Director, Sustainability

  • Walmart
  • Fayetteville, AR, United States
  • 10/07/2020

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Are you passionate about sustainability?  Are you looking for the opportunity to drive significant and lasting improvements in environmental and social outcomes?  We would love to hear from you! Together, we have an opportunity to shape the future.

Since the first Walmart store opened in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, we've been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. Our business is the result of Sam Walton's visionary leadership, along with generations of associates focused on helping customers and communities save money and live better. This rich heritage defines who we are and what we do today. 

There are a lot of stereotypes out there about Walmart. It’s no secret to us that we have critics who assume we’re doing business at the expense of people and the planet – that we’re all talk. The fact is, though, we’ve been working hard to use our scale to create positive change for a long time now. Issues like sustainability and opportunity don’t take a backseat. For us, our founder’s mission still guides the way. Sam set out to save people money so that they could live better lives. We learned that we simply can’t do that if our people and the planet aren’t nurtured for the long run. Short- termism has no place in our plan.

Walmart’s Supply Chain is in the process of transforming our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program, and we are building our organization to align with our vision which is:

We operate a safe work environment because we believe our associates’ lives and health are pricelessly valuable.  One injury is too many.  We operate in an environmentally responsible way because we value the communities we operate in. 

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Are very passionate about sustainability!
  • Have the experience and skillset to identify and implement environmental footprint opportunities within an industrial and/or fleet operation.
  • Developed or executed strategies to address issues such as energy use, resource conservation, recycling, pollution reduction, waste elimination, transportation, education, and building design.

As a Director of Sustainability, you will be responsible for developing, communicating, implementing, and executing the overall sustainability strategy for Walmart’s Supply Chain operations.  You will report to the Walmart Supply Chain Vice President of EHS. 

You will use your sustainability expertise, leadership skills and project management experience to drive sustainable operations improvements within Walmart’s Supply Chain.  You will quickly identify and work with key stakeholders to deliver impactful plans, programs, projects, and processes to ensure operations can meet their sustainability goals.

Our ideal candidate pursues sustainability in a way that creates business value and has:

  • Demonstrated an effective sustainability management approach. You have used your expertise to help design and execute a coherent, strategic approach to sustainability.  Your execution of this strategy incorporated sustainability considerations into the wider business strategy to drive innovation via collaboration, scenario planning and robust prioritization of risk and opportunity.  

  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with key stakeholders. You recognize that understanding and engaging internal and external stakeholders is core to a successful and sustainable business and requires a more systemic, inclusive approach.  You think in fresh ways about who your stakeholders are and how to include them in understanding impacts and managing change.  You tap into those within the organization who share your passion to help drive the sustainability mission forward.

  • Established and executed sustainability reporting strategies.  You have developed methodologies to assess the viability or success of sustainability initiatives. You have created reporting frameworks, communicated meaningful sustainability outcomes and impacts to key stakeholders and have used reporting as a tool to improve sustainability performance. 

  • Stayed current on state-of-the-art sustainability solutions.  You have established relationships with key vendors, industry professionals, professional organizations, etc.  You find functional sustainability solutions that enable optimal operational efficiency.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, or related field and 5 years’ experience in environmental services, consulting, engineering, operations, sustainability, or related area OR 7 years’ experience in environmental services, consulting, engineering, operations, sustainability, or related area. 3 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Project Management, Sustainability - Environmental

Bachelors: Business, Bachelors: Engineering General

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