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Sr. Director, Global Environmental and Social Sustainability

Communications & Corporate Affairs
WD30093183056 Requisition #
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What we look for

  • Advanced Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology with Public Policy experience desired.
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certificate desired.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills required.
  • 10+ years of experience in a business, consulting, governmental or non-governmental organization focused on energy and sustainability opportunities.
  • Experience driving voluntary industry action as well as public policy change (legislative and regulatory) impacting sustainability priority areas surrounding energy and efficiency.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships influencers and policymakers.
  • Strong base of knowledge in energy, renewable energy & efficiency, GHG accounting, corporate social responsibility reporting, environmental management, product life cycle assessment and design for sustainability.
  • Deep knowledge of global policy trends in energy and climate, clean energy technology, and ideally science based target establishment, execution and obtainment.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility and ability to influence others.
  • Extensive knowledge of global sustainability trends and ability to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, engage comfortably with senior executives, work effectively in matrix-oriented global organizations, lead and participate in collaborative decision-making, make effective presentations and engage with peers from other geographies and cultures.
  • Strong leadership capability to create an engaging, collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and research skills.
  • Highly proactive, entrepreneurial and able to navigate ambiguity and complexity while developing successful solutions.
  • Organized and self-motivated, strong project management skills in order to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously from beginning to end within a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • High-level creative thinker that proactively seeks out newer, better ways to get things done, using existing resources and creating efficiencies.
  • Experience developing and mobilizing advocacy campaigns and strategies including leveraging a Political Action Committee would also be valued.
  • Able to travel approximately 10%.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win everywhere, every day and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through our strategic focus on buildings.


Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/tomorrowneedsyou.

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