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Sustainability Leader

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Business Unit Carrier Job ID 30082368 City Charlotte State North Carolina Country United States

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United States of America


CAN02: CCS-Charlotte, NC 5900 Northwoods Business Pkwy, Charlotte, NC, 28269 USA

The candidate will lead Engineering Sustainability for Carrier as part of the central World Head Quarters Engineering Methods organization.
With a renewed focus at Carrier on Sustainability and aggressive 2030 ESG goals, the leader will define and deploy methods, tools, and processes to support these key initiatives with a focus on Design for Sustainability. This involves ensuring that all product development efforts across the business consider and drive concerns related to sustainability in support of our 2030 ESG goals and sustainability vision. The leader will coordinate across functions to ensure that these methods, including all identified Design for Sustainability approaches, are integrated with the Carrier product development processes and continuous improvement operating system and will deploy and track an efficient set of metrics to measure performance and progress.
*By Design for Sustainability Approaches, we refer to the overall prescribed mindsets or philosophies with which the design of systems and products are to be conducted—which is usually associated with a coherent set of design principles, methods, and/or tools.
The leader will also assist in the development and deployment of processes that support obtaining various internationally recognized global sustainability certifications for our products across multiple portfolios, deliver expertise in accredited green labeling and certifications, life cycle analysis (LCA), circularity, materials optimization, methods to reduce and track greenhouse gas emission, and energy usage for products and restricted substances. This includes processes to assure compliance to relevant regulatory codes and standards and maintain close partnerships with legal and operations in areas such as restricted substances and product chemicals and regulatory compliance.

This position can be located in Charlotte, North Carolina; Palm Beach Gardens; Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; Syracuse, New York; or Bradenton, Florida.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Define and deploy product development methods, processes, tools, and approaches across Carrier Engineering to drive focus on design for sustainability

Lead execution of enterprise service and sustainability goals in the engineering and product development functions

  • Lead the definition and reporting of Carrier-wide engineering sustainability performance metrics

  • Develop a program to support the business unit engineering teams in sustainability and green certifications, life cycle analysis (LCA), environmental product declarations, and other sustainability certifications.

  • Coach and advise the engineering teams on best practices, lessons learned, and industry trends around sustainability and materials of concern.

  • Plan and manage the budget for departments

  • Communicate to executive management and key stakeholders on related strategy, programs, and progress

Experience / Qualifications: 

  • Proven experience in developing and deploying strategic initiatives across a complex global organization

  • Background in sustainability or materials engineering

  • An understanding of robust design processes and methods

  • Understanding of the development and management of product lifecycle artifacts and data and how they relate to manufacturing, supply chain, and service

  • An ability to prioritize and communicate across a diverse set of business customers

  • An ability to lead seasoned resources and provide meaningful challenges to each team member

  • Strong communication & networking skills - experience and presence communicating at all levels of the organization

  • Programmatic skills to assess what is not working and what needs to be done, create plans in place for direction and implement lessons learned/best practices.

  • Skilled in conflict resolution and influence without authority

  • An understanding of LCA concepts, green certifications, and global substance restriction legislation (i.e., RoHS, REACh, CA Prop 65) preferred


BS in Engineering or related field with a minimum of 10 years experience.

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/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 veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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