Sustainability is at the core of Valmet’s business strategy and it is integrated to the company’s processes through the comprehensive Sustainability 360º Agenda. Our global organization is strongly committed to improving sustainable practices in the company’s entire value chain. Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index since 2014 among around 300 global sustainability leaders.
Due to our current, long-term VP, Sustainability moving into new role outside Valmet, we are looking for an experienced and passionate sustainability professional and a positive team-player to continue taking Valmet’s strong sustainability performance forward. If you have a strong background and track-record in managing and driving sustainability work in an international business environment, and you appreciate cooperative, systematic, target oriented working environment, we would be delighted to receive your application.
As VP, Sustainability you will lead a small team of sustainability professionals and drive, coach and coordinate a wide matrix of colleagues from different functions, business lines and area organizations around the world towards our joint sustainability goals. You ensure that we have systematic annual action plans, targets and follow-up in place, well-functioning processes, tools and way-to-operate, and you enhance the sustainability competences of the global organization and the external partners.
In this position you report to SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, and will be preferably located in Valmet’s head office in Espoo, Finland.
Your main responsibilities
Develop, implement and follow-up on Valmet’s Sustainability360º Agenda, related processes, initiatives and governance
Drive implementation, follow-up and reporting of Valmet’s global Climate Program
Develop internal and external (e.g. Valmet suppliers) competences in sustainability globally
Lead, develop and coordinate Valmet´s annual sustainability reporting and assurance processes according to the GRI reporting standard, standard for non-financial reporting (NFI), TCFD and other relevant reporting frameworks
Lead, develop and coordinate Valmet´s reporting to selected global indices and rankings
Ensure Valmet’s active dialogue with key stakeholders and act as Valmet’s corporate level subject matter expert/spokesperson with multiple external stakeholders e.g. customers, suppliers, investors and financial community
To be successful in this role you need to have a strong background in sustainability management in an international environment and a deep understanding of sustainability reporting and related regulatory developments. Strategic and analytical mindset together with passionate, hands-on way of working is a combination that we really value. In addition to your solid sustainability competence and expertise you are able to consult and coach others in an engaging and energizing way, and you love to collaborate with a large number of colleagues from different levels of the organization and from different cultures.
We expect you to have:
Relevant academic degree
Strong experience in managing sustainability in an international company
Analytical and strategic thinking combined with creativity
Strong leadership skills, cooperative attitude and ability to successfully manage a global matrix organization and networks
Active and energetic approach to continuously improve and renew Valmet’s sustainability performance, processes and tools
Ability to crystallize complex issues and create concise, strategy-based messages and communicate them effectively
Excellent writing, presentation and communications skills in English, Finnish language skills are an advantage
Curiosity to learn and develop, and readiness to travel globally to the areas where Valmet operates
We offer you a strategically important and inspiring global management level position and chance to work with a wide global network of professionals from different Valmet´s functions, business lines and area organizations as well as external stakeholders such as suppliers, customers, and partners from financial community. The position will come with the opportunities for professional development in a highly international working environment characterized by strong commitment to sustainability and future orientation to enable the transition to carbon neutral industrial processes.
Did we catch your interest? Please submit your application no later than January 31st, 2023.
For further information, please contact Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability, mob. +358 50 453 4262 preferably on 11.1.2023 between 14-16, 12.1.2023 between 13-15 or 23.1.2023 between 9-11 or Laura Puustjärvi, Current VP, Sustainability, mob +358 50 337 4473 preferably on 17.1.2023 between 12-16.00, 20.1.2023 between 14-16.00, 23.1.2023 between 12-16.00 or 27.1.2023 between 10-12.00.
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