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Sustainability Lead


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.


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 Outside office hours, you can call, WhatsApp, or text 0654311300, leave a message, and you’ll be contacted back.

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