Sustainability Manager

Posted 5 July by KTC Edibles
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KTC is a leading food manufacturer & distributor with headquarters in the West Midlands / Black Country area, servicing major national retailers, large food service groups and blue chip corporations.

Our colleagues are the heart of our business and we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and skilled individuals to join our hardworking, talented team here at KTC.

KTC has grown significantly within the last few years, and we have ambitious plans for the future. It’s an exciting time to join our team, with real opportunities to build a successful career in the food industry at KTC.

We are seeking a top-class Sustainability Manager, ideally with experience within food/drink manufacturing. The ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally is key. You will be a team player, with the ability to challenge for the very best outcome, at all levels. You must be comfortable working in a fast moving and agile environment

Role Purpose

The Sustainability Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a sustainability strategy for the company, using their expertise to embed sustainability across all of our activities with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint. You will work across the business (including our suppliers and customers) to gather input from all functions, identifying opportunities, synergies, inconsistencies, and risks, and presenting proposals to the board for approval.

Main Duties

  • Develop a Sustainability Policy and related processes
  • Be the 'goto’ person for all sustainability advice and guidance
  • Lead on sustainability projects
  • Upskill Managers and workforce on the topic of sustainability, delivering training where needed
  • Review our key impacts (water, energy, waste) and recommend solutions and targets for reductions
  • Aim for continuous improvement, whilst also ensuring value for money and efficiency
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders and partners, working together to improve sustainability
  • Keep up to date with changes in energy regulation, legislation and best practice in the sustainability field
  • Produce reports to present to Senior Managers and The Board
  • Communicate, alongside Marketing/Commercial, our progress internally and to customers and consumers

The successful candidate will have

  • Proven track record as a Manager in sustainability, having successfully delivered strategies
  • Full driving license as site visits will be required
  • Ability to inspire, influence and motivate others to adopt sustainable practices
  • Environmental / sustainability qualifications (Degree, Masters, industry qualifications etc.)
  • Experience in a food manufacturing setting would be beneficial
  • Excellent project management and influencing skills
  • Excel and PowerPoint (data analysis, presentation of insight) skills
  • Analytical thinking with the ability to distil information and drive action

Required skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Food Industry
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability

Reference: 47384458

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