Bold. Energetic. Ingenious.Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.
At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.
Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.
We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!
We believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive cultures are the ones that are most innovative and successful. Therefore, we have created this role to expand our I&D focus and further imbed inclusion and equity into our systems and processes. This critical role will report directly to the CHRO and closely partner with the CEO, becoming a trusted advisor and leader who helps envision the future, then executes plans accordingly. By partnering with Ingevity Executive Team they will create and embed diversity and inclusion strategies within lines of business globally, transforming I&D to a business-led priority. This individual will represent Ingevity’s I&D work with the Board of Directors, Ingevity leaders and communities in which we do business.
How you will impact Ingevity:
Partner with vendors to ensure strategy development and delivery, including design and execution of metrics and dashboards.
Drive I&D goal attainment through program management and defined project plans; manage implementation activities, and develop processes, documentation and communications for program/process rollout and ongoing support.
Lead I&D Taskforce by using a collaborative approach that drives team ownership. Ongoing evaluation of the strategy and execution roadmap; evaluate the Taskforce and recommend additional skill sets and development opportunities.
Builds strong relationships globally, working with the local leadership team to localizing I&D efforts.
Responsible for partnering with all departments within HR (and beyond) to ensure our processes and systems are inclusive and equitable for all.
Execute inclusion and diversity programs in partnership with the I&D Taskforce, Talent Acquisition, Global Learning & Development, and Global Engagement & Talent Management teams
Build increased brand awareness of Ingevity as a place where diversity of all types are welcome, included and valued. Over time, this acknowledgement should extend to the communities we do business in and to business leaders who value I&D.
Partner with Ingevity Communications team to be ‘employer of choice’. Assist with the creation of social media content around I&D
Partner with internal and external partners to create and deliver learning experiences to develop leaders who model and drive inclusive behaviors.
Ensure successful selection, preparation and effectiveness of global inclusion champions
Influence, update and gather input from employees, inclusion champions, Ingevity Executive Team, and Board of Directors to ensure I&D enables our culture and business success.
Define the organizational structure needed to support the business strategies in relationship to I&D.
Manage external vendor relationships and propose and oversee the budget.
Identify and seek alignment of I&D metrics; ensure Ingevity leaders have exposure to the metrics and align on data-driven implications and initiatives.
What you need to succeed:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (human resource management, organizational psychology, change management, or similar concentration)
7-10 years of experience delivering successful (metric driven) I&D strategy and program execution to companies of similar size with demonstrated increase in responsibility
Experience supporting a 24/7 manufacturing environment
Ability to influence without direct authority while functioning as a team player, coach, and leader
Strong communication skills and experience collaborating with employees across various corporate functions to include production (manufacturing), business and commercial teams, supply chain, IT, technical
Thorough understanding and experience with global business and manufacturing cultures (APAC, EMEA)
This position is eligible for relocation assistance.
This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.
Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect, and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. We operate in two reporting segments: Performance Chemicals, which includes specialty chemicals and engineered polymers; and Performance Materials, which includes high-performance activated carbon. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks, coatings, elastomers, bioplastics and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 25 locations around the world and employs approximately 1,750 people.