Global Lead Carbon - Paris

💡 Transition partners
Long-term contract
Localisation Paris, France
Partial remote possible
10+ yrs of exp.
Posted on 04-05-2024


Leader in supply chain sustainability. We work with local communities to develop regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation and landscape restoration projects worldwide.

💡 Transition partners

The mission of this structure is to help companies and citizens improve their environmental and social impact. For example, CSR consulting, training, raising awareness of transition issues, media, etc.

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Global Carbon Lead

“Shaping the future of the Voluntary Carbon Market”

Beginning: ASAP 2024

Full-time position

Based in France

Travels : 20%

Who we are

PUR is a global leader in supply chain sustainability. We develop socio-environmental projects within the supply chains of our Corporate Partners. Through the economic and social empowerment of local communities and the introduction of sustainable development initiatives at the agricultural level, PUR seeks to address climate change, while regenerating and preserving the ecosystems upon which these supply chains depend. Many of PUR’s projects fall within the categories of insetting, regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation and landscape restoration. PUR is a B Corp Company which employs over 200 people and a presence in 10 countries.

PUR is recruiting its Carbon Lead based in Paris

To develop its activities and accelerate its Impact, PUR is looking for a Carbon Lead in a fast paced scale-up environment with a passion for positive impact and ecosystem regeneration. This ambitious role’s objective is to:

  • Lead the global Carbon team
  • Streamline and strengthen our internal carbon management processes to optimize supply
  • Position PUR Carbon services as premium credits & support sales acceleration
  • Ensure the delivery of our carbon-related obligations with clients and certifications according to best practices
  • Drive innovation in Carbon forecasts & monitoring through technology and data-driven decision-making to deliver the next generation of premium Carbon credits

Integrity and equity are key drivers of our carbon ethos and we expect this role to fully embody them.

As the global Carbon Lead, you will work directly under the Director of Operations based in Paris and will act as both a carbon expert and business expert, making decisions that will impact the current and future operations of the company. You will manage a team of 6+ individuals spread across our main geographies and be instrumental in driving both internal and external change among PUR’s stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include in a non-exhaustive manner:

  • Deliver, prioritize and enhance the efficiency of our carbon roadmap (validations and verifications) on agroforestry, conservation and mangrove restoration projects relative to the best field practices and our commitments towards our clients
  • Be solutions-oriented to provide recommendations in case of shortfalls or roadblocks that could hamper our carbon delivery obligations
  • Co-develop with operations team “adaptative management” strategies to optimize the carbon supply on the long run
  • Drive better data-driven decision-making on carbon topics at the company level leveraging our historical data and relevant technology, working with the Chief Data Officer
  • Support the Executive Committee with decision-making on carbon topics through market analysis & price recommendations
  • Develop PUR thought leadership & represent PUR at key conferences and events on carbon topics
  • Drive the improvement of internal knowledge sharing on carbon topics to enhance the quality of field operations & protocols
  • Position PUR Carbon services as premium credits & support sales acceleration by providing the tools & argumentary to sales team, also supporting key client meetings
  • Help create the next generation of Premium Carbon Credits to incorporate side benefits on Biodiversity, Water and Livelihood with the right scientific references to justify for the premium
  • Manage relationships with key Certification partners (Verra, Gold Standard, VCI…) & MRV players (SustainCert, Regrow…) to streamline MRV process and potentially develop new custom methodology(ies) for PUR
  • Manage a team of +6 people worldwide in collaboration with our regional directors

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Passion for nature regeneration & transforming businesses
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in carbon (specify the area)
  • Experience in a fast international growing environment (scale-up environment)
  • Some experience with large Corporations is a plus
  • Great people management & change management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Analysis mindset and solution oriented
  • Fluent in French and English, Spanish would be a strong asset