Live chat

Product Sustainability Manager

Shaw Industries, Inc. - Dalton, GA


Position
Overview:

The Product
Sustainability Manager (PSM) works with appropriate internal and external
stakeholders to execute Shaw’s material health strategy and eco-label
certification efforts for all product categories and all relevant domestic and
international market segments. The PSM role provides leadership on product
transparency and disclosure programs and uses Cradle to Cradle and Life Cycle
Assessment tools and information to drive raw material optimization efforts for
manufactured and sourced products. The PSM role also helps ensure product
regulatory compliance and supports brand marketing efforts related to the
health impacts of Shaw’s flooring products.

Responsibilities:

The Product Sustainability Manager reports to Director of
Sustainability and Product Stewardship and is involved in product material
health and product relevant compliance activities across all Shaw’s business
units and all parts of Shaw’s value chain from suppliers to marketing and sales
to direct customer interactions.
Engage and influence external
stakeholders connected to product transparency and public disclosure programs.
 Effectively advocate for Shaw on multi-stakeholder committees
Become sustainability expert resource
for assigned product platforms
Develop and oversee framework for
Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health optimization activities; work with
technical teams to implement optimization strategy
Provide guidance on company and
industry positions regarding engagement with various product transparency and
public disclosure programs
Manage and maintain Environmental
Product Declarations for Shaw product platforms
Partner with Global Sourcing on
managing chemical data shared as part of supplier agreements
Manage and maintain Bill of Materials
(BoM) data to support environmental certification requirements.  Research
and implement best practices for managing product certification data
Develop sustainability education and
training materials for use by Sales and Marketing teams. Provide technical
support to RFP and sales teams for sustainability related questions
Participate in delivering CEU training
to customer groups and sales staff
Become familiar with Shaw manufacturing
processes and product platforms; use knowledge to improve product certification
processes   

 

Competencies:

Make Effective Decisions
Effective written and verbal
communications
Provide Strategic Influence
Drive Results

Job Requirements
Position
Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering,
Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or related field
5 years experience in sustainability and product stewardship
Strong understanding of sustainability
concepts, including life cycle thinking, cradle to cradle principles, and LCA
methodologies
Familiarity with REACh, TSCA, State
chemical management programs, toxicology principles, green building programs,
material transparency and disclosure programs preferred
Exceptional written and verbal
communication skills
Ability to work with minimal
supervision, manage multiple concurrent tasks/projects, meet deadlines and
commitments
Ability to effectively interact with
company and non-company employees at all levels
Strong data analytical skills and
computer literacy
Experience in standard setting
processes and multi-stakeholder committee membership
Commitment to continuous learning
Overnight air travel as necessary

6 days 12 hours ago

Shaw Industries, Inc.

apply

Product Sustainability Manager Shaw Industries, Inc. - Dalton, GA, United States

   

Location: Dalton, GA

Company Profile:
Shaw got its start in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The events that transformed the company into the world's largest carpet manufacturer are too numerous to write or even fully know. But the philosophy guiding those events meeting customers, determine their needs, and supplying those needs hasn't changed much through the years.