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Sustainability Manager/Specialist in Malvern, PA at PQ Corporation

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

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Job Description

Job Description and Responsibilities:

This position will work with key functions (i.e. business/operational leadership, supply chain, environmental and other technical functions, R&D, etc.) in assisting with the development, communication and execution of PQ Corporation’s sustainability vision and strategy. Will provide subject-matter expertise and analysis to enterprise-wide environmental sustainability objectives and projects.

Will assist in and provide subject-matter expertise in the development and implementation of the Company’s Corporate Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Position and associated policies/processes.

Develops and manages the database of sustainability indicators and performance metrics for the Corporation, particularly on the environmental side (i.e. greenhouse gas, carbon markets, waster generation/disposal, water consumption, etc.). Monitors progress/deliverables and develops reports or other materials communicating status.

Assists in developing and implementing the Company’s CSR reporting strategy, both online and to key stakeholders (i.e. UN Global Impact, Industry Associations, customers and the public, etc.).

Conducts and/or provides support in supply chain reporting (i.e. sustainability surveys, CDP supply chain survey. EcoVadis and other applicable reporting schemes).

Analyzes sustainability results on an ongoing basis to effectively determine progress and identify areas needing continuous improvement.

Manages sustainability and associated environmental projects to ensure achievement of sustainability goals and objectives, including external/internal resources.

Works collaboratively across the organization in proposing and implementing sustainability initiatives, considering factors such as cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and acceptance.

Other tasks/projects assigned by the Vice President of Environment and Sustainability.



Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Environmental Science/Chemistry/Earth Sciences required. Prefer chemical/environmental background. Master’s degree in same or sustainability-related area is a plus.

5-7 years of experience in corporate sustainability, including (2) years of experience in program/project management necessary. Environmental specialist/management experience in chemical industry is desirable, especially at operating level.

Ongoing awareness of industry trends, governmental regulations and sustainability best practices.

Subject matter expertise in environmental metrics and greenhouse gases, waste, water/energy conservation, carbon footprint, life-cycle analysis and reporting schemes such as GRI, etc.

Critical thinking skills for developing and implementing sustainability initiatives while taking into account project practicality and economic viability.

Collaborative orientation and relationship building abilities with key internal and external stakeholders, including the regulatory community, public interest/community groups/NGO’s, customers, etc.

Knowledge of and proficiency in using associated sustainability computer software/databases, including excel and other presentation software.

Strong mathematic skills, with experience analyzing, reporting and summarizing data.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly in effective presentations and facilitation.

Ability to travel domestically and internationally on an as needed basis.