Sustainability Lead – Dairy - Cheshire

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: Cheshire
  • Job Type: Environmental
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £ Competitive
  • Date Posted: 28/03/2022
  • Expiry Date: 30/04/2022

Sustainability Lead – Dairy




Job Reference: GG/10845



This role is with a very successful, growing family business in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. It’s a genuinely great place to work. Staff are valued, developed and listened to. It’s an exciting time for them as the product range expands and demand grows.



  • Build and execute a sustainability strategy roadmap including initiatives in the company’s supply chain, on site and on farm.
  • Support relevant stakeholders to embed and deliver the Group’s sustainability strategy, including colleagues and producers.
  • Develop appropriate, relevant training content for colleagues and producers.
  • Find the right measuring tools and co-ordinate current and ongoing carbon reduction measures on site and on farm.
  • Co-ordinate the output from on-site activities across the energy reduction forum, war on waste group etc
  • Maintain best practice with the evolving rules and regulations around sustainability
  • Manage the environmental impacts of farms and on site (Sustainability scorecards)
  • Ensure effective internal and external communications
  • Budget management and effective business case development for sustainability programmes
  • Respond to colleague and external queries on sustainability drafting accurate and effective responses for sign off which show a thoughtful and balanced position.
  • Work with Reaseheath to educate the next generation of farmers
  • Be an ambassador for the Company’s Vision and Values.


The Ideal Candidate

  • You are ultra-proactive, and comfortable multitasking.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment & ever-evolving nature of an FMCG business.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills, comfortable with challenging and developing ideas.
  • You will be confident training & coaching and establishing strong working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • You are passionate about Sustainability and making a difference in the world.
  • You put the customers and business strategy at the heart of decision making.
  • Ideally experienced within a Dairy Manufacturing business using Food Safety and HSE excellence, the preferred candidate will have good numeracy & literacy skills with a strong skillset in using Microsoft Office and ERP Programmes and will lead by example in the Company’s values.


Next Steps

Please click ‘apply’ or contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven Recruitment referencing GG/10845.