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Sustainability Specialist

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Sustainability you will help execute corporate environmental projects impacting the Conagra Brands product portfolio and help build the business case for sustainability across company departments. Collaborate with Conagra Brands' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Steering Committee members and other stakeholders on projects addressing climate change, water use, sustainable sourcing, food waste, and other material topics. Work as a member of the Sustainable Development group and will understand Conagra Brands' sustainability strategies and objectives, and have subject matter expertise in material environmental topics outlined in our annual CSR report.Position Responsibilities

  • Project management, research and analysis, communications materials development, internal and external presentations to support corporate sustainability programs.
  • Facilitate collaboration between R&D, supply chain, brand and other departments to promote the business case for sustainability and advance initiatives.
  • Manage sustainable product attribute analysis and prioritization efforts across the portfolio.
  • Stay current on global sustainability reporting standards and stakeholder expectations, and contribute to reporting and product labeling efforts.
  • Support sustainability efforts, including goal development, climate change and water scarcity risk mapping.
  • Evaluate stakeholder perception, environmental impacts and sourcing risks related to ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Stay current on ingredient and packaging certification opportunities and provide counsel to sustainability, R&D, procurement and brand teams.
  • Be an information resource for customers and internal teams on surveys and other communications opportunities.
  • Conduct baseline research and coordinate with external experts to evaluate scientific information related to sustainability claims and trends.
  • Represent Conagra Brands at relevant events and in NGO, industry and other external stakeholder engagements.Position Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience
    • Knowledge of relevant corporate social and environmental responsibility topics, including climate change, sourcing, production, consumer and investor sustainability trends.
    • Manage multiple diverse work streams
    • Excellent project management, research, written and oral communication skills.
    • Skills in Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel (pivot tables) and PowerPoint
    • Ability to travel up to 30%Our Modern Workplace:Conagras culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Chicago office 3 days per week.#LI-PM2#LI-HybridOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one ofNorth America'sleading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team thats passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye,Marie Callender's, Banquet, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit.Conagra Brandsis an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Wheaton , Sustainability Specialist, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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