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Sustainability Manager

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0013781
Date Posted: Nov 7, 2022
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

The Sustainability Manager is responsible for deploying and sustaining world class sustainability programs to improve the organization´s impact to the environment. This role serves as a key subject matter expert that collaborates with Supply Chain, Product Design, Research and Development, Human Resources, Legal and the Executive Team in executing our defined vision, strategy, and methodologies that incorporate sustainability elements throughout the entire supply chain—design, manufacturing, and distribution of products. This role works on different high level sustainability projects, including but not limited to, carbon footprint reduction, circular economy, waste management and sustainable product innovation.

This role reports to the Senior Director of Global Sustainability.  The position may be based out of our executive office in Chicago, Illinois (primary) or Sullair’s Manufacturing Plant in Michigan City, Indiana (secondary).  This is not a remote opportunity. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Research, benchmark, and deploys world-class sustainability methodologies to support the organization’s strategy
  • Works with functional leaders to establish and integrate sustainability best practices into product designs and product-related processes.
  • Manages a global sustainability portfolio supporting the strategy, including but not limited to circular economy, carbon footprint reduction, resource conservation, waste management, and product innovation.
  • influences and drives a sustainability culture
  • Justifies and leads specific sustainability projects that leverage internal talent's expertise and skills, including identifying and pursuing innovation opportunities
  • Defines applicable sustainability metrics (and associated supporting data collection methods) to demonstrate companywide progress towards achieving sustainability objectives.
  • Works with our parent company to ensure compliance to reporting needs through data collection, reporting, data base development
  • Partner cross-functionally with the entire value chain to bring this work to life for our customers.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Equivalent experience

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience in leading projects or programs of increasing complexity
  • Experience in remanufacturing preferred
  • Experience in ESG preferred
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills are required.

Key behaviors:

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a well-structured fashion and strong capability to functionally lead cross-functional teams.
  • Must have the ability to travel (Approximately 15%) with overnight stays.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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