Head of Sustainability


£Competitive + Benefits


Posted 4 months ago

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Acre is delighted to be supporting Walgreens Boots Alliance, in their search for a Head of Sustainability. This role will develop, lead and implement the Global Brands sustainability strategy.

Global Brands is a cross divisional organisation of Walgreens Boots Alliance that aims to give WBA retail businesses, as well as global partners, a sustainable competitive advantage by combining great brands and innovative products with unparalleled commercial expertise and consumer insight.

Reporting into the Global Brands Operations team the Head of Sustainability will reduce risk within the product supply chain and help Global Brands seize the opportunity for growth through excellence in supply chain sustainability and in leveraging brands with purpose.

Accountabilities include:

  • Lead the delivery of compliant products through supply chain excellence and a robust governance framework
  • Accelerate the traceability and transparency work streams including reporting, both internally and externally
  • Implement the initial WBA Global Chemicals and Materials Policy through the Restricted Substances List (RSL) to achieve targets
  • Build confidence in Global Brands and Retailer partners that Walgreens Boots Alliance are on track for a good industry benchmark on behalf of the supply chain actors and consumers
  • Provide expert advice into the GB Operations leadership team

The successful candidate will have extensive sustainability experience within a retail environment with a global and strategic outlook. You will be a consummate team player, comfortable working within a matrix environment and influencing at a senior level.

Requirements include:

  • A proven and established background in sustainability governance across multiple product categories, brands and geographies
  • Substantial experience managing and influencing internal and external stakeholders, including colleagues at all levels
  • Experience in leading, empowering and developing teams
  • Good communicator and leader, able to balance sustainability requirements with commercial realities
  • Demonstratable partnership skills developed in a dynamic and fast paced consumer packaged goods environment

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to make a tangible difference to products and brands which contribute to the health and well-being of millions of consumers globally. If you have the gravitas, experience and ambition, please apply.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Georgie Beach +44 207 400 5570

Job Ref. BBBH8107