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.
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.
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
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
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