Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 19739

Do you think we can do better for the environment? Then join Heineken to Brew a Better World. In this role, you will have a significant opportunity to affect truly sustainable progress and create a lasting impact at a global level.

For starters, you will shape the biodiversity strategy across a large multinational organisation. That means you will influence meaningful change for more than 85,000 employees, 170 production sites and across the vast value chain.

You will also be a trusted partner within the organisation, and the business will look to you to win the hearts and minds of its key stakeholder groups. You will have a rare and unique opportunity to hone your leadership skills, not just for your career development but for the betterment of our planet and the people who call it home.

The role: Global Biodiversity Manager

As Global Biodiversity Manager, you will enable Heineken to develop a strategic approach to mapping the key biodiversity risks across the value chain and developing interventions to bend the curve of biodiversity loss. You will report directly to the Global Sustainability Director, working closely to develop and orchestrate the delivery of Heineken's Brew a Better World 2030 strategy.

What will you be doing in this role?

  • Work in the Global Sustainability team to lead Heineken's approach to biodiversity across the value chain - with a specific focus on suppliers and operations.

  • Shape the company strategy for biodiversity that will deliver measurable commercial and sustainability benefits working with a cross-functional team (Procurement, Supply Chain, Commerce, People, D&T, Finance).

  • Define key areas of focus and coherent goals over time aligned with the overall BaBW 2030 strategy.

  • Define the governance to facilitate the execution of the biodiversity strategy across Functions, Regions and Operating Companies.

  • Develop action plans, roles and responsibilities to support execution and support the successful embedding of approved initiatives in a pragmatic way with key stakeholders.

  • Engage relevant external stakeholders (suppliers, sustainability platforms, peers, NGOs) to understand different needs and capabilities to map the partnership ecosystem to support delivery of the biodiversity strategy.

  • Develop and manage capability building/training programmes across Functions, Regions and Operating Companies on biodiversity together with others across the business.

  • Ensure continual external focus with regard to emerging trends, risks and opportunities for Heineken's sustainability and responsibility agenda, including consideration for emerging external standards and best practices.

Who are you, and what do you bring?

We know skills and competencies show up in many ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not meet all the requirements listed, we still encourage you to speak to us about this opportunity.

  • You bring deep subject matter expertise in biodiversity in the context of mapping what it means for companies.

  • Experience working with key biodiversity-related standards, including the Science Based Targets for Nature (SBTN) and the recommendations from the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

  • Proven track record of developing sustainability strategies by leading collaboratively and successfully in a cross-functional environment.

  • Experience in assessing biodiversity risks for a company and its value chain (including suppliers in the agriculture supply chain).

  • Familiarity with the key tools, systems and data sources being used to assess biodiversity risks for companies and their value chains.

  • Awareness of emerging techniques to measure and monitor the impact of business operations on biodiversity.

  • Experience working in diverse teams within a large organisation, actively listening to and considering the needs of others to build trusting relationships, work collaboratively and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Demonstrable experience interacting with internal and external stakeholders of all levels, flexing your approach to partner, influence and share knowledge across relevant networks.

  • Strong written and verbal English; any other language is a plus.

­­­­­­­­­­Acre is supporting Heineken in the hiring process for this position. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please get in touch with Jacopo Cesari at jacopo.cesari@acre.com.

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