Global ESG & CSR Director

  • €225000 - €250000 per annum
  • Zürich, Switzerland

Global ESG & CSR Director, Zurich

Leonid Group is honoured to be partnering with a global leader in sustainability technology. They produce carbon neutral automotive and mechanical solutions services, which enable their customers to achieve sustainable and resource-saving production by using less GHG producing materials, extending the service life of machinery and reforming supply chains. For their location close to Zurich they’re looking for a Global ESG & CSR Director.

The company is a global leader in carbon neutral automotive and mechanical solutions. Utilising specialist technologies in different industry sectors, such as oil & gas, steel, chemical, waste & recycling, pulp & paper, glass, power generation, agriculture and mining – to reduce clients carbon emissions. With over 1.600 employees the company operates globally they are the leader in industrial sustainability and keeps the machinery of its customer in motion since more than 100 years.

The purpose of the role of the Global ESG & CSR Director is to lead the draft, design and development of the future ESG & CSR strategy internally and ensure its implementation & execution, as well as advise on potential new strategies with their clients.

The Role

  • Develop, lead, execute, and articulate the company's cohesive ESG strategy in conjunction with senior leadership team and other business or program leaders.
  • Identify and prioritize ESG issues that are material to the company and its stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and programs to ensure compliance with ESG standards and regulations.
  • Create the framework, metrics, and measurements to ensure that the company delivers on its commitments.
  • Develop and manage process for collecting qualitative and quantitative data to feed into internal KPIs and dashboards, client ESG requests, and reporting for external voluntary commitments, such as UNGC, CDP and SBTi.
  • Monitor and report on ESG performance, including progress towards goals and targets.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to build relationships and promote ESG initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate ESG considerations into decision-making processes.
  • Manage ESG-related risks and opportunities, including climate change, social issues, and governance.
  • Direct third-party consultants and vendors as needed.
  • Stay up to date on ESG trends, regulations, and best practices.
  • Designs the annual report regarding CSRD

The Candidate

  •  Bachelor's degree in a related field, such as sustainability, environmental science, or business.
  • 5-7 years of experience in ESG Management, sustainability, or related field.
  • Experience developing and implementing ESG strategies and initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of ESG issues and trends, including climate change, social issues, and governance.
  • Thrives in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience managing teams and projects
  • Fluent in English & German. Additional fluency in Spanish would be a major plus



  • Excellent salary and benefits package
  • Annual Bonus
  • A dynamic and varied range of tasks and an international working environment at the global HQ
  • Very good connections to public transport and free parking spaces
  • E-Car charging subsidy and clean home energy payments
  • Corporate benefits
  • 32 days annual vacation

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