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Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Engineer (80% - 100%)

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Peschiera del Garda, IT

Company: franke

About Franke

Franke is a world leading provider of products and solutions for residential kitchens, professional foodservice and coffee preparation established in 40 countries. At Franke, we want to make everything we do wonderful - from what we manufacture and design, to the way we deal with our partners, customers and each other.

Franke Home Solutions is the world’s leading provider of intelligent systems for food preparation and cooking, including sinks, taps, hoods, worktops, and cooking appliances. Systems designed to make every kitchen wonderful!

What we are looking for:

Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Engineer (80% – 100%)

This role reports into Operations Industrial Engineering.

Location of work: Peschiera del Garda, Italy or Strecno, Slovakia

This role is responsible to audit and identify Sustainability as well as Energy efficiency areas with potential for improvement in all our 40 factories and logistics centers across all divisions worldwide.

Sustainability roadmaps for each site have to be established and approved so that we can achieve our long term Net Zero targets (2030 in scope 1 and 2 and 2040 in scope 3).

This role has to lead the implementation of the agreed changes with multi-national teams and demonstrate the achieved improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Holistic analysis and support of identified sites in respect of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency such as packaging, automation and more
  • Documentation of recommended improvements with costs and saving potentials
  • Mapping a multi-year roadmap of improvements in alignment of the overall Franke Sustainability roadmap and aligned with local organization
  • Continuous improvements and cross-sharing of learnings and best practices
  • Collaboration with external experts
  • Support with implementation of agreed measures with multi-national teams
  • Documentation of improvements
  • Close collaboration with Group Sustainability team
  • Member of a cross-functional and cross-locational project team
  • Follow-up on environmental targets of 15 legal entities

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Self-Starter and Energizer – Proactive in identifying opportunities to enhance performance of the system. Dynamic in implementing change. Energizes the team to take accountability and to actively drive improvement
  • Openness of Communication – Encourages open discussion of different ideas and views; welcomes and solicits feedback
  • Driving results - Defines ambitious goals and establishes priorities with clear responsibilities to ensure results. Manages projects, activities, resources effectively and assumes personal ownership and accountability for business results and solutions
  • Coaching & Moderating – Ability to coach and motivate the organizations to learn and to internalize Sustainability
  • Analytical Thinking – Ability to think deeply and quantitatively about situation and recommend alternatives, with the according Pros and Cons and financial impact of each option
  • Motivated to leave things better than they were. Instils global mindset and champions best practices. Benchmarks to competitors and other industries to identify and apply best practices to inside advantage. And keen for continuous learnings
  • Versatile across cultures – Understands cultural differences, and leverages diversity to achieve sustainable outcomes
  • Travel – Ability to travel internationally, project based up to 60%

Required Experience:

  • Track record of successfully working on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency improvements in large organizations with international scope
  • Experience in energy management systems
  • Experience in change management
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in a Sustainability environment
  • Engineering and Project Management expertise

Education and Languages:

  • University degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • Languages: English fluency (both written and oral). Other languages a plus

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Important information to all Search Companies and Recruitment Consultants
Franke Group does not accept unsolicited assistance from search companies for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search companies to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place.