Location Cheshire
Job-type Permanent
Salary £40,000 - £45,000 + Car
Reference 16512

Are you looking for an opportunity to do more than drive incremental change? An opportunity where sustainability is key to future-proofing a business which is fundamental to many of the UK manufacturers and leading hospitality Group's operations? We are pleased to be supporting FTSE AIM listed business Johnson Service Group plc (JSG) in their search for a strategic and dynamic Sustainability Manager. In this role, you will drive impact through engagement with senior leadership and a diverse operational workforce in partnership with the Group Head of Sustainability. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and develop your skillset in an organisation steeped in history, with local communities at its core.

Johnson Service Group is the leading supplier of workwear and protective wear in the UK. They also provide linen services for the hotel, restaurant, catering and hospitality markets. JSG has recently launched their inaugural Sustainability strategy, The Johnsons way, consisting of 4 key pillars: Family, World, Integrity and Communities.

JSG is looking for a natural innovator, able to problem solve and provide solutions to unique sustainability issues.

To excel in the role, you'll bring:

  • A demonstrable track record in sustainability and experience in either social, environmental or community-focused sustainability

  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills, able to easily build effective and transparent relationships

  • The ability to manage a complex workload, operating across multiple teams, both internally and externally

  • Subject Matter Expert and comfortable in promoting sustainability ideas and initiatives

If you're looking to run sustainability-focused projects from end to end in an empowering and collaborative environment, then this role is worth exploring.

What you'll be doing:

  • Influencing and informing key stakeholders on sustainability and its risks, value and commercial potential

  • Supporting the business to buy into and embed The Johnsons Way strategy, by delivering projects across sustainability

  • Leading and facilitating workshops, training and engagement sessions to share knowledge, progress action plans and develop ideas

  • Working across the four pillar-led working groups on their five core objectives to help drive the sustainability strategy forward

  • Collating sustainability-related data sets, producing regular sustainability KPI and performance monitoring reports, undertaking analysis of data to provide future recommendations

  • Travelling nationally to visit the different sites and developing relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring that the sustainability agenda is followed

This role will give you the opportunity to influence decision making and catalyse the sustainability strategy and buy-in throughout the business's value chain.

The role includes regular travel across the UK.

If this sounds like an interesting role and you'd like to hear more, please contact Lawrence Hallett or email me at Lawrence.hallett@acre.com to discuss it in more detail.