Sustainability, Environment and Energy Regulatory Specialist


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Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the role:

Within the Operations Sustainability, Environment and Energy (OSEE) Department we are looking for a Sustainability, Environment and Energy Regulatory Specialist reporting to the OSEE Regulatory & Iso Systems Manager. The role is based in Alba (CN), Piedmont – Italy.

The successful candidate will be able to give timely and efficient advice – from a regulatory perspective - to the business regarding environmental, sustainability and climate change issues, ensuring that compliance to environmental and energy legislation is met, by assessing current business practices and developing guidance to improve and meet environmental and energy targets. 

Main responsibilities:

With reference to environmental, sustainability and climate change topics:

  • Provide regulatory support to day-to-day business issues and projects within Ferrero Group operations, working closely with and supporting the relevant Country Legal teams.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest legislation, the regulatory and legal changes and drive the necessary adaptation of the Ferrero Group activities to those changes.
  • Perform compliance audits and regulatory compliance assessment of sites with the support of external specialized companies.
  • Carry out due diligence activities in M&A with the support of external specialized companies.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance is prioritised and championed at all levels within the organisation.
  • Build awareness of legislation and identify and lead to the prevention of any potential breach of regulation and permits compliance in order to avoid potential reputational damages for the organization and its stakeholders.

Who we are looking for:

  • Master’s degree in international law (Master in Environmental Law is considered a plus)
  • At least 3/4 years of previous working in an International Law Firm, or in the Legal/Regulatory Affairs Department of a Global/Multi-national Company, preferably in the FMCG sector is an asset
  • Proven proficiency business and legal English (spoken and written)
  • Proven knowledge of the Italian Environmental and Energy legislation is considered a plus
  • Experience in interpreting, understanding, and implementing relevant environmental an energy legislation
  • Understanding of relevant environmental regulatory standards and the process of implementation (e.g., ISO 14001 and 50001)
  • Practical experience in conducting environmental audits and due diligence activities.

How to be successful in the role::

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.