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Head of Sustainability

Ref #: TH-HOS
Jonathan Taylor 24/05/2022
Location: Greater Manchester Not Disclosed Greater Manchester
Salary: open £
Type: Permanent
Date: 24/05/2022
Head of Sustainability

Our client is one of Europe’s leading retail marketing agencies. Working with a range of brands to service their instore point of sale, direct mail and creative marketing needs, they truly are a market leader. Due to a passion for the environment, they are now looking to hire a head of sustainability to work group wide reducing co2 emissions and implementing sustainable materials wherever possible in their product range.


  • Work with the Director of Customer Experience to refine and launch our new sustainability proposition and client audit process with our existing client teams
  • Develop a set of processes and supporting documentation
  • Continue to develop the overall sustainability proposition in line with market/client challenges
  • Working closely with the global direct supply chain team to establish relationships with key suppliers from a sustainability perspective
  • Work closely with the global direct supply chain team to establish a library of sustainability information/statistics/materials/sustainable innovations
  • Establish working relationships with key industry specialists
  • Build relationships with the client services teams at all levels and across all client sectors
  • Develop service-line/product specific content – i.e. Direct mail, POS etc - – with support from marketing
  • Develop sector specific content to support client services (such as store visits looking at materials etc) – with support from marketing
  • Produce key metrics to demonstrate effectiveness of sustainability client audits
  • Provide information for use in case studies from successful client audits/projects
  • Develop basic understanding of the client ESG/environmental targets so that we can align to them
  • Support with the development of the group’s ESG report
  • Gain a detailed understanding of the group’s environmental targets and statistics
  • Work with the Business Intelligence team to develop a set of sustainability focused reports that work for our managed services clients
  • Work with the wider sustainability teams to achieve gold/platinum Ecovardis status
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the background and benefits of being members of Ecovardis/Terra Carta etc – and introduce any other professional bodies/accreditations to the group
  • Keep Director of Customer Experience regularly up-to-date with current projects and client services conversations/developments
  • Work directly with the client services teams to manage audits and gather current specification data and research alternatives with our supply-chain to them present back to our clients
  • Understand the commercial impact of alternative suggestions and be confident in discussing these with the client
  • Populate audit information into an group presentation templates
  • Attend internal and external meetings when required ensuring that perception of an efficient pro-active department

Experience Desired

  • 5 years’ experience in the print industry (ideally, this is not a deal breaker)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-driven with proven strong organisational & administration skills with the ability to be delivery focused
  • Able to prioritise and manage workloads
  • A people person, receptive to change, proactive and able to use initiative
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