Do you want to make a difference?
Hempel wants to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. This is what we aim to achieve and it drives everything we do. In the years ahead, we see enormous potential in partnering with our customers to put the world on a more sustainable path. Across the globe and in every segment, our customers need to protect their homes, ships, wind turbines and bridges, while taking action on climate targets and contributing to a circular economy – all while doing so safely.
To shape a brighter future together with our customers, for our industry, for our employees and for our planet, is our mission, purpose and motivation.
Sustainability should be integrated throughout our full value chain and therefore also our suppliers.
We want to include sustainability into the evaluation of our suppliers, awarding them based on price and performance, but also on their sustainability initiatives and actions.
Throughout the past year we have developed and tested a sustainability screening prototype that enables us to score our suppliers based on their initiatives within environmental sustainability, covering topics related to energy, waste, transport and others.
We feel we are ready to roll it out and for that we need a dedicated driver.
What are we looking for?
You are familiar to sustainable Procurement initiatives, have 5+ years of experience with Supplier management and in-dept knowledge within the Sustainability and CSR area. You have been used to working and collaborating across a global matrix organisation. You have experience proactively leading projects, the ability to be hands on, and work with a project team and the entire organization to achieve and deliver results.
In order to succeed in this position you need to:
Be forward thinking and driven in your ambitions to build a sustainability program that makes a difference
Have an internal drive to expand your knowledge and skills with Health, Safety & Environment / Labour & Human Rights issues
Have sharp analytical skills and demonstrated expertise in the application of procurement processes and tools for in-depth analysis
Should have experience in global stakeholder management across the value chain
Possess solid IT skills to maintain and create tools in Excel or similar software databases
Should have knowledge of CSR programs like Ecovadis etc.
Be a strong team player with a flexible attitude and demonstrate a high level of independent judgment and proactivity in the change management process
Confidently build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders to enable and support effective ongoing compliance activities
A good communicator in English, both verbal and written, with executive presence and the ability to influence across functions and at all levels of an organisation
You will work out of our offices in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark (greater Copenhagen Area) and some travelling is expected. For the right candidate outside Denmark, relocation assistance would be provided.
Here’s some of the things you can look forward to
This position is a key role in the procurement organisation with global exposure.
Continuous development and delivery on the Procurement sustainability screening program. Integrate Procurement Sustainability within the procurement toolbox, procedures and processes, including development of approaches that targets specific categories of suppliers
Responsibility for supplier CSR screening and audit program (Mainly through Ecovadis)
Supporting the identification of sustainable raw material alternatives
Act as a subject matter to encourage our suppliers to move towards a more sustainable future
Training of procurement colleagues through internal trainings, tools and workshops
Ad-hoc participation or lead of projects driven across our Procurement function
Close collaboration with Hempel Sustainability function
The position will report to the Group Procurement Director and a member of the Global Procurement management team.