Sustainability Analyst

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At Blue Shield of California we are parents, leader, students, visionaries, heroes, and providers. Everyday we come together striving to fulfill our mission, to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a sustainably affordable price. For more than 80 years, Blue Shield of California has been dedicated to transforming health care by making it more accessible, cost-effective, and customer-centric. We are a not-for-profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with 6,800 employees, more than $20 billion in annual revenue and 4.3 million members. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have a positive impact on California communities. Blue Shield of California is headquartered in Oakland, California with 18 additional locations including Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. We're excited to share Blue Shield of California has received awards and recognition for - LGBT diversity, quality improvement, most influential women in corporate America, Bay Area's top companies in volunteering & giving, and one of the world's most ethical companies. Here at Blue Shield of California, we're striving to make a positive change across our industry and the communities we live in - Join us!

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Job Description

As a member of Blue Shield's Corporate Citizenship team, the Sustainability Analyst will help lead the company's efforts to become a model for being a socially responsible health insurer. Based in Oakland, CA, the Sustainability Analyst will report directly to the Sustainability Program Manager and will be responsible for helping to drive progress against the company's next generation sustainability goals. The Sustainability Analyst will operate cross-functionally with many different departments within the company, most frequently with Corporate Real Estate, Global Business Services, Corporate and Internal Communications and Law.

Responsibilities

The Sustainability Analyst will focus on supporting enterprise efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and identify meaningful savings that contribute to our culture of affordability. Responsibilities include:
  • Sustainability Reporting & Measurement: Develop and maintain progress reports on Blue Shield's environmental impacts for greenhouse gas, water, waste and provide an inventory report of key sustainability metrics. Support the submission of the CDP disclosure questionnaire.
  • Supplier Sustainability: Partner with Global Business Services to engage strategic, IT, and non-strategic suppliers on Blue Shield's newly created supplier sustainability program. He/she/they will establish and implement supplier sustainability requirements, onboard suppliers in greenhouse gas reporting and goal setting, cocreate training sessions and support tools for suppliers, and create and maintain internal reporting dashboard and metrics.
  • Efficiency Measures: Partner with Corporate Real Estate to develop and drive a roadmap of efficiency and sustainability initiatives in alignment with our sustainability goals. The roadmap will include initiatives and best practices related to energy reduction, renewable energy, water use reduction, and zero waste strategies.
  • Internal and External Communications: Strengthen the communication of the company's environmental sustainability journey.
  • Employee Engagement: Support the development and execution of an employee engagement plan to provide employees with opportunities to learn about sustainability and participate in environment-focused events. Whether it's recycling, reducing our power demand, or increasing their sustainable commuting options, this incumbent will support various initiatives that empower employees to play a role in reducing our costs and impact.
  • Teamwork: Serve as a leader and partner with a high-performing team, focusing on positive collaboration, professional development, and creating a great place to work for all.




Qualifications

Knowledge, Experience and Education
  • Possesses a bachelor's degree with at least 4-7 years of relevant cross-functional, cross disciplinary experience or an equivalent of education and experience. Supply chain experience in a corporate setting is preferred.
  • Communicates a strong personal belief that citizenship can make a difference for the company and society. Expresses a strong interest in and knowledge of social and environmental issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace and take ownership of projects.
  • Demonstrates a consistently positive attitude and commitment to their work.
  • Demonstrates ability to build rapport with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with department leaders and other business units.
  • Is able to deliver results under tight deadlines and is energized by the opportunity to solve problems.
  • Can be counted on as a strong role model - sets an ethical standard across the business.


Physical Requirements

Office Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork - Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.
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External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classification protected by Federal, State and local laws.EEO Policy