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Sustainability Advisor

Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Full Time
Lead our Sustainability Strategy & initiatives, managing compliance. Work with stakeholders across all departments & with our customers & suppliers

Implement sustainability frameworks and help bring our strategy to life!
Work across all departments - from procurement to distribution
RE-THINK what you know about OfficeMax! Join us for our next stage of growth

OfficeMax has RE-SHAPED the business to enhance our customer's experience
Being able to adapt and evolve has been key to our success. Although our purpose to empower successful and sustainable workplaces across Aotearoa, New Zealand has not changed; the landscape in which we work in has.
From product development and service offerings to how we work internally, OfficeMax has taken the time to RE-FOCUS the future of work, while listening to what our customers need. It's now time to deliver on that, and fuel our next level of expansion - haere mai, come join us!
About the role: Sustainability Advisor
Reporting to our Director of Marketing and Customer Insights, this role will see you implementing our Sustainability strategy framework and supporting initiatives across the business. Manage the audit standards and compliance process (ISO 14001) and showcase our social and environmental sustainability initiatives.
As the sole Sustainability Advisor for OfficeMax, you get to work across and promote all elements of sustainability within an FMCG environment - from how we procure product to operational distribution and sales and marketing. Partner with customers and suppliers to support initiatives and develop reports.
We have our strategy framework but we need YOU to come in and own the direction. Create impactful and meaningful change, not only for OfficeMax but for the businesses we partner with and support.
Your key responsibilities:

Implement sustainability frameworks, initiatives and programmes of work in line with Office Max's sustainability strategy
Partner with the ELT and key internal stakeholders across OfficeMax to achieve sustainability targets
Support annual review of the strategy, resetting goals and targets
Work with the Sustainability Committee to deliver sustainability initiatives
With the input of senior stakeholders, maintain the monitoring and reporting frameworks, ensuring OfficeMax is broadly aligned with Winc Australia
As the key expert in sustainability at OfficeMax, be the trusted partner working across all of OfficeMax to lead and demonstrate the value of sustainable business practices, providing expert advice and coaching to enable teams to embed sustainable business practices into everything we do
Promote/Provide frameworks and tools for use by our teams in their work sourcing, buying and selling our products

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Bachelor's degree in science, commerce or a related field
3+ years' experience in a Sustainability role
Been a key contributor to the development and execution of sustainability strategy and projects.
Demonstrable experience establishing and maintaining operating and reporting frameworks
Highly effective written and oral communication skills - ability and experience in a variety of presentation settings with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Project management experience

People and Culture

A business that cares, take your birthday and a wellbeing day off on us!
Staff buying rates
Hybrid working arrangements
Free parking onsite with a discounted café
Great people! A business you can be proud to work for!

Our people are genuine, and proactive solution finders. We care about our colleagues, customers and the company's success. This is a business with heart and one you can feel proud to work for!
We have a diverse culture, and encourage open and transparent communication throughout. One of the key parts to our culture, is that our people know how their work adds value to the wider business. So you can leave each day feeling like you are making a difference, where your voice is heard and respected - always a good start!
Not only are we people focused, but we are hugely passionate about being accountable for our Sustainability footprint and our support to Barnardos 0800 What's Up line, Aotearoa New Zealand's only helpline for children and teenagers. We are also proud to be Government partners of the Ikura project, where we provide free period products to education providers across the country.
By joining OfficeMax, you are choosing a business that prioritises diversity of culture and thought. You will bring your growth mind-set and enjoy the challenge of constant evolution. No one day is the same!

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