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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE MANAGER EUROPE- based in Germany or France

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Sales & Business Development
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029507 Requisition #
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SGS seeks to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic and passionate Sustainability manager. The main purpose of this role is to support the development and the management of supply chain environmental programs including but not limited to the Higg index verification of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, other environmental auditing programs of facilities and to support de development and deployment of suppliers improvement programs (trainings, energy and water audits, chemical management programs, wastewater effluent testing programs,...). The role of the environmental services manager is to bring expertise on supply chain assessment solutions and to coordinate and develop internal and external synergies to provide training and coaching expertise to facilities.
 
This position will help sustain the continued growth of the sustainability business by: providing exceptional program management skills and added value service to clients; recommending growth opportunities; and supporting the existing sales team in addressing the sustainability needs of clients.   The candidate will be interfacing directly with clients and addressing client problems/questions/comments in a clear and professional manner. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow with an advisory and audit team with the full support, expertise and experience of SGS business.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Management of large supply chain assessment programs including but not limited to the implementation of the Higg index Environmental Facility Module of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Other initiatives include the ZDHC audit protocol, BEPI, Chemical management assessment, Wastewater effluent testing and other programs to support continuous improvement of the performance of facilities.

  • Develop new business opportunities by answering to leads, providing technical support to the sales and key account manager’s network; listening to customers’ needs and proposing projects/programs to answer to these requests.

  • Be the key contact and work closely with the SGS personnel globally as needed to facilitate Sustainability projects and to ensure a consistent approach is adopted throughout the SGS network.

  •  Support SGS sales and marketing activities in key European Countries

  • Liaise with external International bodies to ensure that SGS is properly represented in discussions linked to Sustainability topic and achieve opportunities to develop and present its view within the industry, including but not limited to actively participating to the work of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the ZDHC and BEPI.

  •  Represent SGS at external conferences as needed

  • Support the development of a robust network of local environmental auditors and Higg index verifiers in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

  •  Report to the Global environmental services manager

  •  Develop unique solutions


The position requires travel up to 30% of the time
RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Management of large supply chain assessment programs including but not limited to the implementation of the Higg index Environmental Facility Module of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Other initiatives include the ZDHC audit protocol, BEPI, Chemical management assessment, Wastewater effluent testing and other programs to support continuous improvement of the performance of facilities.

  • Develop new business opportunities by answering to leads, providing technical support to the sales and key account manager’s network; listening to customers’ needs and proposing projects/programs to answer to these requests.

  • Be the key contact and work closely with the SGS personnel globally as needed to facilitate Sustainability projects and to ensure a consistent approach is adopted throughout the SGS network.

  •  Support SGS sales and marketing activities in key European Countries

  • Liaise with external International bodies to ensure that SGS is properly represented in discussions linked to Sustainability topic and achieve opportunities to develop and present its view within the industry, including but not limited to actively participating to the work of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the ZDHC and BEPI.

  •  Represent SGS at external conferences as needed

  • Support the development of a robust network of local environmental auditors and Higg index verifiers in Europe, Middle East and North Africa

  •  Report to the Global environmental services manager

  •  Develop unique solutions

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