Location Birmingham
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH13095_1621329348

Are you working within sustainability and environmental management but limited by red tape and a lack of autonomy?

The newly created role of Sustainability & Environment Manager will sit alongside the compliance team of this family-feel drinks business, with the backing of a multi-national French Co-operative.

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally and influence on key sustainability issues.

The opportunity

  • Becoming the key lead for sustainability, managing and overseeing environmental issues for all sites and to spearhead the formulation of sustainability strategies and policies.

  • Ensuring sustainability commitments and targets are appropriately embedded into key tools and systems, identifying opportunities to improve consistency and integration of sustainability approaches across all sites.

  • Representing the business at industry events, working closely with external stakeholders, such as the UK Plastics Pact, to develop the company's sustainability profile.

  • Reviewing weekly Carbon Desktop reports for each site and providing a monthly report on key actions taken. Ensuring that the Company is kept up to date with changes in legislation and Customer Policies.

  • To report as required to ensure compliance with Climate Change Agreement, SECR, ESOS.

  • Managing Environmental Permits and Licences across all sites, ensuring compliance with Climate Change Agreement, SECR, ESOS.

  • Developing a training programme, becoming an internal consultant to the business providing expertise on sustainability from both an internal and external perspective.

The person

  • A strong communicator, with the ability to influence both internally and externally and work in partnership with suppliers, NGOs and industry bodies.

  • An ambitious sustainability professional, with the desire to grow and develop their own skills, whilst leading the way for the wider business.

  • Strong knowledge and expertise of environmental and social sustainability within retail and/or the fmcg industry, with the desire to work for a leading drinks business.

  • A collaborative approach to working with team members at all levels of seniority, with a passionate and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Commercially savvy, acting with responsibility and integrity, whilst thinking about the bigger picture across business.

  • Experience in delivering training and development courses, raising awareness of sustainability and environmental topics.

If you're looking to step into a role that offers greater autonomy and opportunity to influence the wider business from both a strategic and operational level, get in touch now with Oliver Griffiths via oliver.griffiths@acre.com or 0203 854 1571.