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Sustainalytics - MyHire Project Manager - Sustainable Finance Solutions in Amsterdam, Netherlands

ABOUT SUSTAINALYTICS

Sustainalytics has been a leading independent provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research for the last 25 years. Our insights are used by clients to make better informed investment decisions, engage with companies in relation to their business activities and drive change.

Sustainalytics is a growing organization with 700 employees and 17 offices globally. We have a flexible and supportive working culture and empower our employees to progress and develop quickly in an entrepreneurial environment.

For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com (https://www.sustainalytics.com/)

Under COVID-19 circumstances, all Sustainalytics employees are now working from home. More than ever, ESG factors are critical to building a more ethical and sustainable global economy. Our teams need passionate colleagues to join us in delivering quality research products to our clients worldwide.

Our recruitment and selection process is continuing via phone or video meetings. New team members are onboarded and start their first day with the company from the safety of their homes.

We rely on virtual team meetings and management practices, as well as a remote buddy program, to support a smooth integration in our virtual offices.

ABOUT THE SUSTAINABLE FINANCE SOLUTIONS TEAM

The Sustainable Finance Solutions (SFS) Team is a rapid growth business that is responsible for developing and bringing ESG products to multi-national corporations and financial institutions. Our services include green/social/sustainability bond second-party opinions, annual compliance reviews, and other services that help our clients to provide sustainability insights to investors and lenders. This successful business is surpassing sales forecasts and has been recognized as “the most impressive second opinion provider” by Global Capital for the past two years. See our Green & Social Bonds (https://www.sustainalytics.com/green-social-bond-services/) services for more information.

POSITION PURPOSE

As a senior member of the Sustainable Finance Solutions team, the Project Manager will contribute to the growth of Sustainalytics' market positioning as a leading provider of second-party opinions for sustainable bond frameworks. Based in Amsterdam, the role will involve a regional emphasis on supporting clients from Europe and/or Asia-Pacific, including underwriters and issuers (namely, corporations, development banks, sovereigns and municipalities).

In an innovative and fast-growing industry, we are seeking a candidate with strong analytical and problem- solving skills, a commercial and client-centric approach, who thrives in a dynamic work environment. Engaging with issuers and underwriters on an ongoing basis to support the development of credible sustainability bond frameworks, key responsibilities include managing the execution and delivery of second-party opinions and annual reviews across a range of industries and project areas. The role also entails managing and training a team of researchers to provide credible opinions in line with evolving market expectations and industry standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the execution of well-written and high-quality sustainability bond second-party opinions. This often requires working on multiple projects simultaneously;

  • Engage with issuers and underwriters regarding framework development;

  • Work collaboratively with the SFS team across our global offices, to help strengthen our presence in the market and to ensure opportunities are managed efficiently and effectively;

  • Manage the development of a team of researchers at various stages of experience via weekly check-ins, and formal mid-year and annual assessments;

  • Communicate sustainability insights and knowledge across the team, contributing to research discussions on an ongoing basis;

  • Continuously strengthen sustainability knowledge and expertise across a variety of themes and sectors;

  • Represent the SFS team at external meetings and industry events as required;

  • Develop expertise in sustainable debt financing and stay on top of sustainability bond market trends and developments; and

  • Accurately track and monitor capacity, recording project management data in internal systems

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Fluency in additional languages considered an asset (Mandarin, Dutch in particular);

  • Experience in financial markets or corporate consulting considered an asset;

  • 5+ years of related work experience managing projects and teams;

  • Degree in related discipline (business, finance, sustainability, engineering);

  • Client-centric and commercial approach;

  • Passion for sustainability and demonstrated interest in sustainable finance and related financing instruments;

  • Strong work ethic and eagerness to learn in a constantly evolving and fast-paced environment;

  • Accuracy and attention to detail;

  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously, across different regions;

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills;

  • Alignment with Sustainalytics' mission, vision and values (http://www.sustainalytics.com/mission-vision-values);

  • Positive attitude, Innovative and entrepreneurial

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request.

All applications will be treated with the highest level of discretion and will be accepted until Friday, December 11th, 2020. We intend to interview qualified candidates prior to the application deadline, so we advise you to apply as soon as possible.

Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

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