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Sustainability Specialist for ABB Robotics

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

ABB Robotics provides a comprehensive portfolio covering robots, AMRs and machine automation solutions - designed and orchestrated by our value-creating software. Along its value chain, positive and negative environmental and societal impacts occur, and these impacts need to be quantified and managed. In this way, this role supports the implementation of ABB’s sustainability strategy and Robotics-specific priorities by applying in-depth knowledge and offering solutions and advice. The topic of Sustainability can be broad. Although mainly focused on the environmental dimension of sustainability, this role can, depending on interest and expertise, also include other dimensions of sustainability such as societal impacts and human rights. Reporting to the Head of Sustainability of Robotics & Discrete Automation, we are looking for a mid-level profile with an academic foundation in and passion for sustainability or environmental science/engineering.

Your responsibilities

  • Contributes to and/or plans and executes sustainability-related projects, such as site-level carbon emission reduction, water management, waste management, sustainable packaging improvement and biodiversity improvement.
  • Assist in rolling out ABB’s circularity approach into ABB Robotics, which entails assessing the circular economy score of products, and the subsequent score improvement.
  • Together with R&D colleagues and Supply Chain colleagues, create better understanding and improvement plans of supply chain emissions.
  • Together with the Finance & Sustainability Analyst, forecast and report on sustainability progress with respect to the implementation of the group-level sustainability objectives. Such as: Forecast carbon emission savings of certain projects, propose measures at sites to achieve carbon reduction targets, assess and propose actions to reduce carbon emissions across ABB Robotics’ value chain.
  • Support and drive behavioral change within the organization through the local implementation of group-wide and business-specific programs and practices to ensure a strong focus on sustainability matters, across ABB Robotics. Behavioral change can be supported by rolling out business-wide sustainability trainings together with the Learning & Development organization and sitting together with ABB Robotics’ sites across the globe to propose culturally and geographically appropriate sustainability actions.
  • Engage with customers and sales colleagues on their sustainability inquiries.
  • Stay abreast of external trends and perspectives related to sustainability and provide consultation to the business as required.
  • Supports and embeds sustainability considerations in business processes and practices along the ABB value chain.

Your background

  • Master's Degree in environmental science/engineering or sustainability is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience working as a specialist in sustainability (preferably in a global organization).
  • A technical understanding of LCA’s, greenhouse gas emissions, heating systems, circular economy is preferred.
  • Result oriented, with a strong and pro-active engagement.
  • Very good analytical and presentation skills.
  • Self-driven, ability to manage multiple demands and to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Strategical thinking as well as hands-on attitude is essential.
  • English fluent required.

More about us

We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Work model: hybrid #LI-hybrid

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