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Sustainability Manager

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2022
  • Skellefteå
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2022
  • Skellefteå

The world can’t wait. That is why we need to be curious and brave in every decision we make and have the courage to move in the direction we want the world to go in.

That is why we make sure that we never take more than we give. To ensure the wellbeing of the planet and the people that live here. You, me, our children and all the future generations to come.

The world can’t wait. And neither can we. That is why the new position as our Sustainability Manager is a natural and necessary expansion of our team, and will play a key role in our growing organization and growing impact ambitions. Read more about how far we have come here.

About the role

Your main responsibility will be to take ownership of Once Upon´s overall sustainability work, considering environment as well as business ethics. You will work together with Finance and the CEO to create a positive impact, with full focus on reaching our sustainability goals and beyond. As a passionate thought leader in the field, you will have full freedom to shape the role, set the strategy and make the priorities.

What we think you’ll do:

  • Develop and implement Once Upons’ sustainability strategy and ensure that objectives, policies and processes are in line with our purpose, vision and values as well as UN’s global goals.

  • Identify and drive projects in areas of innovation and new business opportunities from a sustainability perspective, to minimize our negative and maximize our positive impact.

  • Collaborate with suppliers, competitors (we prefer to call them our co-opetitors), partners and other actors to reach sustainability objectives.

  • Develop our sustainability reporting and ensure internal and external transparency (in close collaboration with CEO, Finance and Marketing).

  • Develop our offsetting strategy.

  • Be a driving force in increasing awareness and urge on structural change in the industry beyond our own business, by for example, generating new partnerships and build on existing relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Take ownership of our FSC and B Corp certification (our application is currently being processed!).

  • Represent Once Upon in sustainability related initiatives.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher in related field (preferably engineering, business administration or equivalent).

  • Documented experience from working with sustainability on strategic level.

  • At least five years' work experience in product development of consumer products.

  • Good knowledge of product development, processes and production. Experience from development of digital products is a plus.

  • Background from working with business development.

  • You probably have experience from environmental certifications such as FSC or B Corp.

  • Experience from sourcing is a plus, as well as international experience.

  • Excellent in written Swedish and English.

Who you are

Maybe this goes without saying - but first and foremost you must be really passionate about social and environmental sustainability. You bring energy and knowledge to these questions, and you have a diplomatic and constructive way in your dialogue with others.

We are looking for a collaborative colleague who really enjoys partnering across teams and departments. An ability to coordinate at multiple levels and being well organized are talents that will serve you (and us) very well in this role.

We believe that the role as our Sustainability Manager will require a person who is ready to continuously develop and evolve our strategies and approaches. What is true today may not work tomorrow. So, if you ‘re an innovative and creative person who thrives when old and established ways of doing things can be questioned – you are going to love working at Once Upon!

Working at Once Upon

Our app was created to help people save their favorite moments in an easy and fun way, a little at a time, making everyone’s memories shine. And that’s how we want our workplace to be too – life (and work) at Once Upon should definitely be filled with happiness. Because happiness is the key to success, not the other way around. Right?

We strive for a safe, caring environment that gives everyone space to be their whole self, all the time. If you feel free and have fun at your job, it is easier to feel passion and responsibility for what you do. We always dare to do what we believe in – failing at something is not the opposite of succeeding in the long run. And we always strive to make things better, for our Once Uponers, for our planet and for each other.

At Once Upon, we commit to being an anti-racist company that leads by example. This means doing the work to be inclusive and equitable, across all aspects of our business.


Our headquarters are located in Skellefteå, in the North of Sweden. We also have offices in Piteå, Örnsköldsvik and Stockholm, maybe that's closer to home for you? We are remote flexible, but we also value the creativity and sense of community that follows from meeting face to face with colleagues.

Let´s connect

Does this sound like your dream job? Are you the perfect fit? Then we can't wait to hear from you! Please help us get to know you by submitting your resume or LinkedIn-profile on our website. You don't have to send us a cover letter, but please write a line or two where you let us know what you will bring to the table in this role. Applications in Swedish or English work equally fine.

We conduct a competence based recruitment, meaning that every person who applies to join Once Upon receives equal employment opportunities. We value a welcoming environment where everyone feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age.

If you have any questions about the job or work at Once Upon, don’t hesitate to contact Talent Partner Linnéa Engman at +4670-3917434. Last day of application is August 14th.

Work with great people

Lina Öberg
"It doesn’t matter what team you’re in or what expertise you have, if you have a good idea, everyone wants to hear it!"
Nicola Hood
English Copywriter
"Honestly, I really love the app and just want more people to discover it, because I know they’ll love it too!"
Erik Svensson
UX Writer
"It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the culture at Once Upon. We all genuinely care for each other as well as for our users."
David Resoluth
Experience Designer
"Getting to grow my skillset while being aware I’m valued for my competence, makes me confident in what we can do together."
Hanna Larsson
App Tester
"The Once Upon culture is about encouraging creativity and innovation throughout the organisation. So many good things come from that - it’s a great place to grow."
Maia Nyström
Teamlead Customer Care
"There’s just no better place to learn than Once Upon. I honestly learn new things and grow as a person and professional every day!"
Steffi Öhman
Influencer Marketer
"The workplace culture at Once Upon is unlike anywhere else I’ve ever worked before! I've felt like part of this great team since day one."

Great Place to Work

  • Generous wellness grant

  • Employee option program

  • Free photo books - of course!

  • Education and courses (is encouraged)

  • Opportunity to work remotely

  • Flexible working hours

  • Sick pay from first day of sick leave

  • Me-time (training, health center visits, etc)

  • Bike leasing options

  • 30 annual vacation days

  • Collective agreement

  • Best office space in town

About the company

At Once Upon you have the chance to be part of something that truly makes people happy. We want to help people save their favourite moments in an easy and fun way, a little at a time, making everyone’s memories shine. Today, there are just over 50 of us working at Once Upon. The app is translated into 12 languages, has been downloaded over 3 million times, with books delivered to over 109 countries, and we’re still growing!

To be the best we can possibly be, we need all kinds of people that are able to look at things from all kinds of perspectives. That’s why we need you, with your unique background, experiences and view on life. Want to be part of our story? Get in touch!

Linnea Engman | Contact Person

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