Location London, England
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH9184_1580914837

Acre is working with a leading global high street retailer to add capacity to an expanding, progressive Global Environmental Sustainability team. The business has a long-term commitment to addressing the climate change agenda, through minimising the impact of its operations, and are recruiting for a Climate Change Programme Manager, to measure, coordinate, baseline and reduce the organisation's overall greenhouse gas emission.

Reporting to the Environmental Sustainability Manager, you will work in a controlling and coordination capacity across all business functions, engaging, advising and influencing to take ownership and action against climate targets.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with key functions such as Retail, Sourcing, Logistics, Finance and Procurement to establish baseline scope 1 and scope 2 emissions

  • Estimating supply chain (scope 3) emissions to help understand the carbon impacts of manufacturing products, raw materials, logistics and business travel

  • Developing a climate action programme in collaboration with business stakeholders to establish business-wide action plans, processes and procedures

  • Leading a comprehensive consultation and engagement programme to ensure business functions are aware of and taking action against climate targets

  • Engaging with the wider sector as mandated by the UNFCCC Charter

The successful candidate will be a self-starting team-player, with a strong technical background in carbon accounting, and exceptional engaging and influencing skills.

In addition, you will have:

  • Either consultancy or in-house experience, ideally both, in baseline emissions calculations

  • Experience in developing climate strategies and road maps for consumer brands

  • Excellent communication and engagement skills, able to engender trust and foster collaboration

  • Knowledge of anthropogenic climate change and current trends seen in the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the availability of natural resources

  • Prior participation in external engagements relating to climate change

This is an incredibly exciting and impactful opportunity to proactively drive the climate agenda at a leading, global high street brand, and the sector within which it operates.