Head of Sustainability Management (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for the most innovative, reliable and economical lifting solutions that are used in commercial vehicles, rail vehicles, bridge inspection devices and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our Team we are looking for a Head of Sustainability Management (f/m/d).

You are looking for a creative work environment with changing and international tasks? You are eager to lead different kinds of projects in a highly professional team directly linked to the management board? You see yourself as a team player who is willing to take on responsibility in implementing our sustainability strategy  and in conducting operational implementation tracking? Then you are the perfect candidate for PALFINGER.

Your Tasks

  • Chair of the Sustainability Council with responsibility for preparation, moderation and follow-up
  • Support and drive the Sustainability Council in detailing the PALFINGER sustainability strategy incl. goals, KPIs and concepts
  • Plan, calculate, manage and control cross-functional projects and measures in a result-oriented manner
  • Ensure a seamless integration of the global sustainability strategy into the PALFINGER corporate strategy 2030
  • Drive the development of an integrated climate protection strategy in accordance with the sustainability strategy
  • Act as a thought leader and driving force for identifying sustainability opportunities and risks, as well as their potential measures
  • Maintain overview of sustainability trends and requirements for the group, incl. review of possible frameworks, especially SBTi, materiality analysis along social, ecological, and ethical aspects
  • Establish and lead a Sustainability Project Management Office
  • Define strategy and provide content regarding integrated sustainability communication/reporting
  • Represent PALFINGER in external expert committees

Your Qualification

  • University degree in business and/or a technically oriented study
  • 5-10 years industry experience incl. responsible implementation/project lead roles in the field of sustainability strategy
  • Strong analytic and conceptual capabilities with experience in change management and investment planning
  • Leadership experience is a plus
  • Convincing personality with a high degree on social skills
  • Entrepreneurial thinking with necessary understanding of legal requirements
  • High level of interpersonal and intercultural skills combined 
  • Fluent in English, German as a plus

We offer

  • Good-life-balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom to organize your work
  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • Career planning and development opportunities 
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Voluntary fringe benefits provided by our company health management scheme PALfit 


Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 59.235,56. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification. 

We are looking forward to your informative application! 


Veronika Schmoller

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Mobile working (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket