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Regional Sustainability Manager (011845)
Job Number: 011845
Job Title: Regional Sustainability Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Country: United Kingdom
City: UK
Job Category: Sustainability
Position Description

As the Sustainability Specialist for the North Region, based in the UK or Netherlands, you will work closely with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders, being responsible for overall project management of plans and activities, which deliver value adding solutions based on agreed timeframes working within UCC’s Sustainability guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate development of the Region’s Sustainability strategy action plan, in line with the UCC Europe Sustainability Vision and Framework: coordinating delivery of key focus areas, collaborating with the Leadership team and Heads of Department to achieve successful outcomes which produce increased business effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Lead and/or facilitate a range of sustainability projects across the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, which drives and delivers the region’s strategy and goals, increasing sustainability awareness and practices.

  • Liaise and influence organisational stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of strategy, providing tools and best practices to integrate sustainability into core business processes and ways of working, fostering a positive culture of sustainability across the region.

  • Work in partnership with the Commercial channel providing exceptional advice and client management support and insight, driving increased customer confidence and trust in our expertise, values and brand.

  • Attend visits and meetings, to be the face of North region’s ‘Sustainability Agenda’, proactively communicating: the strategy, the initiatives and the success stories, both internally and externally with key clients and relevant stakeholders.

  • Measure and analyse the region’s sustainability performance producing accurate monthly, quarterly and annual reports to Regional and Group leadership teams, to support and drive proactive effective internal and external communications to further North region’s profile and interests to be more sustainable.

  • Maintain close and effective working relations with UCC Europe Group Sustainability function and other key UCC operating company stakeholders via regular steering committees, networking and keeping up to date with legislation and CSR developments.

  • Identify and pursue opportunities for business development, contributing in new product/service development and advancement of existing regional sustainability tools and solutions, by driving and understanding local trends and sector benchmarking.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A passion for ‘Sustainability’ and embedding change

  • Proven Sustainability and/or Social Responsibility Manager from FMCG background

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, or relevant industry experience

  • Proficient in spoken and written English

  • Able to work independently, with a confident, assertive and customer focused outlook

  • Excellent influencing skills, finds it easy to develop relationships at all levels

  • High level of integrity, confidentiality and attention to detail

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Flexible approach to work, hours with some European travel

Salary: Up to £50k (based on experience) + Company Car + Pension + 25 days Holiday + other Company Benefits