Acre is partnering with a leading Sustainability Consultancy to recruit an established leader with sustainability, supply chain advisory and/or non-financial audit experience to continue the growth of the consultancy's French unit (main offices in Paris and Genas, outside Lyon), delivering first class services on ESG and HSE strategy, performance, compliance, governance, and trust in supply chains, production systems and products offerings.
With a proven track record of commercial, people and technical skills in one or more of the following areas (see below) - you will manage and lead a team of world-class experts in supporting clients to integrate sustainability, safety and compliance performance into their core business, enterprise risk management, operations, and value chains by delivering a full suite of assurance and advisory services.
Sustainability and ESG services, both regulated and non-regulated
Experience with leading reporting and assurance standards
Human rights and social performance
Supply chain of custody and traceability
Digital solutions enabling greener transformation, such as digital product passports for green claims
Conformity assessment of industrial products and goods according to specific codes, best practice guidance, international and local standards and/or regulatory requirements.
In this position, you will
Support and carry out a strategy of focusing on clients, understanding clients' businesses and their needs, and delivering exceptional client value, with a focus on product sustainability and circularity, product regulatory compliance and sustainable supply chains.
Ensure the team in France is positioned correctly to assist both new and existing clients with their transformation agenda
Have ownership of the unit's P&L and have the opportunity to personally shape further growth, initiate significant project leads and realize further impact with our clients. Fundamental performance targets include sales, revenue and profitability, client and staff satisfaction.
The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:
Proven business development experience related to supply chain sustainability advisory and assurance services
Project Director skills with senior internal and external stakeholder management experience
Line management experience of at least a team of ten
Demonstratable senior-level experience in corporate ESG/sustainability/supply chain/product compliance in one or more of the services outlined above
Excellent oral and written business French and English communication skills
Willingness to travel and work around France and overseas
Acre is supporting the hiring process for this role. For further questions, please reach out to Declan Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org).