Sustainability Affairs Manager (Development)

Key Outputs and Accountabilities Strategy Development Facilitate the development of Sustainability strategies across all business functions and agree medium to long term deliverables with members of the Leadership Team.Develop sustainable development plans to support local priorities, with performance criteria.Collaborate with Operations to manage governance structures in the regions, reporting on progress.Review trends, public debates, and regulatory development across all the sustainability priorities, assess impact and determine key changes and issues affecting the business in the short, medium and long term.Highlight sustainability risks and investigate and process facilitate innovative solutions to mitigate the risk to the business.Manage Sustainability Projects and InitiativesCo-create and process facilitate Sustainability Projects / Initiatives in collaboration with functional leadership according to identified and agreed priorities and oversee implementation thereof.Set up country cross functional working groups / task teams and relevant social routines to manage interdependencies and oversee and report on roll-out across the value chain.Collaborate with Business and Communication to mobilise employees and leadership in support of relevant sustainability initiatives.Compile and coordinating gap analysis and gap closure plans with Procurement, Sales and Distribution, Manufacturing, HR and Logistics to ensure achievement of compliance.Discern on the direction of sustainability plans and gap closure tracking and reporting.Monitoring and ReportingManage the development of Sustainability assessment and monitoring dashboard for real-time in-country progress evaluation, risk mitigation management and reporting.Submit country sustainability report as per the required reporting procedures and in-country and in-system standards.Monitor the countrys performance against groups targets and manage any gaps with responsible leaders.Ensure companywide implementation and adherence to provisions of the Codes of Good Practice (CoGP).Compile the countrys quarterly reporting of sustainability measures.Stakeholder ManagementCollaborate with Communication and Reputation to identify and leverage appropriate platforms internally and externally, in order to showcase country specific sustainability initiatives (conferences, magazines and interest group initiatives).Manage relationships with all legislated related bodies and all relevant key stakeholdersMaintain regular social routines with leadership and key stakeholders to ensure effective relationships are maintained and leadership are current on sustainability matters.Qualifications and ExperienceA minimum of a BSC qualification in Engineering, Sciences or related.Post Graduate Business Management or comparable masters level qualification is advantageous, especially if in packaging materials science or equivalent.At least 10+ years experience in Sustainable Development Management within an FMCG environmentAt least 5 years leadership experience at senior leadership level.In depth knowledge of country specific legislations.Experience in managing complex cross value chain sustainability initiatives.Certifications in Energy, Business Risk Management, or related strong advantage.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA