Location London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH13891_1626336364

Acre is pleased to be supporting a leading transport Group in their search for a Corporate Responsibility Director. Working closely with the leadership team and wider business, this person will have the opportunity to formulate the Group's long term CR strategy and objectives, developing the Group's CR plans, targets and KPIs.

Reporting to the Corporate Services Director, the post holder will manage a small team of expert practitioners and play a vital role in driving senior level commitment and support for addressing long term CR risks and opportunities, including climate change, within the Group's business plans and strategies. This will require a proven ability to successfully influence, engage and gain buy-in for change at the very highest levels of the organisation across a range of diverse brands and cultures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the continual evolution of the Group's sustainability framework and ensure that key sustainability risks and opportunities are assessed and responded to through relevant business plans and strategies

  • Lead the Group's response to regulatory, investor and stakeholder ESG expectations, including but not limited to; alignment with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Board-approved net-zero transition plans, science-based targets, and leadership in ESG ratings.

  • Guide the development of divisional (and Group-wide) sustainability plans and establish evidence-driven sustainability goals, milestones, metrics and governance in support of these

  • Drive senior level commitment and support for embedding CR into core processes, short- and long-term business planning, and decision-making

  • Build advocacy and effective partnerships with relevant external stakeholders to increase the Group's impact and influence on sustainability, and act as the key interface on sustainability with regulators, policymakers, Government, industry associations etc.

  • Assess and respond to emerging trends, risks, policy and legislation on CR topics and provide strategic insight, analysis and advice to divisional and Group leadership teams

The post-holder will be a results-driven self-starter, confident in providing commercially astute advice, guidance and challenge to our divisions and senior leadership teams.

Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in a Director-level post with a proven ability to operate effectively at Board-level, ideally from within a large global company and/or the transport sector.

  • Considerable commercial experience in implementing corporate strategy, with detailed knowledge and skills in the areas of corporate responsibility and environment.

  • Extensive experience managing others and developing teams.

  • Political astuteness with the ability to successfully influence, engage and gain buy-in for change at the highest levels of a large and complex organisation across a range of countries and cultures.

  • Credible subject matter expertise on key sustainability issues, including climate change, air quality, safety, diversity and inclusion, business ethics, social value, community engagement, circularity, environmental stewardship etc

  • Degree-level education.

This is an excellent opportunity to own the strategy for responsible business within a large, multi-national Plc within a carbon-intensive supply chain, ultimately steering the organisation towards continued long-term societal and environmental value creation. For more information, please apply or contact Tanith Allen via tanith.allen@acre.com.