Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
This role reports to the VP of Sustainability and is responsible for developing strategies and solutions that will drive progress towards our energy, waste, water and carbon reduction goals across all Boardrider’s brands, stores, offices and distribution centers, globally.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive the development, implementation and progression of our organizational sustainability goals
Critical team member establishing science-based cross-organizational goals and implementation plan
Key activities to deliver on the goals above include:
Analyze areas for improvement and opportunities for a strong ROI relating to energy, environmental sustainability and efficiency
Lead data based evaluation of current footprint, assist in implementing low hanging opportunities and serve on the team to promote longer term product, supply chain, and building initiatives
Leads Boardrider’s Inc and individual brand’s global renewable energy and carbon offset strategies
Drive and set waste reduction priorities in partnership with the business and ensure implementation of global waste reduction strategies across offices, DCs and retail locations and collaborate across industry to identify innovative solutions
Oversee the reporting of our carbon footprint and progress towards our goals, specifically lead the company’s approach to climate disclosure and reporting, including: Tracking trends and evolving the current approach,
Create internal support and buy-in to drive execution of plans and initiatives, in collaboration with key internal functions.
Prepare presentations for and engage with leadership and key internal functions to build buy-in
Lead communication and work in close collaboration with the Sustainability Council and development of Global Sustainability employee committees
Bachelor’s degree in business, sustainability, and/or environmental subject area including Climate Change, Environmental Science, or similar
At least 3 years of relevant professional experience from a CSR/sustainability, energy and climate or similar role in the private sector, an NGO working with business, or a top-tier consulting firm
Excellent grasp of sustainability, environmental and climate-related concepts and issues more broadly, including energy and climate strategies and best practices, sustainable building strategies, science-based targets, climate risk assessment and management, GHG accounting, and other emerging trends and concepts
Familiar with academic, government and NGOs active in the climate change and environmental ecosystem
Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, can synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions
Proficient at project management and communicating sustainability topics to clients, project teams, industry partners and the company.
Strong communication and execution skills to work in partnership with brand leads, sourcing leads, finance, legal and facilities and operations teams
Proven ability to develop strategies, business cases, model impacts, including financial implications, and build buy-in and climate competency
Well-developed interpersonal skills for interaction with leadership and key internal functions
Takes initiative and demonstrates ownership, works independently