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Environmental Sustainability - Programme Lead

Employer
Primark
Location
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Function
Marketing
Level
Manager

Job Details

Environmental Sustainability - Global Programme Lead
Report to: Head of Sustainability
Location: Reading

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.

Primark's environmental sustainability programme is a critical strategic priority for the business. From our focus on carbon, water and chemistry, to our work on circularity, biodiversity and environmental compliance, the global environmental team plays a vital role in delivering impact across many areas and for making progress against a number of external targets that support the sustainable growth of our company.

Reporting directly into our Head of Environmental Sustainability, this new role will take responsibility for developing and managing approaches that will strengthen - and shape - the strategic direction, management, deployment and performance of the environmental programme on a global level.

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:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • 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 maintenance of global thematic workplans across all environmental topics, aligning them to relevant corporate reporting frameworks
  • Actively influence the direction and impact of the overall Environmental Strategy by identifying and elevating key thematic developments, influential headwinds and through use of data-driven indicators
  • Work cross-thematically to identify and oversee the collection and analysis of internally generated data to support programme learning, development, impact measurement and reporting
  • Take ownership of the Quarterly Team Meeting and our monthly global team meetings; shaping their structure, value, and management to enhance strategic impact
  • Proactively and regularly liaise with in-country environmental sustainability teams to review and support progress, acting as key point of contact
  • Define the cross-thematic training needs of internal teams and supply chain partners, and facilitate the creation of an appropriate capability building programme that will support integration and delivery of the environmental strategy
  • Leads the development, management and integration of key cross-cutting strategies, such as our environmental compliance and factory improvement programmes
  • Lead the development and management of an approach that allows the progress and impact of the environmental strategy to be tracked and reported (internally and externally)

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:
  • Minimum of 10 years' relevant professional experience.
  • Extensive, proven experience establishing and managing programmes, ideally within a global business or other large organisation and focused on sustainability
  • Demonstrable programme and project management expertise
  • Extensive experience of developing senior business relationships, shaping business strategies and managing associated cultural change - excellent communicator and influencer

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: 119929BR

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