Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive + Strong Benefits
Reference 16987

Do you think we can do better for the environment? Are you ready to support one of the leading players in the beverage industry to reach carbon neutrality?

In this role, you will quite literally be taking world-changing action. By setting the business's decarbonisation policies, you will influence meaningful change for more than 85,000 employees and 30,000 suppliers. You will lead the change across a multinational corporation with a footprint that spans almost the entire planet.

You will also be a trusted partner within the organisation, and the business will be looking to you to win the hearts and minds of its entire stakeholder group. You will have a rare and unique opportunity to hone your leadership skills, not just for your career development but for the betterment of our planet and the people who call it home.

If you are getting excited, let us tell you more about it. What can you expect to do in this role?

  • Design and implement sustainability policies related to climate and carbon topics such as carbon credits, energy certificates, net-zero certification, sustainable agriculture

  • Ensure Executive Board and Supervisory Board sign off on critical topics

  • Partner with delivery functions to develop a compliance program that ensures policies and standards are embedded in the organization

  • Develop internal knowledge and design training plans for operating companies to get familiar with the company's position on critical sustainability topics

  • Act as a guardian of the policies and be able to direct the organization on sustainability topics clearly

  • Engage external platforms such as RE100, Re-Source, RSB, Race to Zero, BIER, and The Climate Pledge and remain up to date with the latest policy development

  • Develop and implement financial models related to carbon pricing and work closely with global finance to predict future risks and opportunities

  • Support internal Carbon PMO and Strategy lead to develop a Carbon Dashboard

  • Support the business's brand agenda and green claims with global legal and global commerce

Still interested? Then you might be wondering, what hard skills would benefit you?

  • Advanced sustainability and environmental knowledge related to energy and/or agriculture and/or packaging

  • Expertise in policy development, external advocacy, stakeholder engagement

  • Functional skills in change management, program management, campaign management and brand PR

  • Languages: English; proficient command of other languages highly valued (Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, etc.).

Beyond that, what soft skills will you need?

  • An ability to shape, connect, develop, deliver and/or role model a company's behaviours

  • Strong communication skills: you will need to be able to defend the company's position and steer decisions, manage relationships with the often conflicting interests of various stakeholders, and build strong relationships with cross-functional colleagues

  • An ability to listen to understand as it requires more than facts to influence others

  • An ability to deal with ambiguity; you will manage your workload, tasks, and scope. It will serve you well to be pragmatic and proactive

  • With an engaging and inspiring influencing style; you will need to be able to train others, manage without controlling and win hearts and minds in all areas of the business and beyond.

This position will also require a university-level education and at least ten years of experience in sustainability-related fields.

Does this sound like you?

Apply directly or contact Jacopo Cesari at jacopo.cesari@acre.com because we would love to hear from you.