Join the Team
TDi is looking for a sustainability diplomat to manage one or two exciting multi-stakeholder initiatives focussing on circularity in pharmaceutical packaging and supply chain management in the jewellery industry. Both initiatives hold the promise for environmentally and socially positive sector-wide transformation. You will be an experienced (7+ years), enthusiastic, smart, curious, very analytical, and detail-oriented multi-stakeholder project manager with knowledge of environmental circularity and corporate sustainability. TDi manages several multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry action partnerships. These multi-year programmes pool the commitment, ingenuity, and resources of their corporate and civil society members to address stubborn environmental and social development problems associated with the industries and products we all rely on. TDi believes strongly that stakeholder collaboration is the fastest and most efficient way to find solutions to common problems. To galvanise the power of industry and civil society groups to address these problems, however, takes considerable organisational, facilitation, and communications skills; knowledge of sustainability and corporate responsibility; and patience.
|Job title:||Multi-Stakeholder Project Manager|
|Salary:||Starting salary £45,000 - £70,000|
|Reporting to:||Senior Manager|
|Responsible for:||See detailed description below|
|Work location:||U.K., Flexible|
TDi is an advisory firm with an agenda: we aim to show that businesses from production to retail, site to shelf, farm to market, mine to main street – can create long-term value and make a positive difference in people’s lives. TDi combines business consulting expertise, technical knowledge, value chain focus, and our sustainability mission to solve complex problems and develop lasting solutions for our clients.
Our track record includes working with the world’s biggest companies and most recognisable brands, as well as lesser-known innovators, entrepreneurs and social enterprises. Our projects include building ESG management systems for investors; the design and application of supply chain due diligence tools and procedures; completing project level non-technical risk assessments and provision of subject matter expertise for sustainability audits; the development of commercialisation strategies for green products and services; and convening, managing and facilitating multi-company and cross-sector initiatives.
We have also launched a new impact investment vehicle and non-profit organisation – The Impact Facility for Sustainable Mining Communities – to facilitate a flow of risk tolerant capital and technical assistance to small-scale community-based enterprises in our clients’ supply chains. The Impact Facility has launched the Fair Cobalt Alliance and the Lake Victoria Gold Programme with brands including Fairphone, Fairtrade, Glencore, Google, Signify, Save the Children, Solidaridad, Sono Motors, and Tesla.
The candidate will be an accomplished sustainability professional, and diplomat interested and experienced in the management of stakeholder groups.
You will have knowledge and experience in corporate sustainability, compliance, voluntary ESG standards, circularity, and responsible sourcing.
You will be at ease engaging, communicating with, and facilitating corporate and civil society stakeholders in group settings, and speaking at public events.
You will be super organised, a great project and people manager, a clear writer in English, and take pride in being attentive to detail.
- Managing and developing one or two multi-stakeholder initiatives and their work programmes
- Building strong linkages and relations with stakeholders to further the goals of the programmes.
- Engage UK-based and international stakeholders and stakeholder groups in the pharma packaging and jewellery supply chains.
- Primary contact for programme governing committees, leading internal reporting, and convening monthly steering committee meetings.
- Responsible for the management of governance bodies, including working groups and advisory boards.
- Support the recruitment of new members;
- Support fundraising and outreach efforts according to the fundraising plan;
Global Strategy & implementation
- Co-developing and leading the implementation of the integrated programme work plan, in close collaboration with the chairs of the initiatives to implement the strategy.
- Responsible for developing strengthened group collaboration, consensus building, and multi-stakeholder processes and policies;
- Responsible for developing stakeholder strategic partnerships.
- Responsible for sponsor relations and narrative and financial reporting to members and the wider public
- Overseeing the monitoring of key programme indicators and metrics to track impact and progress
- Project, people and client management;
- Representing TDi at events and conferences and contributing to the TDi website and social media posts.
Everyone who works in our team speaks directly with our clients and partners, which means that strong written and verbal communications are a required skill, as well as confidence in dealing with people at different management levels and working in a range of institutional settings such as SMEs, corporations, NGOs and government agencies.
We are a small team, the members of which work remotely and travel frequently. The applicant will need to be happy working autonomously, managing their own time, prioritising work-load, thinking on their feet, and taking the initiative to ask questions and find solutions to problems.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and knowledge:
- Minimum of 7+ years’ relevant professional work experience working in a multi-stakeholder context, international development agency, international consulting/contracting or international business environment.
- A higher education qualification / degree in a related field including circular economy, corporate sustainability, natural resource management, geography, political science, international relations, environmental or social management, and / or CSR.
- Experience in managing senior stakeholders and managing donor & corporate relations.
- Experience compiling narrative and financial reporting according to donor expectations.
- Excellent digital communication (audio, video, blog, etc.) skills with the ability to respond and turn around quickly on targeted communications products.
- Proven oral representational skills aimed at international audiences including governments, private sector, donors and INGOs.
- Excellent organisational, team, time and people-management skills;
- English fluency is a “must”.
- Additional European languages are an advantage.
- Proficiency in MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook).
- Proficiency in budget development and management.
- Familiarity with pharmaceutical packaging supply chains a strong plus.
- Experience in designing, managing and/or delivering programmes related to or connected with pharmaceutical packaging and supply chains, a strong advantage.
- Landscape understanding of CSR issues
- Rigour and attention to detail: appetite for thoroughness, thoughtfulness and precision in all things
- Project and people management experience
- Consulting skills and facilitation skills
What we can offer you:
This is a chance to work with and learn from a very experienced team and to lead and contribute to several fascinating, influential and potentially ground-breaking projects in supply chain risk management, responsible sourcing, and impact investing.
- A contract for 40 hours per week
- A competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
- Allowance for professional skill development.
- Wellbeing allowance
- MacBook and other equipment relevant for the workplace;
- Discretionary bonus;
- 23 days holiday per annum (increasing to 26 over time) plus bank holidays
- Diverse, exciting and impactful work
- Being part of a dynamic and experienced international team passionate about serving its clients to build successful responsible businesses, and committed to corporate sustainability, human rights and social change
- Very flexible working hours and for working remotely, globally
TDi’s offices are located near Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, with hubs in Bristol, London, and in Europe, USA and Africa. We have a policy to accommodate remote, flexible and autonomous working arrangements in return for a commitment to extremely high-quality deliverables, working to fulfil project goals, and consistently meeting deadlines. Where the candidate is located is less important than their professional ability, commitment, enthusiasm and personal energy.
Unfortunately, we cannot support work visa applications so you must have permission to work in the country where you intend to work when you apply.
How to apply:
If you are interested in being considered for this role, please send your CV, a cover letter and a writing sample to Hayley Flack at [email protected] with the email subject heading: “Stakeholder Manager application”. All applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a written assessment exercise, followed by an interview.
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We are an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.