Retail Sustainability Manager (m/f/d)

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Düsseldorf, DE, 40468

Company: C & A

We build on tradition to transform our business towards a sustainable fashion future. From our head offices in Düsseldorf and Brussels, we are looking for an experienced, motivated, and engaging individual to become the face of sustainability in C&A’s own operations.


Your responsibilities at C&A

  • Become the face of sustainability in C&A’s operations, including stores, offices, and distribution centres
  • Work alongside a global team of sustainability experts to coordinate C&A’s response to the most pressing environmental issues of our time
  • Drive internal engagement and develop internal strategies to reduce the environmental impact of our retail operations, including energy, waste, and plastics and work to establish communities of expertise within C&A
  • Lead the consumer facing plastic elimination program, tracking the progress over time and ensuring the goals are met
  • Manage C&A’s in-store clothing take back programme to contribute to our goals around textile waste and recycling
  • Build a sector leading energy strategy for our own sites, guiding and managing internal stakeholders, and engaging external services if required
  • Provide technical and practical guidance to Property and Procurement departments on energy management and monitoring
  • Lead a programme to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions as a part of our wider efforts to achieve our Science Based Targets
  • Keep abreast of legislation such as the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), driving compliance throughout the organization

 What we expect of you

  • 10+ years of in-house environmental or sustainability management experience, with a preference for candidates with experience working in energy management/ procurement, on-site environmental/waste management
  • An evidenced interest in sustainability and a desire to do the right thing
  • Extensive project management experience and a track record of the successful implementation of strategies & plans
  • Experience either in the fashion industry, other retail, logistics or equivalent sectors preferred, but not essential
  • Ability to obtain buy-in and get things done within a complex, multi-national organisation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. German also a plus


At C&A you can look forward to

  • An exciting job in an international and inspirational working environment
  • In-depth induction into your new role
  • A positive working atmosphere with an open feedback culture
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home
  • In addition, you will enjoy attractive discounts including on a public transport travel pass


C&A fosters equal opportunity for people of all backgrounds and identities. We are led by a gender-balanced board committed to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone can become their best self. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, parental and family status, or any other protected characteristic. We welcome applications from women, men and non-binary candidates of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage people belonging to underrepresented groups to apply. Kindly apply with your english profile.