Location Paris
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 14464

Danone is a leading multi-local food and beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in 3 businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based products, Waters and Specialised Nutrition. With its 'One Planet. One Health' frame of action, which considers the health of people and the planet as intimately interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices. To accelerate this food revolution and create superior, sustainable, profitable value for all its stakeholders, Danone has defined nine 2030 Goals, and paved the way as the first listed company to adopt the "Entreprise à Mission" status in France.

With the purpose of bringing health through food to as many people as possible, and corresponding social, societal and environmental objectives set out in its articles of association, Danone commits to operating in an efficient, responsible and inclusive manner, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. By 2025, Danone aims to become one of the first multinational companies to obtain B CorpTM certification.

With more than 100,000 employees, and products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated €25.3 billion in sales in 2019. Danone's portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including AQUA, Blédina, Bonafont, Cow & Gate, Horizon Organic, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and present on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading sustainability indexes, including the ones managed by Vigeo Eiris and Sustainalytics, as well as the Ethibel Sustainability Index, the MSCI ESG Indexes, the FTSE4Good Index Series, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, and the Access to Nutrition Index.

Danone has been paving the way for Nature Performance within its One Planet One Health Vision. As part of the Sustainable Finance team, and in the context of the company's 1,5°C commitment, Acre is pleased to be supporting the company as it looks to appoint a Carbon Performance Manager, willing to make a difference by leading the team and providing carbon metrics, insights and expertise that are key to support global and local transformation and the integration of climate within business and finance strategy & execution.


1. Carbon supply chain reporting & performance - 50 % of the time

  • Contributing to the strategic planning process for defining "One Planet" roadmaps and objectives in the next three years

  • Defining and updating reference documents (guides, procedures, etc.) and processes for data collection, calculation, verification and consolidation

  • Training the Local Carbon Master network

  • Administrate reporting system on Carbon reporting (delegation forms, validation forms, calculation formulas)

  • Ensure carbon data quality during consolidation

  • Prepare quarterly carbon landing estimates

  • Perform yearly variance analysis at CBU, WBU, and company level

2. Key contact for Carbon audits with statutory auditors (PwC)2. Communication of annual performance in internal and external extra-financial publications (e.g. CDP Climate Change questionnaire, URD, danone.com website, integrated annual report; questionnaires for ESG investors) - 20% of time

3. Carbon expertise - 15% of the time

  • Answer technical questions of WBU/CBU/C&P on reporting definitions, external standards

  • Perform benchmarks to anticipate evolutions

  • Yearly update and impact assessment of emission factors for scopes 1, 2, 3

4. Carbon product footprint analysis - 15% of the time

  • Development with an external consultant and testing of the carbon LCA tool evolutions

  • Follow up on the impact of projects on Danone company carbon performance

Your profile:

  • You have 3 to 8 years of experience in carbon reporting/carbon audit/carbon advisory, including setting up and updating reporting protocols, training, the practice of GHG Protocol Corporate, GHG Protocol Product, net zero and carbon neutrality frameworks

  • Experience in managing small teams

  • You have a strong knowledge of environmental impact assessment methods (e.g. carbon footprint, LCA, etc.) and risk assessment (TCFD etc.)

  • You are proficient in the use of Credit 360, Enablon or similar software for carbon reporting. An experience as a company user in charge of system testing and implementation is an asset

  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, in English and French. Spanish is an asset

Functional competencies needed:

  • Self-starting, accountable and driven personality

  • Personal taste for data management and data analysis, a conviction that data quality is the pre-requisite for performance

  • Attention to detail balanced with a practical sense of materiality

  • Combination of analytical mindset with excellent communication and convincing skills.

  • Stakeholder management skills to be able to work together with / manage expectations of multiple stakeholders, within and outside Danone

  • Project management skills to drive and manage multiple activities, prioritise, manage time effectively and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work in an international environment

If you are looking for an opportunity which will enable you to work in a best-in-class sustainability function with a focus on data-driven decision-making which will enable you to make a real impact, please apply today, or contact Sapna Gill at sapna.gill@acre.com for more information.