ARAMARK Sustainability Coordinator in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Overview:

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com at http://www.aramark.com/ or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aramark and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aramark .

Description:

About Higher Education:

When it comes to on-campus dining, facilities services, sport arenas and conference center services, Aramark is the real head of the class. Partnering with close to 600 colleges and universities throughout the United States, we strive to provide the best residential, retail, and catering options, service and facilities for students, faculty and administration. Our programs are second to none in their innovation, excellence and results. As part of our commitment, we are determined to build and develop the best team of professionals in the industry - people who aren't afraid of spearheading change, who know how to lead and who appreciate endless opportunity.

Responsibilities:

In alignment with Aramark’s sustainability platform and campus sustainability initiatives, the Sustainability Coordinator works directly with field operations teams to implement standard operating sustainability procedures and practices in the areas of responsible sourcing, efficient operations and waste minimization. The position will manage the overall sustainability program for dining operations, while partnering with the onsite marketing team to communicate results which directly affects our shared environment, sales growth, market penetration and customer satisfaction. Additionally, this position will act as an agent for change management by creating awareness of the program's key objectives and establishing training while implementing programs that achieve key objectives. This position will educate the Aramark team and the campus community on sustainability concepts, frameworks and programs and how these programs impact the community and our environment. An emphasis will be placed on client partnerships and the local community, such as hosting uncomfortable lunches to initiate dialogue around a sustainable platform.

  • Continue developing and reinforcing a comprehensive waste minimization strategy and program for campus dining with a focus on Green Thread and other Aramark programs

  • Establish partnerships with local growers/producers through approved supply chain management processes while maintaining a focus on supplier diversity

  • Emphasis on maintaining and strengthening relationships with University vendors, such as the University Meat Lab and student-run organic farm, Cornercopia

  • Work with the operations team on energy and water conservation initiatives and green building practices in all dining facilities

  • Create sustainability marketing and education awareness campaigns, events and newsletters

  • Participate in regular meetings with campus sustainability departments, student groups and organizations to collaborate on sustainability initiatives and ensure that our environmental goals and projects align

  • Participate in senior leadership team meetings and partner with the executive culinary team

  • Coordinate sustainability training for the management team and hourly employees

  • Responsible for the oversight of five sustainability interns, from scheduling shifts to project assignment

Sustainability reporting for quarterly University Client Report

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing or Business Management or a related field and have a basic understanding of the range and diversity of sustainability topics with a focus on higher education

  • 2 to 4 years of experience developing sustainability project goals and strategies in an educational or corporate setting

  • Must possess the ability to effectively interact with all levels of management and be able to build strong relationships with clients and customers as well as Aramark teams to accomplish goals and objectives.

  • Possessing the ability to influence complex decision-making processes is fundamental.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran