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Sustainability Manager - Modern Slavery & Supply Chain Sustainability
Site / Location
Melbourne Support Office
Ref #
Australia Post
Opening Date
Work Type
Permanent Full Time

Description & Requirements

Help us deliver like never before

 Australia Post is delivering like never before. From the vehicles that we drive, to the small businesses that make our communities thrive. We’re delivering for the environment, for our communities, for our customers and for our people. We’re moving forward and we want you to come along for the ride.  


About the opportunity  

The Group Sustainability Office (GSO) acts as a Centre of Excellence that delivers sustainable commercial outcomes, accountability and transparency for Australia Post by optimising the social, environmental & economic impacts of our operations.


The GSO is a team of sustainability managers with subject matter expertise in the social, environmental and governance aspects of sustainability. This includes carbon management, human rights and modern slavery, measuring impact, sustainable procurement, sustainability strategy and reporting, circularity and waste management.  


What you’ll deliver with us  


As part of this team, the role of Sustainability Manager, Modern Slavery and Supply Chain Sustainability is to lead our modern slavery program of work and support the sustainable procurement program. The position suits a sustainability generalist, with experience in the social, environmental and governance aspects of sustainability, and a background in sustainable procurement and supply chain.

You’ll also   

  • Co-ordinate Australia Post’s Modern Slavery program, including the enterprise wide cross-functional working group
  • Provide leadership, guidance and subject-matter expertise to maintain a continuous improvement approach to the identification, assessment and management of Modern Slavery risks within its operations and supply chain
  • Engage in key external networks and forums (E.g. UN Global Compact) to to keep informed of regulatory changes, and the emerging opportunities and challenges relating to identifying, managing and communicating modern slavery risks.
  • Draft and deliver Australia Post’s annual Modern Slavery Statement in accordance with the requirements of the Act, including drafting Board papers and managing internal approval processes
  • Support the sustainable procurement program, including social & Indigenous procurement, and supplier carbon reduction initiatives in order to meet the 2025 Sustainable Roadmap targets


You’ll also need   

  • Strong experience in procurement/project management with an in-depth understanding of supplier risk analysis and supply chain mapping
  • Strong knowledge/understanding of modern slavery and application and interpretation of legislation - particularly the 2018 Modern Slavery Act
  • Experience in managing multiple projects ensuring change management practices are implemented.   
  • Understanding of and interest in CR frameworks and themes, including UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

How we’ll deliver for you

  • A community focused and customer obsessed team, working on a growth area of our business.
  • Development and progression, with over half of our vacancies filled internally you can boost your career.
  • We deliver on our values and ensure that your experience with us is underpinned with trust, inclusivity, empowerment, and safety.


We’re delivering together 

At Australia Post, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees. 

We believe our business should reflect the diverse communities we operate in and are proud to be an inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People with Disability, LGBTQIA+ and Refugees. We are also the largest organisation in Australia to successfully achieve Disability Confident Recruiter status and are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process and workplace for those living with a disability.  

If you have any questions, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion team on   

One Last Thing

Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles if they don't meet every qualification. If after reading this, you’re not sure you tick every single criteria box, but have the passion to get behind our purpose, the determination to face a challenge and a willingness to grow and learn, we think you should click that apply button anyway. We're passionate about building a diverse and inclusive team, and love hearing from people like you