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Director, Sustainability- Operations

Company: WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview

Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the worlds most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. Were home to the worlds best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.



The JobAs a member of the Warner Bros. Discovery Corporate Social Responsibility team, this position plays a pivotal role in driving the companys environmental sustainability priorities and progress toward carbon emissions tracking and measurable reduction. Working closely with the VP/Head of Sustainability and other key internal stakeholderssuch as production, facilities, procurement/sourcing and travelthis position directs, develops, executes and/or oversees the operational standards, guidelines, programs and initiatives, and data management that contribute to the companys carbon emissions goals and sustainability priorities.

The Daily

  • Collects, analyzes and manages greenhouse gas inventory and data for operations across the company, including facilities and production.
  • Working closely with production/business unit stakeholders (film, TVscripted and unscripted, news, sports, regional production) around the world, establishes and/or harmonizes company sustainability standards and guidelines for its varied production businesses in support of the companys carbon reduction commitments. Ensures global rollout and adoption of guidelines, modifying when necessary to respond to changing regulatory, science and social landscapes. Sets short- and long-term targets and KPIs. Gathers, analyzes and presents baseline data and narratives. Oversees and/or directs related reporting.
  • Serves as a partner to and thought leader with WBD Government Affairs to strategically address local government sustainability initiatives with implications to production (e.g., tax incentives) and operations. Identifies and executes on solutions that align with sustainable business goals.
  • Serves as a key representative in industry production initiatives and sustainable production groups, such as the Sustainable Production Alliance, to accelerate and drive solutions that benefit WBD production targets and the industry at large.
  • Partners with WBD Facilities and Studio Operations teams to ensure accurate greenhouse gas data collection for facilities around the world. Identify opportunities and develop and execute on plans to reduce Scopes 1 and 2 emissions at company-owned and leased facilities, including production studios. Sets targets and KPIs. Works with and/or directs vendors, as necessary.
  • With procurement/sourcing, ad sales, consumer products, travel and other internal departments, develops and executes measurable plans to reduce emissions in key Scope 3 categories.
  • Directs and, as necessary, supports Associate Manager, Sustainable Operations on day-to-day sustainable production program and collaboration with production teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and as priorities change.

    The Essentials
    • Bachelors degree preferred
    • Graduate degree in sustainability, ESG, business, management a plus
    • Must be a skilled strategist, adept in developing and executing on strategic plans and goals
    • Results-driven; demonstrated ability to set and meet measurable goals, targets and KPIs
    • Strong project management skills and ability to direct and delegate work
    • Strong track record building and maintaining internal and external relationships
    • Strong data collection, management, analysis, reporting and visualization skills required
    • Knowledge of global sustainability and ESG issues, regulations required
    • Knowledge of and experience working with/in the entertainment production landscape preferred
    • Ability to understand, distill and communicate to various audiences compliance, regulatory, data and climate science relevant to the business
    • Experience managing staff
    • Effective interpersonal skills required
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required
    • Experience with Adobe Suite (Acrobat Pro, Illustrator and Photoshop) a plus

      The Nice to Haves
      • Must be detail oriented and goal driven
      • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and work well under time constraints
      • Must be able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
      • Must be flexible and able to adjust to shifting priorities
      • Must be highly analytical, data driven and capable of managing large data sets
      • Must be highly organized and able to prioritize and schedule work effectively
      • Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal) and a confident public speaker
      • Must have ability to navigate production, studio, corporate, nonprofit and government landscapes
      • Must work with stakeholders at all levels
      • Must be a team player
      • Must possess a professional mannerism
      • Must be able to work independentlyThis position is required to work in person at one of our locations in the United States. WarnerMedia requires anyone working in our workplaces in the U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions to this vaccine requirement are available to those entitled to reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons.



        Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.



        If youre a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@warnermedia.com.

Keywords: WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA, Burbank , Director, Sustainability- Operations, Executive , Burbank, California

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