Environmental, Social, & Governance Director
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description
A.O. Smith / Milwaukee, WI

Why A. O. Smith?

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people. We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action.

What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 daysof employment and training.

What You Will Do

As the the Director of Environmental, Social & Governance (EYSG), you will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will be located at A. O. Smith's world headquarters in Milwaukee, WI. Youwill be responsible for leading and driving all aspects of the Company's ESG initiatives and partnering with various departments and corporate functions while providing excellent communication.

What You Will Be Responsible For
  • Develop a long-term strategy for the Company's global environmental and sustainability commitments and strategy
  • Create and maintain a metrics-driven approach to collect and analyze data around ESG Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and goals
  • Support the Company's ESG reporting, communication, and engagement efforts with key stakeholders both internally externally including customers and investors
  • Lead and participate on the Company's Sustainability Council
  • Inspire and influence others to adopt and drive the Company's ESG strategy by using platforms such as the bi-annual ESG report, annual report and employee communications
  • Periodically benchmark ESG best practices in order to gain awareness of critical developments around standard setters such as SASB, GRI, and TCFD and disclosure requirements for public companies
  • Keep up to date on developments related to disclosure requirements for public companies
  • Provide annual reports to our Board and to our Board committees, as requested
  • Identify ESG risks and work with appropriate parties to implement action plans and mitigate as necessary
  • Partner with government affairs on regulatory matters, and provide insight on existing regulations, anticipated changes, and complex challenges in this area
  • 10-15% travel will be required for this position
What You Will Bring
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or other engineering discipline, sustainability, business, or related field
  • Minimum of 4-7 years of progressive experience in sustainability and product stewardship
  • Strong leadership skills with broad understanding of best sustainability practices
  • Knowledge of current sustainability, ESG, and climate change issues and strategies
  • Experience developing an ESG vision, designing a strategy, and executing a plan with defined objectives for the organization
  • Ability to lead a digital transformation of the function while leveraging technology to improve efficiency and achieve excellent results
  • Confidence to communicate with and advise senior executives and business leaders
  • Ability to work effectively in global, matrixed organization
  • Experience implementing ESG related technology platforms a plus
What We Offer

Competitive compensation packageand comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 daysof employment and training.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

A. O. Smith values employee excellence. In our employment practices, we will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or other legally protected status. We operate in a global environment and will strive to create a workplace where men and women from diverse backgrounds can thrive and achieve their fullest potential.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4 to 7 years
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