Sustainability Manager (Full-Time)

about 2 months ago
Full time role


We're Bluebird Climate, a seed stage climate tech company (and Public Benefit Corporation) that's in business to decarbonize the consumer ...

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Job Description

Want to join a high growth technology company and help combat climate change? Read on...
our pitch to youMake an impact broader than you ever thought possible by combining your sustainability expertise & hunger to work with customers to help decarbonize the consumer products industry. You'll be a key part of empowering our brands to produce low carbon products as the glue between customers, product, design, data, and engineering.
We can promise impact, no dull days, flexible time to live the life you want(!), and a team that cares deeply about each other, the climate, and our users. And yes, the standard goodies like generous equity, adventure-compatible health insurance, time-off, etc.
who we areWe’re Bluebird, a climate tech company that’s in business to decarbonize the consumer products industry. We’re building a new way to design supply chains, which has enabled brands like Ritual, Glossier, Versed, and Beautycounter to decrease carbon emissions in their products by upwards of 75% in 1/100th of the time. In other words, we give product developers, ops managers, and marketers superpowers to decarbonize their products.
We’re accelerating hiring to meet inbound demand and are building our growth, engineering, LCA, and operations teams. That’s why we’re excited to talk to you!
Our team is located across the country and comes together from the intersection of technology, consumer brands, supply chains, and sustainability, with experience from Dropbox, Patagonia, Unilever, Glossier, Flatiron Health, Google, and Spotify.

what you'll do

  • Work directly with brands to help them to understand how they are doing on sustainability and make carbon & waste reductions using Bluebird's software
  • Act as the glue between our software team and customers, making sure they're using features correctly, passing feedback to our software team to help drive our roadmap, and keeping abreast of innovations from customers to that will inform improvements of our sustainability assessments
  • Become an expert on emerging materials, technologies & packaging formats, and work with our software team to incorporate that expertise into our data models and product experience
  • Generate custom substantiated claims as customers purchase them for use across the marketing funnel
  • Keep track of customer product launch milestones and reengage them
  • Stay on top of events & knowing what might be important for us to attend for awareness & credibility
  • Write content that helps customers implement sustainability strategies in their products
  • Facilitate relationships and collabs with brands, vendors, working groups, and other smart people that will enable us to better serve our customers and drive more climate impact

  • Think of this as a hybrid sustainability manager, account manager, and core voice in technology roadmap.

what we expect you to have (or to learn fast)

  • Significant experience (3-5 years) in sustainability, supply chain, packaging, and/or product development at a consumer brand or consultancy servicing consumer brands
  • A proclivity for action
  • Experience managing cross-functional partners
  • Knowledge of product & packaging materials, ingredients, and their corresponding tradeoffs on carbon emissions and circularity
  • Experience with life cycle assessment processes and an understanding of how to evaluate a product’s environmental footprint
  • Flexibility in operating in fast-paced environments with evolving priorities; startup experience is a plus!

  • If you're someone that identifies as a woman or an underrepresented minority, we know that this is about the point in reading this post where you'll talk yourself out of applying (especially if you don't check every box above). Put a pin in that thought! We want to hear from you.

perksWe strive to be generous vs. the market with compensation, as we know our people are our most valuable asset. As one of our earliest hires, you'll be compensated with a combination of salary and stock options — both of which are at levels you can expect as a make-or-break member of the team. You'll also have access to:- Generous health insurance option that help you plug into nature (if that's your thing)- Work from anywhere in the US- Flexible time (we're output oriented, not face time oriented!)- Limitless opportunity for impact on the company, users, and climate

diversity, equity, and inclusion at bluebirdBluebird embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the more impactful and successful our work will be. So, as long as you're a person, we encourage you to come as you are.

a bit about how we work together
communicate with transparency and positive intent. We know that shared context is the foundation for good decisions. We bring others along in our thinking and document our learnings, decisions, and context for those who need time to process or aren't in the room. We actively share opinions and feedback with the intent of strengthening our decisions and those around us. We assume positive intent and see each other as allies in our personal growth.
be human, in and out of work. We're a coalition of climate problem solvers, bringing together a variety disciplines and backgrounds towards a common purpose. This means we have different interest, strengths, and idiosyncrasies. We embrace this by bringing our full selves to work and also recognizing work isn't life. We protect time for family and developing passions so we can be the three-dimensional humans we want to be.
learn fast. We live and die by our ability to learn quickly. We do what it takes to evolve our understanding of reality quickly and avoid getting married to ideas & dogma.
be resourceful. We proactively identify issues and take the initiative to solve the ones that matter most. We are scrappy & creative in our pursuit of delivering value to our customers, and we know when to get something out the door vs. when to focus on building a solid foundation.
approach with humble curiosity. Being right isn't the most important thing. When we think we're right, we're still open to being wrong. When we're wrong, it's not a referendum on personal worth or identity. We actively seek alternate viewpoints and hire for different backgrounds. Brilliant jerks need not apply!
focus on impact & outcomes. We work with urgency because we're in the business of helping combat climate change. Impact, the ultimate outcome of our work, is at the root of all decisions we make. We care about our work output & the outcome of that work, not the hours of face time or effort we put in.

We're Bluebird Climate, a seed stage climate tech company (and Public Benefit Corporation) that's in business to decarbonize the consumer ...

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