Sustainability Officer

Company: Kepak
Location: Ireland
Salary: Competitive
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Clonee, Co. Meath


Kepak is one of Europe’s leading food companies with manufacturing sites across Ireland and the UK. Kepak’s vision is to be a successful, sustainable, future ready, food business, with differentiation at its core, that is a great place to work. This vision is underpinned by our values of Responsibility, Ambition, Passion for Food and Teamwork. Kepak comprises of 12 sites, 4,500 employees and has a turnover of 1.5 billion.


Role title: Sustainability Officer


Role location: Flexible. It is anticipated that there will be minimal travel associated with the role.


Role structure:

Reporting to the Group Sustainability Manager, the Sustainability Officer will work closely with the group sustainability representatives and sustainable agricultural team, taking a supporting role in championing sustainability as a way of working across the business.


Role purpose:

The Sustainabitliy Officer is responsible for supporting the maintenance and governance of the sustainability strategy for the Kepak Group.  The role will necessarily entail a collaborative working relationship with other functions within the sites & across the Group


How you can make an impact:

  • Support the monitoring of various business frameworks and targets within the business with cross functional teams (eg. Origin Green & Science Based Targets)
  • Support key customer interactions & relationships
  • Play a role in synthesizing and communicating regulatory and customer requirements within the business
  • Research and study various sustainability topics to support the sustainability department
  • Project manage sustainability projects, where appropriate
  • Support the sustainability department to meet business objectives
  • Support the sustainability department to deliver on all customer requests and requirements
  • Ssynthesise and communicate key legal & customer requirements to the Sustainability Manager
  • Support and maintain reporting requirements


What you will bring:

  • 3rd level qualification in Sustainability or an Agricultural related discipline is advantageous
  • This role is suitable for graduate entry, full training & support will be provided
  • Any experience in Sustainability, Agriculture or the food industry is advantageous
  • Advanced PC skills such Excel, PowerPoint & Word
  • Ability to work in cross function teams
  • Strong planning & organisational skills
  • Good project management skills


What we can offer you:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Bespoke Learning and Development
  • Keep Well programme with discounted healthcare
  • Annual Bonus
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