Senior Director, Responsible Care®, Strategy & Global Affairs
The position is responsible for combining scientific, regulatory and business knowledge with leadership skills to support the domestic and global objectives of the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® program, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security program. The position will work closely with the Managing Director, Responsible Care, to develop and implement strategies to advance Responsible Care® in multiple countries to promote strong industry practices and sound chemical management policies globally. The position will also collaborate with other members of the ACC Responsible Care, Sustainability and Market Outreach and Communications teams, as well as ACC member company representatives to develop strategies and programs to support the ongoing strength and integrity of the program and to identify ways that Responsible Care can continuously increase its value to ACC member companies. This position will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders and reports directly to the Managing Director, Responsible Care.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works with the ACC Executive Vice President and the Managing Director, Responsible Care to support ACC’s Board-level Committee on Responsible Care (BRCC) to develop strategies and programs to achieve Responsible Care’s goal of continuous environment, health, and safety and security performance among ACC member companies.
- Collaborates with ACC Responsible Care staff and ACC member company representatives to develop actions and programs to help the Responsible Care program anticipate and respond to trends related to member and stakeholder demands, public expectations around industry safety, environmental impact, chemical product safety, transparency and community engagement.
- Works with the Managing Director, Responsible Care, to manage ACC’s leadership of the International Council of Chemical Associations’ (ICCA) Responsible Care Leadership Group (RCLG) and to help support the ICCA/ACC member company chairperson of the RCLG including developing RCLG objectives, work plans and meetings.
- Works with ACC, member company and in-country chemical industry association leadership to develop plans to support the adoption and maturity of Responsible Care® by chemical manufacturers, especially small and medium sized businesses as well enhancing training and capacity building programs provided to local operators and government officials to further knowledge, practices and policies that support sound chemicals management.
- Collaborates with ACC and member company representatives with primary responsibility for industry’s global advocacy efforts in order to leverage Responsible Care® to support policy and regulatory goals in national and/or multilateral venues.
- Identifies key performance indicators measuring progress toward Responsible Care® program elements in countries with a variety of regulatory and voluntary standards.
- Collaborates with ACC’s Sustainability and Market Outreach team to align Responsible Care® and organization sustainability initiatives where appropriate.
- Works with other ACC divisions including State Affairs, Federal Affairs, Chemical Products and Technology, and Communications to identify linkages between Responsible Care objectives and programs with their divisions’ goals and objectives to ensure Responsible Care is fully leveraged to provide maximum value to member companies.
- Effectively predicts and plans resource needs to manage projects with multiple stakeholders.
- Designs and develops board-level presentations, conducts research and provides technical reports upon request.
- Manages project deadlines and contract staff support, as assigned.
- Serves as an internal and external spokesperson on Responsible Care matters, as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in government, international relations, science/engineering or related field.
- Seven to 10 years relevant professional experience, including experience in global affairs with exposure to international policy making.
- Ability to design strategy, direction and action plans.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with multiple internal and external stakeholders on complex projects and initiatives.
- Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to translate complex technical information for non-technical audiences, and the ability to give both internal and external presentations.
- Ability to cultivate and manage high quality stakeholder relationships.
- Ability to work independently on a variety of complex matters simultaneously.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
- Experience working with or in the chemical or related industry.
- Demonstrated project planning skills.
- Multi-lingual, i.e., Spanish, French, Hindi or Mandarin