Director, Global Sustainability & ESG Strategy

Carmel, IN

The Director, Global Sustainability & ESG Strategy is responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to establish and maintain enterprise ESG requirements across Allegion’s global footprint. The position will lead the preparation of external annual ESG reports and responses to ESG information requests from external stakeholders such as rating agencies, investors, and rankings, among others. Oversee the annual ESG data collection process, ensuring that data is timely and accurate. Continuously improves the ESG reporting internal control environment to ensure consistent, accurate and timely ESG information as well as auditable and efficient reporting processes. Identify, advise on and implement new ESG reporting and disclosure practices, based on a deep understanding of requirements from regulators, investors/lenders and sustainability actors. This role will report to the Global Vice President, EHS, ESG, and Remediation and dotted line to Vice President - Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer.

What You Will Do:

  • In collaboration with Allegion’s investor relations, Legal and Treasury functions, manage external ESG reporting and disclosure activities and ensures means to increase information relevance and quality with the aim of positively impacting the company value, investor standings, brand and employer value proposition of Allegion.
  • Collaborate with other functions in preparation of annual ESG report including information and data gathering, content development and external assurance. Ensure alignment with ESG disclosure requirements and best practices. Identify potential challenges and proactively manages them to ensure on time and quality deliverables.
  • Oversee the preparation of responses to inquiries from relevant ESG rating agencies and other organizations, such as CDP, Ecovadis etc.
  • Manage multiple and complex internal and external ESG information request ensuring quality of deliverables in line with company standard and positions and ensuring milestones and deadlines are met.
  • Point of contact for internal inquiries regarding annual ESG performance data and information. Effectively, support relevant functions with ESG performance information.
  • Continuously work toward improving the ESG reporting processes and related internal control environment to ensure ESG data reliability and accuracy. Work closely with team members, functions and business units to implement robust, audit-proof reporting processes and internal controls.
  • Influence stakeholders across various levels of the organization as well as in different functions and business units to achieve project goals.
  • Collaborate closely with the business and key internal leaders, data owners, technical functions, internal audit and external assurance providers to maintain a well-controlled, standardized internal reporting processes for ESG and ensure accurate and timely reporting and disclosure of the annual ESG data and information.
  • Ensure Standard Operation Procedures and other documentation supporting ESG reporting activities are in place, follow best practice and properly maintained.
  • Create internal alignment and awareness within the functions and governance structures regarding the preparation of the annual reports and other submissions, reporting process, reporting requirements and action plans to improve ESG reporting and disclosure.
  • Provide foresight and advise on necessary actions regarding new ESG reporting and disclosure trends and requirements that may impact the company and its position in the industry.
  • Lead and/or support implementation of projects aimed at improving ESG reporting and disclosure at the company.
  • Manage parallel priorities and complex projects ensuring high quality and on time deliverables
  • Build relations with key internal stakeholders to progress the ESG reporting and disclosure agenda within the company.
  • Lead Corporate Sustainability personnel, and partner with regional EHS leaders and a team of EHS professionals across global manufacturing and distribution sites; develop and mentor EHS team members to enhance their skills, knowledge, and capabilities.

What You Need to Succeed:

  • Percentage of Travel: 20%, mix of international and domestic
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Management or other technical / science-based education; Advanced degree (Master’s level or beyond recommended)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the sustainability field, preferably working in both consulting and a corporate environment in a variety of sustainability-related matters impacting multinational corporations
  • At least 3 years of experience conducting assurance of sustainability/ESG/financial reports in audit firms or similar organization and/or supporting companies to improve ESG reporting internal control environments.
  • Solid understanding of ESG reporting and disclosure requirements (legal/standards) and trends. Knowledge of ESG metrics and protocols, in particular environmental/carbon, H&S and ideally sustainable manufacturing KPIs
  • Proven experience of successfully preparing ESG reports and responses to ESG rating agencies and rankings (e.g., CDP).
  • Working experience in managing ESG data collection and reporting processes. Good attention to quality and details and solid analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to manage multiple complex projects and diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to support the accurate provision of ESG information to external stakeholders
  • Some public policy and external communications experience would be beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal and an ability to work with senior stakeholders and leaders, build rapport across functional boundaries as well as people of diverse backgrounds

Why Work for Us?

Allegion is a Great Place to Grow your Career if: 

  • You're seeking a rewarding opportunity that allows you to truly help others. With thousands of employees and customers around the world, there’s plenty of room to make an impact. As our values state, “this is your business, run with it”.
  • You’re looking for a company that will invest in your professional development. As we grow, we want you to grow with us. 
  • You want a culture that promotes work-life balance. Our employees enjoy generous paid time off, because at Allegion we recognize that you have a full life outside of work!

What You’ll Get from Us:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage, helping you “be safe, be healthy”. 
  • A commitment to your future with a 401K plan, offering a 6% company match and no vesting period 
  • Tuition Reimbursement  
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Employee Discounts through Perks at Work 
  • Community involvement and opportunities to give back so you can “serve others, not yourself”
  • Opportunities to leverage your unique strengths through CliftonStrengths testing and coaching

Apply Today! Join our team of experts today and help us make tomorrow’s world a safer place!

Not sure if your experience perfectly aligns with the role? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification and every single preferred qualification of a job posting. At Allegion, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every item in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role.

We Celebrate Who We Are! 

Allegion is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. Together, we embrace all differences and similarities among colleagues, as well as the differences and similarities within the relationships that we foster with customers, suppliers and the communities where we live and work. Whatever your background, experience, race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, we will make sure that you have every opportunity to impress us in your application and the opportunity to give your best at work, not because we’re required to, but because it’s the right thing to do.  We are also committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through our career site and require an accommodation or assistance, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

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