NYC Area, USA
The transition to a circular economy requires reinforcing actions from influential actors across all sectors and industries. Our Network brings together some of the world’s largest and most influential businesses, institutions, and thought leaders to demonstrate what's possible through transformative projects, events, and learning opportunities.
We are seeking an ambitious and dedicated Senior Manager with a strong service design background to enable the work of these organizations as they explore strategies and solutions that support their circular economy transition.
Reporting to the North America Lead and in close collaboration with the international team, you will be responsible for the execution of the Foundation’s global strategy in North America, with a specific focus on the activation of our Network. Working closely with colleagues, you will scope, manage, and deliver on projects that activate the Network to meet outcome and impact objectives. This includes the full lifecycle management of demonstration projects related to a variety of circular economy initiatives.
Specific role responsibilities include:
Managing core Network activities, such as demonstration projects, through the scoping, management, and successful delivery of outputs.
Using design research methodologies to understand and synthesise the needs of the companies in our network into actionable opportunity areas
Collaborating with primary stakeholders from Network organizations to commit, enable, influence, and act upon their circular economy ambitions.
Contributing to the development of key messaging and materials in support of the Foundation’s 2025 strategy for North America.
Liaising with international Activation Lead to establish a clear line of sight into broader targets and global strategies.
Developing strong relationships with critical internal stakeholders domestically and internationally to deliver against project expectations and strategic planning.
Representing the Foundation in external partner events and public forums.
7+ years of experience leading design projects / project management, ideally with multi-stakeholder groups around innovation agendas.
Experience planning and leading design research to feed insights into a project.
Impactful communication and group facilitation skills.
Familiarity with the principles of design thinking and/or systems thinking.
An impressive ability to scope, track, and deliver projects on time.
A demonstrated track record in achieving defined goals and targets whilst navigating ambiguity.
The eligibility to live and work in the USA.
A clear understanding of circular economy principles and practice.
Historic track record working in sectors aligned to the Foundation’s program areas.
Strong familiarity with one or more organizations in the Foundation’s network.
Experience working with an overseas head office.
Desired starting date: ASAP
Closing date: 17th February 2023
Location: NYC area, USA. This is not a remote working position.
Salary range: US$100,000 - $130,000 per annum depending on experience.
Benefits package: Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan, a contemporary and competitive approach to working policies that enable our team to live balanced, healthy lives.
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.