Job Name:
Chief Sustainability Officer

General information

Location: Oak Park Heights, MN
Date:
20-May-2024
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Posting City: Oak Park Heights, MN
Ref #:
5374
Job Category:
Research and Development
Posting City:
Oak Park Heights
State:
MN

Description & Requirements

At Andersen, we pride ourselves on our core values of Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and being a leader in Corporate Citizenship. Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America.

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. Andersen embraces our nine Employee Resource Networks to celebrate our differences and to champion diversity.

Earning the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.


ANDERSEN’S CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER will be an experienced executive leader with a track record in developing and leading diverse and robust sustainability programs. They will have a desire to elevate existing sustainability processes, embed sustainability into Andersen’s business decisions and create a culture of engaging sustainability education across our enterprise. Our Chief Sustainability Officer will be an energetic and collaborative leader that will embrace Andersen’s values and purpose. They will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, have a natural ability to build trust, inspire people and be committed to fostering an inclusive work culture.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish Andersen as the market leader in sustainability as measured by our customers, our employees, and the communities where we work and live.
  • Lead the development, evolution, and integration of Andersen’s sustainability strategy in line with Andersen’s purpose, vision and values, as well as our commercial strategy.
  • Implement critical industry specific sustainability initiatives through knowledge of evolving sustainability regulations, on-going education, influence and partnership with key stakeholders including; Andersen’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Andersen's ESG Committee
  • Foster a culture of engaging sustainability education to inspire and all teams across the Andersen Enterprise.
  • Lead and manage the creation, implementation, tracking and measuring of sustainability performance indicators by ensuring the business has the right tools, capabilities and processes in place; Establish and set targets, milestones, and broader plans.
  • Represent the Andersen Brand by heading internal and external communications regarding the company’s sustainability program and achievements.
  • Identify, champion, and own key strategic partnerships, including the identification of opportunities to partner with suppliers and customers, and community engagement opportunities to advance Andersen’s sustainability goals.
  • Maintain strong knowledge and understanding of sustainability, with a broad understanding of the latest trends, impacts to operations, and opportunities for continued enhancement and engagement.
  • Integrate sustainability into Andersen’s innovation and investment strategy as well as business decisions to embed sustainability into the next chapter of Andersen’s long rich history of disruptive innovation.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Andersen’s Chief Sustainability Officer will design and lead Andersen’s sustainability strategy, performance, and reporting, overseeing both internal and external stakeholder communication and engagement. Our Chief Sustainability Officer will possess influential leadership, sustainability expertise, experience creating a similar scale sustainability strategy and a desire to continue the elevation and expansion of sustainability initiatives across the Andersen Enterprise. 
  • Demonstrates inspirational servant leadership with the proven ability to design and implement a sustainability vision and strategy that creates both followership and drives collective results within a highly matrixed, international organization.
  • Subject matter expert in sustainability possessing the knowledge and experience of operating in the rapidly evolving landscape of sustainability regulations, technology, compliance and reporting standards; Technical and environmental knowledge of manufacturing and/or building industry is highly desired.
  • Strategic relationship-building skills to create and maintain meaningful partnerships and connections across a variety of audiences including; internal and external stakeholders, suppliers, our executive committee, board of directors and all team members across the enterprise.
  • Ability to weave sustainability into the culture of an organization through effective and engaging communication strategies that encourage stakeholders, executive leadership and all team members to deliver sustainable growth and change.
  • A long-term fiduciary mindset, with a passion for excellence, client experience, the business and existing and new products to realize new opportunities.
  • Intellectually curious; focused on continual experimentation, learning, and opportunity identification.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. Master’s/Advanced degree preferred.
  • Ability to be on-site in Bayport, MN 3 days a week 

Andersen focuses on four sustainability objectives: 

  • Procuring materials responsibly in partnership with our suppliers.
  • Minimizing the impact of our manufacturing and distribution operations with more than 99 percent of all incoming material utilized productively.
  • Designing and building our products to minimize the environmental footprint, while maximizing both energy efficiency and durability. 
  • Fostering an internal culture where sustainability is the basis for ongoing employee education, engagement, and pride. Andersen’s commitment to sustainability, and related track record can be viewed at: https://www.andersenwindows.com/about/sustainability


ANDERSEN’S COMMON PURPOSE:  To brighten homes and lives. All together.

 At Andersen, we are driven by the individual and collective desire to brighten homes and lives, all together.

When we live our purpose, we inspire and delight our customers, deliver world-class experiences, and ultimately live up to our vision that everyone we interact with benefits from their association with Andresen.

Our common purpose is more than a statement — it is the glue that unites us. Regardless of role, or tenure, each team member has the ability, and opportunity to inspire, or be inspired by our purpose, positively influencing those around them.

 

ANDERSEN’S VALUES:

Values define us—they speak to our past and guide our future. They are the foundation of what makes us Andersen.

 Excellence: We will build customer trust and loyalty by understanding and caring about exceeding customers’ expectations for enduring quality and responsiveness.

Integrity: We take pride in our commitment to do the right thing by demonstrating fairness, integrity and high ethical standards in all of our actions.

Innovation: We will uphold our legacy of innovation and embrace change in all areas of our business as a means of attaining and sustaining leadership.

Partnership: We will cultivate successful relationships with everyone in our business circle and strengthen them through shared values, common goals and active participation.

Corporate Citizenship: We will continue our longstanding commitment to leadership in environmental stewardship and to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.


BENEFITS:

Benefits include, and are not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Charity contributions
  • Nationwide career opportunities


We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today.

In 2024, Andersen has set a profit-sharing target of $4,000 per eligible employee, prorated as appropriate. Profit sharing will be paid out in quarterly installments to provide eligible employees with payments throughout the year, with payment amounts tied to quarterly operating profit performance.  

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting City:
Oak Park Heights, MN