Sustainability Manager

(m/v, fulltime)

Employment: Full time

08 January 2021

Let’s color the world!

We are GNT, an ambitious and innovative family-run business with a colorful character! With our EXBERRY® brand, we are the market leader in the field of Coloring Foods. Our colorings are 100% natural and are made from fruits, vegetables and plants.

We are world champions when it comes to utilizing the bounty of nature and strive to continuously innovate and improve natural color ingredients for the consumer. By carefully preserving all of nature’s beauty and goodness, we are able to offer our clients the highest quality and most reliable products. In the future, we also want to lead the market in sustainability. This is what continues to motivate us every day!

The most important ingredients for GNT’s success are our employees and the cooperation that exists between them. We believe in teamwork and we are there for one another, our clients, our suppliers and our partners. That is what makes us GNT.

Due to our strong growth, GNT is now recruiting a:

Sustainability Manager

The Role

GNT is seeking a talented and motivated Sustainability Manager to join our team in Mierlo, Netherlands. Reporting directly to the Managing Director and working with an international cross-functional team, this will be one of our first dedicated hires focused exclusively on sustainability. The successful applicant will therefore play a central role in shaping our activities in this area. Reporting from the ground up, they will lead our efforts to position GNT at the forefront of impact measurement and sustainability storytelling, while helping to build a thriving internal sustainability community as part our corporate strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying, developing and implementing opportunities for GNT to take a lead on sustainability.

  • As appropriate, adapting GNT’s global sustainability strategies to local, national and regional circumstances.

  • Initiating and overseeing GNT’s sustainability programs both within and beyond our supply chain.

  • Managing the sustainability aspects of GNT‘s internal projects.

  • Monitoring the progress of our sustainability objectives using agreed metrics.

  • Participating in external, multi-stakeholder platform initiatives, positioning GNT as a major driver of sustainable business practices.

  • Meeting with sustainability peers at supplier and customer level; finding opportunities for collaboration; participating in and leading working groups.

  • Monitoring emerging trends, global developments and competitor practices, and aligning our strategies and activities as appropriate.

  • Preparing and analyzing data for sustainability reporting, and working closely with Marketing Communications to build awareness, understanding and recognition of GNT’s sustainability activities.

  • Managing the budgets allocated to our various sustainability projects.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. sustainability, environmental science)

  • At least five years’ relevant experience. preferably in the B2B agrifood sector

  • Experience of working directly with stakeholders, such as NGOs, suppliers, customers, certification & standards bodies and consultants

  • Excellent project management skills

  • A sense of ownership, an entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to work independently

  • Strong presentation skills, with an ability to persuade and influence others in order to facilitate acceptance and agreement

  • Analytical skills, a strategic mindset and attention to detail

  • Fluency in English and Dutch (spoken and written); proficiency in other languages will be considered a plus

  • Willingness to travel internationally (about 15% of the time)

  • A talent for adapting to foreign and multi-cultural environments

  • Ability to work closely with remote teams, without a hierarchical line of reporting

What do we find important?

We operate globally, yet remain an independent, family-owned business committed to investing in products, technology and importantly, our people. The GNT values underpin all our day-to-day activities. Therefore, it is important that we suit each other. The people who work for GNT are flexible, supportive, and passionate individuals. We always go the extra mile to offer our external and internal clients the best service possible. In addition, we do everything in the most sustainable way possible. We are open and honest towards one another and bring out the best in each other.

What do we offer you?

GNT wishes to retain the current harmonious working environment and therefore welcome team players with a positive outlook and promising future perspective. In return for all your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive package of benefits (salaried position, bonus scheme, pension contributions, health and wellness). Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and position.

We color the world, do you?

Does this vacancy suit you? Then we look forward to receiving your motivational statement and CV, the earliest date you are available to start and a photo by email to before Friday January 22th. The first introductory meetings are planned on Tuesday February 2nd and Wednesday February 3rd.

Marloes van Nijnanten
HR Advisor
GNT Group B.V. (Headquarter)
Industrieweg 26
5731 HR - Mierlo, Netherlands