Sustainable Operations Sr Manager

Albemarle Corporation

Sustainable Operations Sr Manager


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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When you join the Albemarle team, you contribute to a better tomorrow. You will play a role in powering many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people's lives and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Job Description

Report to: VP Sustainability


Sustainability is key driver in the Albemarle Way of Excellence and our day-to-day activities. Our businesses support sustainable megatrends, like clean mobility, energy transition, connectivity and health. While the businesses and GBU's are responsible for planning and execution of their sustainability ambitions, Albemarle has a small corporate team to coordinate sustainability programs, set standards, collect (environmental) data, report on progress, create expertise and initiate new programs. As an example, this team sets the corporate GHG-strategy, develops the net-zero roadmap, works across the organization on indirect (scope-3) GHG-emissions, coordinates the expertise of Life Cycle Assessments and biodiversity. All of this in close collaboration with GBU's and Functions. Against the backdrop of increasing regulatory requirements (more reporting and data assurance) and broadening of the scope of sustainability projects we are looking for someone to strengthen our team.

Position Description

The Sustainable Operations manager, reporting to the VP Sustainability, operates within the corporate sustainability team with focus on the sustainable operations program. He/she closely collaborates with GBU's and Functions and leads or supports projects.

Core Responsibilities

  • Actively participate as member of the Sustainable Operations Team (team that coordinates all projects under the "Sustainable Operations" program);
  • Lead one or more projects under the sustainable operations program;
  • Act as back-up/replacement of the duties of the VP Sustainability;
  • Build network with internal/external stakeholders (GBU's, functions, potentially also with customers);
  • Build one or more new areas of Sustainability expertise and become the "go-to person" in Albemarle, tbd which ones;
  • Assist in standardization of work processes around (environmental data) reporting;
  • Assist in training and education of sustainability within Albemarle;
  • Drive an Operational Excellence mind-set from a global perspective by partnering with operational counterparts and continuous improvement community to identify opportunities, prioritize initiatives and collaborate on the approach, design and execution of solutions and enhanced training;
  • Owns and oversees the management and maintenance of process standards, guidelines, work instructions, and resources;
  • Supervises, supports, and guides sales coordinators to ensure customer requests are fulfilled fully and timely, as well as problem solve and recommend solutions for challenges that may arise;
  • Oversee transformational and continuous improvement activities on process performance through monitoring and evaluating;
  • Identify external trends and patterns through analyzing external requests and keeping abreast of emerging sustainability topics and regulations to present insights to appropriate internal teams like the Sales Council and Sustainability Steering Committee;
  • Act as process representative to collaborate with SMEs throughout Albemarle, as well as sit on appropriate internal working groups;
  • Responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of the global process documentation, training, and communications;
  • Responsible for assigned KPI; leading and participating in regular stakeholder meetings;
  • Maintains applicable internal and external relationships;
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage current and future challenges and opportunities; develop recommendations and actionable plans.


  • Academic education, minimal MSc in a technical direction;
  • Strong affinity with sustainability and at the same time realistic;
  • Proven team player and appetite to build and maintain network;
  • Self-motivated, independent, and creative;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Result-oriented: getting things done across functions, GBU's, cultures with commitment to Albemarle's core values;
  • Masters degree preferably in project management/data science/sustainability;
  • LEAN or Six Sigma certification/Training - Desirable;
  • Process Improvement skills - Desirable.


  • 10+ years of experience in an industrial (preferably multinational) setting in technical, project management, engineering, sustainability roles;
  • Understanding of Albemarle (sustainability) strategy and stakeholder expectations;
  • 5+ years of experience working in an agile environment helping teams efficiently deliver value;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple activites;
  • Extensive knowledge of internal departments of Albemarle - Desirable;
  • Experience with customer questionnaires or rater/ranker requests - Desirable.

Functional skills and capabilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication in English;
  • Substantial knowledge of project management;
  • Strong data skills including management and data analysis;
  • Strong analytical skills, effective leadership style, excellent verbal and communication, planning, and organization skills;
  • Inclusive communication skills to promote constructive discussions and efficient input collection from diverse stakeholders;
  • Professional and business acumen;
  • Adaptable and overcomes obstacles or competing priorities;
  • Resourceful, takes the initiative to accomplish goals and objectives;
  • Meets deadlines under pressure while managing complex initiatives;
  • Proficient knowledge of systems development and implementation processes;
  • Proficient with Windows OS, Salesforce (or other CRMs), and MS Office including Word, Excel, and Teams;
  • Interest in sustainability and external stakeholder engagement.

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