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REQ ID: 66115
JOB TITLE: Sustainability Lead
SALARY: £37,900 £49,300
POSTING END DATE: 30/11/2021
Jaguar Land Rover is harnessing technology to make driving smarter, safer and cleaner. You can help create a world in which responsible, sustainable vehicles revolutionise the driving experience for generations. Our vision is to leverage the incredible potential of technology to build vehicles that not only offer a premium, all-encompassing digital experience, but that also make our customers lives better.


The Opportunity


The Purchasing Compliance & Sustainability team within Purchasing Transformation & Operations (PT&O) is tasked with setting the vision and delivery of sustainability activities for the Production, Aftermarket, Branded Goods and Indirect supply base, as well as attaining and maintaining compliance with corporate sustainability requirements, including Modern Slavery and Conflict Minerals. 


The team is also responsible for embedding sustainable practices into Global Purchasing sourcing procedures and supporting the Corporate functional teams with environmental, sustainable and legislative matters that affect Jaguar Landrover in procurement.


The role of Global Purchasing Sustainability Lead is a high-profile Global Purchasing role which requires stakeholder engagement at many levels within the business.


The successful candidate will be required to be influential in embedding sustainability best practices within day-to-day operations and be supportive to the function whilst ensuring a good degree of independence and objectiveness.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities



Identify, invite and encourage suppliers to complete the CDP questionnaire, including leading webinars and advising buyers if further support is required. Co-ordinate with the Responsible Business Team to complete the investors’ questionnaire. Co-ordinate with CDP to prepare the annual Jaguar Landrover CDP report. Support the Sustainability and Compliance Team in driving engagement of suppliers in responding to the questionnaires with the support of Senior Management.


Supplier ESG data

Supporting buyers to invite their suppliers to the supplier ESG reporting platform. Answer supplier concerns and, with the buyer, support the supplier in completing their registrations. Supporting presentations and promoting the use of this platform to buyers, buying teams, and Centre of Competence (CoC) Teams, explaining its purpose and the processes to meet the requirements. Represent Jaguar Landrover at steering groups (face to face and via audio) as and when required and prepare monthly reports with KPI’s.


Drive Sustainability

Work closely with the Compliance Lead in collaborating with other members of the group to reach a common approach to training, CSR questionnaires and supplier expectations. Support in the Identification and invitation of suppliers to Drive Sustainability face to face training. Support China OEM and SAQ working groups. Review and provide feedback of documents, reports and meeting minutes as required. Attend monthly WebEx calls, quarterly face to face meetings (as required) and ad hoc meetings representing Jaguar Landrover values. Conducting due diligence on high-risk suppliers with the support of independent reviewer.  This includes issuing questionnaires and facilitating supplier interviews.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Extensive knowledge relating to sustainability aspects within the supply chain.
  • Keen desire to support compliance and ethical sourcing within Jaguar Landrover, especially focussing on the Supply Chain.
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Strong business partnering and communication skills, and the ability to present clearly and confidently to Senior Management and cross-functional groups



  • Applicants should be degree qualified (preferred)




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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