Sustainability Specialist


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WESCO|Anixter is seeking a Global Sustainability Specialist to join the team. The Sustainability Specialist is responsible for providing administrative and program support for WESCO’s sustainability program. This position is responsible for developing and supporting efforts to work within and across all departments of the organization to foster partnerships to promote sustainability values, social responsibility and resource conservation. Duties are performed independently under the general direction of the Senior Manager, Global Environmental Management & Sustainability. The position's responsibilities will include implementation and coordination of sustainability practices and programs among the Operation, Sales and Procurement departments. Sustainability programs include energy efficiency, recycling and zero waste initiatives, engagement, and collaborative sustainability-focused projects across the organization.


  • Collaborate on the development, implementation and maintenance of reports, dashboards, and scorecards to ensure accurate internal reporting for WESCO’s Responsible Supply Chain Program
  • Development and distribution of internal quarterly sustainability newsletter
  • Coordinate sustainability training for the procurement team
  • Collaborate on the development, implementation and maintenance of WESCO’s ENERGY STAR program
  • Support data needs for public/private reporting requirements, including to organizations such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), GRI (Global Reporting initiatives) and EcoVadis
  • Assist in tracking progress towards achievement of corporate sustainability goals
  • Work with procurement and sales on our green and sustainable product lines
  • Managing own workload to meet deadlines
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Qualifications & Skills

  • Associates Degree in Environmental Sustainability, Economics or related field.
  • 1-3 years of corporate sustainability program related experience. Can be a combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Certificate in Environmental Social Governance (ESG) preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and be able to build strong relationships with internal and external teams to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and coordinating projects.
  • SASB and TCFD reporting experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other basic Windows applications.
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Forms, Power BI and Power Automate very helpful.

At WESCO|Anixter, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.”

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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