Director, Sustainability Solutions Posted Jul 02
Bunzl North America , Saint Louis, MO
Director of Sustainability Solutions

The Director of Sustainability Solutions will lead the development of commercial sustainability solutions for the Bunzl Distribution Division (Grocery, Redistribution, and Retail) and support the Sales and Sourcing teams in execution of the strategies. The position is based in St. Louis Missouri and will report to the leader of Distribution Category Management.

Primary Responsibilities
• Develop and execute a new commercial strategy for new product solutions to help customers achieve their sustainability goals
• Scan the industry horizon for new product/service innovations which have strong commercial potential considering the sustainability disruptions identified
• Work with suppliers and the internal procurement teams to validate product environmental credentials (ex: reusable, recyclable, or compostable)
• Collaborate with Segment Strategy and Sourcing leaders to create and refresh an innovation pipeline for new sustainable products
• Work with Marketing, Sourcing, Sales, and others to bring product ideas to market
• Support the sales teams with customer sustainability presentations, requests, resource requirements and meetings
• Provide consultative support to customer and supplier facing teams in developing constructive conversations with and/or education of key sustainability issues, leading to deeper relationships and measurable commercial outcomes
• Educate the divisional teams as to what sustainability is and how it is a business-critical discipline
• Be the Bunzl North America sustainability champion; Work with the sustainability leads for other Bunzl divisions to ensure we have a consistent sustainability message
• Promote, share and coordinate sustainable initiatives, success stories and best practices such as sustainable business concepts and products throughout BNA
• Additional responsibilities to be determined by management as necessary

• 7+ years of relevant experience in Sustainability solutions, Category Management and/or Brand management/development
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related discipline, MBA preferred; or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated expertise in Sustainability, developed in a Commercial environment and strengthened through appropriate training and experience
• Prior positions held in Sales, Sales Management and Operations considered a plus
• Product development experience in disposable packaging, safety, janitorial, or MRO/PPE a major plus
• Must be flexible in managing constantly changing priorities and dealing comfortably with ambiguity in a matrixed environment
• Demonstrated experience working with broad based cross-functional teams and must have the ability to communicate ideas and concepts to launch new products
• Experience in product development, strategic planning, and implementation preferred
• A self-starter and highly motivated person able to work in a fast-paced environment that is continually changing
• Strong consumer focus; must have a demonstrated strong employee and customer orientation
• Ability to monitor multiple projects simultaneously
• Build and maintain relationships effectively across multiple business groups
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills
The Company

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 7,500 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.