Full-Time

Investing & Venture Building

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  • London United Kingdom
  • Munich Germany
  • Amsterdam Netherlands

Systemiq - Strategy Associate / Project Manager Movemeback African opportunity cover image

Description

SYSTEMIQ is a different kind of company. Its purpose is to catalyse good disruptions in critical economic systems, with a current focus on land use/forestry, energy, and materials/circular economy. These disruptions are not only vital to the future of humanity and our planet, they also open up immense opportunities for the businesses that drive them. The UN Global Goals and the Paris Agreement have set the targets we must reach to protect the earth and make sure everyone in the growing global population has a chance to prosper. But, so far, most change has been incremental. We need to transform economic systems much faster to hit the targets and stop the degradation of natural resources.

 

What does SYSTEMIQ do?
 

SYSTEMIQ drives system change in clean energy, circular material solutions and sustainable land use. This means re-engineering our industries, re-networking our cities and regenerating the ecosystems around us. By addressing failures in these areas, SYSTEMIQ aims to unlock economic opportunities that benefit business, society, and the environment. Systemiq  are a rapidly growing company. After only 4 years they have more than 180 people working across hubs & offices in Europe, Africa, Indonesia and Brazil.


Their work includes:

 

  1. Circular economy initiatives for the whole of Germany (CEID)
  2. Supporting the International Resource Panel (IRP) strategy to increase its impact over the next 3 years 
  3. Accelerating the growth of the world’s largest portfolio of regenerative tropical forest businesses through our Impact Accelerator, which provides capital and growth services to the companies of the future
  4. Central role within the Energy Transitions Commission in aiming to accelerate transitions to zero carbon energy systems
  5. Building and scaling Indonesia’s leading frontline solution for stopping plastic pollution entering our precious oceans through Project STOP - https://www.stopoceanplastics.com/en_gb/
  6. Designing a better future for one of the world’s biggest carbon sinks – the Indonesian Peatlands – with the government’s Peatland Restoration Agency


Who are the ideal candidates?
 

SYSTEMIQ are looking for individuals with a strong record of excellence and achievement with demonstrable leadership experience in project management, client relations, and knowledge development. You will need to have advanced problem-solving, analytical, creative solutions and entrepreneurial skills. With prior experience working on consulting projects, you effectively identify issues and provide creative insights, action plan and impacts. Ideally your background includes working at a leading management consultancy or in a strategy role in industry, public sector or civil society. You have experience gained in a variety of contexts and are keen to work in a young, entrepreneurial company where you can get involved in a variety of work, shape the business and make maximum impact. You are inspired by SYSTEMIQ’s mission and approach to system change. 

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

As a Strategy Associate, you will work within one of SYSTEMIQ's programmes to:

 

  • Identify and assess projects and business models which overcome the trade-off between economic profit, ecosystem regeneration, and social inclusion 
  • Provide analysis based on agreed outputs and bring data together in a logical way 
  • Develop strong relationships with project partners
  • Work with these partners to design the best way the accelerator can support project growth and help them to pass through our approval processes for support 
  • Identify issues to develop practical solutions for our clients 
  • Provide strategic insights and develop practical solutions to ensure partners achieve their targets
  • Support these partners in monitoring, evaluating and communicating their business model, vision and impact 
     

Criteria

Your background may include working within teams at a top management consultancy, ideally coupled with experience in industry, the public sector or civil society. Specifically, you have:

 

  • A Masters or equivalent degree (Chemistry / Engineering and other sciences are especially welcome)
  • 3 or more years advisory / consulting project experience in a high calibre and international environment
  • Evidenced passion for the sustainability / environment / social enterprise space
  • An understanding of key concepts and contexts within the topic area of environment, industry, energy, manufacturing or agricultural
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Relationship management skills on a senior level
  • Proven that you are a collaborative team player
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to identify opportunities and new initiatives and make them into reality
  • The ability to undertake two weeks of local travel per month and occasional international travel
  • An affinity for SYSTEMIQ values (creativity, challenge, collaborate, change and care) and can demonstrate how you have lived these values within a professional setting

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary
  • SYSTEMIQ believe 'it matters what the most capable people choose to do with their lives.' and are building a place where hugely capable individuals can work with the best to build better systems for our future while not giving away their lives to work. This is their challenge. They focus on the real-world outcomes that matter, not office hours.

About Systemiq

SYSTEMIQ’s purpose is to catalyse good disruptions in critical economic systems. These disruptions are not only vital to the future of humanity and our planet: they also open up immense opportunities for the businesses that drive them. Science shows that our current systems for food, energy, industry, transport and cities are inefficient and largely unsustainable. Their social and environmental costs run into trillions of dollars. We must change our local and global economic systems fundamentally and fast to avoid human and planetary collapse.

 

The UN Global Goals and the Paris Agreement have set the targets we must reach to protect the earth and make sure everyone in the growing global population has a chance to prosper. Progress is being made. Businesses increasingly recognise the value in driving sustainable change. But, so far, most of this change has been incremental. We need to transform economic systems much faster to hit the UN targets and stop the degradation of natural resources. SYSTEMIQ was launched in 2016 to accelerate these urgent transformations.

 

SYSTEMIQ have set out to achieve their mission through a unique portfolio of activities which include:

  • Building and supporting coalitions of leaders with the knowledge, experience and authority to shape policies and business strategies that will rapidly transform economic activity in line with the UN and Paris targets
  • Co-creating and incubating the market solutions most likely to build regenerative economic systems, in partnership with businesses, governments, non-profits and other institutions
  • Investing their own capital and expertise in early-stage ventures with the biggest potential to drive rapid system change

The combined experience, expertise and energy of their partners and associates, based in London, Munich and Jakarta makes the team uniquely equipped for these activities.