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Senior Sustainability Manager

Date:  02-Oct-2021
Location: 

Brussels, BE, 1040

Our company is quite a fascinating environment to work in, especially if you want to move forward. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to seize for those who challenge the obvious and who want to make a difference. Degroof Petercam is a unique blend in many ways: we have different métiers under one roof. We have Belgian roots and we operate internationally. We’re independent and we have decision power. On top of that, we’re continuously in motion to deliver our clients the best possible services. You’ll be part of a company of experts who aim for nothing less than excellence. Our expertise is based on highly skilled & talented people who are passionate about what they do. At Degroof Petercam, you can do what you love, put your skills into practice and develop your talent. We value proximity, which allows you to collaborate closely with your team and to reap the rewards of your work.

Context

Our DP Management Board decided to create a brand-new Senior Sustainability Manager role within our unique company.
As the Senior Sustainability Manager, you will work very closely with different departments on Group level in order to develop and implement an unique DP Sustainability Strategy.

In order to do so, you will start with understanding the impact of climate-related and environmental risks for DP and its business as well identify strategic opportunities in the short, medium & long term.

You will play a key role in assisting the Management Board in making informed business decisions. The overall ambition is to make significant progress in a horizon of two years in terms of sustainability at DP as well as strengthening the areas in which DP is already playing a leading role. 
The role will be part of our CEOO department. 

This is an exciting time to move into this new senior position at DP. Your experiences, goals, ambitions and innovative spirit will help you to stand out and your contributions will positively impact the business and create lasting value for DP & society.
 

Your Position

  • Develop and influence the organization’s sustainability strategy, articulated through its 4 business lines, throughout the Group;
  • Crystalize a vision and support the heads of businesses within DP to deliver an integrated sustainability strategy and demonstrate progress against strategic objectives and, to be defined, performance indicators;
  • Be responsible for corporate sustainability aspects and be a sustainability advocate that drives positive sustainable innovation and change across DP;
  • Ensure compliance with EU and national environmental and sustainability reporting obligations and integrate in the steering of the sustainability agenda the ECB (and other instances) supervisory expectations;
  • Ensure and jointly steer the communication with the relevant stakeholders; and
  • Internal stakeholders: you will be working closely with a significant number of divisions and businesses such as DPAM, Risk Management, Private Banking, Legal, Finance, DPAS, HR, Ops & IT, Marketing, Corporate Communication and Facilities.  
     

Your Profile

  • In this exciting and high-profile position, you will demonstrate a high level of competence in business acumen, analytical and creative thinking and strategic agility (reconfigure our strategy); 
  • You are or have the potential to become an acknowledged leader in sustainability in the DP environment and with an aim to gradually position DP, together with your stakeholders, strategically in the “external world”. You are expected to be a role model, demonstrating subject matter excellence coupled with great leadership skills and excellent communication skills;
  • You should be able to influence, align stakeholders and make recommendations to the Management Board on areas ranging from strategy to policy, governance, process, reporting and business planning. You should demonstrate leadership both in thought and in actions and in doing so  align various teams, by engaging, educating and connecting them; and
  • You will bring project management skills combined with high energy, passion and enthusiasm to set a dynamic pace for delivery.
     

Our offer

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today a

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today and for generations to come.

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