Website LEGO

Location: Billund, Denmark

Overview:

The VP of Supplier Sustainability will play a pivotal role in collaborating with our Sustainability colleagues in setting the Sustainability direction and how it translates in the global supply base.

You will be a transformational leader with a globally distributed team, encouraged to drive impact to ensure the successful development and implementation of our sustainability strategy, programs, policies and capabilities to deliver on the commitments in all dimensions of sustainability within the Global Procurement organization.

As a member of the Global Procurement Leadership Team, you will drive the sustainability agenda as a core part of our purpose, strategy, and ways of working both internally and across our entire supply base.

You will be an innovating and inspiring leader for a purpose led business, working to address global sustainable development challenges, and will be passionate about crafting long term value for all partners. You will join forces with our supplier base to co-create a sustainable future to collectively reduce environmental & social impact.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide Strategic Direction and oversight of execution in supplier sustainability goals
  • Collaborate closely with the Environmental Sustainability Team to influence supplier related sustainability objectives & targets, and proactively contribute to key aspects of the strategic vision for sustainability & social responsibility across the Group.
  • Translate strategies into actionable goals for procurement to integrate sustainable purchasing and supplier engagement, ensuring alignment with partners and effective execution across the organization.
  • Deliver successful execution of sustainability projects & programs, on time and consistent to mandate while being responsible for key targets and progress reporting to executive leadership.
  • Influence and collaborate with Procurement LT to drive sustainability initiatives, through showcasing the value, tailoring the approach to each procurement segment simplifying processes.
  • Create & embed a robust sustainability governance structure including reporting practices and processes across procurement, tracking, and analysing sustainability performance data, and presenting & reporting on progress.
  • Develop methodologies to assess the viability and success of supplier initiatives, including monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of sustainability programs to manage risk and opportunities as well as diversity & inclusion within our supply chain.
  • Present updates to Key partners (PLT/ ELT / ER/ CSO) on the status of the sustainability program including forecasting of costs, resource planning, and market / regulatory demand drivers.
  • Drive continuous process improvement and automation, using data insights & analytics.
  • Transformational leadership

Qualifications: 

  • Successful track record of strategic senior leadership within supply chain and procurement with proven leadership experience within supplier sustainability.
  • Proven experience in leading and running sustainability initiatives, reporting standards, and frameworks required.
  • Deep understanding in the specific challenges in environmental and sustainability regulation and trends and how to overcome challenges in the context of The Lego Group.
  • Strong demonstration of energy saving projects and Scope 3 programs.
  • Procurement / supplier management and sourcing background.
  • Extensive expertise, having operated at a strategic level with a strong background of success in delivering value and cost savings through continuous improvement, cultivating innovation and sustainability.
  • Demonstrated success as a highly collaborative global leader, focused on execution and driving impact through maintaining trust-based relationships and developing and leading hard-working, diverse matrixed teams to successful outcomes.
  • Customer focused behaviour with dedicated commitment and a high sense of flexibility and collaboration.
  • Intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial mentality with a desire to constantly learn and find ways to use expertise and build new capabilities across the organisation.
  • Capability to influence and engage through effective communication and presentation skills (both verbally and in writing); able to articulate complex information in a clear and simple manner to a variety of audiences.

 

To apply for this job please visit www.lego.com.