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Global Head of Sustainability

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
3 May, 2022

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Global Head of Sustainability to join our client, a multi-national leader in the manufacturing industry, to be based at its HQ in Switzerland.

This is a strategic, senior leadership role with the full scope and responsibility for the sustainability topic, covering sourcing, governance and sustainable practices and processes.


Global Head of Sustainability, Zug, Switzerland


Other responsibilities of the Global Head of Sustainability will include:

  • Run viability projects on current and future sustainable strategies
  • Ensure supply chain due diligence across the sustainability hot topics currently (climate impact, labour, carbon footprint, net zero, ESG)
  • Cover ongoing administration of social and environmental programs related to supply chain management sustainability, including their development and implementation
  • Hold accountability for establishing and review of program goals and success metrics, which will lead on to implementing and monitoring recognized standards and KPIs
  • Create and design strategies for the supply chain in relation to ensuring future sourcing practices are sustainable and environmentally compliant
  • Work in tandem with Procurement, Operations, Legal, Environmental and HR to develop long lasting supplier relationships and effective sustainability initiatives
  • Influence stakeholders both internally and externally to navigate supply chain and sustainability topics


For this Global Head of Sustainability role, we are seeking:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading sustainability topics within the manufacturing industry
  • Leadership and people management experience is essential - ideally within a change management program
  • A highly structured and detailed candidate who can organise global initiatives
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to put business acumen alongside sustainable sourcing strategies
  • Experienced in system usage, SAP plus Microsoft packages
  • Fluent in English - any other language would also be desirable


If you are interested in applying for this Global Head of Sustainability role please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call Neil in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1867