LEGO Systems, Inc. Senior Manager - Circular Economy & Sustainable Materials Engagement in London, United Kingdom

Senior Manager - Circular Economy & Sustainable Materials Engagement:

Location: United Kingdom, London

Posted Date: 07/04/2017

Job ID: GB2495

Category: Market and Consumer Research

Are you a master of environmental sustainability with experience of product take-back and building engagement with consumers, partners and key stakeholders to achieve the LEGO Groups overall responsibility goals?

Do you want the be part of a new team being established in our London hub to support the LEGO Groups (TLG) Environmental Responsibility ambitions, and more specifically the Sustainable Materials 2030 Mission.

Our Environmental Responsibility (ER) engagement and Sustainable Materials ambitions are

  • To drive the LEGO Group’s ambition of using sustainable materials in all our core products, packaging and play materials

  • Be known by children, families and key stakeholders as a company that cares and takes action on sustainability matters

Challenges and Opportunities

The main challenges are setting up the processes and partnerships needed to enable product take-back; and bring circular economy thinking into fuel our material and product development processes wherever possible - likely involving strategic partnerships with NGOs and companies who can help support the LEGO value chain in this new area. On the Sustainable Materials agenda the challenges are that consumer awareness and understanding is very low while interest and engagement among expert communities is high – so the ability to bridge these disparate audiences and meet each where they are requires a strong communicator and bridge-builder.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Experience in working with environmental sustainability in a global context – identifying best practices, relevant country and regional level partners and implementing solutions with clear impact on sustainability (ex. sustainable sourcing/product take-back/recycling/etc.)

  • Anchor the sustainable materials agenda strongly both internally and externally connecting to consumer and employee engagement, and senior stakeholders to secure buy-in and visibility around progress

  • Drive engagement initiatives and communication strategy to raise awareness and acceptance among consumers for sustainable materials

  • Forge strong links with external expert communities, academia, NGOs, raw material scientists who can support and enable TLG’s mission to reach its Sustainable Materials ambition by 2030 and build our circular economy understanding and opportunities

  • A strong experience in managing stakeholders at different levels, both in eliciting input and feedback to develop overall vision as well as keeping stakeholders informed on progress and milestones

  • Proven track record in driving consumer and customer engagement, understanding communication strategy and online marketing

  • Leading large scale initiatives without direct-line management responsibility

  • Keep abreast of market developments making sure that TLG is ahead of the curve in delivering value for our diverse range of stakeholders, maintaining our credibility and being known as a company that cares and takes action on sustainability matters

Educational requirements and language skills

  • MBA or similar in International business, international relations, economics

  • Fluent in English both written and spoken

  • Travel within Europe, US and Asia to attend events and meet stakeholders and partners pertinent to building engagement initiatives and take-back scheme

  • Travel up to 50 days a year

Bringing it to Life

Be part of shaping the future of the world’s most iconic toy and much-loved brand, while affecting change in consumer behaviour, perceptions in sustainability and what high quality in sustainability means

Join the global LEGO® family

In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV.