Environmental Sustainability Specialist
Please Note: This role is located in Grand Rapids, MI
This is a detail-oriented position with passion to ignite change. This position will support the Mahou USA environmental sustainability goals and consumer facing communication. Responsible for execution of sustainability projects: waste diversion, internal sustainability audits, and investigating future sustainability technologies and maintaining environmental regulatory compliance regarding wastewater, air permitting, and stormwater pollution prevention. Manages Founders sustainability programs/initiatives. Leads research and analysis uses to develop Founder’s strategies to ensure that business practices, products and services are environmentally friendly and compliance with government rules and regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Manage recycling intuitive for the company to drive revenue and improve green practices.
• Works closely with all co-workers to expand environmental sustainability programs.
• Develops and communicate environmental sustainability training for co-workers and new co-workers during orientation.
• Drive projects to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs with respect to major utilities and generate revenue with by-products of the operation.
• Calculate water and energy KPIs.
• Project Manager of environmental sustainability projects; Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budget.
• Investigate tax incentives for investments that reduce our environmental footprint.
• Coordinate with tap room and production managers to implement internal environmental sustainability initiatives. Continually follow up on progress. Internal and External events, waste management.
• Develop and maintain environmental programs.
• Completing environmental regulatory compliance requirements such as monthly wastewater reporting, quarterly stormwater sampling, and annual program inspections and reviews
• Educating employees and new hires on the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives and required environmental training.
• Work closely with Environment and Quality department on various initiatives and collaborations:
o Waste diversion at brewery. Identify waste collection partners, organize waste stations/collection, and identify/monitor full waste stream mapping.
o Ensure industry certifications that align with initiatives are presented and obtained. Follow up on a re-certification.
• Align with MSM Corporate Environmental team to implement carbon footprint tracking. Additionally, organize projects to reduce for Mahou USA.
• Sustainable Culture: own and improve volunteer engagement with all Founders employees.
This job will have no direct reports but will have delegation responsibility to the internal sustainability team and key individuals in the organization.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Collects and researches data; Designs and implements work-flows and procedures.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Business Acumen - Understands business implication
Cost Consciousness - Develops cost savings measures; Contributes to profits and revenues.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization's goals and values.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Makes timely decisions.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity -Strives to increase productivity.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and / or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Sustainability, Environmental Sciences or similar required. Two years related experience in corporate sustainability and/or environmental management preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees or organization. Ability to record appropriate information on a batch by batch basis.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to computer rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell. The employee is occasionally required to talk or hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals, and rush of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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