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Southfield, MI, US

Global Environmental Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the EHS team, the Global Environmental Manager will be responsible for guiding site leaders to drive toward environmental excellence and work to ensure legal compliance across all facilities globally, fostering globally consistent processes and risk management. This role will include all facets of environmental performance and sustainability, including efforts to ensure Lear’s adherence to the UN SDG’s, and support of Lear’s climate change goals and related initiatives. Leading remediation projects and environmental due diligence toward divestitures and acquisitions is also included.  Efforts will be primarily focused on our operational footprint, but frequent interaction with and support of efforts led by Lear’s Global manager of Environmental Sustainability is expected.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Provide direction, guidance, and technical advice to the global sites in the areas of Environmental best practice and compliance, and ensure requirements are in place to protect the environment.  In doing so, collaborate effectively with regional EHS, Operations and other leaders.
  • Lead environmental due diligence activities toward acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Manage remediation activities and provide technical assistance to ensure successful conclusions.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental permits and reporting requirements, establishing processes to ensure global visibility and compliance assurance. 
  • Ensure programs and processes are in place to ensure year-over-year improvement of energy, waste and water metrics, meeting or bettering Lear regional and corporate goals specific to each.   Lead the overall implementation of Lear’s energy playbook, and subsequent playbooks specific to water and waste.
  • Establish systems for environmental incident prevention and ensure a strong root cause analysis process to prevent a recurrence globally.
  • Maintain the Notice of Violation log and appropriate corrective actions are executed.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data submittal from our global sites with respect to environmental reporting of energy, waste, water and other data inputs.
  • Support Energy Management activities including audits, training and execution assistance where needed.
  • Assist with CDP and other ESG (customer, investor) related reporting where needed
  • Support other environmental activities related to Lear’s supply chain where needed
  • Assess education and training needs, evaluate programs/processes and develop Environmental training as necessary at global sites.
  • Work with plant ISO 14001 and 45001 teams and ensure sites fully implement Lear’s integrated EHSMS, ensuring sites maintain required ISO certifications, including attending management reviews, conducting internal audits and participating in group scheme external audit activities as needed.


Your Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Understanding of US Federal and State environmental laws and regulations and Federal OSHA standards, along with a general understanding of global environmental regulation.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent human relations skills
  • Prefer B.S.  degree (related to Environmental Science); Minimum 10 years of experience in EH&S. Depending on background the 10 years may be waived.


Bonus If You Have:

  •  Prefer CHMM or other environmentally related certifications


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit