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Portfolio and Partnership Manager CE H/F

Publish Date:  Sep 26, 2022
Location: 

Paris - 75, Ile-De-France, FR-France

Company:  Atos

EcoAct, an Atos Company, is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organisations to meet the demands of the Paris Agreement. As a trusted advisor and partner to our clients, we simplify the challenges associated with sustainability, remove complexity, empower individuals and teams, and deploy customized solutions integrated into entire value chains. We exist to embed climate action as a global driver of commercial performance; delivering economic, social and environmental value. EcoAct has recently become part of Atos, a global leader in digital transformation.

 

What is the Portfolio & Partnerships Manager’s objective?

 

The Portfolio & Partnerships (P&P) Manager for Central Europe is in charge of enriching the Carbon Offset portfolio of EcoAct with outstanding projects and qualitative environmental assets. The key responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Develop a dedicated team of Portfolio & Partnerships consultants to respond to Central Europe offsetting demands mainly (but can be more global demands as well), define and implement team goals and objectives.
  • Designs and develops training courses for internal teams and customer.
  • Contribute to the development of EcoAct’s innovative global carbon offset portfolio of projects. These projects will be sourced from partners worldwide.
  • Develop new and reinforce long-term strategic partners by implementing different schemes of collaboration.
  • Engage historical partners and new projects developers to discuss availability, quality level and price of environmental projects and assets to enrich EcoAct’s Portfolio.
  • Report directly to the Head of Portfolio and Partnerships for the Nature-Based Solutions Business-Unit on progress on discussions with partners and projects developers as well as defined KPIs (on a weekly basis).
  • Actively support Central Europe sales and business development teams to close deals for customers (customer visits and presentation, customized solution…).
  • Coordinate and handle the creation of marketing and communication materials for commercial offers.
  • Understand, identify and relay local needs and demands for carbon offsets to NBS Team, in order to enrich Central Europe and global NBS Strategy.
  • Be responsible for the negotiation and purchase of carbon offsets from project holders.
  • Regularly perform and coordinate due diligence assessments both with desk research and on site, followed by regular updates.
  • When vital, travel abroad to visit and perform due diligence on newly identified projects.
  • Perform market and methodological watch, especially on the development of new carbon projects methodologies and standards evolutions.
  • Lead all aspects of the collection, centralization and storage of project information, prices ranges, vintages, contacts, contracts (MoU, Term Sheets, Cooperation agreements, VERPAs, etc) for the Central Europe team.

 

If you have a desire to become an actor for change and experience a dynamic and motivating working environment, then this position is for you!

 

Required competencies for the position:

 

  • Academic background: Bachelors degree and/or Master’s degree Specialization on balanced development or climate policy is an advantage
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Team spirit; Organized, Positive and Open, Confident
  • Groundbreaking, Innovative and Curious (exploring new high impact opportunities through all nature-based solutions, etc)
  • Committed, caring about the work done, community minded

 

Experience

 

  • 5-years’ professional experience in sustainability and climate change
  • A first professional experience in leading a team 
  • A relevant professional experience related to carbon offsets
  • Good knowledge of the carbon market mechanisms
  • Experience in carbon project development and carbon projects certification is a plus
  • Proficient in German & English

 

As an Atos company, we want our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be themselves at work.

Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.

 

Across the globe, we have crafted a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.