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Company: Shaw Industries
Location: Dalton, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Position Objective: 

The Product Sustainability Manager (LCA) engages with appropriate internal and external stakeholders to execute Shaw's sustainability strategy and relevant certification efforts for all product categories assigned and all relevant domestic and international market segments. The PSM is an expert on flooring product composition and provides leadership on product transparency and disclosure programs and uses Cradle to Cradle and Life Cycle Assessment tools and information to drive raw material optimization efforts for manufactured and sourced products. The PSM role also helps ensure product regulatory compliance and supports brand marketing efforts related to the health impacts of Shaw's flooring products. 

Essential Duties:

The Product Sustainability Manager (LCA)  reports to the Vice President of Global Sustainability and is involved in health and wellbeing (product human impact) differentiation through strategic product-relevant certification activities across all Shaw's business units.  This role engages with all parts of Shaw's value chain from suppliers to marketing and sales to operations product development and direct customer interactions.

  • Engage and influence external stakeholders connected to product transparency and public disclosure programs.  Effectively advocate for Shaw on multi-stakeholder committees.

  • Serve as sustainability expert resource for assigned product platforms

  • Develop accurate Life Cycle models and corresponding Life Cycle Analyses for flooring product platforms as required.

  • Manage and expand Shaw's library of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) 

  • Develop and oversee framework for Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health optimization activities; work with technical teams to implement optimization strategy

  • Provide guidance on company and industry positions regarding engagement with various product transparency and public disclosure programs

  • Partner with Global Sourcing on managing information disclosures and chemical data as shared via supplier agreements

  • Manage and maintain Bill of Materials (BoM) data to support environmental certification requirements.  Research and implement best practices for managing product certification data

  • Develop sustainability education and training materials for use by Sales and Marketing teams. Provide technical support to RFP and sales teams for sustainability related questions

  • Participate in delivering CEU training to customer groups and sales staff

  • Become familiar with Shaw manufacturing processes and product platforms; use knowledge to improve product certification processes   

Other Duties:  

  • Develop Sustainability Specialist talent

  • Support Talent Enablement & Talent Recruiting efforts by representing Sustainability


  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Drive Results

  • Demonstrate Customer Orientation

  • Make Effective Decisions

  • Lead Change

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Demonstrate Strategic Influence 

  • Demonstrate Good Judgment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, or related field

  • Practitioner experience with LCA software including, but not limited to, GaBi, GaBi Envision, SimaPro, One Click LCA, et al.

  • Strong understanding of sustainability concepts, including life cycle thinking, cradle to cradle principles, and LCA methodologies

  • Familiarity with REACh, TSCA, State chemical management programs, toxicology principles, green building programs, material transparency and disclosure programs preferred

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, manage multiple concurrent tasks/projects, meet deadlines and commitments

  • Ability to effectively interact with company and non-company employees at all levels

  • Strong data analytical skills and computer literacy

  • Experience in standard setting processes and multi-stakeholder committee membership

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Overnight air travel as necessary (pending global travel conditions & restrictions)

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

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