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Project Leader & Sustainability Coordinator

Competitive - Dependent on Experience
Degree Discipline & Classification
Degree educated – Geography, Environmental Science, Chemical Science, Business, Project Management
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About Our Client

Our client is an internationally recognized manufacturer, distributing throughout the globe. They are a big believer in sustainability and have their main manufacturing based in the UK. The company currently manufactures products with their own label which is well known in more than 40 countries.

The company has made its reputation based on producing quality and value for money products and offering these in high-quality, high-profile packaging. Producing automotive aftercare and body repair products under their own brand names, more recently a range of homecare products have been successfully introduced to their lines.

International demand has influenced and encouraged the overall growth plans of the Company and in 1999 additional processing and manufacturing facilities were completed.  As a result, the on-site bulk liquid storage capacity now exceeds 10,000,000 litres.

Roles & Responsibilities

An exciting new opportunity to work alongside the senior management team on a range of projects based around the business including sustainability. You will have the opportunity to be a part to the changes and will support all activity surrounding each project to ensure they are successful and meet deadlines.


This is an extremely varied and challenging role.  The successful candidate will be driven with a ‘can do’ attitude with the desire to progress within the business.


This role will be split into Project Management and Sustainability responsibilities.

Project Management (70%)

  • Coordinate and manage projects already in situ
  • Initiate key projects in line with the company plan, this could be anything from new products through to changes in the business and manufacturing area of the business
  • Check feasibility and work out budgets, teams and resources
  • Carry out planning – this will include setting goals and objectives, defining roles and producing schedules and timelines for tasks – in accordance with the needs of you’re the FIRM.
  • Lead and motivate anyone involved in the project including internal and external stakeholders/suppliers
  • Manage the project, keeping the project on budget
  • Carry out monitoring and control activities in order to track the progress of the project
  • Identify and manage risks to ensure delivery is on time
  • Implement any necessary changes throughout the process
  • Report regularly to management
  • Close the project – including evaluating successes and challenges to enhance learning for your next project.

Sustainability (30%)

  • Managing projects already in place focused around the business (currently in place are a project based around solar panel and break fluid designed to reduce waste or improve energy efficiency)
  • Managing projects designed to reduce waste/improve sustainability
  • Ensuring the firm meets all applicable environmental guidelines on each project
  • Be involved in the creation of messages based on the intended audience and business goals
  • Encouraging internal and external stakeholders to adopt and practice environmentally conscious operating procedures
  • Contribute to the Net Zero Carbon glidepath targeting decarbonization by 2040

You will be invited to bring in your own ideas for projects that could make a positive change to the operation and business brand, encouraged to use initiative and offered opportunities to travel abroad should a project require it.

Skills Required

  • Educated to Degree Level
  • 3-4 years commercial experience – proven project management/planning skills
  • Experience working in a sustainability environment would be advantageous
  • Driven, motivated and ambitious
  • Good IT skills especially with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Confident written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve and be solutions orientated
  • Ability to work well and achieve deadlines
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience in building strong working relationships and able to manage working relationships with clients/suppliers
  • Polite and professional manner
  • Trustworthy
  • A team player, flexible and approachable
  • Ability to work on own initiative without the need for management
  • Ability to adapt and change plans as the requirements of the situation change
  • Ability to ‘think outside the box’
  • A genuine interest in sustainability and being part of a positive change


HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm

HOLIDAY: 28 days including bank holidays

Please do contact us for more information or visit our Linkedin page.


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