HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT – SOUTH POLE CARBON

South Pole Carbon is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related
activities.
To further promote environmentally and socially responsible practices, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated
and dedicated Head of Sustainability Management (100%) based in Zurich. As Head of Sustainability Management you will help our customers understand their sustainability impact, and create strategies and innovative tools to enable their implementation. Our mandates for both public and corporate customers range from providing services in the field of Sustainability Management and Reporting and Greenhouse Gas Accounting to Impact Assessment. You will also be responsible for developing services within two Climate-KIC Flagship Projects.

Responsibilities:

Being responsible for the successful and efficient implementation of our mandates, you will lead international project teams of practice experts. You will support South Poles Carbon’s Key Account Management Team in finding innovative solutions for our clients. You will also be involved in developing and improving South Pole Carbon’s offer in the field of Sustainability Management in order to further strengthen our position in this field.
Tasks and responsibilities
Leading a team of dedicated experts
  • Plan projects and assign project teams with necessary know-how and skill set to ensure the most efficient and highest quality implementation of our mandates
  • Supervise and guide the project teams in the implementation of our mandates

Supporting our key account management team in business development

  • Shape proposals in direct exchange with the responsible key account managers and customers
  • Provide customers with proposals that match their needs and our capabilities
Shaping South Pole Carbon’s offering in the field of Sustainability Management
  • Enrich and enlarge South Pole Carbon’s service offering in Sustainability Management, both for the corporate and public sector
  • Lead and guide innovation processes within several long-term innovation projects with Climate KIC in collaboration with a broad network of stakeholders
  • Ensure information exchange and knowhow transfer, organize training and support for the key account managers
Requirements:
We require you to have
  • University degree in science or engineering
  • Five years of work experience in a sustainability or a climate change-related field
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record in business development
  • Leadership experience in an international environment and ability to harness strengths of interdisciplinary teams
  • Strong experience in managing large international projects involving myriad stakeholders.
  • Understanding in sustainability management and reporting, greenhouse gas accounting and environmental impact assessment
  • Self-motivation with a determination to make things happen and a drive to succeed
  • Sense of responsibility with the ability to work independently and proactively
  • Proficiency in English
  • Willingness to travel
  • Experience in managing software projects is beneficial
Details:
If you are interested in leading a young and international team looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you! Women are especially encouraged to apply. Please send your cover letter and CV in one pdf file to Mr Daniel Egli, Head of Human Resources, hr@southpolecarbon.com
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