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Sustainability Manager

Company: Oshkosh Corporation
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

At Oshkosh, we build, serve and protect people and communities around the world by designing and manufacturing some of the toughest specialty trucks and access equipment. We employ over 15,000 team members all united by a common purpose. Our engineering and product innovation help keep soldiers and firefighters safe, is critical in building and keeping communities clean and helps people do their jobs every day.

Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Oshkosh, WI. We specialize in manufacturing heavy duty equipment vehicles such as military vehicles, truck bodies, specialty trucks, fire apparatus, and access equipment with over 29 locations and 15,000 team members world-wide.

For the third consecutive year, Oshkosh has been named to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) and has been recognized as Barron's Top 100 Most sustainable companies (check it out here). In this role, you would directly support our Chief Sustainability Officer, Kevin Tubbs, who was named one of the top 50 purposeful influencers driving change (read more here).

Do you have passion for sustainability? Bring a creative, innovative, forward-thinking and collaborative skillset? In this role, you get to help serve those that serve, and make a difference in people's lives.

The Sustainability Manager will drive sustainability strategy, programs, and engagement across the company and with our stakeholders. The Manager will be responsible for tasks essential to advancing the overall corporate sustainability performance. This role will manage sustainability initiatives, spearhead environmental and sustainability projects, provide guidance and recommendations to all our business segments, and partner with internal and external parties to increase engagement and awareness. The Manager will also build and maintain effective relationships with other business functions, business segments, customers, suppliers, community representatives and third-party rating agencies.

YOUR IMPACT

These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

Manage sustainability and environmental projects. Lead and implement environmental and sustainability initiatives throughout the organization.

Support business development initiatives and activities including the establishment and attainment of climate targets.

Manage and compile sustainability data for publication and submittal to agencies and organizations such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force for Climate Related Disclosure (TCFD), Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and other external rating agencies.

Co- lead with Corporate Branding and Communications the development and publishing of annual corporate sustainability report. Manage outside consultants in this activity.

Assist in data analysis and tracking and publishing Key Performance Indicators.

Monitor and report out on key external trends, peer company programs, and other resources that may influence Oshkosh's sustainability program.

Develop content and publish internal and external sustainability and environmental communications.

Manage the Sustainability SharePoint Site.

Set the agenda and work with members of the Corporate Sustainability Team.

Maintain Global Headquarters Fitwell certification.

Lead Global Headquarters Sustainability initiatives and site Sustainability Team to engage employees on sustainability related topics.

Develop, lead and execute training events on sustainability and environmental programs including during new hire orientation. Develop training materials for sales and business development teams on Sustainability issues.

Other duties as assigned.

Regular attendance is required.

YOUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

Bachelor's degree in related field and 8+ years of experience

Passion for sustainability and environmental initiatives.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Self-motivator with a strong work ethic and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work effectively with a high performing team both in a leadership role and as an individual contributor .

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Flexibility and strong desire to be a key contributor to a successful team for a company viewed as a Sustainability leader.

STANDOUT QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of sustainability reporting initiatives such as GRI, SBTs, CDP, TCFD, SASB

Familiarity with industry sustainability standards, tools, metrics and third-party partners.

Knowledge of green building certifications

Technical knowledge of carbon reduction strategies and technologies.

Experience managing projects especially related to greenhouse gas reduction.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Internal Contacts: Contact across departments or divisions with employees involving persuasion of others, absent formal authority, to conform to a policy interpretation or recommend course of action

External Contacts: External contact involving the initiation and maintenance of relationships that can have a significant effect on the success of the organization.

Communication Skills: Write routine reports, correspondence and speak effectively before both internal and external groups; Read, analyze and interpret business manuals, technical procedures and/or government regulations: Read, analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents; Prepare and/or present written communications that pertain to controversial and complex topics; Language: English.

Decision-Making: Decisions may require development or application of alternatives or precedents; Available guides or precedents are limited. Has authority over the allocation of resources; Significant responsibility for decisions and final results, affecting more than one function or a function with multiple unites.

Complexity, Judgment and Problem Solving: Generally governed by broad instructions and objectives usually involving frequently changing conditions and problems; Work requires the ability to plan and perform work in light of new or constantly changing problems, work from broad instruction, and deal with complex factors not easily evaluated. Decisions require considerable judgment, initiative and ingenuity in areas there is little precedent; Work requires the ability to act independently in the formulation and administration of policies and programs for major departments or functions.

Supervisory/Managerial: Recommends personnel actions (hiring, termination, pay changes). Involves scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of work of employees who perform similar work assignments; Scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of work as a "manager" of the first line supervisors; or perform supervision of workers who perform distinct and separate blocks of work;

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical Demands: Occasional Standing, Walking/Running, Sitting, Reaching, Climbing, Driving, Bending/Kneeling, Hearing, Talking, Visual, Typing

Non-Physical Demands: Frequent Analysis/Reasoning, Communication/Interpretation, Math/Mental Computation, Reading, Sustained Mental Activity (i.e., auditing, problem solving, grant writing, composing reports, etc.), and Writing.

Environmental Demands: Frequent Work Alone, Task Changes, Tedious/Exacting Work, High Volume Public Contact,

Work Schedule: Routine shift hours.

Demands/Deadlines: High volume and variable work demands and deadlines impose strain on routine basis or considerable stress intermittently; OR regular direct contacts with distressed individuals within the immediate work environment; and/or exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

WHY OSHKOSH?

Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees' success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the 15k+ team members around the world who embody them.

We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.

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Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: or .

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh , Sustainability Manager, Executive , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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