Junior Portfolio Manager Voluntary Carbon

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Amsterdam, London or Stockholm Netherlands


South Pole

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In this role you will be part of our Portfolio Management team, responsible for overseeing and developing business for the sales of carbon credits for the voluntary market. You will work in coordination with our Projects and Marketing teams to draft proposals in order to meet clients’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) needs. In addition, you will participate in different events with the objective to create new business opportunities. You will also be involved in coordinating trading and acquisition of new projects generating carbon credits. If you are an enthusiastic professional with an understanding of carbon markets and products, then we are looking for you!

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Draft written proposals for carbon credits
  • Introduce South Pole’s services to potential clients
  • Coordinate the offering process in terms of content and timeline
  • Draft framework agreements for the acquisition of new emission reduction projects
  • Negotiate and draft contracts for trading project deals
  • Expand our clients pool, including attendance to conferences and other corporate events
  • Analyse client needs, gather market intelligence and identify industry trends

Your profile

  • 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
  • Knowledge of carbon products and markets, preferably including one or more of the following:
  • Experience/understanding of project-based carbon standards, technologies and project development processes
  • Experience/understanding of global carbon reporting standards (e.g. CDP, GHG Protocol)
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, clients and team members
  • Investigative and creative skills
  • Legal and contract management skills are a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills including high level of numeracy, competency with Excel and, as an advantage, financial literacy
  • Experience working with information management systems (CRM, accounting, databases, etc.)
  • Demonstrated belief in and commitment to climate change mitigation and broader sustainability objectives
  • Excellent written and oral command of English; excellent command of German is a strong asset; French and/or Spanish are of advantage
  • National, or holder of a valid required work visa in host country

We offer

  • Excellent team spirit within the world’s leading independent sustainability company
  • Be part of a growing and multicultural company
  • Work autonomously as well as within a large and international team of passionate sustainability professionals
  • Clear career development potential as a key part of the Portfolio Management team
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