Our client, BUFAB,

is seeking an ESG Manager to help drive the company’s global sustainability agenda ensuring a world-class supplier base contributing to BUFAB’s positive impact on people, communities, and the planet. You’ll be part of a company that’s all about dedication, speed, and trust— delivering solutions, not products. It’s a company that takes great pride in being like a big family of entrepreneurs with big hearts. They invest in global teamwork and personal initiatives to drive business forward. Bufab is a world-leading supplier of fasteners, dedicated to always delivering the best solutions for its customers’ C-Parts needs. Or as they describe themselves: “We are Solutionists.” Bufab was founded in Värnamo, Sweden in 1977. Today it has over 1,300 employees in more than 28 countries and still proudly retains a lot of the down-to-earth and personable approach that customers value. Sustainability is part of every aspect of BUFAB’s operations from formulating and conducting its business to assessing risks as well as how they act in the communities where they operate and how we behave toward each other. BUFAB strives to maintain the health, security, and safety of its employees, suppliers, and others affected by its operations. BUFAB’s Code of Conduct is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, having signed both the UN Global Compact and the International Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). For more info look at this video and visit BUFAB.


About the position


The ESG Manager will implement and further develop the company’s ESG initiatives, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards, and enhancing the company’s reputation as a leader in sustainability. Together with the N.A. leadership and European ESG colleagues, you’ll be responsible for establishing robust ESG reporting frameworks, metrics, and targets to measure and track the company’s performance. The candidate we are seeking is passionate about sustainability and gets a thrill from being part of a company that strives to have a great impact on people and the planet while creating business success. You’ll collaborate closely with internal stakeholders across various functions and engage with external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, NGOs, and industry associations. We expect you to enjoy a fast-paced environment while working independently and in a teamwork culture. Travel of up to 25% domestically and internationally is to be expected. This position will be remotely based in the United States and report to the Group Director N.A.



What you’ll be doing more specifically


  • Implement and develop the BUFAB’s ESG strategy
  • aligned with business goals and industry best practices.
  • Develop and implement sustainability policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate BUFAB’s sustainability agenda within the organization and to a wide range of external stakeholders.
  • Establish robust ESG reporting frameworks, metrics, and targets to measure and track the company’s performance.
  • Be the go-to expert and support the organization with sustainability expertise.
  • Analyze, identify, and prioritize key ESG risks and opportunities for the company’s operations, products, and supply chain.
  • Engage with suppliers to conduct regular assessments of the company’s ESG performance including the impact of the suppliers’ operations. Address concerns and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant ESG regulations (in America and Europe), guidelines, and reporting requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including HSE, Purchasing, Operations, Legal, Sales, and Marketing to integrate ESG into their respective areas.
  • Prepare ESG-related reports, presentations, and communications.
  • Stay up to date on emerging ESG trends, regulations, and industry benchmarks to anticipate potential risks and opportunities.
  • Attend industry meetings, conferences, and trade shows of interest to BUFAB.



What We Expect from You

Your Work Experience & Education,


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, business administration, or a similar field.
  • Professional certifications in sustainability (e.g., GRI, CDP, CSR-P), and memberships in relevant industry associations are a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in ESG management with an in-depth knowledge of ESG principles, frameworks, and reporting standards
  • Proven track record of assessing and developing suppliers in an international company.
  • Good understanding of current U.S. ESG regulations and industry guidelines, and familiarity with global sustainability trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing ESG strategies and initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and assess ESG risks and opportunities.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional teams and influencing stakeholders at all levels of the organization to successfully execute action plans.
  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel is a requirement for this position.




Skills & Traits:


  • Entrepreneurial team player. A “Solutionist” with a passion for sustainability
  • Outstanding communicator with the ability to connect with stakeholders at any level of the business.
  • Positive mindset, systematic, analytical, and strong attention to detail
  • Action and goal-oriented team player with a high degree of self-management
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Additional language skills are a plus.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate persistently and persuasively with people from different countries and cultures.


What we offer is more than just a job…


  • An excellent team-focused work environment with appreciation for your efforts along with great personal and professional development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a positive impact on people, communities, and the planet.
  • A company with a flat and flexible organizational structure, great colleagues, and great culture
  • Excellent compensation package and benefits including PTO, health care insurance, 401K