Sustainable Products Manager Posted Apr 15
Ahold Delhaize USA , Landover, MD
Position Title: Manager II - Sustainable Products within the Ahold Delhaize Office of the CEO (Individual Contributor Position)

Position Location: Scarborough, ME or Quincy, MA or Salisbury, NC or Carlisle, PA or Landover, MD

About Ahold Delhaize USA
Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize, is the parent company for Ahold Delhaize's U.S. companies, including its local brands, Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, Retail Business Services, a U.S. support services company providing services to the brands, and Peapod Digital Labs, its digital, e-commerce and commercial engine. When considered together, the local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA comprise the largest grocery retail group on the East Coast and the fourth largest grocery retail group in the nation, operating more than 2,000 stores and distribution centers across more than 20 states and serving millions of customers each week through a wide variety of store formats with thousands of food and non-food items.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:
This position will research, develop, design, create, and deploy policies and public statements regarding sustainability. As a core technical expert (social compliance, product safety, organics, critical commodities, animal welfare, and other product safety, integrity, and sustainability topics) this individual will create policies, interface with GSO, Brands, and RBS to communicate topics and to address and/or resolve issues, while understanding the impact to Brand Strategies.

•Core technical expert (social compliance, product safety, organics, critical commodities, animal welfare, etc.), Creates policies, interfaces with GSO, Brands, RBS, resolves issues; understands impact to Brand Strategies, etc.
•Manages policies and public statements with regard to their sustainability area; manages formal repository for issues management statements for the US organization.
•Manages key external stakeholders (incl. NGOs, governmental agencies, and industry trade groups); documents, coordinates and communicates on critical issues externally to customers and other external stakeholders.
•Communicate statements/ policies to Brand Teams and other RBS Teams responsible for delivering on sustainability goals.
•Facilitating the product integrity & sustainability reporting and analysis (with GSO and Brands)
•Manage / coordinate best practices for product integrity & sustainability programs and align across the Brands.
•Develop and deploy product sustainability training for the Brands and RBS Teams
•Ability to impact and influence core business areas and all 6 Brand Teams (including Own Brands, Sourcing, Merchandising, Marketing, Format, Operations, Ops Support, Legal, Finance, communications teams) to drive sustainable products expectations.