Website VF Corporation

Location: Denver, CO

Salary: $88,992.00 USD – $133,488.00 USD annually

Overview

This role supports VF Corporation’s global sustainability and responsibility strategy, goals and actions across VF’s owned and operated locations globally. In close collaboration with the Director of Corporate Sustainability, as well as other VF leaders throughout the enterprise, this role maintains full proficiency on VF’s operational environmental impacts, including scope 1, 2, and scope 3 (category 3, 4, 6 and 9) GHG emissions, global logistics emissions, green/healthy building certifications, and waste generated, covering all owned and operated locations, including retail stores, offices, and distribution centers.  This role will participate in setting additional annual and long-term environmental impact reduction targets across our direct operations while being accountable for driving execution of activities to achieve these targets.

Responsibilities

Owned and Operated Environmental Impact Management

  • Manage the process for aggregating all VF’s direct energy use and waste generation data, including implementing a systematic process for receiving, aggregating, and verifying environmental data from over 1,700 sites worldwide.

GHG Emissions

  • Lead and maintain relationships with VF’s third-party consultants who support GHG accounting spanning facilities, logistics, waste, and other direct environmental impacts.
  • Manage the data collection and assist in the calculation of VF’s Scope 1, 2, and scope 3 (category 3, 4, 6 and 9) emissions from inputs of many thousands of VF data points.

Energy Reduction and Renewable Energy Sourcing

  • Support VF’s 100% renewable energy target achievement (RE 100), including engagement with consultants who support VF’s RE100 roadmap development, assessment of opportunities to source renewable energy, engagement with regulators to create supply, and preparing and presenting the business case to VF leaders on strategies to achieve our goal.

Sustainable Resource Management

  • Responsible for collaborating with and providing guidance to various internal groups, leaders, and facility managers to ensure all waste generated at each location is segregated and sent to viable recyclers in line with VF’s Waste Management Guidelines.
  • Manage VF’s third-party consultant that supports VF’s verified zero-waste facilities goal for all owned/operated distribution centers and other waste initiatives.
  • Develop and implement program to eliminate single-use plastics at VF’s owned/operated facilities by FY 2024.

Green and Healthy Building

  • Support the implementation of green and healthy building standards across VF’s owned/operated facilities, as well as the pursuit of green and healthy building certifications globally.
  • In conjunction with global real estate and brand teams, pilot and refine the green building guidelines at new and renovated facilities.
  • Collaborate with global real estate, sustainability, facilities and retail design teams to support guideline education and implementation.

Reporting

  • Lead annual quantitative reporting for VF’s direct operations carbon emissions to CDP, along with additional reporting as needed, including progress tracked toward public goals in VF’s annual sustainability report and quarterly data updates for the Executive Leadership Team.

External Consultant Management

  • Manage external consultants to calculate and verify VF’s scope 1, 2, and scope 3 (category 3, 4, 6 and 9) GHG emissions, support waste reduction goals, refine green and healthy building guidelines, and other projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5 years
  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, engineering, biology, public health, sustainability, business, or related field. Master’s Degree and/or professional certifications preferred.
  • Systems thinker with an ability to understand underlying connections and correlations.
  • Strong project management skills and experience managing complex, long-term workstreams and initiatives.
  • Comprehensive understanding of environmental metrics, reporting standards, and sustainability writing and reporting experience.
  • Exceptional ability to review, analyze, gain insights and present conclusions from complex qualitative and quantitative datasets through data visualization and storytelling techniques.
  • Advanced Excel experience with the ability to manipulate data using formulas, pivot tables, macros, and modeling.
  • Knowledge and experience with energy data analytics, waste reporting, greenhouse gas accounting, and/or building science. Experience with CDP, SBTi, GRI, RE100, LEED, Fitwel and WELL is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated experience delivering content for senior leadership and external leaders.
  • Familiarity with the apparel industry sustainability efforts and strategies as well as environmental activist campaigns and media coverage.
  • Ability to deliver results in a highly matrixed and changing environment.
  • Relentless focus on delivering measurable, objective, verifiable results.

Individual Strengths

  • Strong interpersonal skills and personable, professional attitude.
  • Detail and results oriented problem solver.
  • Passionate about making a positive, meaningful impact.
  • Insatiable curiosity about sustainability and achieving VFs goals.
  • Self-directed go-getter and independent thinker.
  • Ability to balance work mode a with fun-loving outlook.

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