Sustainability Analyst

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 15 June 2023

Salary: Competitive

Sustainability Analyst

ABOUT THE ROLE

Eakin Healthcare has commenced our sustainability journey, our initial focus being on environmental sustainability (reduction of carbon emissions in order to achieve net zero), broadening out to carbon reduction with social value.  Sustainability is being embedded into the company, from the top down and across all functions.  The sustainability strategy and plan is led and facilitated by the sustainability team, who work cross-functionally and collaboratively with all teams across the company to execute it.

This role reports into the Financial Director of Group Accounting with a dotted line to the Chief Development Officer (Who has overall responsibility for Sustainability strategy & plan) and is an exciting new position that will work cross-functionally to support the organization’s execution of sustainability strategy by providing analytical support to a diverse range of workstreams across the organization. It will also provide support to senior leadership to aid decision making, track performance against KPIs and sustainability strategy evolvement as well as being a key contributor to our formal sustainability reporting.

This role is ideally based in either our Comber or Coleraine sites in Northern Ireland, however will consider candidates based in Cardiff.  

KEY ACTIVITIES

Investigation, collection and analysis

  • Work closely with internal teams as diverse as waste, facilities, procurement, R&D, HR to lead deeper dives on the collection of appropriate data that can be processed to inform business cases, investment proposals and support progress against our environmental plan. Likely to require practical activity on major sites to map flows of materials, waste etc. to support creation of methodologies around data collection. 
  • Collate information for the preparation of Plastics Packaging Tax
  • Assess the impact of current and future ESG regulation on the organization by building a solid understanding of the regulation and carrying out the necessary analysis on our products, processes or performance to ensure compliance and inform mitigation activities or budget planning. Examples (but not limited to) include Plastic Packaging Tax, CBAMS, ESOS, SERC etc.

Measurement and reporting  

  • Develop and lead a long term, continuous improvement programme on the measurement of our carbon emissions. This will include initiatives to automate the collection of data, improvements to the carbon calculator, improve data accuracy and support a shift towards consumption-based metrics to calculate our carbon footprint.  Work with IT to support integration of any software tools to support.
  • Responsible for calculating progress on scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions through the year, based on an agreed timetable. Provide all data support for the timely measurement of internal KPIs.
  • Preparation of Plastics Packaging Tax return for review and submission by Finance
  • Provide support for third party assessment and validation of our carbon emissions.
  • Lead the preparation for all external sustainability non-financial disclosures in company accounts. Will be a major contributor of inputs for formal sustainability reports that are published annually and follow external frameworks. 

Planning and budgeting

  • Support annual budget process for sustainability and provide input into the creation of longer term targets and annual KPIs
  • Contribute to the updating of the rolling five year sustainability plan by providing analysis and insight.

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • A university degree in a quantitative field: economics, science, engineering
  • Knowledge of sustainability and some exposure to sustainability reporting requirements in the work environment
  • Able to demonstrate a strong aptitude for working with data
  • Experience of report writing
  • Analytical mindset with proven experience of finding solutions
  • Excellent IT skills.  Very strong excel skills (comfortable with creating pivot tables, vlook ups etc.) with good command of word and Powerpoint.
  • Comfortable working with a wide range of people in different roles across the organisation
  • Highly enthusiastic with positive attitude
  • Good  communication skills, oral presentation and written
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Desirable

  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment and/or medical devices.
  • Previous work experience in a matrix environment

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Financial Director of Group Accounting
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Sustainability Manager
  • IT colleagues
  • Procurement team

External

  • External consultancies and assurance bodies

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Must be willing to undertake some travel within the UK and occasionally overseas.

COMPETENCIES

Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments.  Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail

Information Gathering – Enjoys dealing with and refers to factual data.  Likes to be well informed and drills down into details.  Prefers to access wide range of information and opinion before making decisions and when solving problems.

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

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