Manager/Associate Director – Climate and Nature - Sustana Fiber

Manager/Associate Director – Climate and Nature

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Sustana is seeking a Manager or Associate Director (dependent on level of experience), Climate and Nature, to join our global Sustainability Team in North America.

Sustana, a Blackstone portfolio company, is the leading manufacturer of sustainably produced, premium recycled fiber and paper, utilizing post-consumer material to create high-quality, low carbon footprint products. As a trusted voice in sustainable paper, fiber, and packaging manufacturing, we help customers (e.g., Patagonia, Starbucks, Kellogg’s, and Ford), suppliers, investors, and other stakeholders achieve their sustainability goals.

Reports to: This is a senior level position reporting directly to Vice President of Sustainability

Location: The position will be 100% remote, based in the U.S.A. or Canada, with limited travel requirements to our facilities, conferences and/or partner locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the ESG Committee members to further develop and implement our climate and nature strategies and plans
  • Lead and/or support implementation of our low-carbon transition plan and various decarbonization initiatives
  • Manage our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory, including Scope 3 emissions
  • Support product life cycle assessments and circularity initiatives
  • Work closely with the Associate Director, Social Impact, to ensure climate and nature strategies and initiatives integrate and address social impact issues (e.g., environmental justice; human rights; and equity, diversity, and inclusion)
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with climate and nature points of contact with our suppliers and customers to support achievement of our goals
  • Lead and/or support climate and nature (e.g., biodiversity) risk assessments
  • Translate high-level targets and goals into operational metrics, track and manage initiatives’ delivery timeframes, and communicate progress to internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the development of Sustana’s annual external sustainability report and internal quarterly ESG reporting for climate and nature-related topics

What You Will Need To Succeed

  • Experience managing corporate GHG emissions inventories in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate and Value Chain Standards
  • Track record in developing low-carbon transition plans and setting climate mitigation targets
    • Experience with the Science-based Target Initiative (SBTi) is a plus!
  • Strong understanding of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations and experience conducting climate risk assessments
  • Knowledge of nature-related risk and opportunity assessments (e.g., TNFD and Natural Capital Protocol)
    • Experience conducting nature/biodiversity risk assessments is a plus!
  • Strong quantitative skills are essential
  • Experience with renewable energy procurement and carbon markets is a plus
  • Experience in the paper, fiber and packaging industry is preferable, but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with cross-departmental collaboration
    • French language is a plus
  • Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or university equivalent) is required; Advanced degree with a focus in environmental science, climate or sustainability-related field is preferred.

Collaborates with: other Sustainability Team members, ESG Committee members (HR, EHS, Marketing, Operations, Finance, R&D, etc.), ERM Committee members, suppliers, and customers

Benefits: At Sustana we offer our employees full benefit package to include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and their families
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Cassandra Schienebeck, Director of Human Resources, US @

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