For almost 200 years, PQ Corporation has envisioned the future of chemicals and catalysts through collaborative innovation, making products that touch all of us, every day.
Our Malvern, PA headquarters location is searching for a Sustainability Director.
PQ is seeking a Sustainability Director to further strengthen its sustainability/ESG programs, which are an increasingly important element to the company's mission.
In this newly created role, the Sustainability Director will be responsible for developing and managing sustainability programs for PQ globally, and to lead the process for setting new sustainability targets and goals for the company.
Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Engineering, Chemistry or Environmental Science from an accredited institution is required. An advanced degree such as MS in engineering/science discipline or MBA is preferred.
Must have at least 10 years of professional work experience, including at least 3 years managing programs related to Environmental Regulatory Compliance or Sustainability, preferably in a manufacturing company or consulting firm.
Candidates with experience in environmental permitting, environmental regulatory affairs, carbon footprint reporting under Greenhouse Gas Protocol/CDP Scope 1 and 2, EHSQ software, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and Life Cycle Analysis work are highly preferred.
Candidates should be confident public speakers, able to interact with external parties, champion sustainability, and represent the company's brand.
Teamwork and collaboration are important, along with the initiative to enhance programs and get buy-in from leadership for new projects.
The Sustainability Director must be detail oriented and technically strong. Should have a broad understanding of commercial, regulatory and emerging issues and trends in areas related to chemicals, energy, carbon/GHG, as well as working knowledge of US and EU laws and regulations related to environment, health, safety and sustainability.
Also important is a strong ability to lead via influence, persuasion, negotiation, and effective communications across all levels of the organization, from front-line technicians to the CEO.
Location and Working Conditions:
Role is located in the U.S. The role will require travel occasionally to PQ locations and partner facilities, as well as industry events, in U.S. and internationally. Role can be based in Joliet, IL or Malvern, PA