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Director Sustainability (m/f/d)

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About OSI

We are part of the OSI Group - the world's leading provider of customized food products. As one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., we are dedicated, highly motivated innovators creating food solutions that connect people, families and communities around the globe. In our European divisions, we work every day to develop innovative food concepts for our customers in the foodservice and retail sectors.

We are looking for the following role to be based in our site in Burton-upon-Trent:

Director Sustainability (m/f/d) - UK.

What your job includes

  • Responsibility for leading our strategy across a diverse range of food products and sustainability opportunities with a customer-centric approach to problem-solving and a broad understanding of global supply chain levers for sustainability, particularly related to agricultural supply chains and related industries and resources.
  • Effective interaction and influence of customers, suppliers, and other external stakeholders (such as NGOs, academia, trade associations, other agricultural related industries)
  • Develops and maintains inventory of current and potential customer ESG/Sustainability targets and objectives and advises potential strategies to support customers in meeting their commitments
  • Develops networks in the animal agriculture community to enable project development towards sustainability interventions in OSI’s supply chain. 
  • Establishes methods and mechanisms to deliver outcome-based solutions for customers (specifically related to scope 3 climate commitments)
  • Leads sustainability data management and reporting for UK in collaboration with global team.
  • Prepares budgets, schedules, and other organizational reports in relation to Sustainability
  • Coaches and mentors sustainability staff to continuously evolve capabilities, capacity and skill sets needed to achieve sustainability outcomes.

What we expect from you

  • Good experience in agriculture services, agriculture project management and carbon accounting is desired
  • Deep understanding of sustainability opportunities in the food industry, particularly related to climate / GHG accounting, target-setting, supply chain challenges related to ESG topics
  • Ability to liaise with farmers and related agriculture business to build relationships
  • Curious, flexible and adaptable to change and the evolving sustainability challenges, government policies
  • Exceptional relationship building and influencing skills are critical combined with the ability to successfully navigate within a large, multicultural business
  • Proven planning and project management skills paired with a goal-oriented work ethics
  • Experience in developing and leading a team while showing exceptional coaching skills
  • Degree in environmental technology, agri-sciences or related field
  • Fluent communication in English on all levels of hierarchy

What we offer you

We are a company with flat hierarchies, value-based corporate culture and a pronounced customer orientation in a special market. We know that the commitment of our employees is the basis of our success. We therefore support you by quickly giving you responsibility and developing you according to your talents.
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