Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 21188

Are you a sustainability professional that is motivated to have a positive impact on a global scale and enable companies to deliver with purpose? Are you looking to thrive under the leadership of a proven Chief Sustainability Officer and develop a diverse skillset?

Diploma Plc is a leading FTSE 250 British-based organisation that operates internationally in three sectors: Life Sciences, Seals, and Controls. Their purpose is to create, innovate and deliver value-add solutions for a better future.

Diploma has defined its sustainability strategy - Delivering Value Responsibly (DVR) as an integral part of its commercial business and future growth and has recently submitted net zero targets to SBTi.

As part of this commitment, they have created a brand-new position, Sustainability Manager. Here, you will work with and have regular contact with the Exec team at Diploma, as well as the leaders within the sectors and business units, to offer expertise and support to embed a sustainability culture and identify opportunities to help them deliver against the DVR strategy in a responsible, commercial way.

From working with the business units to ensure sustainability is integrated throughout the supply chain to monitoring emerging ESG trends, this is a truly diverse and unique opportunity.

Your key responsibilities in this include:

  • Providing expertise, counsel, and support to businesses in the delivery of their DVR plans

  • Supporting Group-wide DVR data collection and management to report on performance metrics, including net zero targets

  • Leading the submission and continuous improvement of key non-financial disclosures, including CDP, MSCI and Sustainalytics

  • Working closely with the Senior Communications Manager to develop Diploma's DVR section in the annual report

  • Monitoring current and emerging sustainability and ESG trends, stakeholder expectations, and regulatory requirements

  • Supporting responsible sourcing efforts to evaluate and minimise social and environmental risks in Diploma's supply chain; coordinating business to ensure sustainability is integrated into key stages of the sourcing and supplier management process.

You will bring:

  • Strong technical background in sustainability, ideally from a decentralised organisation

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of sustainability

  • Highly organised project management style able to juggle competing priorities and maintain great communication with different stakeholders

Diploma is an agile organisation comprised of many independent businesses that are empowered to deliver for their customers, their way, with the support of a strong but lean international management structure and has ambitious and published goals around delivering for the environment, delivering for its people and doing business responsibly.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a committed organisation, develop into a well-rounded Sustainability Manager with the mentorship of a Chief Sustainability Officer, and have a truly global impact.

If this has piqued your interest, get in touch with Greg at greg.walker@acre.com to discuss the role. Don't worry if your CV isn't ready yet - we can work out the finer details later. This role will require 2-3 days in the London office, and some domestic and international travel.