Location Wisconsin
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Negotiable
Reference BBBH12246_1610583825

​Sustana Group manages the production processes of recycled fibers from A to Z, from papermaking to its transformation; thus ensuring eco-responsible manufacturing and the superior quality of its products for the commercial printing and food packaging markets.

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With manufacturing facilities across North America, Sustana is a key partner in the sustainable supply chain for any fiber and paper buyer with an eco-responsible mandate. Sustana works to minimize water and energy consumption as well as minimal waste creation; with a focus on manufacturing the best products in the industry, continuous improvement and environmental stewardship.

The Group works in partnership with multinational organizations to drive innovative closed-loop solutions on paper waste and to supply recycled materials back into the supply chain. Find out more about their work with global fast-food chains including their 'Cup to Cup' initiative with Starbucks; as well as ground-breaking collaborations to recycle thousands of tonnes of post-consumer cartons.

Your Assignment:

  • Provide consultative support to Sustana in developing constructive conversations with and/or education of customers around key sustainability issues, leading to deeper relationships and measurable commercial outcomes

  • Serve as sustainability expert for Sustana-representing the company at relevant association events-conferences and round table discussions

  • Take an innovative approach on recycling and closed-loop initiatives, working closely with corporate clients, government, recycling facilities, think-tanks and civil society

  • Develop a robust and customer-centric sustainability story for presentation to Chief Sustainability officers and their teams; exploring opportunities to build on new or existing sustainability initiatives

  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to pull through new business opportunities with key blue-chip companies with public commitments on key sustainability indices (DJSI, SASB, GRI, CDP etc.)

  • Develop, implement and monitor organizational sustainability strategies, working closely with organizational departments to embed initiatives throughout the company

  • Analyze, audit and report on Sustana's sustainability performance

  • Communicate and market Sustana sustainability advantage to key customers, vendors and general public

  • Keep senior management informed of key sustainability trends and policy changes

  • This is predominantly an external, customer-facing position with extensive stakeholder engagement and related travel

Qualifications:

  • Solid sustainability experience with a track-record of developing and embedding a comprehensive strategy across a related business. Pulp and paper experience is an asset but not essential

  • Understanding of the market and emerging trends, competitors, suppliers, customers and product specifications - as well as sustainability best practice - to help inform company strategy, improve performance, reduce risk and ensure continued growth

  • Able to work with multiple stakeholders including clients, NGOs & civil society, the public sector and think tanks; to position the business positively and further boost Sustana's wider reputation and client base

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to engage effectively with credibility, gravitas and humility

  • Cultural sensitivity and a collaborative approach, with the ability to understand how to take broad corporate strategies and make them fit for purpose in unique settings

  • Commercial expertise, the ability to horizon-scan and identify new opportunities

  • Fluency in French not required, but would be a plus

  • Ability to work from home and to travel extensively where required

  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in relevant field or the equivalent

Please apply directly if you feel that this could be the exciting next step in your career. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Walde at sarah.walde@acre.com.