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Director of Program Implementation

Illinois Medical District, Illinois, US
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Tradewater is a mission-based company focused on collecting and destroying greenhouse gases. To date, the company has prevented the release of 5.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) to the atmosphere, primarily from the collection and destruction of old refrigerants. These are potent greenhouse gases that are distributed all over the world. Addressing old refrigerants is an essential strategy for preventing catastrophic climate change.

Tradewater is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to head the company s program in the United States. This position will lead a team of up to 10 people in Chicago and around the country to identify and collect refrigerant equal to about 1 million metric tons of CO2e annually. The Director of Program Implementation will also join a team of directors that work together to increase Tradewater s mission impact globally.

Successful Candidate Profile
Passionate about the mission and the urgency of impact
Expert program manager
Systems thinker
Fascinated by the challenge of scaling a successful program and optimizing team performance
Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of key staff and bring about the consistent and reliable performance of a diverse team
Starts with a deep understanding of the forest, then examines the trees
Not a micro manager, but intensely accountable for outcomes and demonstrating success across key indicators and operational targets
Great with data, but not obsessed
Experienced in budget management and negotiating deals
Excellent writer and communicator
Ability to quickly absorb complex and technical material
At least 10 to 15 years of experience
Willingness to work in Chicago (preferred)
Sense of humor

Key Areas of Responsibility
Direct and support activities of team members to reach operational targets and key performance metrics
Oversee the day-to-day operations of our refrigerant procurement process
Participate in company management as part of the leadership team
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal program performance
Work collaboratively, negotiate, and engage with key stakeholders to implement the company s refrigerant purchasing strategy
Design and implement policies and procedures to facilitate efficient and effective operations
Anticipate or spot barriers to success or program weaknesses and problem solve around those issues
Develop and implement long-term and annual operating plans aligned with business objectives
Prepare and implement annual personal development plans for team members
Develop and enable the integration of best practices across the procurement organization, ensuring the best use of effective sourcing and supply chain tools, techniques and processes

Tradewater offers a competitive salary and great benefits. The salary Range $130k - $150k depending on skills and experience.. We are open to remote candidates. If you are interested, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and why you would be well suited for it, as well as a resume, to

For more information on Tradewater, please visit the website and listen to the Planet Money Podcast, Sell Me Your Climate Bombs.
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