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Standards Manager, Global Lead

Essential Information

  • Location:New York, United States
  • Sector:Sustainable Business
  • Salary:$140000 - $160000 per annum
  • Publish date:12/06/2024
  • Job ID:V-32501-1
Sustainability Standards Manager, Global Lead 

  • Do you want to be at the forefront of sustainability standards, impacting household brands and consumers on a truly global scale? 

  • Are you a commercially aware sustainability leader that enjoys building relationships with a range of stakeholders and driving business growth?

  • Do you want to work for a firm that has been focused on sustainability for 30 years that delivers high impact and strategic advisory work, rather than transactional audit and assurance?

If so, look no further…

An entrepreneurial and dynamic position has arisen for a Sustainability Standards Manager, Global Lead, to join AccountAbility.

AccountAbility is a global standards and consulting firm that works with businesses, investors, governments, and multilateral organizations to achieve opportunities, advance responsible business practices, and transform their long-term performance.

As the Sustainability Standards Manager, Global Lead, you will work with international businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations, standard setters, framework developers and professional institutes to support the scaling of the AA1000 Series of Standards. 

This role reports into the CEO and as a result provides a significant opportunity to contribute to wider business growth. 

Why the Sustainability Standards Manager, Global Lead position is something you should apply for:
  • As an entrepreneurial organization, with a low hierarchy structure, this role offers scope and scale for the individual to progress and develop their career.

  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to industry wide discussions regarding sustainability standards, sitting on panels and representing the organization at events. 

  • With over 30 years of expertise in sustainability, typical engagements for AccountAbility focus on high level corporate sustainability strategy, program design and implementation, rather than transactional audit and assurance services

  • With clear and ambitious growth plans, this individual has the chance to play a role in the significant growth of a firm that is already competing with and winning business from the largest strategy consulting firms in the world.

The successful Sustainability Standards Manager, Global Lead will:
  • Be a commercially aware self starter, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Have an expert understanding of relevant Sustainability standards / ESG topics, and related trends in business and management practices. 

  • Be knowledgeable in relevant sustainability standards, frameworks and rankings (e.g. GRI, TCFD, UN SDGs, MSCI, DJSI, Sustainalytics, etc.)

  • Be naturally engaging and have excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with strategic and analytical credentials.

  • Proven track record in advocacy and growth, with the ability to lead multitude of stakeholder engagements simultaneously

  • The ability to lead the programme now, with the capability to line manage a direct team in the future

In return the successful individual will receive an attractive compensation package consisting:
  • $140,000 - $160,000

  • Discretionary yearly bonus based on firm, practice/geography, and individual performance

  • Health Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 401k

  • Employee pre-tax options: commuter benefit, life insurance, critical illness, group accident, employee assistance program

  • A hybrid working model to enable in-person collaboration and professional relationship building in their quickly growing midtown office

  • Plus much more!

If this could be of interest, please apply now through our retained partners and ESG / sustainability executive search organization GS2 Partnership.