Location Mexico City
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive + Benefits
Reference 16732

A market-leading, global carbon and climate change advisory consultancy is currently seeking a Director of Mexico in Mexico City.

They're looking for a passionate and motivated individual with excellent leadership, business development, consultancy and sustainability experience to lead the consultancy's business in Mexico.

The decarbonisation agenda is increasingly becoming the guiding principle for governments and businesses around the world. But while there has been an explosion in commitments, there is a huge challenge to meet, and opportunity to seize, in converting those commitments into action.

As Director of Mexico, you will have the opportunity to lead a team of approx. 20 people based in Mexico City to develop new initiatives on this agenda for governments, corporates and financial institutions in Mexico and wider Latin America and ensure their effective delivery, driving impact in line with our mission.

This consultancy is a trusted, expert guide to net-zero, bringing purpose-led, vital expertise from the climate change frontline, supporting over 3,000 organisations in 50 countries with their climate action planning, collaborating with 150+ partners in setting science-based targets, and supporting cities across 5 continents on the journey to net-zero. From target setting, net-zero pathways, assurance and footprinting, to policy advice, strategy setting and programme delivery, we seek smarter ways to turn intent into impact, where sustainability and economic realities go hand in hand.

You will be responsible for:

  • Business development: Initiate and develop business opportunities that involve both carbon savings and revenue generation, in line with the business strategy in Mexico. Throughout the year, pre-position, champion, write, manage and/or participate in client proposals, leveraging and working collaboratively with internal experts from other offices and potential partners at the local and international level.

  • Team management: Provide direction and leadership for initiatives and projects, quality control outputs and help ensure that they meet or exceed client expectations. Line-manage the team in Mexico. Work collaboratively with the rest of the Group and partners and draw on/engage resources from other offices as needed. Monitor client satisfaction.

  • Financial management: Oversee the development of quarterly and annual financial statements and reports to the Board. Keep careful track of cash flow, including by keeping the monthly cashflow analysis updated, while also ensuring projects are delivered profitably and invoiced on time.

  • Representation: Provide speeches, presentations and media interviews that explain what does and market our work to Mexican and international organisations.

  • Strategy and reporting: Suggest and agree strategy and provide input to the wider international strategy. Provide regular reporting to London on direction and activity. The strategy will be signed-off by the Board.

  • Learning: Monitor the development of low carbon policy and technologies in Mexico and provide information to the London Office on the local situation and market potential. Keep track of policy announcements, publications and events on relevant topics including green finance, GHG accounting, carbon pricing, agriculture, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and renewable energy. Keep up-to-date with the development of new services and initiatives.

    Admin and compliance: Ensure that the Office and team comply with the relevant accounting and legal regulations. Lead on health, safety and environment policies for all activity and employees. Ensure that policies including procurement, bribery and personal conduct are followed.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven team leadership skills

  • Excellent business development skills, including an ability to engage effectively with customers and senior stakeholders, as well as to craft successful business propositions

  • Strong understanding of project management and the delivery of high-quality outputs for clients or stakeholders

  • Collaborative approach to conducting work - a team player, who is responsive, reliable and consistently meets deadlines

  • Excellent understanding of the Carbon Trust's mission and services

  • A strong understanding of the public-private interface

  • Good knowledge of low carbon policy and technology

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Comfort with financial analysis

  • An entrepreneurial approach

Qualifications & experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience working on and leading climate-change mitigation activities in Mexico and Latin America

  • Demonstrated leadership on strategic business development, including a strong track record of developing successful proposals in the low carbon space

  • Prior experience in consulting - managing projects, delivering high quality outputs and managing budgets effectively

  • Experience of working in Mexico at a senior level

  • Strong relevant networks in government and business in Mexico

  • Experience of team leadership and line management

  • Experience of effective financial management

  • Experience of communicating effectively in writing and speech at Director-level for senior government and business audiences

  • Degree educated (at least 2:1 or equivalent)

  • Fluent in Spanish and English

The company offers a competitive salary and a performance-based bonus. Their hours are 37.5 per week with 15 days paid holiday plus public holidays. They also offer private medical and life insurance, flexible working conditions, as well as company away days and a 24-hour Employee Assistance Helpline.

If you have significant relevant experience, please apply on the link below or reach out to Lewis at lewis.murray@acre.com to know more.