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ASR Group/Domino Sugar Sr. Manager, Operational Sustainability in Baltimore, Maryland

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal. ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize. The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.


The Senior Manager, Operational Sustainability reports directly to the Corporate Director, Sustainability. The position will be expected to maintain daily contact with various Production, Process, Maintenance, Warehouse, Sanitation, Environmental Compliance, Safety, and Quality Managers. This position is responsible for ensuring sustainable development principles are incorporated and maintained within each facility’s culture, while ensuring other relevant areas outside of operations are considered as projects and objectives are developed. The position will also be responsible for all internal communications with stakeholders, and to ensure that all our employees are aware of our goals and growth. Finally, the manager will lead interactions and communications with community interest groups, contractors, and consultants.


  • Support the maintenance and continued implementation of each facility's Sustainability Roadmap.

  • Coordinate with site managers and corporate resources to develop and maintain site-specific training and signage as part of a continuous effort to raise the visibility of ASRs commitment to sustainable development.

  • Tracking and validation of all sustainability data to ensure accurate reporting.

  • Analyzing the collected data and identifying opportunities for improvements.

  • Identifying the need for capital investments, and the creation of project scopes.

  • Interact with operations regularly to ensure related training and competency requirements are performed and properly recorded.

  • Assist with the publishing of each facility’s annual Sustainability Report.

  • Coordinate with sales, marketing, and customer service teams as needed to report approved site-specific sustainability data.

  • Participate in corporate efforts to identify and reduce post-consumer end of life impacts caused by material production and disposal.

  • Support site level management system reporting within the ECOVADIS customer survey system with corrective action tracking and completion of findings.

  • Creation of site-specific Operational Sustainability and CAPEX budgets.

  • Coordinate with site public relations for community social engagement and local donations.

  • Assist as needed with any third-party sustainability audits (SMETA, Proterra, Bonsucro, Etc.) that the facility is subject to.

  • Be proactive and committed to continuous improvement efforts.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience supporting sustainable development efforts, with a particular focus on Operational Sustainability (preferably in a manufacturing setting).

  • Experience with sustainable reporting and metrics associated with GRI, ISO, Product Life-cycle Analysis, Greenhouse Gas Reporting Protocols, etc...

  • Experience with third-party validation and auditing relative to sustainable development activities (Proterra, Bonsucro).

  • Experience with web-based customer surveys and reporting platforms such as CDP, TSC, ECOVADIS, etc.

  • Experience with a management system-based risk analysis and target/objective setting.

  • Experience with multi-site sustainability-based project management.


  • BS in Environmental and Social Sustainability (ESS), Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field from an accredited university is required.


  • Knowledge of ISO-based Management Systems, with experience in materiality assessment execution and auditing.

  • Experience with operational and facility improvements to meet energy, water, and waste objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance short and long-term objectives.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent business interests to 3rd parties.

  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Experience, preferably with Lean 6 Sigma belt training.

  • Proactive, self-directed, highly organized, and committed to continuous improvement.

  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential matters.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (PPT, Excel, Word)

    Core Competencies:

  • MANAGING COMPLEXITY - Keeping focused on critical objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Makes timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations.

  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT - Ability to reduce waste, inefficiency; standardize or simplify activities to the benefit of the customer.

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Managing resources, time, money, and scope in the completion of a set of activities, which lead to the achievement of an objective(s).

  • SYSTEMATIC THINKING/ACTION - Understanding how things influence one another as a whole. Ability to manage inter-connections in a way that creates better processes.

  • ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY - Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people. Ability to adjust to changes in context.

  • BUILD STRONG WORK RELATIONSHIPS - Seeks, listens to, and acts on the input of people at all levels.

  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

  • DEPENDABILITY/RELIABILITY/RESPONSIBILITY - Taking responsibility for one's actions. Being known as someone that will deliver on their areas of responsibility and can be counted on, even under challenging circumstances.

  • FOCUS ON RESULTS - Persists to overcome obstacles; Challenges people at all levels to exceed current levels of performance; Move peoples focus from analysis to action.

  • INITIATIVE - Self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive; asserting one's influence over events to achieve goals.

  • TEAMWORK - Working effectively with team/workgroups or those outside the formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers, etc.).

  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT – Achieves success through change: identifies opportunities for improvement and innovation, removes barriers and resistance, and enables behaviors that support desired outcomes.

  • Strategic Mindset – Understands the company's short and long-term priorities and aligns department priorities and behavior around the achievement of those objectives.


  • Baltimore, MD this position can also be located in Chalmette, LA, Yonkers, NY

    Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.