New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. We seek talented individuals that fit into our team-oriented atmosphere. Additionally, we are proud to have an environment that offers the comfort of a true work/life balance. If you are looking for a NEW BALANCE, read on!
As a Sustainability Specialist, you will ensure that New Balance sustainability and environmental strategies and programs are developed, executed, and maintained in a way that continuously strengthens the environmental performance of the company’s internal business operations and its global supply chain. You will work cross-functionally to develop, champion, and implement action plans and roadmaps for sustainability with factories, vendors, suppliers targeting areas such as energy and waste reduction, water usage and treatment, and chemical management. You will engage stakeholders and foster effective forms of cooperation and collaboration with other industry players. In this role, you will create and maintain supplier scorecards to drive measurable improvements. You will be responsible for the expansion of New Balance’s environmental data systems and tracking tools. You will serve as subject matter expert on environmental sustainability in the supply chain. You will conduct benchmarking and other research to inform decisions and recommendations.
Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, industrial engineering, business, or other relevant field of study. Advanced degree is preferred.
Must have 3-5 years of experience managing environmental programs in apparel/footwear or a related industry.
Strong background in environmental law, environmental and social responsibility, and/or environmental management in public, private, or non-governmental sectors.
Excellent analytical and research skills with the ability to investigate and process information quickly to drive decision-making.
Project management and problem solving skills.
Advanced Excel skills required and a knowledge of environmental data management systems desired.
Superior communication and presentation skills are essential.
Ability to connect with people and management styles across cultures.
Domestic and international travel required – 15 to 25 percent.
Our products are designed to meet the diverse needs of consumers and our benefits are designed to meet the diverse needs of our associates. We have developed a benefits package that is sure to fit your way of life. Our low-cost medical and dental coverage and onsite wellness program will help you lead a healthy lifestyle. We offer a 401k plan with an employer match, making it possible to save for retirement. Most positions offer a flexible work schedule and a 37.5 hour work week. We provide a generous vacation package and even allow paid time off to volunteer in the community. New Balance encourages its employees to take advantage of our tremendous training and development programs, as well as our tuition reimbursement plan. We are a business casual environment where our employees are encouraged to wear NB product which can be purchased with our significant employee discount. Parking is free at all of our facilities.
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