Portfolio & Partnerships Manager - North America 1

Employer
Atos
Location
New York, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
2138688448
Discipline
Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Portfolio & Partnerships Manager - North America 1

Publish Date: Apr 23, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Atos

About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.

Position Title
Portfolio & Partnerships Manager - North America
(Nature-Based Solutions Business Unit)

Location
The role will be based in our New York City office. However, the successful applicant may be required to travel within the USA and internationally on assignment.

EcoAct, an Atos Company, is an international consultancy and project developer, helping businesses and organizations 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 bespoke 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?
Carbon offset, carbon neutrality and net zero initiatives are gaining momentum in all geographies where we have presence. The voluntary market is growing rapidly as well as the demand for voluntary offsetting. On the compliance side, regional and sectorial regulations are also increasing. Project development demand is growing, specifically with carbon sequestration and removals.

As a fast-growing organization, we are currently looking for a Portfolio and Partnerships Manager within the Nature Based Solutions Business Unit. This role will focus on sourcing high quality carbon offsets and identifying new project development opportunities in addition to the management and execution of the various responsibilities as described below.

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.

Portfolio and Partnerships Manager, Nature Based Solutions Business Unit
The P&P NBS Manager is in charge of enriching the Carbon Offset portfolio of EcoAct with Best-In-Class projects and qualitative environmental assets. The key responsibilities include the following:

• Contribute to the development of EcoAct's innovative global carbon offset portfolio of projects. These projects will be sourced with partners worldwide but with a strong focus on North American Projects.
• Under the supervision of the Head of Portfolio and Partnerships, develop new and reinforce long-term strategic partners.
• Engage historical partners and new projects developers to discuss availability, quality level and price of environmental projects and assets to enrich EcoAct's Portfolio.
• When necessary, travel abroad to visit and perform due diligence on newly identified projects
• 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
• Assist business development teams during the sales process when needed, especially on marketing and communication materials or commercial offers preparation.
• Understand, identify and relay local needs and demands for carbon offsets to NBS Team, in order to enrich North-America and global NBS Strategy.
• Identify and know the characteristics of the partners evolving in EcoAct's ecosystem.
• Manage closely relationship with project holders and develop a network of suppliers.
• Manage 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.
• Collection, centralization and storage of project information, prices ranges, vintages, contacts, contracts (MoU, Term Sheets, Cooperation agreements, VERPAs, etc).
• Actively support sales and business development to close deals with customers (contribute to tenders, offers, customer visits and presentations, customized solution...)
• Develop communication and marketing material to be used by staff and clients.

Required competencies for the position
• Academic background: Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree Specialization on sustainable development or climate policy is a plus
•Good interpersonal and team-working skills
• Strong consulting and organizational skills
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Adaptable and flexible
• Curious (exploring new high impact opportunities through all nature-based solutions)
• Collaborative, Future focused, Engaged

Experience
• Minimum 3 years professional experience in sustainability and climate change
• A first experience around carbon offsets a plus (carbon credits brokerage)
• Experience in carbon project development and carbon projects certification is a plus
• Knowledge on carbon offsetting standards (VCS, GS, ACR, CAR...) is ideal
• Good skills in managing databases
• Fluent in English - speaking French and/or Spanish is a plus

Location and Reporting
• Position is based in New York City at the EcoAct US Office
• Reporting to the Head of Portfolio and Partnerships - NBS Business Unit (Paris based)
Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are 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 created 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.

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