Sourcing the Global Head of Procurement Sustainability at Pladis

01 March 2020 by Liam Goldsworthy
blog author

​Acre’s consultants really look after and nurture their portfolio of potential candidates. This is really their strength because they know sustainable development, CSR and QHSE professionals so well, along with their experiences, their personalities and where they are in their careers. This knowledge allows them to be very responsive when it comes to finding the right candidate for their clients (or even the right client for some of their candidates). Moreover, they regularly give feedback to candidates, be that good or bad.

Formed in 2016, Pladis global brings together over 300 years of family baking and confectionary experience with some of the worlds most loved snacking brands including McVities (United Biscuits), Ulker and GODIVA. As a fast-growing consumer goods business, with turnover of £3 billion, sustainability is becoming increasingly important.

This role is aimed at developing, coordinating, and ensuring the implementation of an environmental and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) sustainability strategy across procurement and the whole of Pladis. This role has the potential to ensure sustainability is front and centre of the agenda as the organisation experiences growth. Acre were engaged for its specialist network in supply chain sustainability specifically within food and beverage, and for Frameworks lite, which enabled them to find a candidate with strong leadership and engagement skills

Acre mapped the market leaders across the UK and Europe to build an impressive shortlist of high calibre candidates. As well as this, the use of Frameworks Lite allowed a more bespoke 2nd interview, enabling the organisation to find the candidate with not just the right technical skills, but the soft skills which were important for this role to be a success.

​To discuss similar positions, or how we can help you find the right people for your organisation, please contact Liam Goldsworthy from ourCorporate Responsibility & Sustainability team via

Get in touch to discuss a role is CSR, or click here to browse our latest CSR Manager Jobs opportunities.

What Our Clients Say...

  • We had been looking to fill a difficult role for 2 years and had been through several rounds of interviewing without success. With their networking and specialist knowledge of the area, Acre was able to find a number of talented candidates which led to a successful appointment.

    Global Technical Manager

  • As trawlermen the world over will attest, you're going to get a better catch if someone knows where the fish are to be found. When it comes to recruitment, Acre appear to know not just where the fish are, but the specific type of fish you are searching for in particular. We were delighted with the recruitment process and the high-calibre candidates it produced. Great service as well.

    Head of Community & Campaigns

    The Co-Op
  • Acre was the only specialist search firm able to assist with our CSR search requirement. They were professional and extremely knowledgeable and we would not have been able to hire the talent we did without their expert assistance.

    Sustainability Manager

    Bank of America
  • I have worked with Acre, for several years, to secure sustainability experts. I have found their capacity to understand the assignments, rapidly identify and match potential candidates - and then smooth the way to successful appointments - to be outstanding.

    Sustainability Manager

    Jaguar Landrover
  • When we needed to recruit a Sustainable Development Manager, we looked for an organisation that specialised in this discipline and could work to a high standard. Acre did not disappoint - and the level of service provided was first class. Despite a very focused and defined job role, they were efficient in providing a shortlist of qualified candidates from which we were able to select an applicant of quality.

    Head of Human Resources

    Euro Tunnel