This is a unique new position being created to insure that our customers experience a smooth transition from existing “Business as Usual” to a new paradigm in refrigerant management and corporate sustainability. This person will work on our business development team and work closely with sales and engineering to insure that we adequately measure the needs and deploy needed resources to meet the demands defined by system owners concerned about their environmental stewardship. The best candidates will have a terrific grasp of environmental issues and be able to explain them in a simple and effective manner to all levels of stakeholders at our customer’s facilities.
We are an 18 Year old company with a new view on the Market place and are looking for one or more candidates to fill this exciting new position. You will work with a broad group of stakeholders in a variety of settings, in a position where you will be the “Go to” person for not only our needs, but hundreds of customers.
You will lead the development and execution of a broad-based, company-wide strategic sustainability initiative, integrating sustainability throughout the company. Ensure that the company’s sustainability effort enhances business performance and support the long-term interests of the company and our mission.
1.Be responsible for the integration of our refrigerant management practices into our customer’s day to day operations.
2.Secure and leverage senior level commitment and support for integrating sustainable development into core processes and decision-making.
3. Lead the formulation of the company’s long-term sustainability vision, mission and operating principles, and lead the development of a high-level strategy to support them.
4.Collaborate with the company’s internal groups (for example plant management, engineering, EHS, marketing) to develop a coordinated sustainability plan. Build sustainability principles into short and long-range business planning, capital-planning and operations planning for our distributors, their contractors and the system owners using our products and services.
5.Form and lead an internal Sustainability Steering Committee that will help shape and initially oversee the launch of the Sustainability effort of the company. Oversee and define the scope of the Committee, short term and long term. Appoint the Committee members, define duties and assign the Committee accountabilities.
6.Serve as the internal leader and “go to” expert for sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, and communicating and educating others on sustainability topics
7.Serve as the central point of contact for any and all interfaces with customers on the subject of Sustainability. This includes being the lead interface with customers relative to their inquiries, their requests for information on company efforts in support of Sustainability, and any and all written and verbal communications to customers on the subject of Sustainability. As necessary, collaborate with internal subject matter experts to ensure appropriate responses and communications.
8.Lead the interface with customers and corresponding sustainability personnel; at our customer’s facilities. This includes subjects relating to the broader topic of Sustainability, such as USA Cap and Trade legislation etc. Collaborate closely with internal subject matter experts ie, Chief Science officer, President and external expert via associations and collaborations, to ensure appropriate responses and communications.
9.Collaborate & Coordinate with the Risk Management personnel, environmental staff and stakeholders at customer locations to assure all Sustainability initiatives are in alignment with the company’s broader Enterprise Risk Management programs and resource allocation tools.
10.Identify and prioritize areas for institutional sustainability efforts and recommend strategies for proactively addressing relevant sustainability issues.
11.Foster a culture of sustainability through ongoing organizational communications and education.
12.Offer expertise and provide leadership-level support for initiatives to reduce company-wide resource consumption and waste generation.
13.Facilitate internal and external communications and visibility as the company spokesperson on sustainability issues. Create and implement communication strategies to publicize the company’s sustainability effort and promote broad awareness of sustainability initiatives, both internally and externally.
14.Build effective partnerships with external organizations to support sustainability efforts.
15.Assess the organization’s current sustainability performance and identify and prioritize the organization’s key sustainability issues as they relate to carbon, refrigerants and green house gasses.
16.Formulate action plans with defined objectives, targets and responsibilities to support agreed upon sustainability strategies.
17.Ensure appropriate internal controls and measurement systems are in place to support sustainability efforts.
18.Measure and monitor progress against sustainability strategies, objectives and performance targets and develop and support the matrix used to evaluate stewardship goals at our customer’s facilities.
Education – Bachelor’s Degree or Higher. If you have a Bachelor Degree in Environmental related topics and no Master’s degree, then 4 years’ experience is required. Masters in sustainability and or environmental sciences preferred.
1. Knowledge and Skills
a. Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation skills
b. Strong problem solving and analysis skills
c. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
d. PC skills to include Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
e. 10 years plus manufacturing experience
f. Ability to interact in a professional manner with customers
g. Knowledge of key company business practices and processes
a. Exhibits sound judgment and professionalism in all aspects of the position
b. Able to differentiate between conflicting priorities and issues to identify underlying causes
c. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assess priorities effectively
3. Interaction with Others
a. Works closely with company executives, managing directors, plant managers, facility directors
Sales and Marketing personnel, engineering and EHS personnel both inside Polar and inside our customer’s facilities
b. Consistently exhibits company values in all interactions with associates and customers