Manager, ESG & Sustainability
Chicago, IL 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

The Manager, ESG & Sustainability, will help set strategy andlead a team that implements strategic portfolio programs including environmentally preferable product, diverse suppliers, product recalls management and export enablement across North America. You will report to the Sr. Director, Operations.

You Will:
  • Provide direction and guidance across the Supplier Stewardship team according to process and program management
  • Lead a team that executes against important projects related to program infrastructure and integrations
  • Identify opportunities to improve upon overall operations, systems and standards for information flow and management, business processes, and reporting
  • Analyze existing programs, perform best practice benchmark gap analysis, and provide insights into opportunities to improve outcomes
  • Design quality and efficiency projects to ensure best practices, and quality improvement
  • Develop updated process documentation and other tools to support execution
  • Lead the prioritization, planning, and deployment of large projects within the Supplier Stewardship team
  • Develop large vendor relationships
  • Manage and trains team members to ensure standardization and adherence to policies and best practices, create the analytics and capabilities required for successful Supplier Stewardship operations, and develop the measures of overall program effectiveness
  • Develop related communication, team branding and change management. Proficient in all aspects of communication including delivery of presentations
  • Develop in-depth understanding of business strategy and processes as it relates to strategic portfolio programs, diverse supply base, product recalls, and export enablement
  • Develop a team of performing leaders in the areas of: end-to-end understanding of the customer and business, analysis and with a commercial lens, and continuous improvement

You Have:
  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in Project Management
  • Experience leading others in process analysis and redesign plans
  • Translate data into measurable action and present to leadership for evaluation and prioritization
  • Present complex processes in easy to understand terms to partners to gain approval and prioritization
  • Considerable skills in process improvement, business transformation, customer service, communication, and team building
  • Experience delivering operational results in a service environment
  • Create presentations and process flow diagrams in Visio or other software applications
  • Embrace change and have experience with process redesign

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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