Program Manager - Recycled Content, Environmental Claims and Chemistry

  • SCS Global Systems
  • Apr 20, 2017
Business Development Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Green Business Sustainability

Job Description

*May be open to this being a remote position*

Job Overview
SCS Global Services is seeking a full time Program Manager – Recycled Content, Environmental Claims and Chemistry to support the growth of the Environmental Certification Services Division. This position is a management position responsible for both managing and developing/expanding the program, as well as implementing new certification programs, which includes Chemical Disclosure Validations, (e.g. Health Product Declarations, Google Portico, Declare, etc.), Sustainable Apparel’s Higg Index Verification, and Textile Exchange Responsible Wool Standard. 

Roles and Responsibilities

This position will focus on the strategic planning and growth of both existing and new business sectors within the Consumer Goods, Packaging, Building Materials, Textile, Apparel, and Footwear industries.  The candidate will be responsible for managing the program P&L, staff and contract auditors, training for technical and sales staff, representing SCS in technical working groups and technical presentations, networking with industry leads, identifying domestic and international markets for program growth, identifying strategic partners, and cultivating business relationships within the focus industries.  The candidate will also be responsible for overseeing and developing technical staff, positively contribute to program development, program improvements, and ensure ongoing program efficiency.  Effectively collaborates with the ECS management team.

Profit & Loss

  • Project revenue and growth on a quarterly basis.
  • Overall management of program revenue and expenses to ensure quarterly and annual revenue targets are met.

Program Management

  • Oversee program operations in order to meet corporate quality procedures.
  • Develop and maintain all associated program documents to operate in compliance with standard and corporate policies.
  • Ensure the program has the appropriate staff /auditing resources and communicate needs with the operations manager.
  • Provide and oversee technical training for relevant staff, as well as professional development opportunities.
  • Ensure the program applies for and maintains appropriate program accreditations.


  • Complete program training requirements in order to conduct some audits.

Identify and generate new business opportunities

  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team to develop and execute an effective sales strategy, maintain current knowledge of market competition and industry trends.

Effectively promote programs and services to prospective clients and existing clients

  • Develop and maintain an in depth understanding of a suite of services and programs.
  • Represent SCS at industry events and tradeshows.
  • Work with program and division directors to identify opportunities to increase sales in new markets.   
  • Effectively develop and launch new verification services.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental/Chemical Engineering or related quantitative field 
  • Experience and network within Building Materials, Consumer Products, Chemicals, Textile, Apparel, and/or Footwear Industries
  • Minimum of 5 years experience and strong knowledge within the environmental industry, EHS, sustainability, consulting, and/or third-party certification:
  • 3-5 years of experience in:
  • -         Auditing

    -        Management of operations

    -        Product development

    -        Staff Management

    • Strong leadership, communication and negotiation skills

    Additional Preferred Skills:

    • Bi-lingual/multi-lingual preferred
    • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Environmental Sustainability, Engineering, Materials/Textiles, etc.) is a plus

    The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

SCS Global Services is an EEO employer and participates in E-Verify.

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