Senior Manager, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Polaris Industries
Polaris is seeking an experienced professional that has a track record of building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to advance environmental compliance and sustainability frameworks. The individual in this role will engage, educate, and influence internal and external stakeholders to execute on Polaris purpose to Think Outside in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.
As the Environmental Compliance and Sustainability leader you will be partnering with senior level business unit leaders to skillfully develop strategies and plans that will drive value and deliver on Polaris Environmental Sustainability commitments and environmental compliance requirements. The individual selected for this role will be a member of the Corporate EHS&S team and responsible for leading and executing on Polaris environmental sustainability strategy with a special focus on environmental aspect management, resource efficiency, biodiversity/land management and other materially relevant environmental aspects.
Lead environmental compliance and sustainability strategy development for Polaris Industries
Work with Polaris business unit EHS&S leaders to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations
Develop, maintain and apply industry leading expertise in environmental aspect management
Develop and administer successful sustainability, ESG, energy and/or emissions reduction programs across multiple business platforms (On Road, Off Road, Boats, Retail, Distribution, Admin)
Lead the planning, designing, and implementation of sustainability programs to define and achieve emission reduction objectives, including setting and validating official Science Based Targets (SBTI)
Lead qualitative and quantitative analysis related to decarbonization and renewable energy strategy, including financial modeling/analysis around carbon impact, carbon pricing, price forecasting, and project cash flows
Work in partnership with supply chain leaders to contribute to the development of responsible supply chain policy, strategies and action plans in an integrated company approach.
Identify and work with external partners like non-governmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, universities and government offices for program design, implementation, securing additional funding and project work.
Represent Polaris in external stakeholder forums in matters related to sustainability and environmental compliance
Serves as an expert in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues/problems.
Other Duties As Necessary
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree (Concentration in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, Business, or related field).
At least 10 years of progressively responsible work experience in designing, managing, and implementing global environmental compliance and sustainability programs
Experienced with global environmental regulations
Deep knowledge of environmental and energy management systems and certifications (ISO 14001, ISO 50001, Energy Star, etc.)
In-depth knowledge of sustainability reporting frameworks and protocols (eg, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), etc.)
Excellent organizational and time management abilities
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and communicate effectively
Familiarity with strategies, policies, and tools related to environment and climate change