Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 19864

For over 150 years, Heineken has been passionate about making a positive impact on the world around us.

Their "Brew a Better World" vision for 2030 raises the bar and enables faster progress towards a net zero, fairer and healthier world. Their ambitious new commitments are woven into the fabric of a balanced growth strategy, EverGreen, putting sustainability and responsibility front and centre as they write their next chapter. For example, HEINEKEN recently announced a stepped-up ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040. Alongside this, Heineken has continued to work on diversity & inclusion, creating fair workplaces and addressing harmful substance use.

As part of this mission, they are looking for a Change & Communications Specialist with a focus on Sustainability Reporting.

The role:

In this position, you will balance reporting, change and communications responsibilities:

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive ("CSRD") Reporting Responsibilities (80%):

  • Developing the cross-functional communications plan and materials (trainings, webcasts, etc.) as well as the people and stakeholder engagement to roll out CSRD implementation that puts the project on a path to success, including, but not limited to:

  • Raising awareness and understanding of what is changing as it relates to CSRD and how it can greatly improve business performance

  • Specific functional and OpCo stakeholder engagement moments to introduce the project and explain requirements and benefits

  • Supporting function storyline creation for key functions, including Finance, Corporate Affairs, Supply Chain, Procurement and Global People

  • Support the CSRD project team with translating challenges into creative solutions (people engagements, communication material, stakeholder engagement etc.)

  • Co-drive the collection and communication of success stories and positive impact of the change

  • Define the picture of success to allow the project team to define the tasks & behaviours required by departments and OpCos impacted by the CSRD implementation

  • Link activities to the HEINEKEN Change Model

  • Support and co-create the training for departments and Opcos impacted by the CSRD implementation

Change & Communications Hub Responsibilities (20%):

  • Deploy new HEINEKEN Change Management Model within the finance function

  • Support the building of the change capability as we upskill the organisation in change management

What you should bring:

  • Education:Master's Degree

  • Work experience:10+ years of experience in leading and implementing change and communicating on a variety of complex business topics, projects and transformational activities

  • Fields of expertise: Experience in change management and communications; strong preference for experience working within non-financial reporting, sustainable development and/or awareness and understanding of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) within the EU

  • Functional skills: Experience with engagement and collaboration tools like MS Teams Live events, knowledge of communications & engagement trends

  • Communication skills: Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), presentation skills, and stakeholder engagement

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 Declan Murphy at declan.murphy@acre.com.