Sustainability Coordinator

Knoll - East Greenville, PA3.7


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.

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The Sustainability Coordinator will act as a specialist in the assigned program area of sustainability within the Textiles Technical Department. The focus of this position is to review and acquire the necessary information for a wide variety of moderate to complex sustainability standards. This position will also monitor and maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule data for KnollTextiles and support the Technical Department. The Sustainability Coordinator works in collaboration with Knoll’s EHS, Facilities, Operations, Marketing/Sales departments, as well as industry trade organizations (BIFMA, LEED, FSC, etc.) and KnollTextiles’ customers.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serves as the Knoll internal expert and consultant in areas related to sustainability and compliance regulations.
Works interdepartmentally on regulations to ensure continued compliance
Develops best sustainability practices for initial assessment and ongoing evaluation
Develops long and short-term strategic plans, recommending policy and organizational changes needed to advance sustainability initiatives
Collaborates with all areas of the corporation to develop and implement approved sustainability projects coordinating common goals and identifying opportunities between different departments
Participates in sustainability audits, compiles data, prepares sustainability indicators reports (including cost-benefit analysis).
Markets and promotes Knoll sustainability efforts through website maintenance, brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials and/or publications
Develops educational programs and conducts training to sales, marketing, dealers, and employees
Collaborates with marketing and sales on sustainability-related events
Conducts annual and ongoing program assessments and evaluates compliance with sustainability legislation and industry specific sustainability programs
Tracks relevant information and available resources, staying up to date with the rapidly changing field through publications, memberships, electronic services as well as formal and informal networks, and communications impacts to affected parts of the Knoll team
Assist Sales Team with the completion of sustainability information for proposals. This may include providing existing sustainability data maintained by the EHS team, assisting with the completion of forms, and helping to craft unique responses to specific client questions
Represents Knoll to the community, the public, and other organizations maintaining positive working relationships

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Science related field, a plus
LEED AP Certification, a plus

Required Skills:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and works well under pressure
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects
Ability to work in a team environment to coordinate materials & textiles needed for vendor application testing.
Respond to client inquiries regarding sustainability product information.
Research, write, and manage marketing collateral relating to third party building standards (eg: LEED, WELL Building, Living Building Challenge Redlist, Healthier Hospitals Initiative, Prop 65)
Knowledge of third-party certifications and testing for Volatile Organic Compounds and indoor air quality
Knowledge of chemical transparency and sustainability initiatives: mindful MATERIALS, Health Product Declaration, Declare Labels
Knowledge of sustainability and federal regulations (Lacey Act and Conflict Minerals)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, with a strong background in Microsoft Excel
Understanding of textile manufacturing process - fibers, yarn, weaving, dyeing & finishing
Monitor department’s multiple email accounts: tracks and assigns requests to other department associates based on the nature of the request.

Required Experience