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Sustainability Analyst (Sustainability & Innovation) - Madrid/Dublin/Amsterdam

Madrid, M, ES


Country: Spain 
City: Madrid
Req ID: 476647


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview 

CRH is looking for a Sustainability Analyst to join the Strategy, Sustainability and Innovation (SS&I) team. The SS&I team provides future-focused insight on the trends impacting the construction industry to complement CRH’s existing strategic expertise and local market know-how.


The team’s aim is to support the development of a strategy with sufficient flexibility to enable CRH to adapt ahead of time to shifts in the external environment and to continue to deliver sustained value-creating growth – growth that is based around the provision of innovative solutions for our customers’ needs and that is consistent with a sustainable built environment. Innovation is a key enabler of CRH´s growth and sustainability ambition and working in the SS&I team you will support the acceleration of internal innovation at CRH.


Reporting to the VP of Strategy, Sustainability, and Innovation this role can be based at one of four corporate offices in the USA or Europe (New York or Atlanta, Dublin, Ireland, Madrid). As an SSI analyst you will play a role in advancing the critical agendas of Enterprise Strategy, Sustainability, and Innovation at CRH. You will help to develop the capability to systematically explore and understand future market and industry trends that will impact the construction industry and so support CRH’s ability to create value


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In this role, you will work on project-type activities across the areas of Enterprise Strategy, Sustainability, and Innovation with recurring tasks including:

  • Monitoring macroeconomic, technological, sustainability and social news and trends
  • Conducting analysis of trends, industry data and competition
  • Identifying and understanding implications of construction trends and competitive dynamics to articulate potential scenarios
  • Quantitatively assess the implications of findings, including financial analysis where relevant
  • Rolling out of Sustainability initiatives and support the delivery of CRH´s sustainability ambitions, helping to shape a more sustainable built environment.
  • Supporting Sustainability reporting
  • Supporting internal and external innovation activities
  • Completing research on target technology, ventures or businesses


Key Functional Competencies and Relevant Experience

  • To be successful in this role you will need to be educated to degree level ideally with relevant postgraduate or technical qualifications or equivalent in business, finance, engineering, science, or economics.
  • It’s envisaged that you will have around 2 to 3 years’ experience of working in a similar role, perhaps in a consulting organisation as a business analyst or equity analyst, both of which would be considered advantageous.
  • If you have good systems capabilities and/or an interest in technology that would also prove useful in this role.
    • Of course, you will be a proficient user of Office365 with BI tool experience an added advantage.
  • Flexibility is required within this role, which will include the core elements listed above but will be subject to change as the SS&I agenda evolves.
    • As stated, the role can be based out of one of four CRH corporate offices in New York and Atlanta (USA), Dublin (Ireland), or Madrid (Spain) but there will be ad hoc international travel from time to time according to the demands of the role.
  • Fluency in English written, and oral communication is required, but multi-lingual fluency is a plus.
  • You’ll be an experienced, ambitious, and strategically minded professional who is always looking towards the big picture with a clear focus on the future, specifically regarding trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • As a driven team player, you’ll possess the ability to contribute both individually and as part of the wider team to achieve objectives
  • You’ll be self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and be comfortable working in a challenging, fast-paced but rewarding environment.
  • A keen interest in current and future business trends in sustainability and innovation is advantageous.
  • In addition, you should have excellent research and analytical skills with the ability to gather and filter large amounts of information and data, and to present findings concisely to a range of stakeholders.
  • Your proven financial and analytical skills and attention to detail with a focus on results will also be a strength.
  • Of course, you should have proven interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable liaising with senior management.
  • As you’ll be dealing with several projects simultaneously, the ability to multitask within tight deadlines will be beneficial.

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and apply for this great opportunity.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know:

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  14-Mar-2023

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