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Sustainability, Environmental and Energy Manager


Job Location: ​Franklin Park​

About the Role:


You have always loved it, now be part of it! Ferrero’s Franklin Park, IL Plant, where we proudly manufacture Butterfinger® and Baby Ruth® is looking for our next Sustainability, Environmental and Energy (SEE) Manager.  You’ll be joining the Ferrero Franklin Park team as a part of the plant leadership, driving for results towards our ambitious global targets for industrial sustainability and environmental initiatives.
As the SEE Manager, you will be working with stakeholders across the Plant at all levels, providing guidance and support to the plant functions on energy saving topics (e.g. effective energy system design, efficiencies generation). In addition to your local collaborations, you will liaise with Ferrero Group, balancing Ferrero’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments with your local responsibilities for guaranteeing compliance with city, state and country regulations.
This position reports to the Plant Director.

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Promote all necessary collaborations in the Plant to guarantee the achievement of energy efficiency goals; ensuring the overall environmental compliance 
  • Responsible for internal and external communication with relevant authorities regarding environmental issues with the Plant Manager
  • Responsible for the Environmental Management System
  • Ensure the proper Ammonia Risk Management Programs (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) are in place
  • Analyze and critically support, together with related experts, energy supply needs and usage within the manufacturing cycle
  • Define the budget proposal within Environmental & Energy topics (i.e. energy needs, investments, compliance, etc.)
  • Support in developing the mid-long term plan for Energy Plant structure
  • Ensure strategic programs from headquarters are implemented in the Factory master plan 
  • Working with the technical team identify the resources affecting energy and environmental and ensuring that specific investments meet corporate and local compliance 
  • Promote the assessment of the energy and environmental impacts of new machines and equipment
  • Proactively promote and participate in activities such as increasing energy saving culture at all levels, including technical support and training to users
  • Collaborate with relevant Functions for investigating and monitoring new norms and internal regulation compliance, as well as looking for research and development of new technologies and new non-polluting power sources
  • Analyze and monitor the legislative evolution and national regulation, managing institutional relations and protecting corporate interests and reputation at the regional, national, and community level
  • Identify the activities in the Plant that could take advantage of public incentives.
  • Responsible for guaranteeing the legal compliance of all state and federal regulations that affects and/or involves the plant operations.
  • Collaborate with Plant entities to draft and update the instructions/procedures regarding energy and environment.
  • Oversee environment related procedures / norms and apply certified environment managing systems, foster the adopt of the best available techniques.
  • Responsible for reporting to the State and to the Federal Government environmental impact according to local regulation. 
  • Responsible for maintaining documentation that supports compliance.

  • Carry out the monitoring and consolidation of the primary energy sources (i.e. electric energy in high or medium voltage and natural gas at the entrance of the Plant) and secondary ones (i.e. electric energy in medium and low voltage, compressed air, gas) involving final users.
  • Ensure monitoring of energy consumptions, both externally supplied and internally measured.
  • Guarantee the periodic update of the energy audit, including the hydric balance.
  • Responsible for all activities aimed at achieving and maintaining certification at least of ISO 50001 & 14001, and any other local certification
  • Perform energy audits within the Plant and guarantee the presence of needed processes
  • Manage ISO 14001 & 50001, and other relevant certifications/standards

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Environmental Studies or related field
    • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification a plus
  • A minimum of 4 years in Industrial Sustainability management, environmental planning and/or related fields.
  • Thorough knowledge of ISO 14001 & 50001, and other local, state and federal regulations, certifications and standards
  • Experience with Ammonia Risk Management Programs (RMP) and Process Safety Management (PSM) 
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proven ability to lead and influence cross functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to create strong partnerships internally and externally
  • Strong computer proficiency using MS Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, etc)
  • Drive for results, strong initiative and the ability to identify opportunities for improvement

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

Ferrero N.A. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.



Requisition ID
Job function
Engineering & Industrial Development
United States of America
Franklin Park
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