Sanoma Learning, part of Sanoma, is the leading European learning company, serving over 20 million students in eleven countries. Our learning products and services enable teachers to develop the talents of every child to reach their potential. This makes our role in society unique. Our nine learning companies are located across Europe and among the best in their own markets. To maximise our positive impact on society and to minimise our environmental footprint, we are now looking for a passionate

Sustainability Manager for Sanoma Learning

This is a key strategic role in implementing and developing the newly updated Sanoma Sustainability Strategy in Sanoma Learning and its eleven operating countries across Europe. In this unique role you will be a part Sanoma Learning Human Resources and Communications function and also an integral part of the Sanoma Group level Sustainability Team developing, implementing and coordinating sustainability across Sanoma. This is a permanent role based in the Sanoma Learning Human Resources and Communications function and you will report to the Sanoma Learning Chief Human Resources Officer.

In this role, you will be

  • Responsible for cascading the Sanoma Sustainability Strategy across Sanoma Learning businesses and supporting the Sanoma Learning business in implementing the strategy
  • Contributing to sustainability development at Group level as a proactive member of a small and dynamic Sustainability Team working with agile methods
  • Responsible for developing sustainability actions and leading chosen annual development projects together with the operating companies, the Sustainability Team and Sanoma’s other corporate functions (e.g. Human Resources, Procurement, Privacy and Compliance)
  • Actively planning and supporting sustainability communications internally and externally together with Sanoma Learning and Group comms teams
  • Supporting external sustainability reporting, especially for the annual Sustainability Review, including planning, development, content creation and data collection
  • Responsible for internal Sanoma Learning level sustainability reporting, including reporting to the Sanoma Learning Leadership Team and management teams of the operating companies
  • Following the development of external sustainability regulations and requirements and reflecting their implications on Sanoma Learning, and sharing your professional sustainability knowledge
  • Managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders regarding sustainability
  • Supporting development of sustainability-related Group policies and standards

We expect you to have

  • Masters degree from an accredited college/university
  • Experience as a sustainability professional with corporate or advisory background
  • Up-to-date skills and knowledge of sustainability European level guidelines and frameworks (e.g. GRI, SASB, TCFD, Taxonomy, SBTi, CDP)
  • Experience and interest in building sustainability into a competitive advantage
  • Excellent project leading, communications and networking skills
  • A strategic approach combined with a hands-on attitude
  • Proactive development mind set and drive to take things forward independently
  • Excellent written and spoken command of English - additional skills in Polish or Spanish considered a plus

We offer you a unique opportunity to develop sustainability at Sanoma Learning. You will have solid support across the organisation as sustainability is high on the management’s agenda. In this role, you will have a chance to work not only widely across Sanoma Learning, but also close to Sanoma Group. More about our Sustainability strategy: www.sanomalearning.com/en/sustainability/ 

 

Location

Sanoma Learning

Interested?

Motivation letter and CV

If you are interested in this position, please send your motivation letter and CV (incl. salary expectation) latest 30 of May 2021 via this form. 

Further questions

If you have further questions about the position, you can also contact  Chief Human Resources Officer Gieta Veersma or Sanoma Group’s Head of IR & Sustainability Kaisa Uurasmaa (emails firstname.lastname@sanoma.com).

More about Sanoma Learning

Learn more about Sanoma Learning and our Sustainability Strategy