Procurement Operations Coordinator - Carbon Market

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 Portfolio Management team oversees and develops business for the sale and trading of carbon credits and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). By working collaboratively with both our internal Sales and Projects teams, we play a crucial role in balancing the demand and supply of certificates, in order to best match the needs of our clients with our sourcing capabilities. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability 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:

At South Pole, we are on a mission to tackle climate change. To take on such a challenge, we recognise we can’t do this alone. To be part of the South Pole team, you will be joining a growing, motivated team with a truly global presence. As we grow and diversify, unique and rewarding opportunities arise within the company. In this case, we are looking for a detail-oriented procurement operations coordinator to join the carbon market, one of the world’s fastest developing commodity markets. Your focus will be to work closely with the Projects & Markets team and engage in day to day activities that enable business processes and functions to run smoothly. The role requires exceptional organisational, time management and project tracking abilities, complemented by strong communication skills. This role plays an integral part in aligning the different business elements and making an impact on climate change.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Align with the procurement team to create, document and execute contracts and agreements between South Pole and external stakeholders
  • Work closely with various departments to ensure strong communication channels with key stakeholders 
  • Assisting with project management by creating assignments, tracking progress and resolving issues 
  • Participate in weekly alignment meetings with our accounting, registries and portfolio teams to track progress and resolve issues 
  • Assist with commercial decisions by providing and documenting data from external sources 
  • Support in providing an overview of pipeline business based on the activities of the Projects & Markets team.

Requirements:

Essential 

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred 
  • 2-3 years experience working in a similar environment 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience in carbon markets is an advantage 
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills 
  • Strong analytical skills and an eye for business
  • Willingness to take the initiative with minimal supervision  
  • Adaptability and problem-solving skills in an ambiguous and dynamic environment
  • Good knowledge of Google Suite

Desirable 

  • Passionate about the climate and sustainability
  • Willingness to grow and develop professionally within a global player in the carbon markets

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; 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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