Sustainability Manager - N/A08061
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Cape Town

Job Purpose

The Sustainability Manager will be responsible and accountable for the on-site management of an integrated Sustainability function, framework and team for the business unit including the planning, implementation and management of Sustainability policies, procedures, incidents and projects for the business unit, as well as achieving and improving targets for Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment reporting, achievement of the Socio-Economic Development and Enterprise Development pillars on the BBBEE scorecard and managing associated regulatory risk, with the objective of creating shared value and reconnecting company success with environmental, economical and social progress and the long-term interests of the Company.


  • 3-Year Diploma / Bachelor€™s Degree in Business Management; BSc Degree in Environmental Management or a Degree in occupational health and safety
  • Certification in BBBEE requirements and reporting
  • Exposure to the gaming and hospitality industry Health & Safety requirements is an advantage
  • South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH) Graduate Membership is an advantage


  • Minimum of 7 years€™ experience in SED and ED Consulting and Management
  • Experience in SHE management and working with ISO / SAMTRAC standards is an advantage

Work conditions and special requirements

  • Local travel is required
  • Needs to deal with high levels of confidentiality

Skills and Knowledge

Core behavioural competencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Plan, prioritise, co-ordinate and manage multiple initiatives
  • Checking/ Attention to detail
  • Working with information
  • Reviewing / evaluating information and data
  • Results driven
  • Decision-making
  • Emotional resilience
  • Clerical / Administration skills
  • Empathy
  • People-centric personality
  • Influencing skills (at a senior / executive level)
  • Developing relationships
  • Innovation & continuous Improvement
  • Collaborative style with excellent interpersonal skills

Technical competencies                                                                                                   

  • Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Environmental law & regulations
  • Inspections
  • Investigation skills
  • Incident Reporting
  • Impact assessments
  • Report writing
  • Auditing & managing risk
  • SHE Management Systems (ISO)
  • Conservation and wildlife Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proficient skills in MS Office (Word, excel and powerpoint)
  • Business Acumen

Key Performance Areas:

Delivered Sustainability Framework (Success Measures)

  • The business continuity plans address the changing business environment
  • The strategy is signed off by the unit€™s Executive Committee
  • Compliance targets are available and aligned to company goals
  • Effective delivery of an integrated management system (processes, people, standards, management frameworks, practices and technology)
  • Projects result in creating shared value and social progress
  • Adherence to Company procedures, legislation and regulations
  • Adherence to Company€™s bid commitments
  • Compliance targets are achieved
  • B-BBEE SED / ED target is achieved within budget
  • Compliance targets are achieved
  • Carbon footprint target achieved
  • Water reduction target achieve
  • Zero-waste-to-landfill target achieved for 2020

Sustainability Governance & Standards

  • Adherence to relevant Legislation, Regulations and Company policy and procedures
  • Alignment to Group Standards
  • Audit targets are achieved
  • Risk values lessened
  • Standards researched, developed and enhanced against industry leading practice
  • Standards are aligned to maximise synergies across the Business unit
  • Standards have been communicated to the business unit
  • Facilities and standards reflect the attributes of the €œSun€ brand
  • Meet annual sustainability reporting requirements

Sustainability Reporting

  • Reports meet stakeholder needs
  • Accuracy of details reported on time
  • Audit schedules are adhered to
  • Analytics and interpretations are contained in monthly reports
  • Analytics are accurate, according to deadlines and in line with requirements
  • ROI
  • Deviations from standards have been addressed
  • Adherence to Company Policy and procedures
  • Audit targets are achieved
  • No fines for non-compliance

Sustainability Project Planning & Management

  • Initiatives are aligned to Business strategy and expectations
  • Projects are identified and communicated to Stakeholders
  • Resources allocated to achieve targets
  • Risk remediation action plans have been recommended, communicated and controlled
  • Project scope delivered as per stakeholder expectations
  • Changes to targets are managed and documented
  • Milestones are achieved on time and within budget
  • Documentation completed within deadlines and recorded accurately
  • Regular and accurate communication and reporting to all stakeholders

Stakeholder Engagement


  •  Best available and appropriate expertise
  • Stakeholder feedback and satisfaction
  • Stakeholders are kept informed and updated around updates to Company information and regulations on a regular basis

People Management

  • Employee Engagement Survey targets are met
  • Compliance to labour legislation
  • Application of discipline is consistent and fair as per unit guidelines
  • Compliance to relevant legislation: including BCOE, LRA, EE Act
  • Staff development is aligned to strategic plans, e.g. skills shortages, succession plans, talent management
  • Competence levels of staff meet operational level requirements (right fit for the job)
  • Recruitment and Selection as per EE plan
  • B-BBEE targets are met
  • Reporting staff€™s KPA€™s are achieved

Budget Management

  • Budget meets operational requirements and strategy
  • Expense variances can be reconciled to circumstance
  • All Capex is aligned to Strategy and project requirements
  • Profit Improvement Plan and forecasting as per finance guidelines
  • Compliance targets are achieved



The appointment of a candidate is at Sun International's sole discretion, taking into account factors which Sun International considers relevant, including but not limited to Sun International's employment equity plan.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 1 month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Please note further that by applying for this position, you consent to Sun International "processing" your "personal information" as these concepts are defined in Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 as well as to Sun International conducting various reference checks and/or confirming the accuracy of information provided by you.


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, SISA internal recruitment policy as well as units employment equity plans.