Junior Operations Assistant

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

As part of the Operations team, you will support the Projects & Portfolio team with operational matters. You will continuously improve, update and maintain internal tools, processes and templates, while working in close coordination with teams across regions. You will also contribute to onboarding processes and support project managers on various steps in their day-to-day operations. 

We are looking for a proactive and driven individual, with good organisational skills and a can-do attitude that comes with good communication, analytical skills and an interest in process management.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Maintain, develop and/or and improve internal tools, processes and templates
  • Support the onboarding process of our new team members, through training on tools and processes
  • Support with the development and improvement of specialised skills and tools offering constant support to the P&P teams
  • Conduct checks in our internal project management tool, to ensure the information is complete and accurate, and follow-up with team members when needed
  • Contribute in the review of contractor documents
  • Contribute to data analysis tasks, to analyse the metrics and results of the Projects & Portfolio team
  • Support in the registration of the company in the relevant supplier registration platforms
  • Ensure that assigned tasks are delivered on time



  • A university degree, ideally in Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, or related disciplines
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is at least 1–2 years) conducting administrative tasks effectively
  • Experience in working in small teams, ideally with an international and multicultural context
  • Experiences in situations where attention to detail was required
  • Good oral and written command of English and Spanish is essential
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite applications and MS Office
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Process-oriented, with a taste for efficiency increase
  • Enjoy working with and supporting others
  • Excellent personal relationships, enjoy working with and supporting others 


  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment
  • A can-do attitude
  • Analytical skills and mindset
  • Diligent, reliable and proactive

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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