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Senior Sustainability Consultant, Waste & Water

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Always the innovators, Nike, Inc.’s Manufacturing and Engineering team dreams up new ways to make better-performing products faster and more efficiently. This world-class team challenges assumptions about how Nike’s products are made and leads the company in pursuing ambitious sustainability goals, all while producing Nike’s rich mix of product. Masters of teamwork, Manufacturing and Engineering works closely with design teams, categories, manufacturing partners, material suppliers and logistics providers across more than 40 countries on six continents. They navigate the complex geopolitical world with multiple supply chains and diverse ecosystems, while keeping their focus on manufacturing, materials, sustainability and creating quality products.

Description
  • Consult factory partners on Waste & Water environmental performance. Lead factory beyond compliance assessment process 
  • Provide consultation to factory level strategic planning & drive strategy deployment at factory level 
  • Solve complex problems in collaboration with partners & business leaders 
  • Drive factory environmental performance against public sustainability targets & other KPIs in terms of reducing waste and water usage and increasing recycling, reuse opportunities 
  • Eliminate of negative pathways, expansion of preferred pathways, drive closed loop strategies & maximize materials/resource yield & & oversee Waste management & recycling center (WMRC) operations 
  • Lead Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen Continuous Improvement in terms of driving manufacturing process optimization 
  • Lead and build capabilities in PDCA problem solving 
  • Partner in initiative project work with other departments within NIKE 
  • Share best practices with factory groups. 
  • Drive discipline for timely and accurate data management. 
  • Deliver factory and team capability building. 
  • Provide expertise to team and factories on waste and water management. 
  • Be a Sponge – Continually develop to stay up to date on the latest developments by discipline (government initiatives, incentives and changes in local legislation etc.) 

Job Requirements 

  • Environmental Management or Engineering University Degree - Additional industry experience (especially footwear, sporting goods or apparel manufacturing) preferred. Graduates in other engineering disciplines will also be considered. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in the field of environmental management/engineering or other manufacturing improvement related work. 
  • Specialization in the minimization of manufacturing process related environmental impacts as well as experience monitoring and maintaining a manufacturing product or process a plus. 
  • Knowledge of environmental performance improvement theory, protocols, trends and jargon. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean Manufacturing/Toyota Production System, Six Sigma etc. a plus. 
  • Excellent English, oral and written communication skills as well as competence in using computer software programs. 
  • Good organizational skill and ability to work with little or no direct supervision. 
  • Good interpersonal skill, problem solving and communication skills. 
  • Willing to travel and work on the manufacturing production floor. 



NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID 11206

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