Associate Director - Sustainability Role

Associate Director - Sustainability Role

Organization: EY

Apply By: 30 Apr 2020

Location: Bengaluru(Karnataka)

About the Organization:

EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. In particular, EY advanced their market presence in strategic consulting and entered into direct competition with what has been a traditional field of "Big Three" companies, namely Bain, McKinsey and BCG. By series of acquisitions and shift of market focus, EY expanded their market share in areas including operations services consulting, strategy services consulting, HR services consulting, financial services consulting & technology services consulting

Job Description:

They’re looking for an environmental sustainability leader for EY Global Delivery Services (GDS). GDS is EY’s service delivery vehicle and a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We have 38,000 people working across five countries – Argentina, China, India, the Philippines and Poland – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy.  As a business, they are further embedding principles of responsibility, sustainability and inclusive growth in our own operations and throughout the EY value chain, to demonstrate that they meet the highest standards of ethical business.

This is a visible opportunity to lead, inspire and execute on EY’s CR commitments, as well as promote and expand EY’s brand recognition in the external market. The role holder should demonstrate a true passion for driving sustainable inclusive growth, using their position to connect change-makers across our networks, while channeling knowledge, skills and experience to tackle some of society’s toughest challenges.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage a good understanding of leading practice, market insights and emerging trends in environmental sustainability to make significant and sustained contributions to the EY Inclusive Growth vision and CR functional strategy
  • Lead the delivery of all initiatives relating to environmental sustainability – leveraging leading practice and technology to develop GDS’s internal capability, increase staff participation and drive considerable internal and external impact
  • Champion the development and testing of new initiatives relating to the environmental sustainability, maintaining a strong understanding of user needs to ensure continued service integrity and relevance to both beneficiaries and EY people
  • Ensure the overall integrity of the environmental sustainability portfolio, mitigating/managing the risks associated with such a large-scale deployment
  • Effectively partner with the Communications and Engagement team to create content and communication strategies that drive internal demand / participation for environmental sustainability initiatives
  • Collaborate with enabling functions and virtual teams to ensure the successful delivery of initiatives relating to the environmental sustainability (e.g. Finance, Risk, Legal, Security etc.)
  • Effectively partner with GDS Operations teams that interface with the environmental sustainability agenda (e.g. Travel, Real Estate, Workplace Services, and Procurement functions)
  • Maintain a strong understanding of local initiatives, credentials and impact stories, acting as a point of contact for GDS teams in all locations who are deploying initiatives relating to environmental sustainability
  • Attend key external events and build effective and collaborative relationships with EY Member firms in GDS locations, leading third-party organizations, academics and thought leaders
  • Effectively partner with GDS and Global teams to ensure that participation and impact relating to environmental sustainability initiatives are recorded, tracked and communicated
  • Advise on the alignment of local opportunities activities as required

Skills and attributes

  • Demonstrate a passion and understanding of the corporate responsibility agenda and trends/market activity relating to sustainability
  • Delivery focused with a proven ability to operationalize and lead complex portfolios of work, mitigate risk and manage multidimensional dependencies
  • Credible leader with the ability to operate both as a strategic thinker and an internal business operator
  • Innovative thinker with a strong interest in developing new ideas and the confidence to champion new ways of working with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate complexity and deliver significant change using personal style, influencing skills and change methodologies
  • Strong ability to influence and build collaborative relationships with senior-level and virtual stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to establish and refine the strategies that drive brand as well as performance and continuous improvement
  • Ability to navigate complexity and successfully coordinate multiple initiatives in an evolving, high pressure environment
  • Ability to flex personal style and work across geographies and cultures
  • Strong team player who is comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently

To qualify for the role, you must have -

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Experience leading corporate environmental improvement programs (preferred)
  • Experience collaborating with third-party organizations
  • Experience engaging, influencing and building collaborative relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Experience leading diverse and virtual high-performance teams.
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