Partner of
Kennedy Executive

Sustainability Lead

Introduction

We are conducting a confidential search for a dynamic and accomplished Sustainability Lead. As a result, we are unable to disclose specific company information at this time. However, we assure you that this is an exciting opportunity within a forward-thinking organization. If you are a passionate sustainability professional seeking a challenging role, please keep reading. We value your discretion and appreciate your interest.

Join our clients team as the Sustainability Lead and play a pivotal role in developing and implementing cutting-edge sustainability strategies and programs. As the torchbearer of our clients environmental responsibility initiatives, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, you will be at the forefront of driving change towards a greener future.

Core Competencies:

• Self-Directed Accountable Leadership: Take the reins of responsibility and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills.

• Strategic Thought & Solution-Focused Leadership: Bring your strategic mindset and innovative thinking to the table, providing solutions that will shape our sustainability journey.

• Metric Driven: Utilize key metrics and analytics to drive informed decision-making and measure progress effectively.

• Executional Excellence: Showcasing your commitment to delivering outstanding results, you will strive for excellence in all sustainability endeavors.

• Results Orientation: Fuel your passion for achieving ambitious goals and objectives, creating a lasting impact on our sustainability performance.

Key Skills:

As a qualified candidate for this role, you will possess:

• Planning, Organizing, and Executional Skills: Showcase your ability to meticulously plan, organize, and execute sustainability initiatives.

• Cross-Functional & Cross-Organizational Communication Skills: Harness your exceptional communication skills to collaborate effectively across teams and departments.

• Collaborative Interpersonal Communication Skills: Foster collaboration, build relationships, and work closely with stakeholders to achieve shared sustainability goals.

• Exceptional English Proficiency: Demonstrate fluency in spoken and written English, allowing you to articulate your ideas and insights effectively.

Main Responsibilities:

As our Sustainability Lead, you will:

• Drive the execution of our clients sustainability strategies, ensuring alignment with our organization’s goals and values.

• Conduct comprehensive sustainability research, benchmarking best practices, and analyzing industry trends to inform strategy development.

• Stay ahead of relevant sustainability regulations, standards, and trends, ensuring our compliance and adoption of industry-leading practices.

• Monitor and report on sustainability performance, tracking progress against our ambitious goals and targets.

• Continuously enhance our sustainability programs, policies, and practices, driving ongoing improvement in our clients sustainability performance.

• Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, integrating sustainability into all aspects of our clients business, from operations and procurement to finance and HSEQR.

• Engage and inspire stakeholders, including employees, customers, and suppliers, to actively participate in and support our clients sustainability initiatives. Regularly communicate progress and achievements to promote transparency and accountability.

• Develop and deliver impactful sustainability training and communication programs, effectively engaging employees and stakeholders in our clients sustainability vision.

• Identify and assess environmental risks and opportunities, developing robust mitigation plans to ensure responsible environmental practices.

• Manage internal campaigns focused on sustainability and community engagement, fostering a culture of sustainability within our clients organization.

• Partner with the Corporate Communications team to maximize external coverage through targeted media and talent audiences, showcasing our sustainability achievements and attracting top talent.

Requirements:

To be considered for this role, you should have:

• A master’s degree in a relevant field, such as environmental science, sustainability, chemistry, or engineering.

• Several years of hands-on experience in sustainability, environmental management, or a related field, demonstrating your expertise and knowledge.

• Strong project management, leadership, and communication skills, enabling you to drive sustainability initiatives effectively.

Confidential Application:

In case the above describes you and you wish, in confidence, to assess the opportunity for your own or a friend’s advancement, please get in touch with Carl Lens or Hanneke van Vliet on 020-4623060 or hello@lens.careers. Outside office hours, you can call, WhatsApp, or text 0654311300, leave a message, and you’ll be contacted back.

More info