Sr. Governance and ESG Lead

Elbait Consultants

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 13 Jun 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a listed manufacturing company located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

They are looking to recruit highly qualified senior governance & ESG professional, the job-holder shall report to the head of legal.

They are seeking a highly skilled Sr. Governance and ESG Lead to join our team in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the company's governance and ESG strategies, ensuring compliance with regulations and industry best practices. This role is crucial in shaping the company's sustainability and governance agenda, driving positive impact, and fostering a culture of responsibility and accountability.

Responsibilities:
- Develop and implement the company's governance and ESG strategies in alignment with the company's overall objectives and industry best practices.
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and reporting requirements related to governance and ESG matters.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate governance and ESG considerations into business decision-making processes and operations.
- Lead the development and maintenance of governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to enhance transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct across the organization.
- Monitor and evaluate ESG performance metrics and provide regular reports to senior management and stakeholders.
- Engage with internal and external stakeholders to promote the company's ESG initiatives and sustainability efforts, building strong relationships and enhancing the company's reputation.
- Stay abreast of emerging ESG trends, standards, and regulatory developments to drive continuous improvement and innovation in governance and sustainability practices.
In brief, The incumbent needs to demonstrate good number of years working in this area. And needs to demonstrate experience working on Governance or ESG initiatives includes the following:
- Developing and implementing ESG policies and procedures.
- Conducting ESG risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
- Supporting ESG data collection and reporting.
- Contributing to sustainability reporting or integrated reports.
- Participating in stakeholder engagement related to Governance or ESG issues.

Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, sustainability, environmental management, or relevant field. Master's degree or professional certification in ESG or governance is a plus.
- Proven experience in governance, risk management, and ESG, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
- Deep understanding of ESG frameworks, standards, and reporting guidelines such as GRI, SASB, TCFD, and SDGs.
- Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements related to governance and ESG, particularly in the Saudi Arabian context.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex data and identify actionable insights.
- Effective communication and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to influence and drive change across diverse organizational levels.
- Strategic mindset with the ability to develop and execute long-term governance and ESG strategies aligned with business objectives.
- Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility, with a track record of delivering impactful ESG initiatives.
- Fluency in English

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Elbait is a boutique type of executive search & recruitment management consulting firm based in Dubai. The unique understanding about the market needs, cultural awareness and professionalism enable the firm to offer its services to diversified portfolio of clients that operates in the ME region. Elbait is committed to seek the most suitable professionals on international, regional as well as national basis.

Elbait committed to have well-defined partnership with Clients to meet their talent acquisition and executive needs on both Practice and Function basis. In addition, it committed to ensure remarkable contribution to the welfare of Stake-holders, Clients and Job-seekers.

Industries: - FMCG, Consumer goods & retail - Construction, Engineering, Oil & Gas, infrastructure (technical & non-technical) - Automotive - Property Management & Real- Estate

Functions across industries (other than above): - Sales & Marketing - HR & IT - Finance & Accounting

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