Location England
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 17907
Category EUR

The manufacturing space has the reach and scale to affect the industrial and consumer markets by developing cutting-edge products and services that don't just mitigate climate risk but provide some of the vital solutions to progress sustainability at a global level.

Atlas Copco is a Swedish multinational industrial company that was founded in 1873. Today, it is a world-leading manufacturer of air compressors, construction equipment, industrial tools, and vacuum solutions, supporting the UK industry for over 100 years.

In partnership with Atlas Copco's VP Sustainability, Vacuum Techniques, Acre is leading the hire for a Director of Climate Change. You will have a huge impact on the business and its manufacturing sites worldwide and be a key driver of sustainable advancement.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Operational Climate Transition Roadmap globally, establishing framework relationships with sustainable solution partners, building climate transition plans which empower clear accountabilities within a matrix organisation, and developing internal tools which can be utilised across the business to deliver against environmental targets

  • Leading the development and execution of solutions which decarbonise, reducing energy and water consumption, as well as waste generation and biodiversity impacts

  • Creating an engagement strategy to inspire colleagues, clients and suppliers to drive more sustainable operations

  • Engaging colleagues whose activities include the development of sustainability-focused technologies, providing insights and support where required

  • Working with colleagues from other enabling functions within Vacuum Techniques to support activities such as well-being, employee induction, workplace safety, and compliance

  • Strategically transforming the current function to drive and influence sustainability

You will be someone who embraces challenges, acts with integrity and is a natural relationship builder.

You will:

  • Be a subject matter expert in change management and bring knowledge of the tools, partnerships and commercial agreements to help operationalise sustainability objectives

  • Have experience in implementing the latest industry standards in relation to decarbonisation and/or sustainability

  • Most likely have a background in an engineering, relevant environmental discipline, or bring extensive environmental management experience with a commercial lens

  • Understand how to deliver results in a matrix environment, creating frameworks and guidelines to measure success

If you want to join an organisation with a truly global outreach and be a key driver in aiding their climate transition, then please contact lawrence.hallett@acre.com.