VP, Public Affairs and Sustainability

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Legal & Compliance

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences.  

Position Summary: VP IP & Regulatory Affairs is a primary legal resource for the organization with ultimate responsibility for assigned legal functions. VP IP & Regulatory Affairs is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. This position is directly involved in complex business transactions and negotiating critical contracts.


The Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, will serve in a newly created leadership role reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, as the Company’s strategic leader in public affairs and sustainability matters on an enterprise-wide basis. The role will serve as a key member of AdvanSix’s leadership team, responsible for developing and driving the next chapter of a comprehensive public affairs program, including government relations, and sustainability. This person will drive close collaboration with internal teams, external agencies and stakeholders, as well as elected officials and government bodies to advance our commercial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities as well as enhancing AdvanSix’s role and prominence as a responsible corporate citizen in the communities in which it operates. We are seeking a leader, who can serve as a collaborative partner with the executive team to support the development and execution of the enterprise’s commercial strategies and ensure the intersection of public policy, governmental relations and sustainability priorities are embedded into our strategic frameworks. This leader will drive our sustainability strategy and vision, both near and long-term, collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate sustainability into business operations, products, and services and driving our sustainability reporting and communication to key stakeholders. Notably, this role will be responsible for driving a new approach to community outreach and stakeholder engagement at a local, state and federal level, by leading the development and execution of a strategic roadmap. This leader will need to possess the ability to see the entire landscape – the company, investment community, customer and financial markets, industry trends, as well the capacity and network to navigate community, regulatory, competitive, reputational, and political dynamics.



Oversee the development and execution of the next chapter for AdvanSix’s public affairs and sustainability strategy, including oversight of initiatives and partnerships to support the organization’s commitment to serving as a responsible corporate citizen in the communities in which it operates.  Understand current and future challenges within the industry and educating and prioritizing these issues with internal teams and external stakeholders.  Leverage knowledge and experience in the subject matter to translate fundamentals into AdvanSix’s point of view for emerging issues that will impact the sustainability of the enterprise going forward.  Manage across enterprise and organizational lines to build a comprehensive reporting process, coordinate strategy, garner consensus, and ensure alignment of disclosure, messaging and advocacy with a view towards influencing public policy and building support for AdvanSix’s key priorities.   Identify and work with external stakeholders (NGOs, governments, charities, etc.) to pursue and promote AdvanSix’s ESG commitments.  Support issues management and crisis communications and preparedness by providing advice and counsel on corporate and brand reputation as related to the full spectrum of corporate social responsibility and ESG issues.  Partner with cross-functional internal teams (e.g. Communications, HR, Legal) of risk and compliance managers to ensure policies and best practices are in place to minimize risk to the public.   Drive company and leadership participation in events to demonstrate the company’s commitment to social responsibility.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or related field; advanced degree preferred 
  • Proven experience in a leadership role driving public affairs, government relations and sustainability initiatives 
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to align goals with commercial strategies 
  • 15+ years of progressive responsibility / experience in public affairs, government relations, sustainability and/or related fields

Additional Qualifications/Characteristics: 

  • Change Agent: Ability to influence others especially without direct authority. Has a passion for the importance of effective change management and communications
  • Strong Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to distill complex issues and concepts into frameable and relevant communications or escalations.
  • Inspiring Others: A confident, mature person with the ability to connect and inspire others.
  • A proven track record of readily and actively contributing to the success of the team.
  • Outcome Orientation: A driver who possesses the ability to take actions and implement effective solutions in a timely manner.
  • Problem Solver: A creative yet pragmatic problem solver. Methodical and hands-on, as well as detail oriented. 
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision-Making: A “conceptualizer” of trends/issues who can then integrate that thinking into business strategies.
  • Decisive and logical at thoroughly evaluating issues. Excellent planning, execution and project-management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, navigate ambiguity and make decisions with limited information.
  • Strong Player & Coach: A team player and builder, receptive to ideas from others.
  • Shares information and keeps team members and partners informed. Works effectively with others to identify and resolve issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact successfully with all levels of management as well as a diverse work force, working to inspire in a way that others want to make things happen.  
  •  Ability to keep all company information and materials confidential and exercise a high level of discretion
  • Must have a high level of integrity and a strong moral compass
  • Ability to influence, coach, and educate at senior and lower levels in the organization
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives
  • Proven ability to manage cross-functional projects and teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across all audiences
  • Strong track record of driving performance in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to focus on strategy as well as tactical and operational issues
  • Some travel is required
At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!