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Senior Sustainability Specialist



Rydalvej 2, 8752 Østbirk, Danmark

ID: 2545119
Indrykket for 73 dage siden

Your challenges

VELUX has a very ambitious sustainability strategy, which comprises elements such as capturing our historical carbon footprint and making our packaging 100% recyclable. We also target to reduce our product carbon footprint by 50% and to increase the circularity of our products, components and material.

This role is anchored in the VELUX Innovation Center (VINC), which is responsible for all new product development, in the team Sustainable Design & Simulation.

The team is responsible for implementing sustainable design into product development and enable development projects in reaching their sustainability goals, both regarding CO2 reduction and circularity.

The candidate will be part of the team setting the strategic direction within sustainability for VINC and will support projects by guiding them on applying sustainable design, developing guidelines and ways of working for projects and product development.

This role will add impactful value to both development projects and the overall sustainability strategy by integrating sustainable design into the way of working in VINC and ensuring the overall focus of applied sustainable design.

As a senior sustainability specialist you will be part of defining the key processes of implementing sustainable design in product development and a crucial partner for projects when planning and identifying the path to reach the sustainability goals. You will also be part of defining the strategic direction for the VINC and the team, including strategy breakdown and identification of needed initiatives to reach the overall sustainability targets.

This role is new and you will have the opportunity to influence the role and ways of working. But we have defined some key tasks:

  • Actively take part and integrate sustainable design thinking into the design process on VINCs main development projects

  • Proactively gather learnings across projects, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of best-practices, alignment and promote knowledge sharing across projects and departments, drive community of practice in VINC to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement

  • Synthesize information from projects and external sources, creating a repository of best practices, templates, and catalogues

  • Develop sustainable design expertise in VINC by taking part in sustainable design tool development, communication and application

  • Ensure training of relevant employee groups in VINC

  • Ensure communication of initiatives, progress, and success stories in VINC and Products.

  • Take the lead on smaller sustainability-focused projects, e.g., lighthouse initiatives.

  • Your qualifications:

  • MSc in Engineering or similar

  • 5+ years of experience within sustainability and product development

  • Experience with specific IT tools, if applicable: Sustainability tools, Microsoft Office

  • In-depth knowledge of ecodesign, design for sustainability, e.g. decarbonization of products and circular design. Experience within product development, 3D design, product development processes is preferred

  • Language requirements: English, Danish is an advantage

  • Background in product development with an in-depth knowledge of the how to reduce the CO2 footprint of products and components by design and material choices, and of circular design principles.

  • Great teamwork skills and team spirit

  • Ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders, including sustainability specialists, product developers, material specialists, and senior management.

  • Your opportunities
    You will work alongside experienced colleagues – in a setting where knowledge is shared, and responsibility is given to those who can and will. Our organisation is characterised by an informal tone and respect for each other, both as team members and as individuals.

    We are a solid value-based company where commitment, mutual respect and courage are among the core values and teamwork and professionalism are essential to the way we work.

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