Cabot Corporation

  • Sustainability & Environmental Manager EMEA

    Requisition ID
    2017-5723
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    CH-Schaffhausen
  • Position Summary

    The Sustainability & Environmental Manager EMEA reports to the SH&E Director EMEA, and the role can be based in any location in EMEA where Cabot has operations.

    The Sustainability & Environmental Manager EMEA will work closely with the SH&E Managers based in the 17 manufacturing facilities in the region.

    It is expected that the Sustainability, Environmental Manager EMEA will provide strategic leadership to this team on key corporate or regional priorities and projects always with the aim of continuously improving the environmental performance and culture in the region.

    The position holder

    • leads the establishment of global environmental standards, goals, strategies, and implementation plans
    • drives regional performance standards to enhance compliance and achieve business and functional goals
    • leads regional legislative advocacy efforts and provides support at local/country level

    Job Responsibilities

    • 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

    Requirements

     

    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.

     

    Professional Experience

    • 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

    • Communication
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Presentation and negotiations skills
      • The 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

     

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.

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