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Manager Sustainability

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Dubai, UAE

  1. Full-time
  2. Corporate Communications
  3. talabat
  4. On-Site

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About the opportunity

Role Summary
As a Manager in Sustainability, you will play a pivotal role in advancing and implementing sustainable initiatives within our organization. You will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to integrate sustainability into our core business operations, ensuring that our practices align with local industry standards and Delivery Hero sustainability goals. In addition, you will play a pivotal role in leading and executing the sustainability agenda, which includes the strategic planning, implementation, and reporting of all our initiatives regionally across 8 markets.
If you are passionate about finding the “sweet spot” across financial, social and environmental corporate sustainability and have ambitions to become a leader in Sustainability in the region, then this is the role for you!
What’s on the menu? (Duties & Responsibilities)
● Lead on the development and execution of comprehensive sustainability strategies in alignment with corporate objectives including social and environmental aspects.
● Identify key opportunities specifically in the environmental aspect to promote innovation.
● Improve current environmental practices by developing internal team capacity building and knowledge.
● Drive sustainability projects from initiation to completion, collaborating with various teams to ensure successful implementation and alignment with market business objectives and sustainability agenda.
● Identify and track progress of objective key results (OKRs) towards sustainability goals as well as support the Director of Sustainability in the management of the sustainability team.
● Monitor key sustainability project timelines, budgets, and outcomes supporting the Director of Sustainability by making recommendations as necessary.
● Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders including relevant regional and local sustainability organizations and groups to establish project relevancy and support.
● Research and analyze industry trends and benchmarks to identify best practices especially associated with advancing the environmental sustainability strategy.
● Oversee the collection and analysis of the impact of sustainability projects to ensure a track record of learnings and as a result develop playbooks for the local market to apply.
● Support in maintaining compliance across relevant sustainability standards, regulations, and industry best practices by working with Delivery Hero and talabat stakeholders.
● Support in developing internal sustainability initiatives on engaging and educating employees on sustainability practices and their role in achieving corporate sustainability goals.
What are we looking for: (Core Qualifications & Experience)
● Education: Bachelor's degree in sustainability, environmental science, or a related field. A Master's degree will be an advantage.
● Experience: Proven experience (5 years) in sustainability roles, preferably within the corporate world.
● Impact- Driven: Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing sustainability strategies with measurable results.
● Field Knowledge: Strong understanding of ESG principles, reporting frameworks (e.g., GRI, SASB), and relevant industry standards. GRI Certification is an advantage.
● Exceptional Communication & Presentation Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well experience in designing and creating presentations.
● Strategic Thinker: Ability to think strategically, develop sustainability plans, and execute initiatives that align with business goals.
● Collaborative Team Player: Adept at working in cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration across departments.
● Strong Project Management Skills: Excellent project management, communication, and
interpersonal skills.
● Time Management: Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
● Language Skills: Proficiency in the Arabic language is recommended.
● Passion for Sustainability: A genuine passion for sustainability and drive for positive change, coupled with an understanding of the global and local sustainability landscape eg. regulations and policies



Who we are

As the region’s leading local tech organization, we’re proud to say that we have been delivering for millions of people right across MENA for the past 18 years.
We were founded in Kuwait in 2004, and acquired by Delivery Hero (DHER) in 2015. This gives us a unique outlook - local knowledge with global expertise. It also allows us to innovate, create, and bring new technologies for the betterment of the MENA region, such as q-commerce, sustainable packaging, cloud kitchens, autonomous delivery vehicles, robots, and drones.
We deliver across 9 countries with more than 4,500+ employees! Our food delivery business works with over 27,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches.
Our q-commerce concept, talabat mart (121 Stores), now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less!

talabat is part of the Delivery Hero Group, the world’s leading local delivery platform operating in 70+ countries worldwide

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