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Date Added: Fri 26/05/2023


Spalding, PE11, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime


Environment, Social and Governance Manager

Our client is a leading grower, importer, packer and distributor of avocadoes and other fruits into the UK. They are a growing business and are looking to appoint an experienced ESG Manager to join their successful team.

Salary: DOE.

Location: Spalding.

Job Purpose

Responsible for developing, planning, and executing the company's ethical and sustainability strategies to ensure internal and external stakeholder objectives are achieved.

Key Responsibilities

· Risk assess suppliers and prospective suppliers for human rights issues, considering customer requirements, local and international legislation.

· Provide practical guidance and training for suppliers on human rights issues throughout global supply chains.

· Build and develop positive relationships with key suppliers and arrange strategic reviews to assess supplier performance.

· Display understanding of specific customer objectives and incorporate these into the overall supplier ethical trading programme to ensure supply chain integrity and transparency.

· Assist in co-ordinating global second/third party audits and closing out of audit non-conformances.

· Risk assess suppliers and implement action plans to support continuous improvement towards sustainability targets. Particular emphasis to be placed on carbon, water usage, soil health, IPM/biodiversity and pesticides.

· Ensure business practices and products are compliant with government environmental legislation and wider net zero targets.

· Lead 3rd party ethical and environmental site audits.

· Line management responsibility for three ESG team members

· Communicate internally and externally to promote the ESG initiatives implemented within the company.

Working conditions

· Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm (exact start/finish time negotiable) 40 hour week.

· Hybrid working, opportunity of up to two days working from home.

· Mobile phone/mileage allowance provided

· 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

· Full training and personal development plans provided.

· Pension scheme


· Minimum of two years' experience of working in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, auditing food businesses, ensuring that they comply with all social and ethical regulations and guidelines.

· Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.

· Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

· Spanish speaking (desirable, not essential)

The work at times will involve travelling abroad, to visit and audit farms and packers whom our client works with.

For the right candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking, well managed business and to be a part of their success
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