Amazon

Worldwide Sustainability

At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. The Worldwide Sustainability team capitalizes on Amazon’s scale, speed, and ability to invent and simplify to create a better and more resilient company. We manage our social and environmental impacts globally, and we drive solutions that enable our customers and our business to become more sustainable. Worldwide Sustainability consists of 6 teams: social responsibility, energy and environment, customer packaging experience, sustainability services, sustainability technology, and sustainability science R&D.

Come help innovate and contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges with the Amazon Sustainability team!

Amazon Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Sep 22, 2018
Full time
DESCRIPTION Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create? The Role: We are currently seeking an Environmental Compliance Program Manager to join our team. We are looking for an experienced professional to drive the environmental compliance program, with a focus on REACH, RoHS, Prop65, WEEE, Battery, and packaging. The qualified professional will combine high-level, strategic consulting along with a strong technical foundation. This position will support the overall environmental business, sustainability, and hazards chemical objectives. The Environmental Compliance Program Manager is responsible for evaluating, tracking and documenting our compliance with all appropriate directives, standards, and laws. Environmental Compliance. They will perform a full range of moderate to complex duties including collecting, segregating, storing and documenting compliance product testing and hazardous chemicals used by Amazon suppliers in production of our products. Candidates must be motivated self-starter that can work both independently and with others in a fast paced, ambiguous environment. Responsibilities: · Working with our Engineers, Legal, and suppliers to ensure global environmental compliance for our products. Advise cross-functional teams on environmental compliance issues, solutions, and provide alternative substance choices. · Enforce compliance with worldwide restricted substance requirements such as RoHS 2, REACH and · Conflict Minerals and perform audits to ensure requirements are complied with and followed. ·   WEEE, Packaging and Battery recycling management. Manage reporting, payment and registration obligations with recyclers and regulating authorities. · Managed Compliance Improvement process internally to streamline and improve compliance policies · Implement new concepts for lifecycle assessment. · Train and promote awareness of environmental and quality requirements by working with the internal team, suppliers, and contract manufacturer staff. · Interpretation of laws and legislation and how they impact the business. · Oversee Materials database. Define compliance metrics and take necessary corrective actions when issues identified. · Working with Environmental Program Managers, Legal and Product Managers to establish the appropriate Environmental Compliance scope of work for each product. · Developing collaborative working relationships with Amazon contract manufacturers, component suppliers, and 3rd party test vendors. Working with the supply chain suppliers to ensure Amazon products comply with environmental laws, regulations, and drive process improvements. · Maintain the Environmental Compliance database to track and store environmental compliance evidence. Evaluate, recommend and drive implementation of hardware/ software solutions for environmental compliance needs. · Establishing and updating processes, specifications, and/or policies for Environmental Compliance, sustainability, and hazardous chemicals in the production processes. Travel up to 10% per year. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS · A minimum of 5 years’ experience within environmental compliance. · A minimum of 1 year experience with ISO 9000 family of standards preferred. · Thorough understanding of RoHS, WEEE, REACH, Conflict Minerals, Battery Directives, China RoHS and sustainability programs. · Must have exceptional skill at organizing tasks and efficiently managing their time. · Excellent oral and written communication skills. · Ability to generate logically constructed and complete process and procedures. · Excellent project management skills. · Working knowledge of product configuration management practices (BOMs, specifications, ECR/ECO/MCO, part numbers, rules of interchangeability). · Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Discipline PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Strong leadership skills and ability to assume leadership role with cross-functional peers · Results-oriented/self-directed ability to drive change · Strong team player and ability to build relationships with cross functional partners · Detail oriented with the ability to see how the details fit into the overall, big picture · Proven problem solving skills, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills · Basic understanding of Database software (including relational structure of data sets) SQL is a plus Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Amazon Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Sep 22, 2018
Full time
Our Fulfilment Centre operations are at the heart of Amazon customer experience. Each action we undertake is done on behalf of our customers, as meeting their expectations makes us feel good. The EU Environment, Health and Safety function is part of the Operational teams and supports our Fulfilment Centres who are responsible for controlling the vast range of fast paced inventory from inbound to outbound and work very hard to ensure that our customers receive what they want, when they want it. For more information about Amazon Operations, visit our microsite: http://amazon-operations.eu/ Role: EU Environment Manager Here at Amazon we are currently we need an experienced Environment Professional to join the EU EHS team and play a critical role in leading the inclusion of Environmental excellence across our European network. The successful candidate will define and refine operational supportive environmental policy, review and approved new hazmat waste compliance processes and change initiatives as well as define best practice for energy efficiency and sustainability progression across the EU network. Establishment of EU Environment standards and procedures that are aligned with North American best practice, meeting European and individual country legal requirements at all times. Because of the nature of the position you will preferably be based in Luxembourg, where our European headquarters are but applicants outside of Luxembourg will be considered. Responsibilities : You will be managing a wide range of outputs, including; Liaison with other critical support functions such as Product Compliance Engineering/Facilities, Procurement, Learning and Development and New Build teams in order to effective deliver the mission critical, wide ranging remit this roles cover aspects of output in your area: people management, metrics, productivity targets, and process improvements. The extent of your duties will include: - Ensure Hazmat Waste policy and process for product storage meets all EU regulation requirements across all 7 operating regions -Provide expert guidance on environmental compliance in all 7 regions, including energy efficiency best practice · Creation of key policy documents for high potential and high frequency risks across Amazon EU operations · Provide functional access and working links with other Environmental critical functional teams including; Product Compliance, Retail, Engineering, Facilities, Procurement, Learning and Development. · Update existing policy and procedure documents and ensure operational strategy is delivered and that key elements of other critical functional processes are aligned to achieve continuously improving environmental performance · Provide input and technical expertise to FC design, specification and launch processes to ensure ‘right first time’ environmental outcomes · Support the EU EHS Director in delivery of central EHS pro-active objectives · Provide technical input to change projects, build outs and development projects and act as a technical expert for the EU Environmental function · Generate regular technical updates for the EU EHS Director and wider HS team · Support functional development projects with technical expertise to ensure on time delivery of the EU Environmental strategy objectives · Be a key contributor to the EU EHS strategy and help create functional development programs for EHS and other key central functions · Deliver key pro-active objectives for EU EHS as part of role objectives · Establish key pro-active performance metrics for the Environmental Compliance across the EU operational theatre – focusing on ‘right first time’ approach · Providing monthly management reports for the EU EHS director on a ‘dashboard’ format with agreed operational agreed statistics. · Supporting business change through effective influencing of change management processes within EU operations. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate will be or have: · BSc in Environmental Science or Environmental Management degree - NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management or EU equivalent - Experience, preferably gained in a low margin, high volume environment with warehousing and logistics beneficial · Educated to degree level · Chartered Member of AIEMA or equivalent EU organisation · Flexible approach to work, able to manage own priorities, workload and European travel · Credibility and be able to effectively engage and influence other functional leaders and their teams, to build buy-in to EU Env strategies and change processes · Used to operating at all levels of the organisation from warehouse floor to senior management level · Excellent communication and influencing skills – result orientated and tenacious · An in-depth understanding of essential/relevant EU & UK Environmental legislation · Demonstrable record of driving significant change through an operation PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Lean, 5S, Behavioural Change and Kaizen experience · Safety qualification/experience an advantage Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Amazon Seattle, WA, USA
Sep 09, 2018
Full time
DESCRIPTION Amazon’s World-Wide Sustainability Team is looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to lead the technical program reinventing how we use technology at Amazon speed and scale to ensure the safe handling and delivery of all product lines and products. As the world’s most customer-centric company, with customers including consumers, sellers, manufactures, regulatory agencies, and shippers world-wide, Amazon has the combination of opportunity, passion, and resources to build the next generation of industry-leading solutions using a wide range of data-driven and intelligent technological and business capabilities. You will be working with multiple software development teams and their managers developing new real-time data collection, analysis, classification, and auditing workflows integrated with internal and external sources of product safety-related data from all of Amazon’s customers. You and these teams will partner on a variety of cross-cutting programs, such as our Dangerous Goods, Food Safety, Import Compliance, Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, and Business Development programs, building extensible systems supporting a variety of control processes and authoritative data sources. These will be used to ensure the best end-to-end safety experience for all involved in the life cycles of the products Amazon sources, ships, or sells. Your team will be innovating with the latest Amazon technologies for data collection and analysis, and will be using the scale of Amazon’s catalog and supply and fulfillment systems to drive new innovations. As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for scoping and delivering large projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include collection of business and systems requirements from internal and external customers, writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside merchants and vendors to develop optimal solutions. You will be expected to make appropriate tradeoffs to optimize time-to-market, clearly communicate goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes to internal cross-functional and remote project teams. The right candidate will possess a strong program management background, will have demonstrated experience leading medium to large projects, and will have a well-rounded technical background in current web technologies. You must be able to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment, and not be hindered by ambiguity or multiple competing priorities. This means you are not only able to build and enhance current software structures and drive high-level strategic initiatives, but can also roll up your sleeves, dig in and get the job done. As a Senior TPM, you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance the business needs versus technical constraints. An ability to take large, complex projects and break them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner is expected. Maturity, high judgment, negotiation skills, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are essential to success in this role. Each and every person buying, selling, or handling Amazon products will be your customer. If you’d like to make a real-world difference by working hard, having fun, and making history, this is the team for you! Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com