Director Sustainability & Communication for Procurement & Wood supply

Gävle or Solna
20 dagar kvar på ansökningstiden

At Billerud, we believe that when we keep tomorrow in mind, we will do our very best today. It is thanks to our employees that we are a world-leading company within the field of renewable paper and packaging materials. We work with sustainability at every stage to create a sustainable future – from product to people. Through our global programs, Sustainable Employees and Sustainable Leaders, we prioritize our employees – that they should grow with us and become more sustainable. Do you want to realize your true value and work for a sustainable tomorrow? Join us!

We have a proud history in the forest and paper industry which extends more than 150 years back in time. Our starting point is that virgin fibers from slowly growing Nordic forests forms the basis for some of the best-performing packaging materials. As Sweden's largest user of fiber raw materials, the wood supply's mission is to secure Billeruds Swedish industries with pulpwood, chips, and fuel.

We are now looking for a Director Sustainability & Communication for Procurement & Wood supply

In this position, you report to the SVP Procurement & Wood Supply, and you will have an important position in the management team for the entire function. You will be responsible for leading and coaching a dedicated team and developing the business within Sustainability & Communication. You will collaborate closely internally with other departments to strengthen our internal and external communication on sustainability issues and externally with stakeholders and media contacts. You will play a central role in our sustainability work and represent the company in industry associations and in contacts with authorities and forest policy contexts.

Areas of responsibility

  • Leading and coaching team members
  • Design and implement sustainability programs that support the company's long-term goals
  • Identify and analyze sustainability risks and opportunities within the industry
  • Ensure that the company complies with all relevant EU directives and national environmental regulations with a particular focus on the EU
  • Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)
  • Organize and oversee regular audits and reporting to verify compliance
  • Promote sustainable forestry practices and responsible use of natural resources
  • Analyze and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) for sustainability
    Develop and implement internal communication strategies to educate and engage employees in sustainability initiatives
  • Foster a sustainability culture within the company
  • Manage and coordinate all external communication related to the company's sustainability initiatives and marketing efforts
  • Build and maintain relationships with media, stakeholders, and community groups
  • Develop campaigns and materials to promote the company's sustainability efforts.

    At Billerud, we put Safety First. Together we take great pride in our responsibility to contribute to a safe work environment. Please read more about our Safety First initiative here.


To succeed in this position, we believe you have:

  • Degree within forestry, economics, technical or other relevant field
    Experience from working with sustainability issues at a strategic level
  • Work experience from the forestry industry
  • Excellent leadership abilities
  • Fluent skills in reading and writing Swedish and English
  • Experience from working with forest owners, environmental organizations, and certification processes.
  • Meritorious is the ability to coordinate and lead projects, such as the implementation of the EU's Forest Directive (EUDR)
  • Experience in driving and coordinating sustainability issues and biodiversity programs

Personal qualities

For us, personality is important. To succeed in this position, we believe you are a strategic thinker with the ability to see the bigger picture and coordinate long-term goals. You are a leader with the ability to inspire, challenge, and engage others for the best of the company. You possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal. You are diplomatic and skilled at building relationships with stakeholders, customers, and investors. We are looking for an engaged leader with a strong interest in sustainability issues. You recognize yourself in our values: Focus on the customer, dare to try new things, drive change, and care for each other. 


In this recruitment, we are working with Hudson Nordic as our recruitment partner.

If you are interested in the position or have questions about the position, please contact André Högevoll at or +46 (0)709 258 228.

Selection and interviews are ongoing, so we welcome your application as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Application information

The journey begins in the forest where our goal is to take care of all the values of the forest for a sustainable future. Do you want to preserve all the values of the forest? Welcome with your application no later than 2024-08-11.

Billerud is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates.

We offer an opportunity to become part of a strong international company with a focus on sustainable and profitable development. You will join a highly efficient team of dedicated colleagues who place great emphasis on collaboration.

Our recruitment process will contain: Interviews, recruitment test, references, alcohol- & drug tests and background check.

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