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Head of ESG Data and Sustainability Reporting

RS Group
London, GB
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

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Head of ESG Data Management & Sustainability Reporting
London, Kings Cross or Corby, Northants (Hybrid working)

Do you picture yourself at a FTSE 100 company with ESG at the heart of its purpose, strategy and values?

Now is a great time to join RS Group! We are a global provider of industrial product and services solutions, placing sustainability at the core of our strategy for our customers, products, solutions and supply chain, not to mention our people and culture.

Our ESG department is growing fast as we continue to make great strides in achieving our 2030 ESG action plan 'For a Better World' and as we mature our sustainability reporting to deliver maximum value for all our stakeholders. Our progress is being recognised as industry leading, with a Platinum EcoVadis rating, A- CDP score and entry into the S&P Sustainability Yearbook. Find out more at

Reporting into the VP of Sustainability and Social Responsibility you will lead the development of a new team responsible for all aspects of ESG data management and control, sustainability modelling, performance reporting and technical sustainability disclosures. You will directly recruit and lead a new team with an ESG Data Analyst and Sustainability Reporting Lead.

Who we're looking for:

We're seeking a senior leader with advanced data, accounting and sustainability strategy expertise and someone who builds excellent stakeholder relationships. We're open to a variety of backgrounds from financial accounting and audit to sustinability consultancy and reporting to data and automation - so if you think you have the right skills and passion, please get in touch.

What you will be doing:

This is a broad role, with global exposure and significant opportunities to make an impact in a number of high-profile areas in RS. Here's a taster of what you'll lead:
  • Final-stage implementation of a new performance reporting system to achieve audit-grade ESG data, controls and reporting for 100s of ESG-related metrics across 100+ RS sites worldwide
  • Quarterly, half-year and annual ESG data collection and performance reporting
  • New acquisitions - establish ESG reporting processes and compliance, integration of ESG data and reporting, rebaselining of targets
  • Assurance of ESG KPIs with sustinability assurance provider, including developing future model to achieve CSRD compliance
  • Net zero modelling, target setting, performance tracking
  • TCFD climate financial modelling - extended to wider ESG metrics for CSRD and ISSB.
  • Continuous improvement of carbon accounting methodologies, reporting, assurance and target setting for Scope 1, 2 and Scope 3 emissions, including SECR reporting
  • CSRD environmental standard compliance and reporting
  • CDP disclosure
  • SBTi rebaselining and target setting
  • Sustainability Linked Loan target development and reporting

What we are looking for from you:

  • Deep experience in sustainability data, analytics, reporting and controls, data management systems for multi-site global organisation across a broad range of ESG and environmental KPIs
  • Deep experience in sustainability and net zero strategy development, modelling, target setting, initiative development and embedding sustainability in cultural DNA and strategy in a global business
  • Experience in a financial accounting function, with a clear understanding of how this applies to ESG reporting.
  • Strategic thinker with a high level of analytical skills, business acumen and commercial awareness. Clear understanding of how ESG strategy and data aids governance, strategy, risk and opportunity management, target setting and performance and stakeholder engagement
  • Strong and simple communicator - able to distil and convey complex ESG data and reports in a simple, easy to understand and actionable way
  • Strong technical sustainability accounting skills (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions) with in-depth understanding of existing and emerging sustainability reporting legislation and modelling techniques
  • Experience of ESG data systems and data flows/architecture - ideally using an external, web-based data management solution to manage multi-site, multi-KPI ESG reporting.
  • Exceptional data and analytics skills - experience of handling and manipulating large datasets. Interpretation of data to identify anomalies and spot trends. Effective report design and construction.

We are RS Group

At RS we've been solving engineering problems for over 80 years: big ones, small ones, easy and difficult ones. We turn the 'what ifs' into the 'why nots', the impossible into the possible.
Our purpose? Making amazing happen for a better world.

We offer service and product solutions. We send out a parcel every 2 seconds, to over 130 countries. We provide over 700,000 in-stock and over 3 million unstocked products to more than 1.2 million customers.

We want people like you, as you are curious about things, you like doing things differently and also in a human way with empathy. Because that's exactly how we partner with people - our customers, suppliers, colleagues and communities - to solve problems.

We'll also invest in your development and wellbeing - because building a more diverse and inclusive culture, being ethical, responsible and committed to our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) action plan is at the heart of everything we do.

Come and join us and over 9000 employees worldwide - and we'll help you to think big, do more and unleash your brilliance, so you do amazing things too.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


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