Location Leicester
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference 15366

Location: London or Leicester (Hybrid working)

Are you a senior sustainability professional with experience across circularity, responsible sourcing, and net-zero, looking for your next impactful opportunity?

Acre is supporting Dunelm with an exciting newly-created search for a Senior Sustainable Development Manager, to lead the organisation's product circularity strategy and drive their ambitious Scope 3 reduction targets.

Managing a newly devised specialist team, you will work collaboratively with Dunelm's supply base and Product Quality, Design and Commercial teams to embed sustainability through their three product categories and associated value chains.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Represent Dunelm in working groups, building partnerships with peers and NGOs such as WRAP with Textiles 2030

  • Lead on product sustainability metric development to inform business decisions from the design/sourcing stage advise on new materials, production processes and innovation.

  • Oversee the packaging and plastics strategy and progress towards our targets: less packaging, better packaging, closed-loop packaging.

  • Manage 3rd party environmental legislation compliance programmes and horizon scan for forthcoming legislation and associated impacts.

  • Support in target setting and monitoring of supplier performance, developing responsible sourcing policies and framework including cotton and timber procurement.

You will have:

  • Experience of leading, coaching and implementing sustainability strategies for retailers/brands.

  • Ability to develop strong and meaningful relationships with stakeholders including internal teams, suppliers, and any other 3rd party organisations in order to drive change.

  • Excellent analytical, communication and influencing skills

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organisation committed to sustainable business transformation. If you have the technical and leadership capabilities outlined above and wish to make a significant impact, please apply below.

Dunelm in partnership with Acre, is committed to becoming a fully inclusive business that is representative of its customers and locations.