Climate17 Ltd

Sustainable Development Manager

Sustainable Development Manager

Climate17 are pleased to be working with John Swire & Sons Ltd (JS&S), who are a large diversified global Group that has been established for over 200 years.

They are the parent company to a range of businesses that trade across regions and as a group employ over 100,000 people worldwide.

The team at the London HQ corporate office have responsibility for leading the direction of the whole JS&S Private Group strategy and provides a range of business services to the Private Group and subsidiaries.
The Sustainable Development Manager is a pivotal role and you have the ability to shape and drive significant progress across a range of projects, promoting the five pillars of the JS&S THRIVE sustainability strategy – Climate, Waste, Water, People and Communities.

There are eight operating companies who you will support and advise, working in collaboratively to accelerate positive change, with a focus on environmental topics.
JS&S are committed to the integration of sustainability across its range of businesses, with the aim of minimising environmental impact and enriching the lives of communities around the globe.

Being a private firm, with a large investment fund, they are able to make fast paced long term decisions putting sustainability at the heart of the business.

Creating a positive impact at scale through a long-term outlook, creating a successful low-carbon sustainable business in all it’s operating companies.

The Role
The Sustainable Development Manager is a vital role in the Sustainable Development team and reports to the Head of Sustainable Development and works closely with the senior leadership team.

You have the direct support of a small team who you will manage and lead in the in the delivery of tasks across the sustainability agenda within JS&S.  Within this role you have the scope to implement positive changes throughout the operating companies, along with responsibility for the sustainable development fund and optimising the fund across the operating companies.

There is a need to be present in the SW1 office 3 days a week when the whole team comes together.

Key tasks include:-
• Drive the implementation of the Group's sustainable development strategy within the Group's operating companies.

Achieved through supporting and guiding colleagues in the operating companies to develop and execute meaningful targets, reviewing progress and effectively creating change.
• Work with colleagues in the JS&S Sustainable Development Office, and other head-office based business functions to manage Group wide sustainability goals and ambitions.

Including net zero targets, long term nature-based carbon offsetting investments, internal shadow carbon price, water neutrality and 100% renewable electricity targets.
• Responsible for the ongoing development of the internal sustainable development fund.

Developing and optimising the fund and supporting operating companies to create a project pipeline for the successful delivery of sustainability within JS&S.
• Provide expert strategic advice and thought leadership for senior leadership on existing and developing topics, leading to creation and execution of group-level strategic projects.
• Maintains an excellent professional network and connect the organisation (at both Group and operating company level) with external specialists to drive improvement on specific sustainability issues.
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of an ESG policy suite for the Group.

• A strategic thinker with the ability to engage and influence at a senior level.
• Proven technical sustainability knowledge with an understanding of multiple sectors (with experience in industrial sectors an advantage).
• Experience of influencing and managing complex stakeholders at all levels.
• Strong project and time management skills with ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written forms.
• Demonstrable credibility in sustainable business transformation and change management.
• International experience with knowledge of emerging markets an advantage.
• Resilient, driven individual, self-starter with significant motivation to make a positive change
• Enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, purpose, and passion.

This role would suit a highly motivated, passionate sustainability professional with leadership qualities and a professional attitude.

There is a good salary and generous benefits package on offer, including a bonus and healthy pension.

Please respond for more information or a confidential conversation.

About us

Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm.

We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace.

We believe there is no solution to climate change without people.

We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional support, equipment or resources in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know.

  • Start: 02/05/2024
  • Rate: Good salary range and benefits
  • Location: London,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Management
  • Recruiter: Climate17 Ltd
  • Contact: Rachel Gladdis
  • Tel: 07724 600122
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: BH-3749
  • Posted: 2024-05-02 12:02:03 -

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