Burg GROUP Sustainability Manager vacature (gesloten)

Burg GROUP Sustainability Manager vacature (reprise)

Geplaatst op: 16 december 2020

36-40hr per  week


Heerhugowaard, Nederland

Starting date:



Annick Schmeddes


Deadline: 8-012021

As a leading European manufacturer, Burg Group wants to be a world leader in sustainability. The aim is to create products which fulfil our sustainability vision in terms of content, packaging and production method and thus contribute to a better and cleaner world!

To lead and guide us to achieving these goals we are, within the headquarters in The Netherlands, looking for a

Sustainability Manager

36 to 40 hours a week

As the Sustainability Manager your responsibility is to further develop and maintain a sustainability strategy for the group and subsequently facilitate the translation into action plans and (year)targets. Furthermore, the role includes the representation of the company in relevant (international) forums in order to follow and support the development of relevant regulations and legislation.

A substantial part of the Sustainability Manager’s responsibilities is related to effective internal and external stakeholder management regarding our sustainability vision and Corporate Social Responsibility policy,  as well as the development and implementation of an effective communication strategy.   

Concentrating on the future is in the DNA of our family business. Sustainability is anchored in the organisation. We are responsible for leaving behind a healthy company for this and future generations; we are firm believers in a clean heritage.

We give substance to this ambition through four goals. With our sustainability vision, we want to achieve these goals by 2035. Together with our partners, we are on our journey towards achieving:

100% Circular
We are part of a circular economy by using 100% renewable raw materials for our products and packaging. We don’t waste anything.

100% CO2neutral production
 We want to reduce our direct and indirect CO2 footprint (for scope 1 and 2) to ‘0’ and substantially reduce our indirect (scope 3) emissions.

100% Responsible products
Our products can be used safely and don’t have a negative impact on the environment.

100% Transparency and openness about products
We are transparent and honest about the composition of our products and the origin of the materials used.

Together with the sustainability taskforce and the local (sustainability) representatives the Sustainability Manager will work on investigating, advising, implementing and monitoring action plans to come a step closer to achieving above mentioned goals.

You are constantly looking for creative opportunities to work more sustainable and do this with such conviction and enthusiasm that you inspire colleagues to do the same.

Because of your knowledge, contacts with stakeholders, your advisory role in which you dare to ask critical questions and through coordination with and enthusing the various internal departments, you help the organisation to take the next steps towards achieving our sustainability ambition.

So, are you the driven individual who is not afraid  to walk ahead of the crowds, sees the possibilities on the horizon, but at the same time is able to translate this into practical steps and enthuse people to join in? Let us know!

Who are we looking for?

For this responsible position we are looking for a new colleague who leads the sustainability department with a lot of enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and a proactive attitude. You do this by keeping an overview and keeping focus on the overarching objectives and interests.”

Burg appreciates informal leadership and management-by-facilitation.

In addition, we consider the following job requirements to be important:

  • Completed master/bachelor degree in a relevant field such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility or (technical) business studies.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years in a similar role, preferably within a commercial environment;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Inspiring, motivating, enthusiastic and passionate about sustainability;
  • Excellent advice and coaching skills;
  • Knowledge within the FMCG is preferable;
  • Good written en spoken communication skills in Dutch and in English;

Who are we?

Burg Group is a leading European producer of natural vinegar for food and cleaning purposes, and syrups. Many people have at least one of these products at home, probably you too! That is the great and special thing about our family business: for almost 75 years we have been a very active player worldwide with seven production locations in five European countries.

What’s in it for you?

Besides being part of a healthy and growing international company with competitive compensation and benefits and flexible working conditions we offer;

  • A variable and autonomic role within an ambitious organisation;
  • Entrepreneur role to lead the organisation into further sustainable change;
  • Challenges within projects and goals;
  • Personal development possibilities;

Are we a match?

At Burg Group, we find great importance in innovation and growth. This is expressed not only in our products and work processes, but also in our staff and in the area of sustainability. We believe it is important that employees can grow and have a voice and encourage to take responsibility within our work. We are an entrepreneur in heart and soul, we promote it in our work and in our values and we involve everyone in this. After all, everyone is an expert or specialist in his / her field, in his / her department. It is precisely this professionalism and collaboration that make the difference.

Does this appeal to you?  Then let’s get acquainted! 

Deadline application: closed.