The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Senior Director, Sustainability, Policies and Standards for its Communications, Sustainability & Market Outreach Division. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.
The position is responsible for developing policies and practices that incorporate science and risk and life-cycle-based approaches for adoption by ACC members and acceptance by priority sectors, standards setting bodies and relevant international, federal, state policy-making bodies. The position is also responsible for oversight of sector-specific work streams and works closely with Responsible Care staff and other key stakeholders. The position reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Communications, Sustainability & Market Outreach.
Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include leading the development of sustainability performance measures for adoption by ACC members; identifying opportunities and implementing strategies to influence sustainability policies, standards and practices; managing ACC’s engagement with sector-specific and cross-sector standards as well as policy-setting and procurement-focused groups to promote science and risk and life-cycle-based approaches to chemical selection and product utilization; and engaging with environment, social and governance focused stakeholders to promote holistic approaches to the evaluation of the chemical industry’s performance and of downstream markets that utilize the products of chemistry.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field and at least 10 years relevant professional level experience. Strong written and oral communications skills, the ability to cultivate and manage high quality stakeholder relationships as well as the ability to implement sustainability practices within a corporate or ESG standard-setting environment and a working, practical knowledge of the discipline of sustainability and the relationship between chemicals management and sustainability practices are a must. Experience with and knowledge of sustainability trends and policies as well as implementation of sustainability practices in a corporate or ESG-focused environment is preferred.
To learn more about ACC and the position, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com. ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to H_R@americanchemistry.com or fax to (202) 330 5563.