JOB VACANCIES: deadline 15 May 2020 / Head of Climate Action, Vertis Environmental Finance
Organization:Vertis Environmental Finance
Position:Head of Climate Action
Duty Station:Madrid, Spain
Deadline for Application:15 May 2020
Term:Full-time, unlimited contract
Experience Requirements:10+ years of quality experience and technical expertise in carbon markets, corporate climate action, and/or broader sustainability experience working for a leading international organisation, private consultancy or for a leading private sector player.
Senior technical expertise with some or all of the following: compliance and voluntary carbon market standards, project development and MRV; carbon foot-printing, product and supply chain lifecycle assessments; GHG emission baselines and estimation of mitigation potential; in-setting and off-setting methodologies; corporate climate strategy development, disclosure requirements (CDP, SBTi, ESG); certifications, standards & labels (i.e. ISO certification, products & buildings standards, energy efficient labels) and related communication strategies; and with emerging corporate sustainability products or initiatives (triple bottom-line, circular business models, net-zero, etc.).
Demonstrable track record with successful business development, acquisition and sales growth in previous roles, including provable success winning large, strategic projects and developing long-term partnerships with the customers. Strong business acumen to understand environmental sustainability challenges, assess business risks, and to identify top market opportunities. We need an innovative thinker with a pragmatic and solution-oriented mind-set. Strong understanding of the dynamics and trends of European sustainability markets, including global compliance & voluntary carbon markets, climate policy, and related corporate sustainability and environmental requirements. Experience with corporate business strategy, operations and procedures, and demonstrated capacity to improve organisational efficiency.
Demonstrable people management, coaching and leadership skills. Excellent English written and oral communication skills. Ability to speak and write articulately, and gain credibility with a variety of audiences. Additional fluency with European languages a plus. Master’s degree in Climate Policy, Climate Finance, Corporate Sustainability or related fields. Additional MBA, Post-graduate degree or PhD a plus. Willingness to travel regularly.
11 May 2020