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ARAMARK Sustainability Manager - LifeWorks Restaurant Group in Beaverton, Oregon


Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 280,000 team members deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently; and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), DiversityInc, Black Enterprise and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


As the Sustainability Manager you will be responsible for leading the implementation of our sustainability strategy, with an emphasis on waste reduction, single-use reduction, carbon reduction, sourcing and maintaining a network of local farming partner’s, implementing sustainable environmental practices, and collaborating with the Culinary and Marketing departments to tell the sustainability story to our guests and clients.

Core Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Implement a comprehensive waste minimization strategy and program for unit dining program.

  • Establish partnerships with local growers/producers through approved supply chain management process.

  • Work with operations team on energy and water conservation initiatives and green building practices in all dining facilities.

  • Create sustainability marketing and education awareness campaigns and events.

  • Participate in regular meetings with internal team, external stakeholders and collaborate on sustainability initiatives and ensure that environmental goals and projects align.

  • Coordinate sustainability training for the management team and hourly employees.

  • Plan educational field trips for employees to local farms and suppliers.

  • Supervise, lead, train and monitor the activities of Dining team to accomplish sustainability goals

  • Serve as liaison to the community for sustainability-related programs, projects, policies, challenges, ideas and issues. Engage managers to develop, implement and manage campus sustainability solutions.

  • Prepare budget proposals, recommendations and approvals where appropriate.

  • Work with management team to evaluate effectiveness and potential of unique project/programs/functions.

  • Oversee the development and facilitation of content, workshops, meetings or conferences with high impact on program and/or participation; monitor logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.

  • Maintain effective client and customer rapport for mutually beneficial business relationships. Identify client needs and communicate operational progress. Demonstrate excellent customer service using Aramark’s standard service model.

  • Represent the unit and serve on various work streams/committees

  • Partner with Managers and FLAs in kitchens to educate and provide in the moment coaching on sustainable food practices

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Some of our benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 401(k)

  • Aramark corporate discount programs

  • Work on the NIKE campus

  • Complimentary meals & snacks from our scratch made food!

  • Access to the NIKE employee store

  • Opportunity for creative expression in how you provide exceptional hospitality while contributing to an organization’s culture in a professional setting


  • Degree in a subject related to sustainability; Master’s degree preferred (business, environment and/or sustainability).

  • Significant (5-7 years +) experience working in sustainability team or specialized consultancy. Relevant professional experience from a top-tier consulting firm, non-profit working with business, or sustainability, corporate affairs, or similar role in the private sector.

  • Knowledge of and experience with social and environmental matters, including interconnected issues; understands business and operations of large food company.

  • Inquisitive mind set with strong analytical abilities. Strategic thinker looking outside to bring new approaches to continually improve internal effectiveness.

  • Highly analytical, ability to synthesize information and offer recommendations/solutions.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multi-stakeholder engagement from vision to implementation.

  • Ability to communicate and facilitate dialogue with those holding diverse and opposing views, by finding common ground and identifying opportunities to move forward. Courage and conviction in managing difficult conversations.

  • Resilient, and able to adapt to challenges, identify underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management.

  • Demonstrated ability to work across complex organizations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Organized with a strong attention to detail and follow through.

  • Able to handle multiple projects and competing priorities effectively.

  • Budget development and oversight experience.

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.