Sourcing Manager North America

South Pole 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 developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Project Sourcing team works hand in hand with project owners and developers, active in the carbon markets and renewable energy space, to identify, negotiate and contract new emission reduction projects. By acquiring new projects within our portfolio, we ensure that South Pole always has the right mix of carbon credits available to meet the demands of our clients. If you’re an ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, this position may be right for you!


Job summary:

The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for structuring, negotiating and building new partnerships to develop emission reduction projects, within North America. The Sourcing Manager will originate and develop business with implementation partners locally and globally with a focus on North America. This role requires commercial acumen and a technical understanding of nature-based mitigation solutions, technical removals and North American regulations (USA; Canada). The Sourcing Manager will work closely with the project implementation team (PMU) and Structure, Finance and Implementation (SFI) team to assess and potentially provide finance for project opportunities and their viability. Moreover, the Sourcing Manager will work in coordination with our regional projects teams and Marketing team to draft proposals in order to meet their needs along their climate journey.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Reach out, initially assess, prioritize, structure and contract project opportunities with Project owners, and administer the North American projects within the global leads database 
  • Actively source new North American project development opportunities, negotiate terms and close deals resulting in either signed ERPA’s followed by carbon asset development for North American projects carried out by the project development team, or in signed investment agreements through South Pole’s funds and platform offerings, coordinated by our SFI team 
  • Contribute to business development, including targeted business meetings, leading pitching sessions, financial analysis and liaising with project owners
  • Coordinate market intelligence info gathering, including research on potential projects, eligible technologies, standards, market prices 
  • Network proactively with relevant organisations including potential project owners, land owners or land owner associations, public-private entities, government agencies, NGOs or foundations 
  • Attend relevant gatherings and represent South Pole in conferences 
  • Closely collaborate with the Regional Projects Heads in other locations, the sourcing team and the project development team in order to ensure an efficient and effective implementation of South Pole’s sourcing strategies 
  • Efficient and effective resource planning to optimise sourcing activities

Requirements:

  • A University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Environmental Management, Sustainability) or a broader field with evidence of a focus on environmental or sustainability issues (e.g. Engineering, Business/Management/Finance) is preferred 
  • At least 5 years experience in environmental markets, particularly in carbon markets 
  • Thorough understanding of carbon products and markets, preferably including project-based carbon standards, technologies and project development processes 
  • Good understanding of NA Compliance and domestic markets (USA, CDN), Energy Attribute Certificates (EAC) and international Renewable Energy markets Experience in working on tenders and creating complex commercial offers to clients 
  • Excellent analytical, competency with Excel and other analytical tools and, as an advantage, experience with project finance 
  • Experience working in international teams 
  • Demonstrated belief in and commitment to climate change mitigation and broader sustainability objectives 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced international environment 
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English 
  • Holder of a valid required work visa in host country
  • Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage 
  • Experience working with North American methodologies would be an added advantage 
  • Leadership and strategic management experience is of advantage
  • Good working knowledge of all Google Suite applications

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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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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