Account Manager – Sustainability (Milan)

Eco-Age works with a global roster of clients to build responsible business practices promoted via comprehensive communication strategies & cross-channel storytelling. We offer value-driven business strategy which delivers financial performance & benefits to people and planet.

Our current partners include jewellery brands luxury fashion retailers (including online), real estate companies, celebrity opinion-formers, film and TV academies, music academies, and fashion councils around the world.

We are seeking an account manager to join our Sustainability Team. The role is based in our Milan office and includes both sustainability and communication activities, working directly with clients across the world and colleagues in Milan and London.

 

Sustainability activities include: 

  • Managing projects in line with project resourcing requirements
  • Working on materiality assessments
  • Creating and delivering sustainability strategies and implementation plans for clients
  • Working in partnership with the Communications team to share client’s sustainability strategy in an engaging and appropriate manner, for example through sustainability reports, websites and press releases
  • Undertaking research and analysis of complex issues to underpin client projects
  • Draft policies, code of conduct and management systems aligned with industry best practice and supporting clients to achieve relevant certifications
  • Analysing performance data, including environmental data
  • Keeping up to date on industry trends and technical developments in best-practice relating to sustainability and corporate responsibility and sharing this knowledge with the wider team
     

Skills required include: 

  • Education to undergraduate degree minimum in a sustainability related field
  • Experience in a sustainability related work environment (preferably 3 years)
  • Detailed knowledge of technical sustainability standards and current and emerging themes in corporate social responsibility
  • Knowledge of industry best practice, certifications and international sustainability standards and sustainability management systems
  • Project management skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office
     

To apply for this role you will have a demonstrable commitment to and understanding of sustainability.  You will be a proactive, positive and solutions-focussed person, with excellent spoken and written Italian and English.  You must be willing to take responsibility and be used to working to tight deadlines.

To apply please send your cv with a covering email to caroline.west@eco-age.com. Eco-Age welcomes direct applications from candidates. Recruitment agencies should not respond.