General Manager – Sustainability, Supply Chain & Product Assurance

Location FR-Paris | FR-Genas
Requisition ID
Business Area
Supply Chain & Product Assurance
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

Do you have a passion for a greener, safer, more circular and digitized economy? Are you proficient in providing independent, professional advice to help companies implement sustainable and safe supply chains and product strategies? Are you looking to drive business growth with an entrepreneurial mindset and work internationally?


We have an exciting new position for an established leader with sustainability, supply chain advisory and/or non-financial audit experience to continue the growth of our French unit (main offices in Paris and Genas, outside Lyon) delivering first class services on ESG and HSE strategy, performance, compliance, governance, and trust in supply chains, production systems and products offerings. With a proven track record of commercial, people and technical skills in one or more of the following areas (see below) - you will manage and lead a team of world-class experts in supporting our clients to integrate sustainability, safety and compliance performance into their core business, enterprise risk management, operations, and value chains by delivering a full suite of assurance and advisory services.

  • Sustainability and ESG services, both regulated and non-regulated
  • Experience with leading reporting and assurance standards
  • Human rights and social performance
  • Supply chain of custody and traceability
  • Digital solutions enabling greener transformation, such as digital product passports for green claims
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Conformity assessment of industrial products and goods according to specific codes, best practice guidance, international and local standards and/or regulatory requirements.

In this position, you will

  • Support and carry out DNV’s strategy of focusing on clients, understanding clients’ businesses and their needs, and delivering exceptional client value, with a focus on product sustainability and circularity, product regulatory compliance and sustainable supply chains.
  • Ensure the team in France are positioned correctly to assist both new and existing clients with their transformation agenda
  • Have ownership of the unit’s P&L and have the opportunity to personally shape further growth, initiate significant project leads and realize further impact with our clients. Fundamental performance targets include sales, revenue and profitability, client and staff satisfaction.

Position Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Proven business development experience related to supply chain sustainability advisory and assurance services
  • Project Director skills with senior internal and external stakeholder management experience
  • Line management experience of at least a team of ten
  • Demonstratable senior-level experience in corporate ESG/sustainability/supply chain/product compliance in one or more of our services outlined above
  • Ability to direct the work of multiple project teams efficiently and effectively
  • Accountability towards service area and individual sales targets with demonstratable performance against these
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to be inclusive and be clear and concise
  • Excellent oral and written business French and English communication skills
  • Proactively seeks to identify real customer needs and manages client expectations accordingly
  • An understanding of conflicting stakeholder needs and the ability to develop solutions to address these
  • Willingness to travel and work around France and overseas

Our offer:

  • A working culture based on respect for one another and an appreciation of the need for work-life balance.
  • Challenging and attractive position, at the heart of a rapidly growing team, with a direct impact on the results of the Western Europe area.
  • An interesting, dynamic and fast-paced role, with strong internal interactions.
  • An international network and contact with many different customers, including key Accounts.
  • Work environment with high focus on well-being and high standards for personal and professional development.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for personal growth through our 70-20-10 philosophy (70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training) and an individual career development plan.


The position includes good benefits such as:

  • Flexible home working arrangements (50/50 office remote)
  • Health Medical Insurance
  • Long term health insurance
  • Holiday bonus
  • Compensation package with bonus element
  • Supplementary pension plan (One year of seniority needed)
  • Transport allowance
  • Lunch vouchers, fresh fruit basket in office
  • Housing: DNV is paying a contribution to Action Logement
  • Work council social actions
  • International working environment
  • Leadership program and strong development plans

If you feel that this is the place for you, apply!


* Please note we may close this position earlier in case of finding successful candidates.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV Supply Chain & Product Assurance


DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through assessment and digital assurance solutions, DNV helps companies build trust and transparency around products, assets, supply chains and ecosystems. 

Whether certifying products, verifying claims or optimizing and decarbonizing supply chains, DNV helps companies manage risks and realize their long-term strategic goals, improving ESG performance and generating lasting, sustainable results. 

Combining sustainability, supply chain and digital expertise, DNV works to create new assurance models enabling interaction and transaction transparency across value chains. Drawing on our wide technical and industry expertise, we work with companies worldwide to bridge trust gaps among consumers, producers and suppliers.

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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