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Corporate Sustainability Program Manager

June 29 2022
Categories Information Technology, IT, Project management
Ottawa, ON

Company Description

Assent is the supply chain sustainability management solution for the world’s most responsible, sustainability-focused complex manufacturers. The #1 business risk for complex manufacturers is hidden. Most supply chains were never built with sustainability in mind, and most manufacturers do not have deep visibility into their supply chain risks while outsourcing the majority of their production. Shaped by regulatory experts, customers and suppliers, Assent is the foundation manufacturers need for cross-enterprise sustainability. At Assent, your work will help bring transparency, sustainability, and fairness to the global community.

We’re one of the fastest-growing technology companies - from $5 million to $50 million ARR in under five years! As the global leader in supply chain data management, we provide transparency into the supply chains of some of the world's largest and most successful companies, including 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies. In our most recent funding round, we raised $350 Million USD in funding led by Vista Equity Partners. This funding will allow us to continue to scale with purpose, and add exceptional talent to our already remarkable team.

Job Description

The Corporate Sustainability Program Manager will report to the Director of Corporate Sustainability. They will play a key role in enabling the success of Assent’s corporate sustainability strategy and performance of Assent’s newly-established Executive Sustainability Committee and associated subcommittees. They will be responsible for planning, managing and executing the operational functions and activities of Assent’s newly-established Executive Sustainability Committee, which is composed of senior executives from across the company. They will also support the development and execution of Assent’s corporate sustainability strategy and coordinate Assent’s annual corporate sustainability reporting work. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to drive projects utilizing a hands-on approach while simultaneously executing and thinking strategically. They will have a passion for sustainability and the ambition to grow their expertise and knowledge in environment, social and governance (ESG) and corporate sustainability.

  • Plan, manage and execute the operational functions and activities of the ESC (Executive Sustainability Committee), which will include:

    • Developing and maintaining operational documents and strategies for the ESC

    • Meeting planning, including agenda development

    • Ensuring meetings are conducted in line with established governance procedures

    • Following up on implementation of decisions made by the ESC

  • Support the development and execution of Assent’s corporate sustainability strategy, which will include:

    • Coordinating a baseline of Assent’s management of priority material sustainability topics

    • Helping ESC members to define and track sustainability goals and objectives

    • Conducting research to inform sustainability strategy development and implementation

    • Securing external and internal advice and support

  • Identify and support the sustainability professional development needs of ESC and Board members

  • Work alongside the Director of Corporate Sustainability to ensure Board and Leadership engagement on the development, implementation and reporting of Assent’s corporate sustainability strategy

  • Coordinate Assent’s annual sustainability reporting work:

    • Establish tools, processes and structures to facilitate ongoing reporting and data collection from our global offices.

    • Equip reporting leads to successfully meet their reporting obligations

    • Support the report writing process in conjunction with reporting leads, the Director of Corporate Sustainability and Marketing.


The Corporate Sustainability Program Manager will be a highly driven individual with a strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to manage relations with diverse and senior stakeholders within an organization. They will be comfortable utilizing both a hands-on approach while simultaneously executing and thinking strategically. The following expertise and skills will be required:

  • Proven track record of success (minimum 2-3 years) in program/project management

  • Excellent planning, forecasting and organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills- you communicate clearly, concisely and with tact

  • Skilled collaborator - adept at rallying stakeholders around a common goal, coordinating tasks, and ensuring that everybody works together effectively

  • You have grit - you are conscientious, you always work towards providing solutions, and are dedicated to achieving excellence and driving results

  • You are adaptable - ability to shift course and find ways to keep moving forward

  • You are determined and persistent in achieving your goals and comfortable pursuing and promoting the engagement of senior leaders in Assent’s corporate sustainability work

  • Curiosity & desire to learn and step into unknown challenges

  • You are comfortable providing strategic feedback

  • You have a positive and driven personality and you thrive in a dynamic work environment

  • You have a passion for sustainability and an ambition to grow your knowledge within the realm of ESG and corporate sustainability

  • You have an understanding of sustainability reporting frameworks, such as GRI and SASB

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the aforementioned duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Assent is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Additional Information

At Assent, we are uniquely positioned to make meaningful, impactful changes in the world around us. If you believe in doing work that matters, we want you to join our team.

Life at Assent

  • Wellness: We believe that you and your family’s well being is important. As a result, we offer vacation time that increases with tenure, comprehensive benefits packages (details vary by country), life leave days and more.

  • Financial Benefits: It’s not all about the money – well, it’s a little about the money. We understand that financial health is important and we offer a competitive base salary, a corporate bonus program, retirement savings options and more.

  • Life at Assent: There is purpose beyond your work. We provide our team members with volunteer days, flexible work options and opportunities to get involved in corporate giving initiatives.

  • Lifelong Learning: At Assent, curiosity is not only valued but encouraged. You will receive professional development days that are available to you the day you start.

  • Work The Way That Works for You: Your work and life should be balanced in a way that is purposeful for you. We offer flexible working environments for our team. Choose a space that meets your unique needs.

Work the way that works for you. Your work and life should be balanced in a way that is purposeful for you. At Assent, we offer flexible working environments for our team. Choose a space that meets your unique needs.

At Assent, we are committed to growing and sustaining an environment where our team members feel included, valued, and heard. Our diversity and equal opportunity practices are guided and championed by our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion includes recruiting and retaining team members from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and fostering a culture of belonging where all team members are included, treated with dignity and respect, promoted on their merits, and placed in positions to contribute to business success.

If you require assistance or accommodation throughout any part of the interview and selection process, please contact and we will be happy to help. network