Senior Manager (Sustainability (Water))

The Coca-Cola Company

Uxbridge, UK 🇬🇧

Sofia, Bulgaria 🇧🇬

Paris, France 🇫🇷

Anderlecht, Belgium 🇧🇪

Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

Spain 🇪🇸

Are you looking for new challenges and personal growth within Coca-Cola Europacific Partners? Then we have a great opportunity for you!
Do you have a personality with the power to influence and connect?
Can you sustain the pace to keep on growing?
Will you make an impact with your desire to win?

Senior Manager – Sustainability (Water), All CCEP Locations

What do you become a part of:

The purpose of this role is to lead CCEP’s sustainability strategy related to water, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture, ensuring that our strategy is aligned with CCEP’s broader climate and packaging strategy, is aligned with TCCC’s global approach to water and sustainable sourcing and is aligned with external stakeholder expectations.

What you will do:

  • The individual will play a key role in providing subject matter expertise and sustainability thought leadership on these topics, working in conjunction with key stakeholders within QESH, Procurement, and Supply Chain and with colleagues at The Coca-Cola Company.
  • The individual will lead the development of a long-term strategy on water replenishment and regenerative water use, working in conjunction with our BU sustainability leads and TCCC at both a corporate and OU level (Europe and ASP OU).
  • The individual will lead on policy development, risk management and reporting and disclosure – with a primary focus on water, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture.
  • The role will support our markets & functions to develop and share CCEP’s strategy and best practice, working to support the integration of water, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture into our local business strategy.

What we expect from you:

  • Act as CCEP’s subject matter expert on water and biodiversity, leading on the delivery of CCEP’s “This is Forward” commitments on water and biodiversity, ensuring full alignment with TCCC’s global water security strategy.
  • Develop a long-term roadmap and funding cycle for community-based water replenish partnerships across Europe and API – working with local teams and TCCC to ensure that community-based water replenishment projects can be identified and deliver water replenishment, carbon sequestration and biodiversity benefits.
  • Support the development and delivery of water stewardship roadmaps at a local level – with focus on ‘leadership locations’, working with local QESH teams to identify opportunities at site level to drive 100% regenerative water use.
  • Own the tracking, reporting and disclosure of performance data related to water & biodiversity, ensuring that performance data is fully assured and can be used as part of CCEP’s annual reporting and disclosure cycle (e.g. Integrated Report, DJSI and CDP) and can be shared in a consistent way with local teams.
  • Represent CCEP with key external stakeholders and network related to water and biodiversity (e.g. WWF, The Nature Conservancy, Science-Based Targets Network, and the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures).
  • Keep up to date with sustainability reporting and disclosure expectations and trends related to water and biodiversity and explore opportunities for CCEP to pilot new methodologies for the setting of water stewardship targets and the measurement and financial valuation of water and biodiversity related risks.
  • Work with QESH, Supply Chain, Enterprise Risk Management and TCCC to ensure that CCEP adopts a comprehensive approach to identifying and managing water-related risks.
  • Work with CCEP’s Procurement function and with TCCC Global Procurement sustainability and ingredient leads to coordinate joint working with key suppliers on water efficiency and water replenishment programmes within CCEP’s key sourcing regions in both Europe and API.
  • Work with CCEP’s Procurement team to develop partnerships with sugar beet and sugar cane suppliers that will support the delivery of water, biodiversity and climate targets.
  • Develop CCEP’s long-term strategy and roadmap on biodiversity, including work to establish a baseline risk assessment for biodiversity which includes CCEP’s operations and key ingredient sourcing regions.
  • Develop external biodiversity targets which meet stakeholder expectations. Ensure strategy is developed in partnership with key internal stakeholders, including QESH, Procurement and TCCC.
  • Work with CCEP’s Procurement teams to develop  CCEP’s approach to ensuring deforestation free supply chains.
  • Coordinate the development of an action plan and roadmap to address biodiversity and deforestation impacts within CCEP’s operations and supply chain – ensuring that the strategy can be operationalised at a local level and that progression towards CCEP’s targets can be measured and tracked.
  • Work with CCEPs Procurement teams, ingredient suppliers and TCCC to develop regenerative agriculture programmes and partnerships with suppliers which can drive water replenishment, carbon sequestration and biodiversity benefits.
  • Work with CCEP’s Procurement teams and TCCC’s global souring teams to track and report performance related to sustainable sourcing in line with TCCC’s Principles for Sustainable Agriculture.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of water, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture issues and trends and understanding of key water and biodiversity reporting and disclosure frameworks (e.g. CDP Water, CDP Forests, CEO water Mandate).
  • Experience and knowledge of corporate sustainability reporting & disclosure requirements and expectations.
  • First class English language written and presentation skills a priority. Additional European language an advantage. Must be able to demonstrate ability to write good clean copy
  • Understands local business requirements and CCEP-wide sustainability commitments and targets.
  • Strong communications and influencing skills.
  • Experience of working in complex matrix environment.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. With a dedicated team of 33,200 people, serving customers in 29 countries, we make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 600 million people, including Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Capri-Sun®. And we want a workforce as diverse as our products – with a culture that fosters belonging and inclusivity. One that enables everyone to be themselves, whatever their background or experience. From gender, age and ethnicity to sexual orientation and different abilities, we welcome people from all walks of life and empower unique perspectives. We recognize we’ve got some way to go, but we’ll get there with the support of our people. It’s them who drive our future growth.

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