Chief Operating Officer

Application deadline: 2nd November 2022
Start: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin preferred, but remote work would be considered for an outstanding candidate
Terms: Full-time position, two-year fixed term contract.
Requirements: Preference for EU citizen or existing work permit for Germany.

Job description

We are currently seeking a Chief Operating Officer to manage the financial and operational functions of Climate Analytics and to lead the global operations team. This senior management level position reports to the CEO and is a key member of the Executive Management Team. The COO is responsible for the smooth running of the organisation’s operations and financial management, including the provision of related advice on strategic and risk related matters to senior management. The place of work is Berlin.

The position needs to foster a global CA perspective for operations in support of the organisation’s programmes and offices, and ensure alignment with the organisation’s objectives and strategy. Key priorities, in partnership with CA stakeholders, include building up and maintaining a solid financial system and developing efficient operational processes that impact the entire organisation.

Your responsibilities

  • Responsibility and oversight of all business operations, administration and HR and line management of operation team leads
  • Responsibility and oversight of all aspects of financial management, including internal reporting
  • Responsible for aligning the budget with the financial needs of the organisational units
  • Drive and promote cross organizational processes, procedures and standards
  • Strategic planning of operations in line with the needs concerning the organizational growth
  • Issue instructions for corporate governance, compliance and processes across CA
  • Monitoring and reporting on organisational performance and development to the CEO, the Executive Management Team and the Board
  • Working with Head of People Management to promote HR strategy, staff development, contracting processes
  • Identifying material risks and opportunities for the organization (e.g. reputational, financial)
  • Nurture a harmonic leadership and company culture
  • Drive and promote cross organizational processes, procedures and standards
  • Hold content teams accountable for delivering all necessary financial inputs in time and quality

Your profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Proven staff management capacity and successful track record in management and leading teams
  • Proven experience in all aspects of financial management and business operations
  • A graduate degree in business, finance or a related discipline
  • At least seven years experience in a similar role within international organisations
  • Working language is English. Good level of German is desired. Basic French skills are welcome.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and experience in working effectively in a multi- cultural environment
  • Capacity to work independently and under pressure

  • A well-developed sense for team work and ability to interact with a people from different backgrounds
  • Willingness to travel
  • Interest in the field of climate change
  • Preferably experience in operating in a scientific environment

We offer

  • A job with purpose. With us you will work in a team of engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change
  • A positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team in Berlin
  • Our office is located near Moritzplatz in the heart of the lively Kreuzberg, surrounded by a dynamic startup scene.
  • Your monthly Berlin public transport ticket.

Conditions

Application deadline: 2nd November 2022
Start: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin preferred, but remote work would be considered for an outstanding candidate
Terms: Full-time position, two-year fixed term contract.
Requirements: Preference for EU citizen or existing work permit for Germany.

Please apply with your CV, cover letter, an example of your work as relevant for this position and a list of three referees in PDF format. Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to complete a short written task.

Please indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your salary expectations.

Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

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