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Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability Services (Geneva or Lausanne)

Location:  Grand-Lancy / Geneva
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jun 17, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1436779

The opportunity

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your voice and perspective to help EY become even better too.

Join our growing Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) team as a Manager or Senior Manager. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary team to help clients build and manage their sustainability approach aiming at addressing rising stakeholder concerns and new regulatory requirements, achieving more transparent non-financial reporting and seizing opportunities for integrating sustainability aspects in business processes, incl. supplier management and risk mitigation.

 

We welcome applicants with a variety of backgrounds and experience in the fields of sustainability and are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate knowledge related to Climate, Assurance as well as EU regulatory requirements related to social, environmental and human rights disclosures for business.

 

Your key responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for leading client projects, where you will be expected to contribute both deep subject matter expertise and building strong relationships with clients and internal stakeholders in:
    • Sustainability strategy: completion of materiality assessment, creation of key performance indicators (KPIs) & performance monitoring dashboard, target-setting.
    • Climate strategy: GHG Footprint calculation, development of GHG reduction trajectories aligned with Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) and Task Force for Financial related Disclosure (TCFD) and modelling of climate-related risks and opportunities.
    • Non-financial reporting & assurance: gap assessment against voluntary or mandatory regulations, gap closure implementation and assurance over non-financial information.
  • Manage commercial aspects of client projects such as budgeting, adhere to EY’s risk management policies and procedures, and communicate progress and escalate any significant issues to partners and clients
  • Assist partners and directors with generating new business opportunities and industry networks and relationships
  • Understand the range of EY service offerings and actively see opportunities to develop new solutions and better serve clients
  • Contribute to EY’s reputation as a market leader
  • Contribute to and help shape the team’s development through recruitment activities, coaching, mentoring, and training

 

Skills and attributes for success
To qualify for the role you must have

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in economics, environmental sciences/engineering or related fields of study is a prerequisite
  • Several years of experience in the industry or in consulting firm in topics such as sustainability, climate change and non-financial reporting & assurance, as well as training in these areas
  • Ability to manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to focus on the right issues and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Confident and credible communicator who displays both technical knowledge and commercial understanding
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with managing expectation of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability and appetite to drive business development and contribute to the growth of EY’s solutions
  • Integrity, respect and teamwork are your core values
  • You have energy and enthusiasm to build a better working world
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is a requirement, additional proficiency in Swiss National languages is a must (French or German)

 

What we look for

  • Ability to work closely with large teams and in an international environment
  • Capacity to take initiative, overcome challenges and work collaboratively as demonstrated by prior relevant working or project experience
  • Available to start in Spring 2024

 
What we offer

  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals
  • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system
  • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) or a Masters in Sustainability from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free*


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position online. For further information please contact our recruitment team (recruitment.switzerland@ey.com / +41 58 286 33 66).
 
* with the exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni.

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