Manager Sustainability

“Energy transition, sustainability, and regulations are the three terms that best describe this job. Are you an experienced stakeholder with clear ideas about sustainable work standards in the decarbonization of transportation and heat supply? Do you want to take Sunoil Biodiesel to the next level together with the sustainability team? If so, read on.”
€6500 – €8000 per maand
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What's in it for you?

  • A salary of max 8000 gross per month
  • A good pension plan
  • 25 vacation days
  • An annual contract with the prospect of permanent employment
  • With a permanent contract, a bonus scheme
  • Strategic role in a dynamic industry

About you

  • Completed HBO/WO education in environmental science, quality management or business administration
  • Experience within energy guidelines such as FQD and/or RED certification is an advantage
  • Good command of English language

"The mission of the sustainability team is to support decarbonization in an affordable way in the fields of transportation and heat generation. You can feel the joy and dedication to this mission, and with you as the new manager of this department, we will go even further." - Marcel Garst (Director of Operations & Compliance)

Your responsibility

As the Manager Sustainability, you are accountable for the rigorous enforcement of sustainability standards and regulations, ensuring effective compliance. You meticulously lead internal audits in collaboration with specialists from the sustainability, finance, commercial, and supply chain departments. Managing a team of 3 individuals is part of your responsibilities, with direct reporting to Marcel Garst, Director Operations and Compliance.

You proactively identify opportunities and market threats, holding a pivotal role in collaboration with commercial teams, including involvement with industry organizations such as NVDB. You keenly observe political developments and translate them into the interests of various stakeholders, maintaining the highest standards in ethical behavior, compliance, and corporate governance.

In day-to-day operations, you act as the focal point for all sustainability-related matters, providing expert responses within the company. Continuously enhancing the sustainability policy within Sunoil Biodiesel is a crucial aspect of your role, involving close contact with relevant authorities to stay informed about changing national and European regulations.

You seamlessly integrate into our close-knit family, and your impact resonates across the entire organization. Confronting complex commercial challenges, you offer strategic insights.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising European and national sustainability regulations and informing relevant stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and enhancing procedures, including conducting risk assessments.
  • Evaluating and improving internal control systems to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Acting as a sounding board for suppliers and customers, effectively handling compelling arguments.
  • Serving as the main point of contact for sustainability scheme auditors and managing the annual ISCC and/or RED certification audit.
  • Monitoring the accuracy of mass balances.
  • Conducting regular internal audits (RED II and ISO 14001).
  • Exploring relevant developments in sustainable biofuels within regulations and the industry, translating them into opportunities and threats for our organization.
  • Representing the Sunoil Group in relevant networks and stakeholder meetings.

Leading discussions and providing insightful perspectives during board meetings, playing a key role in defining strategic objectives and the long-term vision for sustainability.

About your new employer & colleagues

“Since its establishment in 2006, Sunoil Biodiesel has been a well-known and trusted player in the biodiesel market, both domestically and internationally. Sunoil’s expertise in process and product development, market knowledge, and relationship management make it a robust family business delivering consistent quality second-generation biodiesel to various markets within Europe. Sunoil Biodiesel employs 65 people, spread across a trading office in Amsterdam and factories in Emmen and Kampen. The entire organization fosters an entrepreneurial and dynamic atmosphere. Currently, an ambitious program is underway, involving both scaling up and innovating the company’s processes.

To enhance our company’s operations, we have a challenging position for an ambitious and highly motivated Sustainability Manager. The Position Profile: The Renewable Energy Directive 2018 (RED II) defines sustainable criteria for liquid biofuels used in transport and for solid and gaseous biomass fuels for electricity, heating, and cooling production. ISCC and REDcert are leading certification schemes in Europe, evaluating sustainable production, management, traceability (documentation), and greenhouse gas reduction.”

A talent motivation analysis is part of this procedure.

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