Director of Sustainability Strategy


£Competitive + Car Allowance + Bonus


Posted 6 months ago

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Director of Sustainability Strategy

Acre is excited to be retained by JLL, a Fortune 500 company and the 2nd largest real estate brokerage firm in the world, in the search for Director of Sustainability Strategy who will join their world class sustainability services business Upstream.

The Upstream team uses leading sustainability expertise to support, challenge and inspire their employees and clients to create a prosperous economy, a flourishing society and a healthy environment. JLL have received critical praise in the sustainability sector and in 2017 were named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the tenth consecutive year.

Director of Sustainability Strategy

Upstream advises investors, developers and occupiers of property around the world on all aspects of sustainability: developing their sustainability strategies; managing their risks, reporting, design and communications; driving environmental performance improvements; and advising on socio-economic impacts and health & wellbeing.

2017 has been another successful year for Upstream in which they have seen continued growth in service offerings, revenues, and impact, launching their Transforming Real Estate programme which includes exciting thought leadership and celebratory events, all focused on challenging their clients, growing the team and working with colleagues in other parts of JLL to increase their impact further.

Looking to invest further in their sustainability strategy services, JLL are seeking a Director of Sustainability Strategy to build on their track record and exceptional client relationships to accelerate the growth of the business, the development of the services and the team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Capitalise on JLL's 20-year legacy and valuable IP in Strategy & Vision services to continue to innovate and develop the sustainability offering
  • Grow your, Upstream's and JLL's profile through insightful thought leadership by representing the team through participation in various industry groups, speaking events, social media and press
  • Based on a deep understanding of your clients, develop and deliver creative solutions to meet their needs
  • Build and maintain senior client relationships with investors, developers and occupiers of property to identify new opportunities for delivering sustainability solutions
  • Directly manage and inspire the 5-person strong strategy team, acting as a role model and mentor to support the progression of the members of the team
  • Manage your P&L to achieve challenging (but realistic) growth targets
You will bring a strong track record of sustainability strategy, ideally within the investment, finance or real estate sectors, although a broader corporate background is also acceptable.

You will also possess:

  • A strong track record in the development and delivery of sustainability strategies and long-term visions
  • Exceptional communication skills, with an ability to influence and engage clients at board level and promote JLL's purpose within the industry
  • The ability to mentor, manage and inspire your team on both a project and career level, including managing new recruitment and retention
  • Strong commercial acumen, with an understanding of how to craft a financially viable proposal and manage a sizeable P&L
  • The highest level of integrity, drive and a commitment to sustainability is essential
  • Strong academic qualifications are desirable
JLL are looking for someone who can lead not just the business but the wider industry, innovating and delivering new and exciting sustainability services which catalyse and transform the organisations they partner with. If you have the gravitas and experience for this exciting Director of Sustainability Strategy role then please apply below.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Christian Albrecht +44 (0)20 7400 5585

Job Ref. BBBH7363