Program Manager, Life Cycle Assessments

  • SCS Global Services
  • Emeryville, CA, USA
  • Jan 19, 2022
Program Manager

Job Description

Since 1984, SCS Global Services has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.

Job Overview

The EPD Program Manager, Life Cycle Services, is responsible for ensuring the successful operation of the EPD and life cycle programs. Areas of responsibility include program operations, program quality, and business development. The position reports to the Technical Director of Environmental Certification Services.

Relevant Services/Schemes

  • Environmental Product Declaration program
  • Environmental Claims Validation
  • LCA services

Roles and Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Support program through preparation of work orders and invoices.

Business Development

  • Scope and prepare proposals for new projects
  • Represent program and promote services at trade shows, conferences and industry events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key clients
  • Identify and develop opportunities to expand services into new markets

Operations Management

  • Project management, including customer relations and client meetings
  • Implement and enforce workflow processes to streamline operations
  • Develop and document procedures to ensure efficient program operations
  • Develop work instructions, internal guidance and staff training material

Program Quality

  • Ensure program compliance with corporate quality system and accreditation through external organizations
  • Ensure consistent interpretation and application of standards
  • Manage the internal audit process
  • Oversee investigation of complaints involving accreditation body
  • Adhere to and enforce all quality and code of conduct standards

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 4+ years of professional experience in environmental consulting, certification, or life cycle assessment
  • Proven ability to write articles and give public presentations on technical subjects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Proficient with business software including Outlook, Word, Excel and database management
  • Strong customer service and teamwork orientation
  • Initiative, good judgment, and ability to work independently under pressure in a changing environment
  • 1 – 2 years of experience conducting LCAs or applying life cycle assessment principles
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered, unless precluded by local and national jurisdiction. Pursuant to local and national law--proof of vaccination required. Medical and religious accommodations will also be considered.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • MBA or Master’s Degree in a related field
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience
  • 2+ years of P&L experience with a budget of at least $500k

*The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Physical Requirements

This is an office based job.  Sit 6+ hours per day.  Keyboarding 6+ hours per day.  Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone.

Work Environment

CA Office, Emeryville or Remote, US

*SCS, Working Remotely:

At this time, SCS Global Services is recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce.

As part of our remote work, we want to ensure that our employees have what they need to work from home. We provide our new employees with a computer and can offer assistance in acquiring ergonomic necessities.

EEOC Statement:

SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.