Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 17664

Acre is supporting a global manufacturer, supplying many of the world's best known automotive brands, to hire a Director of ESG, a pivotal role in its journey toward listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Driving sustainability performance and reporting on key ESG metrics will be a core part of the role. The Director of ESG will work in collaboration with c-suite and the wider leadership team to set the sustainability strategy for the organisation.

If you enjoy setting strategy and driving performance in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, this role will provide a unique and career making challenge. You will be used to working on multiple projects and influencing at all levels.

The Director of ESG will be responsible for:

  • Establishing an effective ESG framework which will enable effective reporting and communications on sustainability in line with listed market leaders across the globe

  • Working closely with each of the businesses to align on key objectives and share best practice to drive sustainability practices

  • Scoping and embedding valuable tools and building relationships with relevant external stakeholders to ensure the Group can report effectively across key ESG themes and respond to appropriate non-financial disclosures

  • Establishing and leading engagement across ESG topics to internal and external stakeholders including Investor Relations and Communications

The role will suit a self-starter who can work autonomously in a fast-moving and evolving environment.

You will:

  • Bring a track record of working with Executive teams including CFO and Investor Relations

  • Have an understanding of the role of an ESG Director in a Plc environment (experience of having taken a business through IPO, either in a consultancy or leadership capacity, would be of particular interest)

  • Most likely have experience in the industrial/manufacturing or energy infrastructure sectors

  • Be a natural relationship builder, highly capable of influencing and upskilling Executive teams

  • Be able to drive a roadmap against strategic goals and KPIs at pace

  • Bring a strong understanding of sustainability strategy and ESG reporting within an international corporate setting

The business is going through transformational change; ESG having been recognised as essential in creating a long-term path for the business to thrive. This is a rare opportunity to play a crucial role in the strategic development of ESG performance for an international organisation, and in a sector key to the global energy transition.

If you think this sounds like an opportunity worth exploring, then get in touch! Drop me a line at Lawrence.hallett@acre.com and we can speak in more detail.