Acre are pleased to support a global restaurant group in their search for a Head of Sustainability to set the agenda, implement and embed a holistic sustainability strategy into the organisation's DNA.
The Head of Sustainability will influence and deliver significant business change, championing sustainable capitalism whilst being pragmatic about what's achievable. You will be exposed to members of the senior leadership team who are passionate and understand the importance of this change.
With 2 direct reports, you will be leading a small team to push the organisation cross-functionally towards ambitious targets around sourcing & welfare, environment, community engagement.
Shaping and delivering the sustainability strategy across UK and Ireland, leading the way for other markets
Creating operational metrics, tracking and managing delivery timelines and communicating progress to internal stakeholders
Owning and fortifying relationships with NGOs, thinktanks, trade associations
Championing sustainability and leveraging internal support structures to drive change cross-functionally
You will be part of an organisation which invests heavily in career development as well as providing a culture of ideas, innovation and flexible working.
Experience in implementing sustainability programmes for food and beverage businesses in house or in consultancy
Technical knowledge on topics such as packaging, waste, energy and natural resources, as well as responsible sourcing
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Gravitas and a strategic thinker, with the ability to engage and influence senior leaders
A self-starter who over-indexes on ownership and accountability, willing to be hands-on and operational
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join an organisation with huge scope for impact, backed by an engaged senior leadership team waiting for a leader with the ability to drive, influence and take action.
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