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Shaw Industries Inc Product Sustainability Manager in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Product Sustainability Manager

Position Overview

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 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

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.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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