Sustainability Manager-PMA North America

Job location:
Home Based - United States
Created moment:
January 9, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 06733

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Sustainability Manager-PMA North America

Job Summary

Position Title: Sustainability Manager, PMA-North America

Location:Home-based near a major US airport, Atlanta preferred 

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the EHS & Sustainability Director and in collaboration with other functions, the Sustainability Manager is responsible for the coordination of PMA-North America Sustainability & Environmental Innovation programs.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate sustainability topics for PMA-North America

  • Consolidation of progress on PMA-North America’s specific objectives (dashboard)

  • Support communication and training roll-out related to sustainability themes within the PMA-North America

  • Coordinate support with Communications Team for PMA-North America regarding the annual corporate grass-roots sustainability competition

  • Stakeholder mapping and community relations - to align community giving, sponsorships and outreach with Group procedures and to local stakeholder expectations and operational context

  • Lead innovative Environmental project scoping, trial, and project implementation

  • Management of customer Sustainability related requests, support to market teams with customer meetings to leverage sustainability performance

  • Coordination with Purchasing as required for Sustainability related supplier audits or direct coordination of customer requested  Sustainability related audits of Imerys sites

  • Maintain strong link with corporate and other PMA teams for all of the above to ensure consistent approach across Group (participate to monthly Corporate Extended Sustainability team meeting)

  • Partner internally and externally to develop a Sustainability education program and effectively communicate purpose, scope, and timing.

  • Partner with Communications Team on internal EHS&S-related communications

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders regarding Sustainability

Skills and Attributes Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of federal, state, and local EHS laws, statutes, and regulations.

  • Excels at the development of clear, concise, and effective policies, standards, and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience with the implementation and sustainment of Sustainability programs

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions in a changing environment and experience in a matrix organization

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage parallel projects with multiple moving pieces independently or with a team

  • Excellent people skills and ability to align people and resources toward organizational success.

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Experience in interacting with and influencing all levels of Management

  • Experience in identifying clear objectives and delivering a learning program that achieves clear business outcomes measures against those objectives

  • Self-starter with a drive to continuously improve

  • Balance of humility and self-confidence

  • Proficient in the use of Google Workplace or Microsoft Office

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate technical discipline (such as Sustainability, ESG, Environmental, Communications, or related area).

  • Minimum Experience: +10 years of Sustainability or Environmental experience

  • Professional Licenses: EHS certifications such as CSP, CIH, or CHMM are beneficial but not required. Relevant external certifications, e.g. ISO14001, ISO50001, etc.

1. 60% Office Environment / Home-Based 

2. 40% Travel to other IMERYS locations, consultant/vendor locations, and professional meetings. Variable field activities in Plant and Mining operations involve information and data collection and collaboration with the operation at all levels. Physical activities may involve climbing stairs or ladders, hiking, working near chemicals, water bodies, and hot equipment.

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.