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Environmental Program Manager

The Environmental Program Manager position is expected to be located in Memphis, TN and will report to the Director Environment, Health & Safety.

The position level will be determined by the expertise & experience of the selected candidate. The program manager will provide functional program review, support & leadership in environmental matters to global operations. Job functions include development of company policies, procedures, programs and associated implementation tools based on best available scientific evidence, professional experience and knowledge of current and emerging regulatory requirements. Provides guidance to business groups and operating locations on the implementation strategies for environmental regulatory requirements, company policy, procedures and programs and will work closely with EHS & Manufacturing leadership across the company.

Responsible for developing technically innovative strategies to the most challenging environmental issues facing the company and providing technical leadership and support to drive continuous systematic improvement in our environmental performance. Will assist in influencing external regulatory initiatives and developing and communicating compliance strategies and tools which minimize exposure and maximize financial advantage for new environmental regulatory policies and programs.

Other key responsibilities include:
Manage assigned program areas to meet company expectations related to environmental issues and compliance assurance;
Provides subject matter expertise and demonstrated leadership in several environmental and project management areas (water, solid waste, etc.);
Develop, implement, and maintain global environmental management systems and strategies for environmental compliance and performance improvement;
Work with locations on permitting matters and resolution of complex compliance and performance improvement opportunities including leadership of negotiations with agencies;
Identify emerging environmental issues and organize company-wide communication and responses; Participate in development of new initiatives for superior environmental performance and financial results; Manage department initiatives to accomplish defined company, business and department objectives; Represent Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability in interdepartmental company initiatives;
Direct external consultants and internal stakeholder resources.

Position Requirements:
Minimum of 6-15 years of relevant environmental experience in heavy manufacturing environments.
Bachelors degree in science, engineering or environmental related degree and an appropriate professional certification or equivalent with advanced degree preferable.
Strong written & verbal communication skills; presentation and training delivery skills.
Expert knowledge of EPA & State regulations.
Ability to travel on a frequent basis. Global experience preferable

Please apply online at: www.ipaper.com/careers

International Paper is an equal opportunity employer.

Memphis, Tennessee

Degree Required: Yes



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