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Director of Sustainability & Circularity

London, ON

If the idea of realizing meaningful aspirations for a sustainable circular economy and fostering a commitment to environmental responsibility within a flourishing social enterprise sparks your enthusiasm, we encourage you to explore this impactful opportunity! Join forces with an exceptional and supportive leadership team to contribute to shaping the future success of Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, is a distinguished non-profit organization dedicated to profoundly impacting lives and communities through sustainable practices and circularity. The vision is straightforward: “Everyone working and thriving in sustainable communities.” As they embark on a path of significant expansion and commitment to environmental stewardship, Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is in search of an entrepreneurial-minded leader to drive the sustainability and circularity efforts. This role presents a unique opportunity to shape their future, driving sustainability initiatives that will have a lasting impact on the organization and the communities they serve.

Prime Management Group Inc. is pleased to be partnering with Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes (Goodwill), in the search for a highly qualified and experienced Director of Sustainability and Circularity. Reporting to the VP, Operations, this highly skilled, innovative and trusted Director will be crucial in developing and implementing strategies, policies, and programs that promote sustainability and address the environmental impact of operations. Embracing the vision for continued, exponential, and sustainable growth, this innovative director will implement a comprehensive Sustainability and Circularity strategy that aligns with Goodwill’s strategy, seeking to identify any opportunities that could support the organization’s goals.

As the progressive Director of Sustainability and Circularity, you will lead Goodwill’s circular economy initiatives by staying informed about emerging trends and relevant regulations. In addition, you will be developing comprehensive strategies, and fostering strong relationships with industry experts and stakeholders. As such, you will seek to optimize the supply chain to minimize waste, enhance resource efficiency, and oversee waste management across all locations, striving for zero-waste goals. Collaborating closely with the VP, Operations, you will identify and implement innovative circular economy opportunities and technologies. Additionally, as the Director of Sustainability and Circularity, you will establish a Sustainability Committee, training programs, and workshops to promote a culture of environmental stewardship throughout the entire organization. Likewise, you will ensure compliance with relevant regulations and will report circular economy performance to senior management and stakeholders.

To excel in this role, the Director of Sustainability and Circularity should possess the following:

  • Post-secondary education in the field(s) of Finance/Business, Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences or related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in leading circularity and sustainability efforts in a corporate/organizational environment.
  • Effective leadership characteristics – humility, empathy, courage – to inspire and enact change.
  • Exceptional listening skills and high emotional intelligence, respecting differences between various ethnic groups and gender in the workplace.
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to drive innovative and eco-friendly solutions.
  • Proficient in data-driven decision-making, able to create and present business plans, and skilled at knowledge dissemination throughout the organization.
  • Exceptional communication, stakeholder management, and project management skills with a strong commitment to Goodwill’s mission, values, and customer service.

Working in partnership with Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, Prime Management Group Inc. will accept all resumes and cover letters from interested candidates in confidence.

Requests for additional information about the role and/or confidential suggestions or nominations may also be submitted. Please contact Colleen Young, [email protected] and/or Kimberley Chesney, [email protected] 519 672-7710 to discuss this role in confidence.

Prime Management Group Inc. is an Executive Search & Recruitment + HR Consulting firm serving Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Our search process ensures unwavering confidentiality while respectfully adhering to the Human Rights Act to uphold an unbiased and successful process for our candidates. We are committed to equity, value, and diversity and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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