Sustainability Manager

Date: 31 May 2023

Location: Kilkenny or Dublin, L, IE, R95 DXR1 o

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia plc
Sustainability Manager

Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 

The Opportunity 
Glanbia plc has set out an ambitious strategy to address climate change and other material environmental challenges through a comprehensive programme addressing carbon, water, waste, packaging, biodiversity and other material impacts.  Aligned to the Paris Agreement ambition, Glanbia will progressively invest in renewable energy, resource efficiency and impacts reductions to 2030 within direct operations as well as promote sustainable solutions in its value chain. Glanbia also plans to help address wider systemic challenges such as building a low-carbon circular economy.


Reporting to the Sustainability Services Senior Manager, the following are the key responsibilities of the Sustainability Manager:
•    Manage sustainability programmes addressing Glanbia’s material topics, including assessing environmental impacts of the business, identifying related gaps and improvement opportunities, and developing action plans on the  above
•    Contribute to developing environmental sustainability roadmaps and target setting under Glanbia Pure Food Pure Planet strategy
•    Manage complex environmental initiatives involving external and internal stakeholders, experts, and consultants
•    Work closely with Glanbia Business Units, IT & Systems team, Business Intelligence & Data Analytics team to ensure robust sustainability data management and insights to inform decision making
•    Support Corporate Communications team in  environmental sustainability communications for external and internal audiences
•    Collaborate with ESG Governance and reporting team to ensure accurate and timely environmental data disclosures and audits/assurance
•    Provide guidance to the Group and Business Units teams on such topics as GHG accounting, food waste accounting, renewable energy accounting, and other mandatory and voluntary sustainability accounting requirements


The Sustainability Programs Manager will demonstrate:
•    Experience in environmental sustainability management, preferably in a publicly traded company
•    Understanding of emerging environmental sustainability policies, standards and best practice 
•    Knowledge of sustainability accounting and data management. Experience in working with SBTi and GHG Protocol requirements, CDP, SDP, GRI disclosures would be an advantage
•    Good leadership and change management skills, ability to orchestrate work of cross-functional teams
•    Understanding of nutrition industry environmental impacts, including the challenges and opportunities of dairy processing and agricultural supply chains
•    Excellent communications skills, ability to act as sustainability champion internally and externally
•    Relevant third level qualifications, ideally with post graduate training / development in sustainability matters
If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!
Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Kilkenny or Citywest, Dublin 24 with hybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  


About Glanbia  
The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  





At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.