Associate Director, Sustainability, GB

  • Company: Coca-cola
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  • Date: 1 month ago
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From a secret recipe to a bold idea and very proud traditions, we build the future. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business in Europe and the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Across 13 countries, our employees make, sell and distribute the world's most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people. Some of the brands you will find in our portfolio are Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® And Capri-Sun®. Leading brands, great people and a focus on (personal) growth that comes with it. Do you like to be able to influence and make a difference? Does a fast paced environment suit you?Do you enjoy working in a multi-functional environment with a desire to succeed? At CCEP, we want to provide a workplace where people are inspired to be the best they can be. We know that engaged, motivated employees, working to their full capacity and able to reach their personal career goals, are a critical part of our Company's long-term success.What you become part of: This is a strategic role within the functional leadership team with responsibility for the development and implementation of CCEP's sustainability plan at a local BU level; leading the delivery of BU-specific sustainability and community partnership initiatives; and ensuring CCEP is positioned externally within the country as a sustainability leader. The scope of the job also includes a need to develop a close partnership with The Coca-Cola Company to execute joint action plans in some of these areas and to develop appropriate local reporting on the System progress on sustainability. The AD, Sustainability, will also develop a close working relationship with CCEP's Sustainable Packaging Group. In particular the role will have responsibility for: Leading the development and delivery of sustainability programmes and strategic partnerships in BU (both CCEP and System) with a particular focus on the environment, community and volunteering Working closely with the BU PACS team, and Director, PAC Commercial, to support the wider commercial agenda by overseeing strategic partnerships with customers and acting as a subject matter expert to support customer engagement Building a proactive engagement strategy with influential local sustainability stakeholders (including customers) to showcase CCEP's sustainability credentials To act as the official CCEP external spokesperson on sustainability issues at a GB level - representing the business amongst senior level sustainability stakeholders, on relevant trade associations and sustainability thinktanks, and by speaking at conferences and conducting media interviews where appropriate. The role also requires the AD, Sustainability, to engage with all relevant internal stakeholders in CCEP and The Coca-Cola Company to help develop and evolve the corporate sustainability strategy and ensure full alignment of local plans. What to expect: This is Forward Ensure the implementation of CCEP's sustainability strategy at a local level, working in close partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, CCEP's Head of Sustainability and sustainability leads in other Business units In particular, ensure the successful launch of CCEP's new carbon reduction strategy across the BU and deliver a strong plan, with the Coca-Cola Company, for stakeholder engagement in the run up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November Provide support for corporate sustainability partnerships and projects, ensuring that BU interests are appropriately represented Provide strategic content to the local Communications and PA teams, support their work by integrating sustainability in their agendas and providing the appropriate subject matter expertise. Working with PACS and the Sustainable Packaging Group to refresh our approach to customer engagement Programmes & Partnerships Co-ordinate all sustainability initiatives from a BU perspective, acting as a central contact point for country-specific sustainability initiatives (including those which are non PACS-led) Lead the strategic development and execution of sustainability programmes, partnerships and sponsorship in BU (with a focus on community and the environment), in alignment with CCEP's commitments and goals Work with the Community Manager to deliver the BU community strategy - including community programmes and an employee volunteering programme - ensuring alignment with CCEP's community strategy Contribute, where appropriate, to key projects of The Coca-Cola Company Foundation on sustainability areas Supporting the Commercial Agenda Working closely with the Public Affairs team, provide strategic support for the local customer engagement strategy, working in close partnership with CCEP's commercial function and in alignment with CCEP's sustainability strategy Initiate contact and sustain peer-to-peer relationships with priority strategic customer sustainability leads Provide guidance and ideas for strategic sustainability partnerships with priority customers in support of commercial agenda Support customer engagement and dialogue on sustainability issues, providing subject matter expertise as required Stakeholder Engagement Work with Public Affairs team to build a proactive stakeholder engagement strategy, identifying strategic sustainability partnerships at a BU level, ensuring alignment with CCEP's pan-European stakeholder engagement strategy. Act as the official CCEP representative and spokesperson on sustainability issues at BU level - including representation of CCEP amongst senior level stakeholders, trade associations, sustainability thinktanks and opinion leader organisations and external media Establish local sustainability partnerships and identify local engagement opportunities to support the communication of CCEP's sustainability credentials externally Work with CCEP's Communications team and HR function to develop appropriate internal engagement programmes to showcase the company's leadership in this area. CRS Reporting & Disclosure Support CCEP's sustainability reporting strategy - by developing country-specific content and case studies for CCEP's annual corporate sustainability report as required Skills & Essentials: Strong knowledge of all aspects of sustainability and a passion for the subject matter - with at least five years' relevant experience Proven track record of building relationships with stakeholders at the most senior levels Excellent communicator and confident public speaker Good contacts across media, Government, best practice bodies and NGOs Ideally, an indepth knowledge of the CCEP business and how the System operates Excellent verbal and written skills - an ability to navigate complex technical information to develop clear and compelling communication materials Fluent in English ApplicationIf this role is of interest to you please upload a recent copy of your CV and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.We believe that equal opportunities means inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.We aim to make our recruitment process as comfortable and accessible as possible and would appreciate it if you would advise us of any particular requirements, adjustments or requests you may have to help us ensure that your experience is enjoyable. 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