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Job Title:  Sustainable/Regenerative Materials Operations Specialist - 2 Year FTC London or Littlehampton based

Date:  23-Jul-2021

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell


We are recruiting for a Sustainable & Regenerative Materials Specialist to join us on a Two Year FTC. Reporting into the Natura & co Head of Sustainable Materials Procurement, You will play an important part in helping us achieve our  goal of  a business model that gives back more than it takes contributing to ensure ingredient and other critical material supply chains do no harm to people, animals and the environment.


This is an extremely exciting opportunity to drive lasting systemic change within and beyond TBS!



More about the role

You will support the implementation of the global Natura & co sustainable materials procurement strategy to enable the delivery of our group Commitment to Life targets especially the commitment to develop regenerative solutions.


Primary Accountabilities will include: 


  • Support development, implementation and improvement of TBS sustainable and regenerative material sourcing policies and procedures 
  • Work with suppliers to collect data and assess ingredient and other material supply chains against TBS sustainability policies and standards including benchmarks for regenerative materials  
  • Develop and support delivery of collaborative action plans with supply chain partners to encourage regenerative production practices in selected TBS supply chains and achieve relevant certifications where applicable   
  • Provide administrative, coordination and reporting support to the wider Natura & co Sustainable Procurement Team as required.   



  • Respond to TBS information and copy approval requests from the Sustainable Procurement Communications Manager to ensure TBS communications on sustainable and regenerative materials are accurate, clear and in line with agreed policies, positions and TBS brand strategy.  
  • Prepare for and, where appropriate, represent TBS at internal and external meetings and events related to sustainability of our materials and/ or the TBS regenerative naturals project.  


Internal engagement:  

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships between the TBS brand marketing, R&D and sustainability teams working on material sustainability projects.  

What we look for

You will be a passionate and engaging Sustainability (social or environmental) Specialist who has project and risk management experience as well as regenerative agriculture or other regenerative production practice knowledge. Ideally you will have a sustainable supply chain/procurement background as well as industry knowledge experience in cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical or food retail sectors.


The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

  • A 6% contributory pension plan
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge
  • 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about
  • LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.
  • 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales
  • Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts
  • AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.


If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.




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