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Environment and Sustainability Lead

Posted 23 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose. Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

We’re a diverse, global family of over 40,000 people united by one passionate purpose: a cleaner, healthier world for all. We are Reckitt. Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health and nutrition brands. Here at the Nottingham site, we manufacture products such as Strepsil, Nurofen & Gaviscon!

About the role

  • Environment and Sustainability Lead
  • Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package

You’ll succeed because…

… you have a real passion to deliver the environmental glidepath for Nottingham working with a wide cross section of people. You enjoy having the ability to make a positive impact to the Environment. You'll help support the site enhancing the culture & awareness of the Environmental agenda. You excel in a fast-paced environment. You plan ahead, communicate well and lead by empowering others. You’re results-orientated and thrive under pressure.

You’ll love it because…

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to hear your ideas. The products you get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day.

Your responsibilities

  • To lead the site Environmental & Sustainability programme, ensuring compliance against Legal, Local & Reckitt Environmental Standards.
  • Identify and lead site initiatives to deliver E&S improvements to support the site delivery against the 2025 & 2030 Reckitt Global Sustainability Targets.
  • Develop a continuous improvement culture and understanding of E&S to help deliver improvements, through communication, training, workshops and establishing best practice.
  • Demonstrate expertise and provide guidance for the site by staying up to date on legislation, identifying best practice opportunities from other organisations and external sources.
  • Be responsible for all Environment & Sustainability activities which take place across site. Conduct self-assessments, audits & health checks to ensure non-compliance is identified and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Develop robust procedures and processes to work alongside the site Environmental Management System.
  • Working as part of the site Engineering Cross Functional Team leading the site monthly updates on E&S. Covering compliance, audit status, Energy, Waste & Water KPI’s, Communication & Training.
  • Ensure the site remains compliant both legally & against Reckitt Global Environmental Standards on E&S. Where non-compliance is identified a remediation plan is identified, communicated and actioned.
  • Conduct self-assessments, audits and health checks periodically to identified any areas of risk or non-compliance which can be addressed prior to any internal or external audit.
  • Develop robust procedures and processes to ensure delivery of the site Environment Master Plan (EMS).
  • Prepare and lead E&S audits for the site.

The experience we're looking for

  • 3-5 years experience in a FMCG operation, preferably in a “high care” environment such as pharmaceutical, healthcare or food.
  • Project management experience in same / similar environment.
  • Knowledge and application of UK regulatory standards.
  • Knowledge and application of ISO14001, OHSAS18001 ISO9001 standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging operations and facilities

The skills for success

  • Either Degree in Engineering or related subject with 3-5 years experience in industry
  • Desirable qualification of Practitioner Member of IEMA (PIEMA) or equivalent
  • Certified in IEMA Environmental Management or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience leading programs and activities across cross-functional areas

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way. We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Reckitt is a successful international FMCG player with a leading portfolio. Well-known brands such as Finish, Vanish or Dettol provide 'healthier lives & happier homes' with an innovative pipeline. An entrepreneurial, result-driven and can-do mindset is characteristic of Reckitt and ensures that everyone develops into a genuine #gamechanger.

Active in 60 countries
43,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 35 years