Multi-Site Environmental Program Manager


Northlake, IL, US, 60164

Remote or On-Site:  Hybrid
Req ID #:  2778


Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter

Multi-Site Environment Program Manager - Northlake, IL

As the Multi-Site Environmental Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring compliance with environmental and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, managing environmental programs, and implementing sustainable practices within the organization.  This position will primarily support Environmental programs and compliance processes for Sun Chemical’s Northlake, Kankakee, and St. Charles sites.  The position will require on-site presence at each of these locations.  This position will also provide assistance to our Menasha facility.



  • Implement and adapt corporate applicable HSE policies and procedures to meet site-specific requirements to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Monitor and assess environmental risks and develop strategies to mitigate and minimize them.
  • Conduct regular environmental inspections to identify areas of improvement and address non-compliance issues.
  • Prepare and participate in scheduled Corporate SunCare Audits.  Provide follow-up action-item completion and tracking.
  • Ensure that each plant is aligned with ISO 14001 standards.
  • Coordinate with regulatory agencies, stakeholders, Corporate EHS and manage external consultants to obtain necessary permits and approvals.
  • Lead any announced environmental regulatory agency inspections. Lead or provide support for any unannounced environmental regulatory agency inspections depending on whether present at the particular site during the inspection. Prepare responses for any findings from announced and unannounced agency inspections.
  • Provide guidance and training to employees on environmental practices, regulations, and procedures.
  • Develop and implement environmental Key Performance Indicators (eKPIs) for each site and ensure effectiveness.  The eKPIs shall be in alignment with overall corporate KPIs established.
  • Manage the company's waste management program, including waste reduction, recycling, proper disposal and agency reporting.
  • Manage environmental sustainability data in Sun Chemical’s information database.
  • Manage air quality regulation requirements, including, but not limited to, permit renewals, permit modifications, emissions baseline profiles, permit reporting, equipment monitoring/ inspections, and keeping equipment inventory current.
  • Provide management of change requirements and impacts to site environmental compliance.  Interact with project stakeholders, such as, engineering, operations, controllers, technology, corporate EHS, etc…
  • Prepare and submit required other environmental reports and documentation to regulatory agencies, as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineer, or a related field.
  • 7+ years of experience working in environmental management, preferably in the specialty chemical manufacturing industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of environmental regulations with an emphasis on air quality, other areas include, but not limited to, water quality, hazardous waste management, and pollution prevention.  Experience with DHS compliance is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong understanding of sustainable practices and ability to implement them within the organization.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with internal teams, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Certification or training in environmental management systems (ISO 14001) is a plus.
  •  Ability to work independently, travel and make sound decisions.
  • Hybrid work 20%, travel 20% to Kankakee, St. Charles, Menasha



  •  A Master's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineer, or a related field.


We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k)+match and life insurance. Eligibility of benefit timing may vary.



It is Sun’s policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employment agencies are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy, and we value the partnerships we have built with our preferred vendors. We will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies for any employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Sun Chemical or directly to hiring managers in any form without a signed contract on file, and search engagement for that position, will be deemed unsolicited in nature, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired as a result of the referral or through other means. Additionally, any resume submitted without a contract in place will be considered property of Sun Chemical and no fees will be paid to the agency if the candidate is hired.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago