Shared Value & Sustainability Manager

Date:  Apr 16, 2024
Department:  Global Strategy, SV&S and Business Development
Job Type:  Direct Employee
Team:  Public Affairs, Communications & CSR
Contract Type:  Permanent

Parma, IT

About us

Based in Parma, Italy, Chiesi is an international research-focused pharmaceutical and healthcare group with over 85 years’ experience, operating in 30 countries with more than 6,000 employees (Chiesi Group). To achieve its mission of improving people’s quality of life by acting responsibly towards society and the environment, the Group researches, develops and markets innovative drugs in its main therapeutic areas: Discover more here

We are proud to to have been awarded with B Corp Certification, a recognition of high social and environmental standards. We are a reliable company that adopts and promotes a transparent and ethical behavior at all levels.

We believe that the success of Chiesi is built and shaped by our people and our strong set of shared Values and Behaviors. Our people make a critical difference to our success, which is why it is vital that we attract and retain the right talent who will continue to enrich our culture by living and breathing our values and behaviors.

We are committed to embrace diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. In fact, we are a global family made up of different cultures, different genders, generations, ethnicities, abilities, sexual identities and many other enriching diversities. 


Chiesi Corporate Functions

These are all the functions based in Parma supporting the business: Global HR, Global ICT, Global Finance, Global Communication and Public Affairs, Shared Value & Sustainability, Corporate Internal Auditing, Global Strategy & Corporate Development, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Global Procurement.


Who we are looking for


The new colleague joining the SV&S team will play an active and unique role in our company's journey toward integrating shared value approach into company strategy, processes and way of working, thereby coordinating and overseeing projects and activities aimed at measuring, managing and improving our social and environmental impact.

Main Responsibilities

The new SV&S colleague will be part of the Impact Management team. Particularly he/she will have the following responsibilities:


  • Coordinate critical sustainability processes, such as Materiality analysis and actively contribute to the evolution of these processes in view of current and future ESG compliance requirements.
  • Assist in monitoring the execution of the sustainability strategic plan, also supporting and/or leading the implementation of key projects outlined in the plan. 
  • Support the implementation of sustainability governance, including the preparation of internal committees (eg. Impact Committee), ensuring compliance with the requirements and commitments associated with the Benefit Corporation form adopted by Chiesi.
  • Coordinate the measurement of social and environmental performance in accordance with B Corp standards (B Impact Assessment – BIA), ensuring alignment and connection with other key processes such as the sustainability data collection process. Coordinate the activities aimed at preparing for B Corp re-certification, which occurs every three years.
  • Champion a shared value mindset and approach with different external and internal stakeholders, including leadership roles within the organisation, collaborating with other key corporate departments involved in sustainability projects, as well as with the affiliate's SV&S Business Partners.
  • Stay consistently updated in the field of sustainability through self-study and actively share ideas and insights with the rest of the team.

Experience Required

About 5 years of experience in the sustainability field. Please consider that passion and positive attitude matter more than experience.


Master’s Degree in Management or Law. Other degree might be considered as well.

Curricula that include study paths in Environment or Social sciences will be consider with a plus


Fluency in written and spoken English 

Technical Skills

  • Deep understanding of sustainability and shared value concepts;
  • Sound knowledge of key sustainability processes/practices (e.g. materiality analysis, impact measurement frameworks, stakeholder engagement, etc.);
  • Sound knowledge of ESG trends and regulations;
  • Experience in Project Management 
  • Skilled IT user

Soft skills

  • Continuous learning
  • Orientation towards objectives/impact
  • Proactiveness
  • Team working 
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt communication style and approach to different stakeholders

What we offer

You would join a dynamic, fast-growing, challenging and friendly environment.
In Chiesi we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, that is why we invest in continuous training, learning and development. Therefore, we strive to continuously promote and satisfy development needs, paying particular attention to the quality of our working environment and to collective well-being. 
We want our people to come to work happy every day, and we know how important it is to find the right work-life balance in order to be able to give our best. That is why we offer flexible working approach, remote working, support in the relocation process, tax assistance service for foreign colleagues and many other people-care services.

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