Leads the firm’s dogma for Environment & Sustainability in the region
Establishes regional environmental & sustainability goals consistent with global goals and objectives
Develops long-range Environmental & Sustainability plans for region
Provides leadership, expertise and support to drive environmental standards, programs and processes
Provides regular communication to regional SH&E director and management regarding environmental issues and provide expertise and support
Champions global and regional programs, harmonizes processes and drives the culture and the agenda for environmental and sustainability topics in the region, interfacing at all levels
Conducts regular visits to plants to review projects, clarify priorities and focus, educate local management on environmental issues and provides support.
Tracks and reports regional environmental and sustainability performance
Leads regional environmental regulatory advocacy efforts consistent with corporate and business goals. Provides interpretation of requirements through communication and interaction with regulatory agencies
Maintains knowledge on current and future environmental regulatory requirements. Leads development of compliance strategies
Oversees facility environment staff competency and identifies training opportunities
Coaches and mentors local management in the development and implementation of local environmental programs
Ensures competitive advantage
Identifies areas of competitive advantage
Advises and assists senior management in applicable environmental & sustainability areas
Promotes continuous improvement in environment & sustainability
Builds competitive advantage by integrating tactical and strategic best practices into regional and local manufacturing operations
Supports efforts to implement and maintain the Responsible Care® Management Sys-tem in line with the requirements of the RC14001® technical specification, as applicable to the site / region
Education : Bachelor / University degree in engineering or science; advanced degree preferred.
Languages : English at business level is a must. Any other language skills an advantage.
8 to 10 years’ experience in environmental programs within the chemical manufacturing industry
Multi-site responsibility in environmental roles with headquarter experience is an added benefit
Detailed understanding of recent environmental regulations as it applies to chemical industries
Strong experience in environmental issues would be highly beneficial
A proven track record of strategic thinking and incorporating environmental & sustainability areas into the business
Active network in the Environment & Sustainability community in Europe, preferably as part of industry associations or similar multinational bodies would be an added value
Strong background in all aspects of sustainable development capturing Social, Economic and Environmental sustainability and overlapping to Corporate Social Responsibility.
Working experience in implementing EU and global legislation in a business environment would be an advantage.
Experience in a legal and compliance background is an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviors
CommunicationStrong oral and written communication skillsPresentation and negotiations skillsThe ability to foster open communication, tailor the message and engage in verbal and written communications that are direct, concise, clear and delivered with appropriate style and tone
Strong interpersonal skills (i.e., team building, supervisory / people management)
Influencing skills at all levels in the organization : The ability to work in close alignment with other functions and to influence others to ensure results are achieved
Decision making : Demonstrates the ability to identify and understand issues / problems and assess risks in order to make decisions.
Planning, organization and problem solving skills; ability to focus on core issues, identify the critical technical questions that need to be answered and who should be consulted
Leadership : Establishes and communicates the Environmental & Sustainability vision broadly to ensure alignment among relevant groups and establishes where resources should be focused
Accountability / Results Driven : the personal willingness to answer for the results of your actions and the determination and know-
how to ensure that results are achieved.
Demonstrated technical competence in specialty area