We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Initiatives Manager at UL Standards & Engagement, based in our Northbrook, IL office. The Strategic Initiatives Manager is responsible for leading and driving the UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE) strategy development initiatives and organization-wide strategy projects to broaden and deepen the organization’s mission of mobilizing safety science into action through standards and advocacy. This includes strategy-based work towards reinforcing standards development for sustained global impact and developing a world-class engagement capability for enhancing human safety.
At UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure, and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion, and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
As the Strategic Initiatives Manager, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:
While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:
Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
UL Standards & Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification, and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world. To learn more, visit our websites ULSE.org.
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