North America Environmental Initiatives Manager

  • Apple
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Jun 08, 2018
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description

Job Summary

We are the International Environmental Initiatives Team within the Apple Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Team. Our team make sure that Apple's products and processes meet and surpass regional and national environmental regulatory requirements. In addition, we anticipate upcoming trends and help to formulate proactive approaches and establish environmental leadership programs. We support Apple's corporate environmental groups to deliver programs on among others, carbon footprint, material closing loops, elimination of hazardous substances, energy efficiency, product recycling, and take-back solutions. Do you want to inspire change and enjoy working in a high paced and international work environment? Our team is seeking for a dynamic and innovative individual with both strategic and operational thinking capabilities. You will need to have affinity to environmental policy, engage with policy-makers, monitor key environmental trends, engage with external partners and follow up with Apple internal cross-functional teams to further Apple’s environmental leadership. Your focus is to ensure recycling compliance in North America.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong background on recycling compliance in US
  • Min. 10 years working experience in environmental area, good understanding of circular economy policy, experience on waste shipment and end of life device collection
  • Proven track record of making a difference and driving environmental progress in complex organizations
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to influence others and entrepreneurial mind set
  • Experience interacting with interdisciplinary project teams


- Monitor and assess circular economy trends and regulations related to waste management, waste shipment, reuse, take-back, and recycling of electronic equipment, batteries and packaging - Formulate recommendations, strategy and plan of action on how Apple could engage and respond accordingly - Support the implementation of Apple's Recycling Programs and compliance with Federal and State requirements - Administer submission of compliance reports - Ensure that environmental requirements are fulfilled at the earliest possible time - Engage with a large variety of Apple internal cross functional teams like sales, corporate communications, legal, governmental affairs, product marketing, environmental technologies, corporate recycling, and others - Develop and manage contact with industry associations and with environmental regulatory agencies


- An Environmental related degree Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

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