Full Time - UK
We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead the Foundation’s circular economy performance measurement programme together with a growing team of project managers and analysts (current headcount of six). Your strategic direction, analytical mindset, people mentorship and knowledge on metrics and benchmarking will help accelerate the transition to a circular economy by developing frameworks and methodologies to reliably measure, assess, and communicate circular economy performance.
With an increasing number of commitments made to move to a circular economy, measuring performance has become more important than ever before and is a fast-moving topic globally. The Foundation’s performance measurement programme spans four main areas of work:
Developing new frameworks to evaluate progress of companies in the Foundation’s business network and identify maturity pathways
Designing and executing engagement strategies that raise the ambition of companies through a consultative and supportive approach
Running Circulytics - our free, company self-assessment tool to assess circular economy performance, used by over 1,000 companies
Be a reference and subject matter expert on circular economy measurement, informing internal EMF programmes and supporting efforts to inform third party measurement standards and initiatives.
Reporting to the Executive Lead - Network, your specific role responsibilities include:
Strategy and Implementation: Responsible for developing and executing the strategy and approach of the Circular Economy Performance Measurement programme, with the support of the team and the Executive Lead.
Stakeholder Management: Build and manage strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the delivery of the Circular Economy Performance Measurement ambitions; strengthen and develop the Foundation’s reach and influence; engage and inspire the relevant network of the Foundation.
Team Management: Motivate and develop the team to be high-performing in a fast-paced environment; contribute to overall talent discussions as part of the EMF Leadership team.
Represent the Foundation at key events and with the media to consistently promote the circular economy and its relevance to relevant stakeholders.
7+ years of work experience, for example, within consulting or the business sector, including experience with analytics, data science, in a leadership position; a track record of working to client briefs and adding value in a fast paced and commercial environment.
A degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. business, economics, science, engineering, political or social science would be preferred.
A strong vision for driving programmes and setting strategic direction.
Strong experience in leading and inspiring high performing, diverse teams at strategic and operational levels across multiple locations.
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail; the ability to break down and analyse complex information and problems into simple solutions and workflows; the ability to identify the right KPI to measure progress.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to influence and build trusted, collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams and internal and external senior stakeholders; ability to advocate and champion data literacy and fluency across relevant functional areas of the organisation.
A good understanding of the sustainability measurement landscape (e.g. EU taxonomy, TCFD, CDP, STBi/SBTN, WBA’s Nature Benchmark etc) is desirable.
Experience with (agile / waterfall) project and process management.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: January 27th, 2023
Salary and benefits: Up to £64,000 per annum, plus generous holiday allowance (25 days plus UK bank holidays and discretionary extra days leave), generous parental leave; enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months; wellbeing programme.
Location: UK based with some travel required including to our head office based in our Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Relocation support: We offer support with relocation from overseas, such as: helping to source accommodation, travel expenses to the UK (dependent on circumstances and eligibility). Many colleagues will have faced the same challenges as you (including relocating pets!) and we will be happy to assist you in this transition.
What we do
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. We work with, and inspire, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Our vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.
Our commitment to you
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and providing a working environment free from discrimination. Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.