Sr. Manager, Product Sustainability

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Date: Nov 14, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Product Sustainability will provide strategic and technical support for the continued development and execution of HEM's (Huber Engineered Materials) Sustainability strategy in collaboration with HEM’s VP EHS&S, HEM executive leadership team.

This position will develop, execute, and communicate HEM’s metrics and goals related to its products’ sustainable performance, by working and engaging with internal business leadership teams and functions as well as with external partners.  This position will assess environmental and sustainability policies, standards, and best practices at global level, to make meaningful contributions to our global sustainability strategy progress on how to analyze and create value propositions on our product portfolios.

This position will take the lead on product sustainability with the ability to partner with industrial design, marketing, commercial, innovation, and engineering functions to deploy environmental metrics into design solutions as well as to create value for the business units. Supporting and guiding the business to further the integration of sustainability considerations.

This position can be based in our Atlanta, GA HQ or Remote.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with the global leaders within HEM and the respective functional and business unit leadership teams to define a common method to measure the sustainability elements of our diverse product portfolios in order create long term value for HEM and its customers.
  • Orchestrate the integration of Sustainability into the Innovation and Product Development Process including the development of metrics, targets definition, collection of data, and usage of tools and systems to inform cross-functional stakeholders and measure/report progress.
  • Ensure all elements of circulatory are embedded into product development, design and manufacturing process.
  • Drive strategy and tactics to achieve short, medium, and long-term goals as it relates to product sustainability and circularity.
  • Provide thought leadership and proactively working with cross-functional stakeholders to identify and implement sustainable product design initiatives.
  • Projecting management skills to plan, organize and lead multiple projects with a variety of global stakeholders.
  • Manage product LCA with SMEs and external consultants while measuring impact in accordance with relevant reporting framework and support content development for the company annual Sustainability reporting.
  • Leverage LCA models and/or other analytical methods to identify and mitigate enterprise level risks and develop strategies to address opportunities.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with global sourcing team and with key suppliers to understand environmental impact contribution to our products and support improvement opportunities.
  • Support supply chain initiatives including resource efficiency and materials circularity targets.
  • Provide sustainability content to support Marketing Claims.
  • Manage relationships with certification agencies, sustainability platforms and consultants.
  • Act as a Sustainability champion, and advocate across the organization, at all levels

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology or environmental science.
  • 7+ years’ experience in environmental & Sustainability practices with direct experience in leading product sustainability related specialties
  • Translating consumer insights into product requirements and creating respective value propositions.
  • Experience or willing to actively learn of product carbon footprint standards. Such as GHG Protocol, ISO 14076, etc. and industry best practices related to GHG reduction across scope 3 and associated science - including implementation of Science Based Targets (SBTs).
  • Proven success managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Prioritizing and balancing short-term objectives with long-term strategy.
  • Cross-regional and cross-functional project management and teaming.
  • Excellent leadership skills, ability to Influence, motivate and drive change management in the organization.
  • Experience in developing and implementing complex and long-term strategies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Systems thinking and process oriented, continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members and external.
  • Prioritization assessment, anticipation, and ability to determine a course of action.
  • Travel 30%

Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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