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Program Manager, Sustainability

VELUX Group



In the VELUX Group, we offer you a world of opportunities and the chance to create a bright future. From the forefront of the sustainable indoor living industry, we enable those who live, work and play under the roof transform their spaces and live a healthier everyday life with more daylight and fresh air.

The VELUX Group is an international, family-owned business with strong financial roots and each year we are able to create real impact by reinvesting in society, our employees and planet through our foundations.
Alongside the rest of our values, “courage” and “mutual respect” define our actions every day and how we wish to contribute to the world.

In the VELUX Group, 98% of our carbon footprint relates to scope 3 emissions and comes from outside our own operations, the majority from the materials used in our products. VELUX follows the most ambitious objective, setting to achieve 50% carbon footprint reduction by 2030, which is even beyond the 1.5 ºC pathway. To reach our targets of reducing CO2e from our value chain, we have identified and are working with several decarbonization levers, such as Long-term partnership agreements with key suppliers, Carbon reductions targeting a broader range of suppliers with focused projects, Optimization and material reduction of existing products and materials, Innovation roadmaps towards the design of new product platforms, and Optimizing our logistics set-up to decrease the footprint.
At VELUX, Sustainability is not just a buzz word – it is a strategic target with real actions behind it! We have defined a roadmap of projects that will support reaching the 2030 and beyond targets , and in addition already ensured the financing of the program – as sustainability related investments are part of VELUX financial model 2030.
Therefore, we are looking for an experienced Program Manager to help us reach our ambitious 2030 decarbonization targets. So, if you are excited about climate change, want to join an organization that puts sustainability at the top of the agenda, and want to make a real impact on the world of tomorrow – then apply today!
Your challenges
As our new Program Manager, you will report into Anna Nesterova (Director, Head of Procurement Excellence) and be located at our location in Hørsholm or Østbirk. You will join a group of experienced and committed colleagues – in a setting where knowledge is shared, and responsibility is given to those who can and will. Our team is characterized by an informal tone and respect for each other both as team members and as individuals. Our feedback culture is essential, and we focus on a high level of empowerment of the individual.

In your role as Program Manager, your main focus to ensure that activities within decarbonization in Upstream (procurement and logistics) are well aligned into the overall program and coordinate the execution of the underlaying projects. In collaboration with three other program managers (two in Denmark and one in US), you will also be responsible for defining needed tools, processes and support materials to drive carbon out efficiently.

In addition, you will be handling multiple tasks, such as:

  • Support and coordinate set of projects within direct procurement, including projects related to supply chain relocation, qualification of new low-carbon materials, co-investments with suppliers into green technology etc.
  • Deploy policies and requirements to suppliers within decarbonization by anchoring it into relevant processes and defining methods for ensuring amendment to guidelines
  • Guide our analytics team in the direction for further data maturity of carbon footprint data. As part of this, you will manage the project related to data models enhancement.
  • Together with the management team, you will structure and scope the program for decarbonization, including defining objectives, deadlines and milestones.
  • Define the needed enablers, training and communication materials, supporting tools and materials to ensure efficient work within decarbonization.
  • Drive communication towards material category teams and management team regarding the program.

Your qualifications
It is essential and required that you

  • bring proven program management skills, and a minimum 5 years of program management experience where you have handled programs on your own, including coordinating large cross functional teams, steering committee meetings, project plans, budgets, risk management etc.
  • bring former experience with decarbonization or sustainability programs/projects.
  • are able and motivated by working on your own initiative with your project, and that you do not let obstacles and push back bring you down.
  • bring a degree on Bachelor’s or Master’s level, for example within Engineering, Business, Sustainability.
  • have a natural ability to build up a network and manage your key stakeholders professionally in a complex, international matrix organization.
  • possess great interpersonal and communication skills. Possess advanced written and verbal English language skills.

You should expect approximately 15-25 days of travelling per year within Denmark and Europe.

Your opportunities
You will be part of an international company where commitment and mutual respect are among our core values. Teamwork and commitment are essential to the way we work. We believe in empowering people, and we support this through delegating responsibility and investing in people who want to make a difference. We work as one team to achieve our targets, and we need your good spirit and commitment to meet our goals.

You will work for the company which defines Sustainability as one of the 5 strategic objectives for the next decade. At VELUX, we have committed to reduce our emissions in line with the most ambitious pathway of the Paris agreement and to go beyond our value chain to capture the equivalent of our historical emissions. We will achieve a 100% reduction in our operational emissions, halve our value chain emissions and capture the equivalent of our historical footprint from operations.

To capture our historical emissions, we have partnered with WWF. Through the partnership with WWF, VELUX finances forest protection and restoration projects that capture the equivalent of our historical emissions from operations since 1941 and up until 2041. The verified carbon units generated by the forest projects are retired and donated as a contribution to the host countries’ national climate target under the Paris agreement.

Application and contact
Read more about the VELUX Group at www.velux.com, where you can also learn more about working at our company and what to expect in our recruitment process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application and CV as soon as possible. Don’t wait to apply for this exciting position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
VELUX Residential is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. To further our goal of equal employment opportunity for all employees and prospective employees, it is the policy of VELUX Residential to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, protected veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity and only job-related qualifications will be required.

Location: Ådalsvej 99 Hørsholm

Additional location:

  • Industrivej 19B Østbirk

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VELUX Group

Ådalsvej 99, 2970 Hørsholm

VELUX Group creates better living environments for people around the world - using daylight and fresh air. Our products help create bright, healthy, energy-efficient places in which to live, work, learn and play.

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