CDP is seeking a highly motivated, meticulous individual to work as Project Manager, with excellent relationship building, corporate engagement, communication, and project management skills to work on deforestation engagement with private sector and other key stakeholders in China. This person will lead corporate engagement with palm oil related companies in China to remove the deforestation risk from their supply chain.
◥ Engage with and support Chinese companies whose business is relevant to forest risk commodities with a focus on palm oil to improve their awareness of deforestation risks; Recruit them as CDP Forest Supply Chain Partnership to manage and remove the deforestation risk from their supply chain; Share the best practice and lessons learned.
◥ Establishing, maintaining, and leveraging relationships with relevant sustainability and procurement managers as well as policy stakeholders, trade associations, industry working groups and other organizations working on the sustainable supply chain and procurement field.
◥ Develop annual project work plan, manage, and implement the CDP’s sustainable palm oil supply chain project; Collaborate with internal and external project partners on intelligence, assessment, and situational analysis as well the project report.
◥ Develop and host multi stakeholder dialogue events, workshops, webinars, and conferences.
◥ Coordinate with Global Project Lead and China Forest Program, provide update reports according to the demand, and technical supports to CDP forest related projects as required.
Required skills and experiences:
◥ MSc degree with minimum of 5+ years’ full-time work experience in fields relevant to sustainability/deforestation, understanding of related commodity supply chains and/or project management and implementation.
◥ Good business communications experience and a very strong command of the business language. Proven track record in business development or sales with persistence, endurance, and creativity in developing a new business stream.
◥ Proven strong networking, negotiation, and communication skills. Ideally with existing contacts in networks across businesses in Greater China area, including relevant contacts within trade associations and industry working groups.
◥ Proven skills in public speaking and collaboration with corporations in industry working groups.
◥ An entrepreneurial and enthusiastic spirit with the ability to self-manage, also having experience of working with and convincing senior contacts.
◥ Extremely well organized and efficient, detail-oriented, and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities.
◥ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams of individuals and colleagues.
◥ Ability to travel when needed.
Term and benefits:
The role will be a full-time position based in Beijing office.
We offer a competitive salary and social, health and housing funds in accordance with local regulations, with 20 days’ vacation per year (increasing to 25), in addition to national holidays plus commercial supplemental healthcare, etc. Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in China.
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How to apply:
Please express your interest and suitability in the cover letter in English with a resume in both Chinese and English and send it to China.firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “CDP Project Manager-Forest– [Name+ Affiliation+ Graduate School+ Major]”. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 18th, 2021, or longer if the position is not yet filled.