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Sustainability Initiatives Manager

Reference 1935  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Georgia - America North
Town/City Kennesaw, GA
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 01/12/2009
Company Name INVISTA
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A subsidiary of privately owned Koch Industries, Inc., INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. INVISTA’s leading trademarks include LYCRA® fiber, STAINMASTER® carpet, ANTRON® carpet fiber and COOLMAX® fabric, among others. INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries across North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

INVISTA's Performance Surfaces & Materials (PS&M) Business is currently seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Sustainability Initiatives Manager. This position will be based in our Kennesaw, GA office and report to the Global Sustainability Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Accountable for developing and implementing environmental marketing strategies, plans and initiatives in support of the global INVISTA PS&M sustainability strategy. Drive project management of sustainability initiatives to completion.
• Develop external / internal communications and promotional strategies to ensure the PS&M sustainability strategy, position and objectives are clearly communicated and understood among our target market audience and throughout the global INVISTA PS&M organization.
• Accountable for developing market research and benchmarking efforts to understand environmental market trends and key drivers, evaluate competitive messaging and understand target audience perception and attitude towards INVISTA PS&M and competition regarding sustainability efforts.
• Evaluate, manage and maintain market leading environmental certifications supporting profitable sustainability initiatives for INVISTA PS&M products and brands.
• Identify and manage relationships with key industry trade groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) influencing the direction of sustainability in markets which INVISTA PS&M participates.

Skills Required:

• High integrity and a passion for sustainability and compliance.
• Proven experience in environmental marketing, marketing communications and project management.
• Strong knowledge of environmental standards, preferably in the building and textile industry (LEED, CHPS, NSF-140, Cradle2cradle, etc.).
• Minimum 5 years experience in working in an environmental or stewardship role, implementing corporate environmental programs, preferably in interiors, textile or chemical industry.
• Familiarity with environmental legislation, regulation, and guidance.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Self sufficient, innovative and resourceful.
• The ability to work well with people from a broad range of businesses from CEOs down through the entire organization.
• Ability travel up to 30%


• 4-year college degree required. Educational background in environmental science a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
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