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Sustainability Specialist


Houston, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Administration & Services
Business Unit:  Sustainability

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team that is responsible for making Neste the top leader in the field of sustainability?


We are looking for a Sustainability Specialist to join our team in Houston,Texas.


The Sustainability Specialist will report to the Sustainability Manager and be a part of the Global Sustainability team with colleagues in Espoo, Singapore, Shanghai, Melbourne, and Houston. The sustainability team is responsible for managing sustainability related strategic initiatives and implementing sustainability into our business. As a Sustainability Specialist, your main role is to support suppliers in North and Latin America in meeting our sustainability requirements. You will also be responsible for supplier engagement which involves building relationships, setting expectations, training, understanding and addressing local barriers.


In addition, you will contribute to transforming the way of doing business in a sustainable manner and ensuring that sustainability remains a key driver in corporate strategy.  We offer you challenging assignments and development opportunities to grow your expertise. 


Your part in Neste journey


Main responsibilities include but are not limited to


  • Managing supplier sustainability evaluation process for suppliers in the Americas

  • Supplier engagement and communicating of our sustainability criteria and requirements as well as managing suppliers alongside with supply managers

  • Assisting new suppliers in their sustainability development to meet required sustainability criteria

  • Supporting risk assessment for different raw materials in different geographical regions through supplier engagement and audits

  • Developing and implementing sustainability initiatives related to GHG emissions, biodiversity, and human rights. 


Keys to success in this role


The best combination of experiences, skills and background is 


  • Degree in Science / Environmental Engineering / Supply Chain Management / Sustainability or other relevant field or experience

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience preferably in related fields of sustainability or supply chain management, ideally in the biofuels, chemicals or consumer goods industries.

  • Experience working with suppliers, reducing GHG emissions, or experience developing and managing complex internal processes involving many stakeholders is a plus. 

  • Fluent in English; fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese a must. 

  • Self-driven team player with strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and influencing skills


We also value


  • Ability to communicate, collaborate and interact effectively and efficiently in an international and diverse environment with cross functional partners (different cultures, values and time zones), as well as an open mind (attitude) towards work tasks and work environment

  • Behavior according to company values in all situations and understanding common goals


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique. We believe everyone is a leader and share a natural desire for collaboration. Our three values ``We care, We have courage and We collaborate” are embedded in our everyday work. Working safely and responsibly at all times is essential to all of us.

If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application. 

Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.  


The recruitment process includes interviews and aptitude testing. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


Our success begins with you.


Every company needs a purpose, and Neste has a strong one: to create a healthier planet for our children. We are 4,800 dedicated professionals committed to that purpose. Everything that we do, down to the smallest detail, shows our clear commitment to tackling the challenges of climate change. As an employer, understanding and valuing wellbeing is vital for our success. At the same time, we encourage every individual at Neste to contribute towards creating a positive impact on the environment as well as on the people, communities and societies around us. 


Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together


As innovation is in our DNA, we are empowered to develop pioneering solutions to make businesses more sustainable. In 2021, Neste placed 4th on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.


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