Location Zürich
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference BBBH12253_1608539934

La Prairie is the leader in luxury skincare, present in 90 countries around the world.

Synonymous not only with luxury, the La Prairie name evokes innovation, performance, high-touch service and Swissness - the purity, precision and excellence inherent to the extraordinary land that saw the brand's inception in 1978. La Prairie endeavours to fulfil a quest for timeless beauty through the highest standards of advanced technology combined with exquisite formulations and elegant packaging - elevating science to art.

On behalf of our Swiss recruitment partner APC International GmbH we are seeking for a: Sustainability Director

Sustainability Director

The job holder develops and leads the sustainability strategy and manages the sustainability programs required to achieve the commitments defined in the Sustainability Strategy. The successful candidate drives the education and awareness programs needed across the organisation to create the necessary cultural change. The jobholder drives the implementation of the sustainability targets and agenda throughout the business to ensure that the companies' performance is in line with LP's ambition to create a business that fulfils our strategic priority: 'Luxury with a higher meaning' as well legal requirements and stakeholder expectations.

What will your key responsibilities be?

  • Refining and implementing the sustainability strategy for La Prairie Group

  • Providing leadership, guidance, motivation for all employees contributing to LPG's efforts in this area. With HR, create and implement strong education and awareness programs to drive cultural change across the company regarding sustainability in all its aspects

  • Define an internal and external communication strategy regarding sustainability

  • Execute communication plan with internal and external communication specialists from LP

  • Defining and implement global environmental standards and pro-actively ensure compliance with all relevant regulations

  • Development of Audit program and monitoring of the follow-up processes

  • Share said trends with sustainability board, ensure key new fields are considered and acted upon as needed

  • Coordinate Sustainability efforts with Beiersdorf and other key partners to be defined

What skills and experience will you need?

  • Degree in sustainability, environmental sciences biology, chemistry or equivalent

  • several years of sustainability experience

  • Experience in the luxury industry

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience in and passion for sustainability

  • Strong in managing ambiguity and highly diverse networks

  • High level of persistence and conflict management, skills to overcome resistance

  • Strong external network

  • Ability to influence a broad group of stakeholders,

  • Team player, and excels in inspiring others with strong communication skills

  • Fluency in English, any other languages are of advantage

This role is based in the company's head office in Zürich, Switzerland. To help you perform your best, this role offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent working conditions, a team, full of energy, and a highly collaborative culture continuously striving to deliver outstanding scientific innovations in luxury skincare. ​Relocation arrangement for candidates from an EU country is available.

In agreement with APC international GmbH, please submit your application via the “Apply Now” link. Acre will upload your application data onto APC’s system who are responsible for processing your application in strictest confidence directly to La Prairie. Any initial queries you may have should be directed to Caitlin Murrell via Caitlin.murrell@acre.com