Sustainability Analyst - 39 hours
Full-time, £35,000 - £45,000

Ref: 18185

Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Hybrid (all area welcome to apply)

About the role

Our purpose is to create a better world for pets and the people who love them and our sustainability strategy, Our Better World Pledge, is how we deliver this in the right way for planet, pets and people. To support this important focus for the business we have an exciting new role which will support the implementation of our sustainability strategy in our “Planet Pillar”.  You will work within our award-winning team who have a ‘can do’ attitude and lead by example.  At Pets at Home our people are incredibly important to us and are the reason our business is the best pet care business in the world and there has never been a better time to join us.

As a confident, enthusiastic, team player you will play a critical role in the delivery of our scope 3 SBTi approved target carbon reduction targets. Your primary responsibilities will lie in the collation, analysis and reporting of product, service, and supplier scope 1 and 2 environmental data. This will be critical in helping us deploy a targeted approach to our products and services, helping us recognise where our greatest environmental impacts lie and in supporting our understanding on how our interventions are working.

As part of the core sustainability team, you will also have the opportunity to gain experience across all ESG pillars working with experts in their fields. We work as one team and there will be lots of opportunity to develop in broader areas.

Key responsibilities (will include, but not limited to)

  • Deal with supplier queries on sustainability data and reporting.
  • Support delivery of external reporting – including TCFD, CDP and annual non-financial reporting.
  • Work with the trading and quality teams to understand our suppliers’ sustainability strategies and track their progress over time.
  • Support the development of sustainability policies, procedures, guidance, and training material.
  • Support the onboarding of new suppliers.
  • Network through industry and keep up to date with regulatory obligations, current trends and best practice in areas of responsibility and broader involvement.

What we’re looking for

  • A passion for sustainability and reducing environmental impacts.
  • A great communicator who is skilled at building effective working relationships with stakeholders across functions and externally.
  • Highly organised with an analytical mind and great reporting skills.
  • Experience in environmental sustainability including reporting, circularity, understanding carbon mapping and carbon reduction strategies. 
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Office.
  • Experience with PowerBI would be advantageous but isn’t essential
  • Retail or supplier experience (food, non-food, or services) preferred but not essential with a good understanding of the end-to-end supply chain process. 
  • Experience working with carbon databases such as Climate Partners, Ecovadis etc. is highly advantageous.

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About the Pets at Home Group

Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.

*Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.*


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 16-05-2023

Expiry Date: 07-06-2023