Sustainability Program Manager

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Mills River, NC, USA

Full time

Sep 22

Get to Know Us

Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. That passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and launched a beer revolution that's in full force today. Turns out, good beer can do a lot of good, and Sierra Nevada became a cornerstone for both its innovation and its care for the Earth and its people. We’re committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We keep pushing boundaries, whether that’s in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or in the great outdoors.

 Get to Know This Role

 The Sustainability Program Manager is focused on developing, implementing, and managing initiatives that further integrate Sustainability into Sierra Nevada's culture, operations, and value chain to address the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the company. Reporting to the Director of Social Responsibility and in collaboration with Sustainability Program Manager counterpart, this role is imbedded in daily operations and requires a high level of decision-making, professionalism, technical knowledge, and the ability to drive behavior change. This position collaborates across all departments and teams as well as fulfills external, public-facing responsibilities within the local and regional community related to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Sustainability Program Manager is responsible for both internal and external engagement, program/project creation and management, metrics tracking, and is a key role in achieving company-wide environmental and social initiatives.

 What You Will Do 

  • Research, lead, develop, and implement programs and projects related to energy, water, zero waste, transportation, supply chain, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions facility-wide
  • Identify, support, and build relationships across all departments to drive sustainability/CSR initiatives including continuous improvement and cost-savings initiatives
  • Support the implementation of company-wide initiatives to achieve strategic goals and commitments related to Sustainability and CSR
  • Manage zero waste program including hauler/vendor relationships, conducting audits, assessing domestic and foreign markets, and tracking KPI metrics monthly; also support Produced Events and Brewery Support teams with zero waste plans and infrastructure
  • Work with counterpart to complete and maintain the company’s greenhouse gas inventory for scopes 1, 2 and 3 and assist in the development of strategic, company-wide reduction goals and targets
  • Primary contact and Subject Matter Expert for sustainability initiatives at respective brewery
  • Represent and liaise with city, county, and regional regulators with respect to waste, energy, water, and climate change impacts and apply for state and local grant funding that supports projects and initiatives
  • Manage plant-specific budget for department and purchase supplies when needed
  • Identify, implement, and maintain appropriate facility certifications (e.g. TRUE zero waste, LEED, Bicycle Friendly Business, etc.…)
  • Assist in development, implementation, and management of employee volunteer program as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

 Please Apply if You Have 

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in sustainability, environmental science, or related field required
  • 3 years Experience leading, developing and implementing projects or programs required
  • Technical knowledge of global systems, climate change, water and energy efficiency, and renewable energy strongly desired
  • Experience with greenhouse gas accounting/reporting strongly desired
  • Experience in sustainability or environmental education strongly desired
  • Experience leading or directing others
  • Strong communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of the company
  • Strong planning, organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to translate and tailor complicated and complex information in a way that is interesting and relevant to different audiences
  • High level of professionalism, collaboration, and relationship building
  • Passion for Sustainability and environmental advocacy

 Additional Requirements to Consider Before Applying

You must be at least 21 years of age to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment, post offer background check.

 Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment: 

** This position will remain open until filled; online applications will be reviewed weekly **

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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