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Group Sustainability Reporting & Sustainability Director -EU


Dublin, Leinster, IE

Job ID:  24681
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Marketing & Communications

The job holder will be a member of the EU Glass Leadership team, responsible for driving Sustainability within EU.  They will collaborate with the senior Metal leadership team to drive the group sustainability agenda working closely with local sustainability experts.


Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Collaborate with all the internal key-stakeholders and customers of the value chain to drive the successful delivery of sustainability projects 
•    Represent Ardagh on various trade associations committees
•    Promote Ardagh Sustainability credentials with customers and general media via Social Media, Trade publications and speaking at events and webinars
•    Line Management of sustainability professionals who are responsible for gathering and managing data and generating reports on Sustainability
•    Ensure Sustainability is weaved into the DNA of our business
•    Demonstrate your commitment to the Ardagh core values through upholding our standards of business conduct, complying with Group policies and procedures, and leading by example
•    Establish a working environment which promotes the importance of employees acting with integrity and in an ethical manner in line with the Group Code of Conduct

Key Deliverables:
•    Meeting the core deliverable as per the Sustainability Strategy
•    Integrate Sustainability into the business in the same way as Health & Safety - through ongoing internal and external communication, education and leaderships 
•    Maintain and improve Ardagh position with external rating agencies
•    Further develop and monitor KPI’s and measurement tools
•    Build effective partnerships with relevant key stakeholders


Candidate Profile:
•    Third level degree with 10-15 years’ experience in environmental / sustainability.
•    Experience in a sales or sales support environment is desirable.
•    Experience in high volume manufacturing industry essential.
•    High level of integrity, empathy and trustworthiness
•    Excellent communicator – especially listening, influencing and presenting
•    Influencer
•    Public speaking and publishing articles
•    Creative thinker
•    Hands-on capabilities, no-nonsense and self-motivated individual 
•    Strong analytical mind
•    Fluent English 
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Line and project management skills


About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Our modern Dublin office is located in the Central Business Park in Sandyford. Our Dublin team has almost one hundred employees working in finance, IT, procurement, and HR.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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