Environmental Sustainability Project Manager

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Environmental Sustainability Project Manager
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Environmental Sustainability Project Manager

We are working with one of the top three cheese producers in the country and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. With their countrywide footprint and both national and international distribution networks, they bring their best to their customers and have plenty of opportunities for their employees to grow in their own way.
Seeking an Environmental Sustainability Project Manager who will drive significant and sustainable progress in environmental management and performance. This individual will oversee the facility's Environmental Management System and systematically ensure environmental compliance and drive progress against the company’s sustainability goals.

Location: Plant City, Florida

Job Responsibilities:
  • Understand what the facility needs to accomplish, determine where to focus efforts, and develop tactical plans for delivering on identified goals
  • Carry out the plans, both directly and indirectly by engaging and guiding other key players at the site
  • Seek out and advocate for the resources required to implement the facility’s EMS, build EMS-related capability within the site through tools and training, and communicate the facility’s environmental progress and impact to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor and measure the facility’s environmental KPIs to ensure plans are delivering the desired results and to cultivate insights into opportunities for improvement
  • Advocate and facilitate action for continual environmental performance improvement

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Engineering or in a related field, or the equivalent experience.  Knowledge of/experience in the dairy industry is desirable.
  • Direct experience in Environmental roles: Implementing and reviewing/auditing environmental management systems, effective resource conservation (climate/water/waste) programs in a manufacturing setting, collecting, and analyzing KPIs for reporting and developing actionable insights, and project management
  • Technical capacity for assessing and optimizing utility systems (steam, compressed air, refrigeration, etc.), including know-how for calculating theoretical/actual performance improvements and associated savings.
  • Working knowledge of relevant ISO standards, including the 14000 and 50000 families of standards.
  • Familiarity with PLCs, process instrumentation, and process drawings.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental standards and regulations.
  • Relevant professional environmental certifications such as AEE’s Certified Energy Manager or ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional a plus.
  • Understanding programs like EPA Energy Star and DOE Better Plants is a plus.
  • Strong reasoning ability: capable of breaking down complex problems into pieces that can be solved with data, analysis, assumptions, and judgment
  • Strong language skills: capable of reading, analyzing, and interpreting general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Able to write reports, procedures, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, employees, and the public.
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) with solid proficiency in data modeling/analytics.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter attitude that can operate independently with limited oversight
  • Positive, enthusiastic, and passionate approach toward the role and the impact it can have on the world


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