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WATTS Manager, Global Sustainability Programs in North Andover, Massachusetts

The Manager, Global Sustainability Programs will provide strategic guidance and lead the execution of sustainability strategies across Watts. This position will be responsible for advising, developing, and deploying Watts global environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and influencing the business units to drive adoption of ESG as a core business principle through strategy development/execution, business process integration, training, employee engagement, data capture and reporting, and impact measurement.

Working with the E, S, and G Leaders and the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), the Manager, Global Sustainability Programs will:

• Establish the Watts Sustainability Council and own the operating system for the Council• Advise the Environmental, Social and Governance leaders to establish a strategic roadmap and implementation of Watts global sustainability program • Lead the development and oversight of a corporate sustainability performance scorecard that measures Watts key economic, environmental and social impacts– Footprint, handprint and communities.• Provide training to grow the capability for sustainability across the organization: Global Leadership Team; Environmental, Social and Governance Leaders; America’s and European Leadership Team; Functions; General Population• Consider sustainability proposals with attention to factors such as cost effectiveness, feasibility, and ease of integration with other programs• Work closely with internal cross-functional partners to provide input to sustainability reports, presentations, or proposals for stakeholders, employees, media, government, community partners, etc.; Chair the production of the Corporate Sustainability Report• Monitor and improve Watts performance on standard ESG (environmental, social, and governance) metrics and ratings• Interface with and provide dashboards and reports to senior executives• Continuously research and evaluate evolving corporate responsibility metrics best practices and apply relevant learning to improve our ability to measure the impact of our programs

Working with Sustainability Engineers, the Manager, Global Sustainability Programs will:• Develop and implement short- and long-term modern strategies that address various environmental concerns including climate and energy, waste reduction, pollution, packaging, water use and capital planning• Develop and implement strategies to develop our Handprint: How our products and services solve our Customers and communities Sustainability Challenges• Work in close partnership with key business units such as finance, human resources, sourcing, supply chain, IT, Safety, and manufacturing to develop continuous improvement strategies, monitor performance, and provide subject matter expertise on sustainability issues across multiple sites globally• Collect results data from business teams and partners and perform independent, unbiased analysis of the results• Promote broad awareness of sustainability initiatives both internally and externally• Growing an organic approach to sustainability across the organization; coaching leaders to lead sustainability within their areas; developing relevant corporate KPI’s for the businesses and functions

Education:• Bachelor's degree in related field required• Advanced degree, such as MBA preferred

Management:• 2 Direct reports – Sustainability Engineers in Europe and America’s• 1 indirect report – Product Sustainability Engineer• Ensure Watts policies are followed• Enforce Watts safety policies

Minimum Requirements:• 7 – 10 years of previous experience in Global Sourcing, Supply Chain or Sustainability.• Previous experience in a leadership position in the sustainability within a global organization preferred• Demonstrated ability and experience in leading, designing, managing, and evaluating sustainable strategies & programs.• Excellent organizational and project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.• Ability to think strategically, identify emerging issues, analyze potential impacts, and translate ideas and insights into viable recommendations for action.• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work and influence cross-functionally as well as internationally.• Familiarity with socially responsible investing within global capital markets• Willingness to travel internationally up to 30%

*WORK ENVIRONMENT:• Works in an office environment• May have regular exposure to the plant floor.

*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer

  1. Develops Self & Others

  2. Accountability

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Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.

A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.

Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.


Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas


North Andover, MA, United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees