Senior Sustainability Manager – Environment

Sydney Permanent - Full Time

For over 15 years, Liz has helped businesses grow in Environment, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, climate change & carbon markets as a highly successful and reliable recruitment professional and Manager.As a Principal Consultant in Talent Nation's Sydney office, Liz possesses invaluable technical and market knowledge, an eye for excellent talent, and a genuine passion for maximising impact by helping people flourish in their careers. She has built an extensive network in the field, nurturing long-standing relationships with both clients and candidates. She consistently delivers high quality services, focusing on each business's goal and the people that make this possible.

Recruiter :
Liz Floyd

Liz Floyd
  • ASX listed company
  • Global leader in food and agriculture
  • Sydney, Melbourne or Singapore based with hybrid work options
The company

We are partnering with SunRice Group, an ASX-listed, global food business and one of Australia’s leading branded food exporters with a reported revenue of A$1.3b.
With roots in Australia’s food bowl, SunRice was formed in 1950 when a group of rice growers pooled their resources in the Riverina region of New South Wales to build a single rice mill.  Today, they have grown into one of the largest rice food companies in the world, comprising of multiple businesses, assets and operations across Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, the United States, the Pacific Islands and Asia.  SunRice Group’s 35+ major brands are sold in over 50 global markets, and they hold leading brand positions in 14 countries.
Sustainability is a priority for SunRice, and it is at the core of everything they do. Since their earliest days, they have understood that their success depends on sustaining the health of the fields and the communities in which they operate around the globe.

The role

Reporting to the Group Head of Sustainability, this role will be responsible for managing and supporting the SunRice Group to achieve their environmental ambitions and will play a critical role in supporting the business to understand the risks, set the strategy and implement mechanisms to address biodiversity, deforestation, climate risk and more.
Additional responsibilities include:
  • Provide stewardship of key environmental risks and opportunities by monitoring changes in legislation, regulation, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Provide leadership and technical support to the Net Zero Manager, as they project manage the business to deliver the initiatives within the Net Zero Roadmap.
  • Supporting the business to deliver the activities stipulated within the Net Zero Roadmap, the Packaging Working Group Plan and broader Sustainability Strategy through developing governance systems to engage with the business to deliver the initiatives.
  • Oversee embedment of the Net Zero Roadmap, Packaging Working Group Plan and other sustainability initiatives into business unit processes, including by costing the initiatives and having them incorporated into budgets.
  • Provide environmental technical skills, particularly as it related to carbon, deforestation, biodiversity and packaging.
  • With the Group Head of Sustainability, engage with the CMT (executive team) and, where required, the Board on relevant matters.
  • Providing technical expertise on environmental risks and other considerations during M&A activity.
  • Provide capacity development opportunities for the business to understand the requirements to meet net zero by 2050, new packaging legislation and other new sustainability requirements including biodiversity, deforestation-free supply chains and reporting obligations.
About you

As an experienced Senior Sustainability Manager with an in-house or consulting background, you bring exceptional project management experience and a proven track record of delivering environmental sustainability related process improvements within an organisation, including influencing and engaging cross-functional and cross-business stakeholders.

You thrive working in a fast-paced environment and are strategically minded with a positive can-do approach to delivering on multiple projects and priorities.

Known for being collaborative and proactive, you demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate complex and technical data in a clear and concise manner.

In addition, you will possess the following:
  • Technical competence in initiatives to transition to net zero, including operational energy efficiency, renewable electricity, transport and distribution and agricultural value chain emissions.
  • Sound understanding of the climate change policy landscape in Australia, and ideally and understanding of the policy landscape across Asia.
  • Broad understanding of sustainability trends and data, including across the areas of biodiversity, human rights, responsible sourcing, and community.
The rewards

This opportunity offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work alongside a highly regarded and action-orientated Sustainability leader and surrounding team. SunRice is listed on the ASX with majority shareholdings by active rice growers (A Class shareholders) and is continuing to accelerate its sustainability agenda, with great support from the Board. There is licence to throw yourself into initiatives and “give things a go” in this fast-paced organisation.

Rarely do these Environmental Sustainability leadership roles come up with such a diverse supply chain from farming to food products on the shelves; this role will have the ability to truly influence the SunRice business.

How to Apply

Apply now by submitting your current CV (in Word format) via our online application process.
For a confidential discussion or to review the information pack and full PD please contact Liz Floyd on 0411 88 44 28 or via [email protected]

To be eligible to apply, you must have unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

Talent Nation encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex, and genders.
Applicants can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process, please contact us so we can provide adjustments for you.

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