Senior Manager Sustainability
Are you willing to take the challenge of building a better working world, improving organisations’ sustainability in a dynamic world?
This role will place you at the heart of a high-performing, dynamic, agile EY CCaSS (Climate Change and Sustainability Services) team that is committed to helping clients build long-term value.
As Senior Manager, you will be helping our clients to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Your expertise will help the main actors in different industries to mitigate risks while addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and ensuring compliance with the existing and new reporting standards.
This opportunity will enable you to work with leading organizations at a senior level and interact with EY colleagues globally and across service lines. There will also be ample opportunities to work across different areas within the wider team.
For our corporate clients, you will:
Develop new business opportunities in the field of sustainability
Set up sustainability strategy plans for clients
Support their sustainability journey, from strategy and implementation to reporting
Advise, prepare and review non-financial reports
Ensure compliance with the new reporting Directives (such as CSRD, EU Taxonomy)
Perform ESG due diligence
Manage project teams
Skills and attributes for success
EY is looking for a talented Senior Manager to help clients respond to issues across the sustainability agenda. Key desired attributes from candidates include:
Knowledge and experience of business strategy and operations, with either a strong financial background and/or experience in the field of decarbonization strategies, impact measurement and non-financial reporting
Passion to help clients improve their sustainability in the long-term by driving the development of intangible value drivers such as talent, innovation, corporate governance and the creation of societal value
Keen interest in helping clients better understand, measure, quantify and articulate the (long-term) value they create for investors and other stakeholdersAbility to learn and quickly understand new concepts outside your area of expertise
Ability to think strategically, but also identify, develop and implement practical solutions
Strong technical, quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to solve new problems
Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to network effectively within large organizations and build relationships with colleagues and clients
Ability to lead new business development by highlighting potential opportunities for new engagements and responding to tenders
You have a background in or experience with:
Advising (C-level) clients on insights and strategies related to long-term value and/or corporate strategies in general
Advising (C-level) clients on insights and strategies related to sustainability, including climate change risk, (climate) impact measurement and management, EHS risk and compliance, and responsible investment
Strong Experience in Environmental Management and Engineering
Proven track record in ESG strategy and non-financial reporting frameworks
Exposure to financial and non-financial reporting and/or regulatory reporting
Knowledge of the CSRD (Corporate Social Responsibility Directive) and the EU taxonomy
Exposure to finance functions at corporate institutions – e.g. strategy, policy, procedures and controls – or an understanding of the policies, procedures and controls needed to support non-financial reporting
Working and effectively communicating with team members with different technical backgrounds
Development of other team members by sharing knowledge, delegating work, and (in)formal coaching and counselling
Degree in a relevant discipline, for example engineering, sustainable development, environmental science, chemistry or finance and economics: relevant professional qualifications are an advantage
Understanding of key sustainability issues and trends and how they link to business value
Prior consulting or high-impact industry experience is an advantage.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive total rewards package includes support for flexible working and personal career development, and other benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.
In addition to that, we offer:
Continuous support and coaching from a peer group with expert knowledge
Opportunities to develop new skills and scope your own career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that is right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a healthy work-life balance.