Sustainability Manager

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Paid yearly- 55k
Required Experience 2 - 6 years


The Sustainability Manager Leads research and analysis used to develop corporate strategies to ensure implementation of environmental and sustainability plans, strategies, standards, procedures and systems, designed around zero waste initiatives are met. Responsible for Developing sustainability goals to help align strategies and support the corporate long-term strategic plan. Coordinate with multiple departments to improve financial viability and sustainability of the recycle and warehousing departments by bringing new ideas and finding new opportunities. This positions is responsible for generating revenue from state-wide salvage received through distribution and donation 
centers, retail stores, outlet stores, and other sources. Responsible for negotiating pricing and securing vendors. Responsible for increasing Landfill diversion and revenue in post retail operations. Uphold a positive work environment that follows Goodwill's Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) culture and ICARE values, in everything you do and every interaction you have with co-workers, clients, customers and management.


  • Oversee sustainability report development, ensuring alignment with company guidelines, trends, stakeholder input & concerns and corporate strategy & directions. This duty is performed quarterly.
  • Design strategies and deliver programs to increase internal and external stakeholder engagement, awareness and commitment to sustainability. This duty is performed monthly.
  • Prepare regular and specialized sustainability program reports and presentations. This duty is performed monthly.
  • Partner with store, donation center and distribution management/staff to streamline and maximize salvage opportunities; locate appropriate vendors. This duty is performed daily.
  • Prepare and maintain files, reports, and other records. This duty is performed daily.
  • Comply with all agency policies, procedures and safety standards and maintain same to meet CARF, Department of Labor, R2, ISO, and other regulatory standards. This duty is performed weekly.
  • Conduct quality control inspections to ensure compliance with salvage SOP's. This duty is performed weekly.
  • Coordinate the recycling of commodities such as textiles, linen, shoes, books, metal, wire, plastics, electronics, toys, computers, cardboard, etc. for revenue generation. This duty is performed daily.
  • Develop revenue and operating budgets to include salvage and recycling. This duty is performed annually.
  • Identify and negotiate pricing with salvage vendors. This duty is performed daily.
  • Coordinate transit with regional and international buyers, keep up-to-date records and manage salvage shipments from multiple sites to ensure a constant flow without backlog. This duty is performed daily.
  • Assist with the development, review and delivery of policies, procedures and training related to waste management and sustainability programs. This duty is performed quarterly.
  • Engage in the community to locate other donated salvage opportunities and negotiate the pick-up of commodity materials. This duty is performed as needed.
  • Serve as the sustainability liaison with internal departments and external partners. This duty is performed as needed.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

High school or GED, plus specialized schooling and/or on the job education in a specific skill area; e.g. data processing, clerical/administrative, equipment operation, etc, plus 3 years related experience and/or training, and 12 to 18 months related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Intermediate: Contact Management, Database, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing Basic: 10-Key, Accounting, Payroll Systems, Presentation/PowerPoint

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. Semi-repetitive, low physical. Semi-repetitive type work which requires periods of concentration for varied time cycles as prescribed by the tasks.While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.


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Category Sustainability