Director, General Manager - ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance)

Location US-TN-Franklin | GB-Cambridge
Job ID
2023-31526
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Executive Management

 

Strategic Support.General -Colorful Bridge - Sustainable

At UL, we know why we come to work.

At UL Solutions, Safety Science is our superpower. Our applied safety science transforms safety, security, and sustainability challenges into business opportunities, helping engineer a safer and more sustainable world. Our Applied science accelerates your business results. At the Enterprise and Advisory, we focus on delivering quantifiable results leveraging our software and advisory capabilities in regulatory compliance, supply chain resiliency and sustainability solutions.

 

We empower trust by delivering objective and reliable solutions that reinforce the safety of products, processes, people and communities. Our experience and expertise means we understand your needs; our vision brings your horizon into focus. Our customers include more than 60 percent of the Global 500 and Fortune 500—they trust us to safeguard their data

 

We work at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, constantly advancing strategies to stays ahead of fast pace of technological innovation. Our expertise allows businesses to innovate with confidence today and see what the future will bring. We are thought leaders on limiting the risks of emergent tech: the metaverse, autonomous transportation, augmented and virtual reality, and more.

 

Our global mindset strengthens our impact

As a world leader in safety science, we approach our work with a global mindset –– meeting our customers' demands with global solutions. Our influence allows advancements to scale safely, maximizing benefit for humanity at large. We embrace diversity of thought, strengthening our work though global perspectives. Our customers benefit from our ability to convene and leverage a diverse network of global experts and leaders.

 

Sustainability is an opportunity and value driver for business. Our expertise integrates and advances sustainability broadly across our customer's business portfolio, helping to deliver on ESG goals and meet the growing consumer demand for healthier, more sustainable products and practices. We help you meet the ever-escalating expectations of customers and investors because our software and services enable business to accelerate their commitments to ESG and quantify the impact of their actions. We help customers future-proof their business to adapt to a changing planet while eliminating inefficiencies and waste throughout your supply chain and processes. Simply put, Our solutions help make people and the planet more safe, secure and sustainable.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

UL Sustainability is a leading software and advisory business focused on solving the most pressing world challenges, including ESG (environment, social and governance) management, health & safety management, renewable energy, and healthy buildings.  We provide complementary software, data, and advisory solutions to help our clients operationalize sustainability and achieve ESG goals. 

 

We are currently looking for a General Manager (GM) to lead the ESG and EHS Management teams. As GM, you will be directly responsible for the profitable growth of each business both through organic expansion and via acquisition and partnership. You will have full P&L ownership with direct responsibility for operations and will be responsible for developing and successfully executing plans for growth and operational excellence. You will also be responsible for developing expansion strategies and deploying new services and solutions to support current and prospective ESG and EHS Management clients.

 

We are seeking a proven leader to develop and maintain a culture of customer and employee satisfaction in alignment with UL systems and practices, ensuring a profitable, effective, and scalable business.

 

If you have strong experience leading a successful software business in the sustainability field and a passion for serving customers and employees, this may be the perfect role for you! 

What makes you a great fit:

  • Experience leading a software business in the sustainability field
  • Proven strong commercial skills, engaging with customers and industry
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial; ability to develop, implement and support strategies 
  • Business and financial acumen 
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Technological savvy – impact of technology on UL, product/service, and customers 
  • Ability to drive growth through various software business models
  • Ability to execute (e.g., going beyond the talk to making something happen)  
  • Leading a P&L 
  • M&A exposure/experience, including integration preferred
  • Experience with complex customer interactions
  • Track record of building strong people/teams 
  • Global experience (culture, market, business practices, etc.)  
  • Experience leading significant organizational changes  
  • Visionary, strategic thinker who leads the change in the market  
  • Human and engaging, building a culture of trust, inspiration, drive and growth 
  • Skilled at identifying both disruptive and sustaining innovations 
  • Able to partner and lead partnership across global, matrixed, and cross-functional divisions/teams  
  • Able to evaluate risk effectively and move forward quickly 
  • Leads by example 
  • Able to engage employees across all levels and backgrounds 
  • Able to adapt and serve as change agent 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL Solutions, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 129 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL Solutions employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.   
  • Total Rewards: Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off. 

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