Group Performance Improvement Manager

Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
Carbon & Climate Change Jobs, Sustainability Jobs
Central, City, East London, North London, South London, West London
Location Description:
4th March 2021
Start Date:
Carbon Trust
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Role overview
Contract Term: Permanent

Location: London based, with potential occasional travel.

Closing date: 14th March 2021

Salary: Commensurate with experience

About the role:

This role will be responsible for coordinating and driving improvement in the areas of Performance Management, Business Development, Knowledge Management and other cross cutting priorities to increase the Group’s mission impact and financial resilience.

We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual with strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills. This role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work closely with the executive leadership team to implement our group-wide growth strategy, taking responsibility to lead specific work streams and change management activities.

About us

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency, who reinvest surpluses from group commercial activities into our mission.

The Carbon Trust provides innovative advice to governments and businesses around the world to support the global transition to a low carbon economy. We work closely with decision makers and implementers in key institutions in the UK and across multiple emerging and developing countries on low-carbon finance, programmes, policy and technology.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The Manager’s specific responsibilities will vary depending on strategic priorities, but will likely include the following:

Performance management

Define and support the roll out of best practice performance measurement across the group to track delivery against our three-year strategic plan
Define and support ongoing KPI reporting
Identify areas for performance improvement and work with our business units to help them put plans in place to capture these opportunities
Business Development

Define and support the roll out of best practice business development processes across the group
Lead our group wide process for learning and continuously improving our approach to business development
Monitor and allocate tender opportunities across the group
Put in place performance tracking for our key business development processes
Identify areas of improvements and work with our business units to help them to implement then
Knowledge management (KM)

Review and update our KM strategy
Work with each of our customer facing business units to help them implement best practice KM
Put in place performance tracking for our key KM processes
Strategic projects

Lead cross cutting group strategic projects

Key skills we are looking for:

Leadership skills and ability to work effectively with colleagues across all teams to implement change
Excellent quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and influence decision-making
Ability to think and work independently, taking the initiative and ‘ownership’ of tasks, having strong organisational and time management skills
Strong proficiency in MS Office suite of tools:
Proven ability to use MS Excel for complex problem solving and analysis
Experience in using MS PowerPoint and Word for communication and report writing
Experience in Microsoft Dynamics, PowerBI and SharePoint is an advantage
A good understanding of the Carbon Trust’s activities and areas of expertise is also an advantage

Qualifications and experience:

Bachelor’s degree educated (or equivalent) 2:1 or above
Demonstrable experience working in an analytical role(s) in business or market analysis and/or consultancy, with significant personal project delivery responsibility required
Knowledge of emission reduction and environmental sustainability consulting is an advantage

Salary & Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and a performance-based bonus. Our hours are 37.5 per week with 28 days paid holiday plus bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.

Our head office is in London, close to Blackfriars and Waterloo stations, we offer travel card loans, a cycle to work scheme, company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena so if you are excited by this opportunity and would like to join us please follow the link to our application page and submit your CV and a cover letter.

We are an equal opportunities employer, value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on your skills and experience. We can only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies or publications.

Please be aware that due to the current situation surrounding Covid-19, interviewing and onboarding processes will take place via video conferencing.

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