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Lead Sustainability Specialist - Materials

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Sustainability
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.

About the role

Are you passionate about sustainability? Would you like to play a key role in championing and safeguarding Dyson’s ethical and environmental standards amongst our materials supply chain?

Reporting into the Senior Sustainability Manager for Indirect Supply Chain, and as a key part of the global Dyson Sustainability team, you’ll be supporting Dyson on a journey towards best-in-class environmental and social stewardship and sustainability within its supply chain.

You’ll work across multiple functions, ensuring the delivery of sustainable sourcing strategies for our Dyson materials requirements. You’ll be responsible for driving down the environmental and social impact of our indirect sourcing requirements and delivering Dyson’s supply chain sustainability strategy including projects, policies, reporting, due diligence assessments and process development.

You’ll be leading development and implementation of our Materials Sourcing policy across Dyson by implementing due diligence tools to support global procurement processes; as well as the development of risk assessment mechanisms to screen suppliers for sustainability risks and mitigating identified risk areas.

Finally, you’ll train our Materials suppliers on Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct requirements and conduct assessments, inspections and investigations of detected code of conduct violations, including human rights, modern slavery and conditions of forced labour.

This role will be based on site, at our state-of-the-art technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

About you

You’ll have previous sustainability experience, preferably within supply chain, materials experience and excellent knowledge of relevant supply chain legislation, including human rights, modern slavery and the health and safety of workers.

You’ll be experienced in designing and/or implementing risk-based supply chain due diligence processes including risk assessments, audits and assessments, and you’ll demonstrate interest and understanding of supply chain sustainability issues and ways in which these challenges can be tackled.

Other key requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), ideally scientific/engineering/sustainability based.
  • Ability to work independently and to find innovative approaches to address new challenges.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture of Dyson’s overall sustainability strategy and how your role contributes to it.
  • Methodical and detailed approach, with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of international labour standards, codes and audit standards such as SA 8000, ILO, ETI Base Code etc. would be an advantage.

Benefits

Financial

  • Performance-related bonus scheme 
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts
  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon)

 Lifestyle

  • 27 days’ holiday (plus public holidays)
  • Free on-site lunches, unlimited fruit and hot drinks
  • Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair salon, lifestyle assist (concierge)
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Ability to purchase additional holiday

 Health

  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme, digital GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.