This job has expired

Environmental Lead

The Sterling Choice Ltd
£60k - 65k per year + Exec Benefits
Closing date
25 Jul 2022

View more

Contract Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Environmental Sustainability Lead

Peterborough / Huntingdon – Hybrid working with international travel.

60-65k + Benefits

Certain industries, markets and above all others have seen growth throughout the pandemic despite various challenges and this is one such success story.

With great power comes great responsibility and with the growth of the business we are looking for a sustainability lead to work on a global basis in enhancing the environmental sustainability agenda.


Is this you?...  

  • Leads towards net zero, with the experience to get us there
  • Technical leads – decarbonisation
  • Can set and lead environmental KPI’s, measures & reporting
  • Regenerative policies within agriculture – can be an authority for a business
  • Passionate in delivering strategic partnerships & results
What’s it all about?...

You will lead the global environmental sustainability agenda for the business, to offer some context of this this will affect the lives of circa 40’000 workers across.

Closely working with SLT within the business to create an integrated way to address & approach business impacts. Particular focus on areas in the company of operations, procurement, supply chain & technical functions.

Outside of the business you will be in contact with a number of suppliers across various continents, global shareholders, retail customers to name a few areas.

Our key purpose to be the go-to expert on environmental impact for the group, collating information & actioning for a better industry & planet for us all.

A high impact role no doubt!

  • Lead the environmental and net zero strategy for the Group. 
  • Be the technical expert for driving the decarbonisation and circularity agenda and embed this in business operations and decisions. 
  • Establish environmental sustainability KPIs and working with the Engagement and Reporting Manager, ensure robust reporting against these to the Board but also to align to / go beyond regulatory disclosure requirements
  • Drive the circularity agenda and innovation in packaging and reducing waste throughout our operations and in our supply chain
  • Working with the Technical team, establish best in class regenerative agricultural policies and practices (including peat reduction, water management and biodiversity) and oversee the monitoring of grower / supplier conformance to these policies and audits.
  • Horizon scanning and work with the Insight and NPD team to ensure that consumer insight is driving the ESG strategy. 

What will you need to be successful here?...

  • Extensive experience in environmental role with a key focus on carbon foot printing
  • Demonstrates ability in setting strategy with measurable & deliverable actions
  • Ideally knowledge & experience from a FMCG/Horticulture/agricultural market (desirable)
If you are excited by taking on a freshly create role and with support creating the agenda and framework required and delivering this with a consultative approach then we’d love to discuss further.

Such depth in the role there is plenty more to this conversation of which we can do through your application process.

In return…

We can offer you a great opportunity to develop with the business, the forecast of the company will be to nearly double in revenue in the next 2 years, this includes a new factory build.

You’ll be looking at a 15% market share based company in their field.

Working alongside an experienced and fun team you have expertise available to guide you and learn from.


Our in-house team is highly experienced in placing professionals into the Food, FMCG and Engineering sectors. We work with leading SMEs and global organisations across the UK and internationally, priding ourselves on delivering an honest and transparent service.

Find Us
First Floor
Unit 4 Summit Park
Cygnet road
United Kingdom
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert