Website DS Smith

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Sustainability LCA Specialist to join DS Smith at a pivotal point to drive our sustainability agenda forward. The successful candidate will play a key role in delivering Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) services to optimise the use of sustainable packaging solutions by our global customers, helping them to deliver on their decarbonisation targets and sustainability ambitions.

In this role, you will be conducting comprehensive LCAs to evaluate and quantify environmental impacts across the entire product life cycle. Using your expertise in data analysis and understanding of product footprints from cradle to cradle, you will prepare detailed reports and share insights to help internal and external stakeholders understand the sustainability credentials of our fibre-based packaging. You will further develop LCA data systems and product footprint tools.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic individual to use their LCA expertise to make a difference for customers, DS Smith and the environment. So, if you are highly analytical, detail orientated and looking for a new challenge within the Sustainability field – then we might be looking for you!

About you 

  • Degree in related field (Engineering, Environmental Science) with a focus on life cycle assessment
  • Demonstratable experience in delivering product life cycle assessments (ideally in manufacturing or related industries)
  • Deep expertise and practical experience in applying product LCA methodologies and tools, and a strong understanding of sustainability data and IT systems in general
  • Knowledge of carbon and environmental accounting standards and experience in reporting
  • Very strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently but also comfortable building strong working relationships with colleagues around the business
  • Initiative-taking, detail-orientated & solutions focused


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme, life assurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme

About Us

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and paper making operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials.

Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. Our bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sits at the heart of this response.

Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people and we are a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Our history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

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