Sustainability and Responsible Procurement Director

23 Apr, 2022


Sustainability and Responsible Procurement Director


Job Description and Requirements

At Synopsys, our aim is to create a Smart Future that’s sustainable, just, and secure. Our Smart Future Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy provides a focus and structure for how we manage our own operational impact and influence others around us to create a better world. We are looking for an experienced environmental professional to join our CSR team and advance delivery of Synopsys’ GHG emissions reduction and carbon neutral goals, and other CSR-focused initiatives. The Sustainability and Responsible Procurement Director will play a central role in driving the environment and responsible procurement pillars within Synopsys’ Smart Future strategy.

The ideal candidate will drive high-level strategies via cross-functional collaboration, and will execute on specific sustainability initiatives, program implementation, as well as metric tracking and reporting. This role will influence the company’s expansion of its emissions reduction commitments and strategies to include our scope 3 footprint, with a particular emphasis on supply chain engagement. 

This role offers an excellent opportunity to become an integral part of the corporate legal team at an innovative Silicon Valley technology company. The CSR team is driving the company’s Environment, Social and Governance initiatives, performance and reporting, with oversight from the Board of Directors and the highest levels of management. 

If you are passionate about sustainability and the important role companies can take on climate leadership and beyond, we want to hear from you!



  • Design and drive execution of companywide sustainability strategies, specifically around Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions reduction, working closely with key business functions.
  • Establish effective and influential relationships with key business functions to drive implementation of emissions reduction strategies.
  • Accountable for emissions inventorying and related external reporting.
  • Lead annual carbon neutral certification process.
  • Contribute to the oversight of the cross-functional CSR Leadership Committee and support Synopsys Board of Directors reporting.
  • Ensure high-quality internal and external CSR communications tailored to specific stakeholders, including responding to customer questions.
  • Manage and deepen Synopsys’ engagement with partner organizations, peers and other external stakeholders to advance sustainability across the industry.
  • Support development of responsible procurement program, including supplier engagement on sustainability and a supplier diversity strategy.
  • Support the annual CSR Report development with specific focus on environment and supply chain content and metrics.



  • Minimum 8 years of experience in environmental sustainability and/or responsible procurement.  
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with the ability to lead program initiatives, cross-functional committees, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Working knowledge of carbon reduction strategies, carbon neutrality, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), and reporting frameworks such as the CDP and The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
  • Experience with corporate emissions inventorying.
  • Highly collaborative but also able to work independently, managing own time, deadline, and priorities.
  • Exemplary written, verbal, and online communication skills.
  • BS/MS in environmental studies, environmental sustainability, or a related field

Apply today at the Synopsys careers page:

Job posted: 2022-04-23