance Associate will be required to support the day-to-day aspects of accounting for a global industry association with operations in the US, Europe, and Asia. The Finance Associate will support and assist with accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget and grant reporting, month-end/annual audits and accounting processes across the organization. This role will be collaborating with internal departments to reconcile any accounting discrepancies, analyzing financial data and assisting with audit  preparations.

     

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Accounts Payable:

    • Support with maintaining financial relationships with service providers, addressing inquiries, issues, and facilitating payments.
    • Assist with setting up vendors for payment, ensuring all necessary documentation is complete.
    • Maintain a tracker for all vendor contracts and collaborate with staff on contract renewals.
    • Assist with the review of purchase orders, pricing, payment terms, and other charges for accuracy.
    • Assist with the monthly processing of expense reports and employee reimbursements.
    • Assist with filing 1099 forms at year-end.

     

    Accounts Receivable:

    • Assist with creating and issuing invoices to members and stakeholders in accordance with GAAP and internal policies and procedures.
    • Assist with maintaining and updating member and stakeholder files, including name or address changes, mergers, or mailing attentions. This includes updating tools such as Salesforce and QuickBooks Online.
    • Assist with maintaining, copying, filing, and retrieving materials for accounts receivable as needed.

     

    Grant Management/Support:

    • Assist with grant administration and liaise with project teams for reporting and issue resolution.
    • Monitor and track grant expenditures, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines and regulations.
    • Maintain records of all grant-related documents and correspondence.
    • Assist in grant budgeting, reconciliation and financial planning for grant-funded projects.
    • Generate financial reports for grantors and internal stakeholders.

     

    General Financial Reporting and Administration:

    • Maintain organized records, files, and documentation.
    • Assist in month-end close procedures.
    • Support the preparation of monthly financial reports, ensuring they are timely, accurate, and compliant with agreement terms.
    • Assist with keeping accounts payable & receivable policies and procedures up to date while maintaining historical records.
    • Assist with annual financial audit requirements.
    • Familiarization with accounts payable and receivables processes for potential operational backup.

     

    Qualifications & Experience

    The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in finance, accounting or related field with at least 2-3 years of relevant experience;
    • Experience in financial management of projects and/or grants;
    • Good understanding of accounting, including revenue recognition and audit requirements;
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent oral, listening, and written communication skills.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities.
    • Capability to work independently while collaborating with staff.
    • Keen attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
    • Required expertise in computer and business software, including platforms such as Excel, QuickBooks Online, and G Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) applications.
    • Preferred experience with financial software such as Bill.com, Salesforce.com and Navan.com.

     

    Cascale seeks a candidate who is: 

    • Mission-driven: Is motivated by sustainability and the mission of the organization.
    • Team player: Has team-oriented experience and approach.
    • Tech-savvy: Has the ability to understand and manage a variety of technology and software platforms to support the organization.
    • Organized and detail-oriented: Is able to effectively manage many different moving parts (information, projects, software) to help keep the organization running smoothly.
    • Excellent communicator: Is able to interact with people of all levels in a confident, professional manner.

     

    Reporting Structure

    This is a full-time role, reporting directly to the Director, Global Operations & Finance.

     

    Compensation and Location

    This role is remote, based in the US. The salary range is $50,000 – $55,000. Please note, Cascale is a global organization, and as such, Cascale staff sometimes work early or late hours.

     

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Cascale, Inc. is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

    Interested? Please submit your resume and a brief motivation letter here.