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Sr. Manager, Sustainable Sourcing & Climate Action

Sodexo
Silver Spring, MD 20915
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**Unit Description**


**Join our** **environmental** **sustainability services team!**


**Are you a sustainable business leader, able to deliver impactful results for carbon reduction at a global scale?**


**Are you a skilled business transformation manager, with great people skills and the ability to leverage data insights to develop a global value chain sustainability program?**


**Do you understand carbon accounting and how procurement actions can translate to impact?**


**Can you design and deliver sustainability services in partnership with a premier client?**


We are seeking a **Sr. Manager** **,** **Sustainable Sourcing and Climate** **Action** to join our client services team. This will be a **remote** position with a preference for individuals in the Mid-Atlantic region. In this position you will be serving a global client account where you will partner to developan innovative and data-driven program in alignment with their global corporate climate strategy. As a sustainable business leader, you will work with sustainability specialists, procurement managers, and on-site stakeholders in the field to engage the organization and deliver practical support that will translate to measurable scope 3 carbon reduction in the supply chain via purchased goods and services. This is a contract-dependent position with a one year committed term and potential for extension.


**Are You the One?**


Our clients depend on your expertise to help them to optimize their business and deliver **sustainability results** . If you are an innovative and **strategic environmental sustainability manager, with knowledge of best practices in managing** **carbon impacts** **and the ability to create a shared vision with a** **practical plan of action** and **key performance indicators** , this may be the opportunity for you!


**Key Responsibilities:**

The environmental sustainability lead will make recommendations and deliver a program to reduce climate impacts in the value chain through alignment with the clients sustainable sourcing strategy. You will:


+ Develop, secure appropriate approvals, implement and manage a program for sustainability initiatives and staff awareness in procurement roles

+ Rely on your experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, while working closely with client stakeholders on a plan and performance goals.

+ Partner with sustainability, facilities and procurement teams to operationalize a sustainable sourcing playbook

+ Provide analysis of initiative progress and measurable results, recommending actions and implementing solutions

+ Gather and share regular progress updates from different countries with key business stakeholders, measure program outcomes and identify areas for improvement or scale

+ Participate in the development of the broader account sustainability strategy in line with current and emerging client needs

+ Monitor and provide Sodexo and our clients with industry and regulatory trends applicable to our services across multiple geographic regions.

+ Connect with knowledge building efforts to contribute and learn from best practices within the wider sustainability community across Sodexo and client globally.


**Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:**


+ A Bachelors Degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience

+ 5-10 years of leading Environmental Sustainability initiatives in a global business environment

+ Knowledge of climate leadership strategies and basic knowledge of carbon accounting

+ Ability to analyze and propose data-driven solutions

+ Strong analytical skills to sift through multiple information sources and translate information to impact with targeted action plans,

+ Experience with business reporting, and the ability to measure and communicate progress effectively to key stakeholders

+ Experience delivering an organizational transformation program across geographic and organizational boundaries

+ Strong consultative mindset and stakeholder engagement approach

+ Excellent written and verbal communications skills - ability to interface with all levels of the organization

+ The ability to travel up to 20% as needed


Learn more aboutSodexos Benefits (https://bit.ly/2EVNezw)


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**Working for Sodexo:**


How far will your ambition, talent, and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring, and career growth opportunities.


**Make an Immediate Impact.**

Sodexo is the North American leader in Quality of Life Services. More than 150,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 13,000 client sites in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.


Our client portfolio spans multiple markets across the nation, including education, corporate services, health care, and government services, which means we can offer a career full of variety, challenges, and tremendous growth opportunities.


Sodexo is committed to providing working conditions and client services that are safe and healthy and will follow all applicable COVID-19 prevention measures, including state/local or client-mandated mask, testing, and/or vaccine requirements.


You will be required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to work at this location.


**Position Summary**


The GSA Environmental Sustainability Lead shall make proactive recommendations to reduce climate impacts in the value chain through alignment with client Sustainable Sourcing Program and Strategy program, monitor and provide Sodexo with industry and regulatory trends applicable to our services in the regions. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complex tasks requiring creativity and latitude.


+ Demonstrate management commitment to support and provide a rigorous sustainability program.

+ Develop, secure appropriate approvals, implement and manage a program for sustainability initiatives and staff awareness in procurement roles.

+ Provide analysis of initiative progress and measurable results, recommending actions and implementing solutions.

+ Participate in the development of the account strategy in line with current and emerging client needs.

+ Gather regular updates from each region, working with the country / cluster leads to ensure they include all relevant sustainability activity from the time period.


**Qualifications & Requirements**


Basic Education Requirement: Bachelors Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience: 3 years


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


**Location** _US-MD-SILVER SPRING_


**System ID** _831058_


**Category** _General Management_


**Relocation Type** _No_


**Employment Status** _Full-Time_
Posted: 2022-08-05 Expires: 2022-10-09
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