Sustainability Manager

Job Locations US-TN-Hendersonville
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Marketing & Strategic Planning Sr Mgr

Business Overview

Genus strives to provide beef, dairy and pork producers with superior breeding stock to enable the production of sustainable, affordable, and nutritious animal protein for consumers. PIC is the swine division with a mission to pioneer animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.


PIC currently supplies over 70% of the world’s top pork producers. We directly employ people in 18 countries worldwide and our products are available in more than 50 countries across the globe. We are a diverse team, ranging from scientists to sales teams, production personnel to customer service, and are all united by a passion for producing sustainable, nutritious and affordable pork, with a commitment to continuous improvement.

Role Overview

The Sustainability Manager will plan, implement, and manage the organization's sustainability programs to reduce and minimize the environmental impact of operations.  This role is responsible for communicating the organization's sustainability vision and program information and monitoring and facilitating progress of sustainability programs consistent with strategies, goals, measurements, and reporting standards.


This is a great opportunity to join the world’s leading animal genetics and biotechnology company to make a lasting and positive impact to global protein production. Help PIC improve the sustainability of our business and share the positive role genetics play in a sustainable food system.  This role has the option to work remote or can be based in the Hendersonville, Tennessee corporate headquarters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Propose, establish, and manage sustainability projects across the companies owned operations to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions
  • Support external partnerships and programs that share and highlight the role that genetic improvement plays in a sustainable food system
  • Help quantify, track, manage and report sustainability project outcomes and impacts
  • Support corporate reporting requirements to parent company Genus, ensuring appropriate data and impacts in accordance with UK reporting standards
  • Support the introduction and launch of gene editing technology in the protein sector
  • Assist with developing, refining, and implementing PIC sustainability strategy across our global business
  • Interact with internal teams and external consultants to deliver specified results while ensuring alignment across business functions
  • Assist in managing department budget, including oversight of relevant invoicing
  • Work with PIC Marketing to manage internal and external sustainability communications, including newsletters and companywide updates
  • Create internal processes and procedures to standardize and streamline workstreams
  • Identify programmatic gaps and continual improvement opportunities


  • University degree required; advanced degree preferred such as MBA, Agriculture engineering, Environmental Science, Economics or related field
  • A minimum of two years of experience working within a corporate environment with proven sustainability experience
  • Proven and strong project management skills
  • Highly organized and data driven
  • Leadership skills and vision with respect to market acceptance and stakeholder management
  • Understanding of corporate sustainability and reporting requirements
  • Passionate about creating a more sustainable food system
  • Ability to operate effectively in environments with many diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills are required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems in an empowered, self-directed/managed work environment
  • Ability to travel approximately 20%

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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