Burton has a responsibility to the sport we pioneered, and to the people and playground that sustain it. Our commitment is to make Burton as respected for our environmental and social impact as we are for our products. In December of 2017, we announced ambitious sustainability goals to achieve by the end of 2020. These goals are structured so that we can't succeed as a business without succeeding at sustainability. We aim to maximize our positive social impact and minimize our negative environmental impact while continuing to deliver high quality and innovative products. Learn more about Burton's sustainability initiatives at https://www.burton.com/sustainability.
As a member of the Burton Sustainability Team, the Sustainable Production Analyst implements key evaluation and monitoring activities in order to advance social and environmental responsibility through Burton's products and our manufacturing supply chain. The ideal candidate is highly organized, a strong communicator, and can proactively build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders inside and outside the company. Applying a strong understanding of chemistry and materials, this position supports areas including product development, sourcing, facilities, operations, regulatory compliance, and sales. The Sustainable Production Analyst draws inspiration from within and beyond the industry to promote innovation and best practices. This position reports to the Global Senior Sustainability Manager.
How You Will Make a Difference
⏵ Lead an efficient and effective responsible chemistry and materials program to create value and reduce exposure risk to workers, customers, communities, the environment, and the company.
⏵ Position policies and practices for future legislative, regulatory, and customer demands. Develop internal guidance and procedures that ensure all relevant product and manufacturing standards are met with respect to human and environmental health and safety. Inform development and sourcing.
⏵ Communicate in an accurate and timely manner with stakeholders including regulatory bodies, civil society organizations, industry associations, service providers, suppliers, customers, and colleagues.
⏵ Develop resources and trainings on regulations and standards to ensure that Burton and its supply chain have the knowledge and support to ensure product and manufacturing compliance.
⏵ Support Burton operated offices, stores, and manufacturing facilities regarding EOHS compliance.
⏵ Guide factories in practice improvement via data collection, desk verification, and corrective actions.
⏵ Engage with suppliers at multiple tiers to trace, verify, and map material flows back to their origins. Key materials include cotton, polyester, acrylic, wool, down, leather, rubber, wood, paper, and metals.
⏵ Collect and manage information to mitigate risks, ensure standards compliance, and substantiate claims regarding products and materials such as bluesignÂ®, RDS, RWS, LWG, GRS, GOTS, and FSCTM.
⏵ Ensure relevance and functionality of supply chain and product databases and software. Advocate for consideration of existing PLM database structure and content when integrating with other systems.
⏵ Establish reportable KPIs and disseminate information and findings to relevant audiences. Own a cadence for monthly and quarterly reporting, telling clear, concise, and insightful stories from analysis to encourage and support continuous improvement within our company, supply chain, and industry.
⏵ Other duties as assigned.
Qualities and Skills for Success
⏵ Self-starter; highly motivated and able to work independently
⏵ Strategic thinker and exceptional problem-solver with a bias for action
⏵ Excellent analytical skills with an objective perspective and tendency to challenge the status quo
⏵ Highly organized with an ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
⏵ Strong interpersonal skills including relating well and showing respect and consideration for others
⏵ Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, educate, and influence others toward action
⏵ Confident presenter and proficient communicator, verbally and in writing (web, telephone, in-person)
⏵ Understanding of relevance and implications of international regulatory requirements
⏵ Working knowledge of industry standards such as bluesignÂ® and the Higg Index preferred
⏵ Relevant education, training, or experience in a technical field such as chemistry or engineering
⏵ Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including a strong command of Excel
⏵ Comfortable learning new software applications
⏵ Experience working in an international setting preferred
⏵ Flexible with working hours to accommodate international phone meetings
⏵ Able to travel by road, train, and plane domestically and internationally up to 10%