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Head of Environmental Sustainability

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Zalando is recruiting for a new Head of Environmental Sustainability.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the Head of Environmental Sustainability (m/f/d) at Zalando you are responsible for leading Zalando’s environmental sustainability strategy with a special focus on our climate and packaging goals. You lead a team of environmental experts and own the company’s position on climate action, sustainable packaging and other relevant environmental sustainability topics. You are a recognized expert guiding internal stakeholders and representing Zalando’s work externally.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Defining and implementing Zalando’s overarching environmental strategy with a special focus on our climate and packaging efforts, but also related topics such as chemicals.
  • Leading the team that owns Zalando’s sustainable packaging expertise and corporate carbon footprint, defining and prioritising reduction areas and initiatives in line with our science-based targets.
  • Providing expert guidance to internal stakeholders including our Management Board on successfully reducing our environmental footprint and achieving our sustainability strategy.
  • Providing and enabling thought leadership for Zalando’s environmental sustainability work, e.g. via collaboration with and participation in industry initiatives and bringing the industry knowledge into our environmental strategy.
  • Monitoring emerging global environmental trends, innovation and regulation directions with a special focus on carbon, single-use plastic and circularity.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • You have 10+ years experience in environmental management, sustainability or a related field.
  • You have strong knowledge of climate and/or packaging sustainability with a clear track record of successfully implementing climate strategies across large businesses.
  • You are a strategic thinker who is comfortable in fast-paced environments and can provide well thought through solutions based on data analysis while considering the ‘bigger picture’
  • You have excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to work across multiple teams in a large organization, align goals and drive overall success independent of organisational boundaries.
  • You possess excellent communication skills with the ability to translate complexity into clarity and experience of updating C-level stakeholders.
  • You have a strong track record in leading and developing people.

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COMPANY

Zalando

POSITION

Head of Environmental Sustainability

DATE POSTED

Friday 22nd January 2021

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