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Senior Manager, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) - virtual

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

The Senior Manager, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) reports to the Sr Dir, Diversity & Corporate Responsibility and works collaboratively across the business to advance Grainger's ESG strategy and program to deliver and report on ESG progress.

You Will:

  • Lead the strategy development, program design and execution of Grainger's ESG program in accordance with our materiality matrix and priority topics.
  • Coordinate with leaders and subject matter experts across the enterprise to build roadmaps and advance Grainger's position on priority ESG topics including diversity, equity & inclusion; energy & emissions; customer sustainability solutions; and supplier diversity. Ensures planned progress towards targets.
  • Manage ESG Leadership Council, Steering Committee and Working Groups including agenda design.
  • Coordinate with Controllership, Internal Audit and Financial Planning & Analysis teams and external parties to provide internal and external assurance on our ESG disclosures, implement systems to track and report on all ESG data, and ensure planned progress towards targets. Partners with business leaders to determine which metrics matter for the ESG program and where they appear.
  • Continually monitor and assess SEC and other regulatory ESG mandates; manages communication and implementation of any regulatory changes in partnership with relevant business leaders.
  • Create internal and external reporting on our program and progress, including materials for the Board, annual ESG report, earnings calls, investor calls, senior leader meetings and Company-wide communications
  • Publish annual ESG Report and map our ESG report and disclosures and other corporate reporting to relevant standards (e.g., GRI, SASB, TCFD). Serve as thought leader on key ESG assessments (e.g., CDP, DJSI).

You Have:

  • At least 8 years of experience in strategy development and execution.
  • At least 1 year of people leadership experience.
  • Proven ability to attain measurable results.
  • Open, collaborative and inclusive working style – able to share vision and gain buy-in with senior leaders and influence without authority.
  • Developed and delivered presentations for a senior-level audience.
  • Experience building relationships with different levels that foster teamwork, mutual support
  • Experience with Project Management and achieving deadlines
  • Experience with data analysis: gathering, analyzing, packaging and make thoughtful recommendations based on insights.
  • Knowledge of and passion for corporate responsibility issues.
  • Preferred but not required: experience in a strategy, consulting ESG or Corporate Responsibility and/or BA degree

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.