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Requisition ID:  74543

Sustainability Manager

Calhoun, Georgia, United States, 30701



Are you looking for more?

At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.



What we need:

This position will lead the product certification process and results for Mohawk’s commercial and residential flooring products in North America.  Working with external suppliers, NGO’s and think tanks the Sustainability Manager will be responsible for expanding, optimizing and curating our portfolio of certifications aligned with our customers’ expectations.  Additionally, this role will continually benchmark the competitive landscape to help position Mohawk as a leader in their field.  They will serve as subject matter expert, both internally and externally, and aid in identifying and implementing innovative practices.  They will be an integral contributor to voluntary and regulatory reporting, ESG rankings, and our annual company-wide sustainability report.


What you’ll do:

  •  Provide the Product Circularity Director support in executing company-wide sustainability programs by providing oversight and bringing synergy to multiple initiatives by establishing courses of action for self and others.


  • Assist in the development and execution of the annual corporate sustainability reporting for Mohawk Industries and work across the entire business (FNA) to gather data, stories, and other relevant Product Circularity information.


  • Lead and serve as project manager for multiple programs such as Living Product Challenge, Hand printing programs, and social impact (Just label), and provide the team strategic direction on implementation of these.


  • Research, analyze, and support client-specific strategies regarding sustainability certifications and advise the team on pathways for leadership in the industry.


  • Develop tools and resources, sustainability product specifications for commercial sales force to provide them a competitive platform in the marketplace. Research competitive landscape, identify gaps, and advise the team on additional tools needed


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (design, product, marketing) to develop appropriate solutions and communications for product certifications.


  • Perform other duties as required.


What you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering, business, environmental science or related field
  • Master’s degree preferred and/or relevant experience
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in relevant areas, with a strong preference for the built environment
  • LEED/BREEAM experience (LEED AP preferred)
  • Additionally, WELL AP, LFA, ISSP, GRI preferred

What you’re good at:

  • Knowledge of multiple sustainability programs and building certifications, professional experience in multiple certifications required


  • Understanding of building products (expand on built environment) and material health and social, environmental sustainability issues required


  • Comfortable with public speaking and networking


  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills


  • Proven ability to strategically envision, anticipate and prepare for future challenging situations, to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks, to set objectives and goals and measure performance against goals, and to anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while providing relevant solutions


  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact, negotiate, exercise discretion, judgment and diplomacy when dealing with internal and external customers and executive management


  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate skillfully with both internal and external groups, to win concessions and settle differences without damaging relationships, and to be direct, forceful and diplomatic to gain trust of other parties to the negotiations


  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of collaborative partners and teams and to foster cooperative relationships with Mohawk, Dal-Tile, and Unilin business units, regulatory agencies, and federal, state and local government entities


What else?

  • One Direct Report
  • Normal office environment
  • 10%-15% regional travel required.












Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.

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