Emanuelle, NOOSA™ textile manager, wearing blue gloves, is working with a piece of laboratory equipment.

Textile manager

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Contract Type: Fixed-term contract
Seniority Level: Mid-senior level
Starting Date: 01/07/2024

For a maternity leave cover (fixed term, June 2024 to December 2024), we are looking for motivated candidates with experience in Textile Engineering. The job involves leading the technical team and bring our technology to the next level.

 

At NOOSA™ , we have the ambition to revolutionize the textile industry by making it circular. Our mission is to reduce textile waste on a global scale by redesigning the textile industry’s global value chain. The first step towards realising this mission is introducing our bio-based textile fiber and facilitate its collection to recycle it at 100% thanks to our patented technology. Founded in 2019, we have raised 500.000€ in March 2020 and we have won an extra 500.000€ for being the most innovative startup in January 2021.

 

Your Mission

 

This is an opportunity to join the team that is the soul of NOOSA™ : our R&D Team. You will be responsible of developing, improving and implementing our technology at large scale and leading the R&D team.

Your main job will be to manage and lead the R&D team to bring NOOSA™ to the world, making the bridge with the commercial department. You will lead the development and implementation of various projects as well as interact and visit our manufacturers. Your ultimate goal is to build a better version of our products/processes AND implement them at our partners or scale them internally.

In practice, you will have to do much more than that. You will be part of a young start-up environment, directly reporting to the founders and at the same time having a strong force of proposition and learning from other teams.

 

  •  You will, work on the development of NOOSA™ fiber for textile application, through the whole textile chain; from dyeing to finishing, from fiber extrusion to knitting and implement it at industrial level.
  • You will be involved in strategic decisions with customers and industrialization projects, what will lead you to travel. You will represent NOOSA™ in international fairs and conferences.
  • You will be in contact with production and operate quality control at fiber, yarn and filament level in our chemical and textile lab. For that, you’re comfortable with running analysis and extrapolate the results into concrete decisions.
  • You like to collaborate with your colleagues, external institutes, manufacturers and you quickly understand how to bring a technical assistance to NOOSA™ ’s very diverse audience (suppliers, partners and customers).
  • Find opportunities for improvement in all activities you do (equipment, systems, methods), test new initiatives and show they work efficiently.
  • Manage the R&D team and two persons.

 

Profil required

 

  •  You have 3-7 years’ experience in Textile Engineering and R&D. Chemical engineering is a plus.
  • Fluent in English
  • Resourceful: you like to use your creativity to solve any challenge. There’s no problem, only solutions. You are a multi-tasker who likes to tinker to design your own solution and solve small everyday problems.
  • Work ethic: you are hungry to give your hardest effort and your best energies into building a truly successful global business.
  • Take initiatives: we are building a truly global business at NOOSA™ but we are still just a start-up. Life at NOOSA™ is a rollercoaster since things are moving fast and we are looking for individuals who can prioritise and get things done in such an environment.
  • Curiosity: passion for the textile industry + circular practices and curiosity to learn everything about it.
  • You are adaptable: and you can put yourself in the shoes of a large workwear group but also a carpet manufacturer as well as a niche fashion designer.

 

3 nice to haves

 

  • You have a unique combination of organizational skills and process architecting to build things from the grounds up and get stuff done.
  • You are 100% Humble: You join us to learn as much as you can. You are not afraid by someone else’s success, on the contrary, it drives you.
  • You are 200% Passionate: You need to give a purpose to your day to day activities. Your passion is contagious and you love to inspire people around you.

 

What we offer you

 

  • The opportunity to take ownership, grow quickly and make an impact in building a truly successful global business with a positive ambition.
  • Entrepreneur mindset: if your dream is to get exposure to different areas of the business and learn how to succeed in any role, we give you the opportunity to move across different functions and learn everything you need to become an entrepreneur within a few years. This will become your project.
  • A young and motivated team: You will be able to join a truly international community of people who inspire each other every day and strive to contribute to the mission.
  • A worthy mission: we deeply care about having a positive impact on the world and we have decided to tackle one of the hardest and biggest problems of our times, textile waste and its impact on the environment. If you deeply care about the impact of your work and aren’t satisfied with “just a job”, this is your opportunity to make a difference.

 

It’s your call now, don’t hesitate to apply!

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