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Biodiversity Manager

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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15 Mar 2024

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Environmental Sustainability Manager - Biodiversity
Reports to: Senior Environmental Sustainability Manager

Our Sustainability teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As a multi-national retailer that uses a variety of raw materials - such as cotton - we recognise the important role that biodiversity & nature play in supporting the ecosystem services that business relies upon. Given our reliance on nature, in addition to the emergence of key reporting frameworks, we are seeking to hire a new role that will lead the strategic development and delivery of our activities related to Primark's biodiversity programme. This effort will engage across our enterprise and supply chain, and work with critical external stakeholders to lead change.

What You'll Get

The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first

Some of our benefits are:
  1. 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  2. Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  3. Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner business to our offices

What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skillsets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Responsible for leading the development and implementation of the biodiversity strategy across the Primark enterprise, inclusive of clear targets, KPI and metrics.
  • Responsible for leading the revision of the biodiversity strategy, as needed.
  • Responsible for developing and deploying the Biodiversity Management Programme in Primark own operations.
  • Responsible for developing and deploying the Biodiversity Management Programme in Primark supply chain.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a robust, science-based biodiversity monitoring programme, using industry-led data & best practice tools.
  • Maintain a strong perspective of biodiversity-centric innovations, to support monitoring.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting programme performance against defined objectives, and in accordance with relevant reporting frameworks (such as SBTN, TNFD, CRSD).
  • Evaluates supplier/facility performance against defined biodiversity KPIs and associated proxy metrics.

What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Relevant professional certification (CEnv, CIEEM, or CEcol) preferred, but can be worked towards in role if not yet achieved.
  • Subject Matter Expert in Biodiversity, Land Use, Ecology
  • Experience in assessing corporate impacts and dependencies on nature.
  • Experience establishing sustainability commitments, targets and KPIs, ideally with a focus on nature.
  • Knowledge of existing / in development frameworks (SBTN, TNFD, GRI and tools such as IBAT/STAR), being capable of setting up report content to deliver against them.
  • Understanding of regenerative agricultural practices
  • Extensive, proven experience establishing sustainability programmes within a global business, with experience of driving initiatives across supply chains preferred.
  • A collaborative enterprise-wide thinker who's accustomed to designing and embedding change in large-scale organisations
  • Subject Matter Expert in Biodiversity, Land Use, Ecology, Forestry Management and Nature Conservation.
  • Comfortable in travelling to key sourcing regions where required

Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility requests, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

Job ID: 119103BR


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