Director, Sydney, Pollination Group

Published 2023-01-24
Expires 2023-02-24
ID #1360605484
200 AU$
Director, Sydney, Pollination Group
Australia, New South Wales, Sydney,
Published January 24, 2023

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Director
Min. Salary: 150000000

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Pollination is a specialist climate change investment and advisory firm, accelerating the transition to a net zero, nature-positive future. Our people are the key to unlocking change. Brought together from across industries, we are global leaders in finance, investment, technology, business, law, and policy.

We combine our diverse expertise to connect the dots and see around corners where others can’t. With strong relationships at the highest levels of government and the private sector, we shift barriers and catalyse transformative partnerships.

The opportunity

Pollination is looking for a Director to join our growing team in Sydney. In this role, you will advise corporates, financial institutions, governments and development finance institutions on all aspects of the transition to net zero and building climate resilience. You will bring your own deep climate change expertise and insight to help our clients address some of the most pressing and challenging problems in the world.

Pollination’s advisory approach is hands-on. Directors are responsible for managing client engagements, closely guided by an Executive Director and a Partner. In this role you will be responsible for:

Managing the delivery of advisory projects, assisting clients to identify their needs and designing problem solving approaches capable of resolving their most challenging issues.

Designing, owning and delivering polished results, including designing and undertaking analysis, and producing pitches, decks, reports, models and research material.

Helping Executive Directors, Partners and clients manage the internal engagement and response to project work and findings.

Assisting with administration and monitoring for a pipeline of possible new projects.

Managing staff, including on individual projects and across their careers at Pollination.

Developing problem solving strategies for clients or sector groups, including developing Pollination IP and thought leadership.

About you

First and foremost you will be aligned to our company values. You will have a strong entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to thrive and be self-directed in a very fast-paced growth environment.  You will be highly collaborative working style, with comfort working in working environments defined by shared ownership of projects and flat decision-making structures. You will also have:

8+ years of experience in strategy, policy, law, sustainability, finance, economics, or a closely-related field, and extensive subject matter expertise in at least one of the following areas:

Advising Fortune 500 companies on climate strategy

Corporate finance

Climate risk

Natural Capital investment and advisory

The ability to project manage the delivery of major work streams, from the design of the work stream through managing multiple resources, and to delivery.

Strong collaboration and teamwork skills, with the ability to work with a distributed global team across various levels of seniority, including the ability to seek and integrate input from special advisors and internal experts.

The ability to work to strong deadlines and to manage prioritisation and stakeholder expectations across multiple competing priorities and projects.

The ability to author and produce polished and commercial communications, including reports, slide decks, models, pitches and research material.

Well-developed independent analytical skills, potentially including financial and economic modelling, financial analysis, market reviews or benchmarking, forecasting, investment analysis, systems analysis or legal analysis.

Strong commercial focus and literacy, with a sensitivity for the commercial concerns of clients.

Highly desirable

Experience in the advisory context, either via market advisory or private advisory work, including supporting clients to undertake targeted problem solving and implement specific project outcomes or findings.

Ability to work with comfortably and confidently senior clients in a commercial context

Ability to develop problem solving approaches and frameworks, and deliver these frameworks in a commercial context.

Ability to manage change in an organisation, including by seeking and generating buy-in, building culture and supporting stakeholders to engage with the program of work at hand.

The successful candidate is likely to have an advanced university qualifications in economics, finance, business, science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a closely related field, and significant relevant experience in in-house strategy, management consulting or finance.

Why work with us?

Be part of sustainable and impactful projects that reach globally, learn from the diverse thinking and deep expertise of the team. 

Growth and development programs with our exceptional team, and the opportunity to partner with individually recognised world leaders across the climate change ecosystem.

An additional five days annual study leave, climate crises leave (volunteer work) designed to support emergency response activity and a “big life day” for you to focus on personal and professional goal setting

Short-term incentives (annual cash bonus) and long-term incentives (employee share plan)

Global mobility could see you in London, Chicago, Washington D.C or Singapore

Applying with Pollination

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter to tell us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in the role.

Pollination is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.

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    New South Wales (commonly abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Coral and Tasman Seas to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In June 2020, the population of New South Wales was over 8.1 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.3 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. The demonym for inhabitants of New South Wales is New South Welshmen.The Colony of New South Wales was founded as a British penal colony in 1788. It originally comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825. The colony then also included the island territories of Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island. During the 19th century, most of the colony's area was detached to form separate British colonies that eventually became the various states and territories of Australia. However, the Swan River Colony was never administered as part of New South Wales. Lord Howe Island remains part of New South Wales, while Norfolk Island has become a federal territory, as have the areas now known as the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory.