Company: Beiersdorf AG
Location: Hamburg


Care for Skin – Care for people

Beiersdorf is known for its leading international skin care brands, including NIVEA, Eucerin, Labello, 8×4 and Hansaplast/Elastoplast. To maintain our growth we offer broad responsibilities and challenging tasks, enabling our people to raise the bar in all fields of our business – every day right from the start. You will take care of

Ensuring Sustainability is an integral part of the Beiersdorf business strategy across all business segments. We are establishing Sustainability as a business driver for competitiveness and safeguarding that contribution to Sustainability targets and priorities is considered in all relevant business decisions. Therefore we are developing and advancing Beiersdorf’s Sustainability Strategy. Securing the Corporate Sustainability Agenda is in line with legal requirements and stakeholder expectations. Risks and opportunities are identified and managed in relation to sustainable development to protect and develop the companies’ and brands’ reputation.

Strategy development and governance

You develop the Beiersdorf Sustainability Agenda (social and environmental) as part of the C.A.R.E.+ business strategy and ensure the integration of the agenda into functional and regional strategies as well as investments strategies, employee engagement and volunteering concepts.

External and internal Sustainability reporting incl. target setting and KPI’s

You steer the global target setting for Sustainability and govern the operational target breakdown and monitoring framework.

You secure that performance management processes and systems are in place.

You ensure an external Sustainability reporting in line with legal requirements and stakeholder expectations including the annual sustainability report.

You develop a rating strategy for ESG ratings and manage investor and other stakeholder relations with regards to Sustainability performance.

Compliance and risk management

For ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements (regulations, customer, NGO´s etc.) you define and implement global Sustainability standards and guidelines.

You steer the identification of risk and opportunities and ensure risks are managed pro-actively and opportunities are seized.

Expertise & competitive intelligence

You provide sustainability expertise for internal consultancy and support competition & trend monitoring.

Internal and external stakeholder management

You manage the Sustainability Council and ensure the group wide employee engagement to drive the cultural change.

You establish and manage an internal and external sustainability network globally.

Integration into organisation and processes and conflict management

You secure the Sustainability is anchored in all relevant business and change processes.


You provide guidance, motivation and development for the social and environmental team leaders and teams. Throughout the Sustainability network you ensure an aligned approach and agenda setting.

You lead, motivate and develop your direct reports and their teams.

What it takes

Long years of experience in various business functions

Experience and passion in Sustainability

Outstanding diplomatic skills and the ability to manage highly diverse networks of stakeholders (from top management to works council)

High level of persistence and conflict management skills to overcome resistance

Outstanding communication skills

Strong in managing ambiguity

Highly experienced in leadership of heterogeneous/international teams

Develop a deep understanding of the group

International experience

Strong internal and external network

Fluent in Business English

You are welcome to apply without a cover letter. We look forward to receiving your application including a compelling curriculum vitae with relevant references and certificates.

If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Josephine Walter every Tuesday between 10 and 11 am via the telephone number: +494049094956.