Location Milan
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
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Are you in love with authentic Italian food? Do you get enthusiastic about the perspective of crafting the sustainability journey of a unique Italian brand? Acre has partnered with Eataly to identify the Head of Sustainability who will embark the organisation on a transformative journey, weaving sustainability into its core values.

Eataly is the world's largest artisanal Italian marketplace and dining experience. Founded in Torino in 2007 and with 40+ locations, Eataly shares Italy's culinary excellence with the world. As the Head of Sustainability, you will shape and lead a global sustainability strategy to enhance Eataly's high-quality food supply chain.

What will you be doing in this role?

  • Design a sustainability strategy positioning the brand ahead of existing and upcoming regulations.

  • Lead a materiality assessment to identify and understand the importance of ESG and sustainability topics across Eataly's value chain.

  • Stay updated on sustainability trends and regulations, acting as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Oversee the publication of the sustainability report.

  • Partner with the procurement department to create policies and activities engaging, supporting and educating Eataly suppliers in meeting sustainability standards.

  • Report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and be responsible for presenting sustainability roadmap progress and KPIs to the board and the investors.

  • Occasionally travel overseas to meet key stakeholders and monitor the strategy's implementation in other regions.

Who are you, and what do you bring?

We know skills and competencies show up in many ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not meet all the requirements listed, we still encourage you to speak to us about this opportunity.

  • Experience leading and implementing climate, circularity, and biodiversity strategies within an international corporate environment.

  • Subject matter expertise in different sustainability standards, certifications and knowledge of current and upcoming regulations (E.g., GRI, BCorp, SBTI, CSRD).

  • Track record in managing ESG relations within a private equity-owned organisation or a publicly listed company.

  • A keen interest in the food retail space and the agrifood value chain, coupled with the ambition to promote Italian excellence abroad.

  • Proficiency in English and Italian is crucial for success in this role.

  • Based in Milan or open to relocation.

Acre is supporting Eataly in the hiring process for this position. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please get in touch with Jacopo Cesari at jacopo.cesari@acre.com.

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