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Manager Supplier Sustainability, Risk, Quality & Responsible Sourcing

Date: Jan 23, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 6187

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Grace is seeking a leader to develop and manage Sustainability, Risk, Quality & Responsible Sourcing across Grace’s Global supply base.  This role will work with the respective Sourcing Category Leaders and business partners to create a standard platform to support the Sustainability, Risk, Quality and Responsible Sourcing practices across Grace while liaising with various business and functional partners across Grace.  

Job Description
  • Executes global strategies and programs across Supplier Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing for Grace supply base
  • Fosters sustainability solutions, compliance with regulatory, customer, supplier and/or industry requirements as well as alignment with enterprise level strategy, policies, and procedures related to supply base management, specifically in areas related to sustainability, risk, quality and responsible sourcing.
  • Works with category leaders and other functional team to develop and execute Grace’s risk management systems related to Grace’s supply base.
  • Support Grace’s safety culture by demonstrating leadership as it strives to achieve an accident-free environment.
  • Promote Grace’s vision of striving to be a premier specialty chemicals and materials company and demonstrate and integrate its core values into daily activities.
  • Provide subject matter level expertise for sustainability and associated responsible sourcing platforms to effectively manage and mitigate risk for Grace
  • Lead Global/Area cross-functional teams (i.e. Legal, Ethics, HR, Risk and EHS) to develop and execute strategies, monitor regulations and integrate solutions to assure compliance
  • Identify, qualify, assess and manage suppliers, assuring sourcing, regulatory compliance and risk reduction particularly in areas where Grace might be single-sourced or sole-sourced.
  • Conduct supplier prioritization, outreach, analyzing and validating supplier technical data
  • Develop Supplier performance program to drive supplier responsiveness and conformance, working with category owners to escalate when necessary
  • Manage supplier corrective & preventive action and drive improvement via scorecards, manage Root Cause & Corrective Actions (RCCA) process to ensure continual improvement to our supply base performance
  • Liaise with global teams, legal counsel and other functional experts to monitor regulations & mitigate risks
  • Develop & conduct training for toll manufacturers, suppliers, 3rd party providers and internal sourcing professionals
  • Work with toll manufacturers, suppliers and 3rd party providers to execute activities on Grace’s behalf, ensuring compliance
  • Represent Grace with key industry or government associations
Required Skills
  • Possess a Bachelor s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Required Experience

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in one or more of the following functions: EHS, Sourcing, Product Responsibility, Sustainability, Quality or Compliance in a private, public, government or military environment. Chemical manufacturing background preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Auditor, Qualified Environmental Professional or other EHS, Regulatory or Sustainability certification preferred



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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