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Environmental Sustainability Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 786031BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted May 04, 2021

Job Summary:

Environmental sustainability at Disney focuses on using resources wisely as we grow our business. We have established ambitious environmental goals to minimize our impact as part of our commitment to social responsibility. The Environmental Sustainability team provides subject matter expertise and analytical partnership in setting enterprise-wide environmental sustainability objectives. The team also provides (a) thought partnership in ongoing implementation of sustainability programs, (b) manages investments in emission mitigation projects, and (c) measures and reports enterprise-wide progress against the sustainability objectives.
Current projects include conducting greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste inventories enterprise wide; identifying mechanisms to reduce our environmental footprint; evaluating new project designs for sustainability; conducting environmental assessments of our studio and television productions; evaluating clean energy opportunities; managing the natural climate solutions portfolio for Disney; supporting environmental supply chain management; and analyzing emerging environmental sustainability issues and impacts.
The Environmental Sustainability Manager will be a key contributor to the company’s progress in meeting its environmental goals. This role will support the asessement of Scope 3 emissisons, identification of innovative technological solutions to carbon reductions, and program monitoring of the carbon portfolio. The manager will support boundary setting, data and program development for Disney’s Scope 3 emissions.
The ideal candidate should be familiar with environmental impacts from the wide range of Disney’s business operations. These include streaming, broadcast, consumer products, cruises, parks and resorts. The manager should be experienced in developing business requirements for database collection systems.

Responsibilities:

Manage collaborative efforts to develop process for evaluating, analyzing, and reducing Scope carbon emissions.
  • Assess Scope 3 emissions footprint, across multiple businesses including streaming, broadcast, consumer products, cruise, parks and resorts
  • Build and manage relationships with internal teams and external organizations
  • Assist in creating systems and processes for value chain environmental inventories.
    • Evaluate survey tools and existing systems for integration opportunities
    • Data collection to support Scope 3 inventory
  • Provide support in supply chain reporting (e.g. sustainability and product surveys, CDP supply chain survey)
  • Assist analysis of value chain environmental footprint, trends in industry, and coordination of internal efforts

Seek innovative technologies and solutions to drive carbon reductions. Focus on carbon capture and storage opportunities.
  • Research, identify and recommend specific external projects available for pilot/demonstration to result in emissions reductions; such as technology-based carbon removal projects (e.g. direct air capture, carbon capture and storage)
  • Support development of advanced technological and commercial solutions in areas such as sustainable design, low carbon fuels, and renewable electricity

Provide project management support for the existing carbon portfolio.
  • Oversee the existing carbon portfolio; including monitoring progress and deliverables on various time scales; coordination of communications with internal and external partners.
  • Support efforts to select and evaluate new carbon projects for Disney’s portfolio.
  • Support review and coordinate execution of contract agreements for the carbon project portfolio.
  • Support development of guidance materials, presentations and summaries in regards to Disney’s carbon project portfolio.
  • Maintain understanding of climate-related trends, policies, and carbon market developments

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least two years of technical experience in corporate sustainability, environmental management, environmental design; at least two years of experience in program management; two years of work experience with Carbon Markets; OR two years of experience managing or supporting sourcing and procurement, environmental audits and/or resource management
  • Experience in identifying sources of greenhouse gas emissions and calculation of greenhouse gas emissions following the GHG Protocol
  • Strong mathematic skills, with experience analyzing, reporting, and summarizing data
  • Proven track record of effectively communicating with senior level managers and above within a corporate environment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and timelines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with global partners
  • Ongoing awareness of industry trends, governmental regulations and sustainability best practices
  • Ability to summarize scientific technical documents
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of technical experience in corporate sustainability, environmental management, environmental design; at least two years of experience in program management; two years of work experience with Carbon Markets; OR two years of experience managing or supporting sourcing and procurement, environmental audits and/or resource management
  • Experience in identifying sources of greenhouse gas emissions and calculation of greenhouse gas emissions following the GHG Protocol
  • Strong mathematic skills, with experience analyzing, reporting, and summarizing data
  • Proven track record of effectively communicating with senior level managers and above within a corporate environment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and timelines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with global partners
  • Ongoing awareness of industry trends, governmental regulations and sustainability best practices
  • Ability to summarize scientific technical documents
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI)

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, industrial engineering, management, environmental science or a closely related field.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree in environmental engineering/management, environmental science or a closely related field.


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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