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Remote - Senior Manager, Product Sustainability

Location: 

Remote, CT, US

Req ID:  3750
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Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary:

At Edgewell, people are at the heart of everything we do. We create products that bring joy to their everyday and nurture environments where good ideas can thrive. We believe that sustainability is key to future-proofing our business and strive to embed it into everything we do, including how we innovate, design and market the products we create across our portfolio of well-loved brands. We know that having a positive impact on our environment and society today will ensure that we are a successful and responsible business for generations to come.

 

We are seeking a proven product sustainability expert to help us pave our path forward. This is an exciting opportunity to create a positive impact through the work that you do, applying your passion and technical expertise to helping us drive our sustainability ambitions across our business and brands.

 

As the Senior Manager, Product Sustainability, you will serve as a leader on the Global Sustainability team and a key business partner to our brand and cross-functional teams. Additionally, in collaboration with key internal stakeholders and teams, the Senior Manager is responsible for managing Edgewell’s product and packaging sustainability goals and priorities, as well as identifying and developing tools and resources to enable and support our brands, regions and functions in embedding, measuring, tracking and promoting our product and packaging sustainability progress and impacts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and support for brand related sustainability workstreams and activities, including product/packaging sustainability, ingredient stewardship and transparency, responsible sourcing, cause marketing and brand impact reporting.
  • Support the business and functions in delivery of Edgewell’s product related sustainability goals.
  • Partner across innovation, R&D, brand, operations, and functional teams to define, implement and manage product/packaging sustainability guidelines, tools, scorecards, etc. to drive, measure and monitor product sustainability progress and business impact. 
  • Engage with key functional and business partners on annual and strategic sustainability and business planning processes; provide input for brand sustainability and product innovation initiatives.
  • Support and collaborate with Innovation, R&D and brand teams in product environmental sustainability assessments (eg, carbon footprint, LCA, etc.).
  • Provide strategic and technical support for Scope 3 carbon impact analysis, reduction planning and execution.
  • Partner with Global Consumer Insights team to define, research and educate internal teams on sustainability trends and insights.
  • Partner with Global Regulatory team to support execution of strategic plans aimed at advancing and advocating for Edgewell’s global interests related to sustainability, climate/carbon, plastics, EPR and circular economy.
  • Support internal and external communications and reporting, including annual Sustainability/ESG report and customer surveys; develop and manage process for monitoring and tracking customer sustainability requirements and inquiries.
  • In partnership with VP Global Sustainability, support regional and commercial teams with retailer engagement and programs.
  • Support corporate and brand teams in evaluating sustainability impact opportunities and executing partnership programs.
  • Define and lead external stakeholder engagement strategy in partnership with key internal stakeholders to address/expand Edgewell’s sustainability interests and influence.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree; preferably in Sustainability, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or other related sciences.
  • Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of experience in product development, product marketing, or sustainability required.
  • Technical background or exposure to chemical, material, or energy-related industry preferred.
  • Experience with and strong understanding of product sustainability methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Relevant professional experience working in the private sector; experience working in a multi-brand / retail company, consumer goods, beauty, personal care, or other relevant industry a plus.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge, skills and abilities related to carbon, environmental product stewardship, packaging, recycling, biomaterials, composting and plastics global regulations and standards, as well as technology and solutions advancements.
  • High proficiency and deep understanding of product carbon foot printing, environmental impact analysis, LCA, and product scorecards.
  • Experience with product sustainability certifications and processes.
  • Experience representing, collaborating and advocating on behalf of a company with recognized external product / packaging sustainability consortiums or working groups and existing relationships a plus.
  • Proven ability to conduct extensive research, and to analyze and synthesize data.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex messages to individuals, teams, and high-level executives.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience leading and working on multiple, disparate projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Highly motivated self-starter and pragmatic problem solver.
  • Fluent in both written and conversational English.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.