Project Manager (YSB India)

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Yunus Social Business India is looking for a Project Manager to lead a project with an impact-focused firm in the Circular Economy space related to rubber.

General Conditions

  • Expected start date: As soon as possible, no later than 1 Aug 2019

  • Base location: Mumbai, India

  • Travel requirement: for field visits, expected to be around 3 weeks in total

  • Contract duration: 4 months with possibility to extend to other projects on completion

The Context

 India generates about 1 million tonnes of waste tyres annually, most of which end up in polluting uses. The focus of the project is to strengthen the sourcing value chain of a clean use company, creating significant social (improved livelihood for the collectors) and environmental impact (net carbon savings). 

The role is for a 4 month long project, based in Mumbai, India. On completion of this project, there is a possibility for the person to join other exciting projects of YSB India or other offices of YSB globally.

Your Responsibilities

You will lead a project team that will interface with client and key stakeholders in end-of-life tyres value-chain. The project has a 4-month duration with concrete deliverables on new market development to source and optimise the existing supply-chain. You will be instrumental in growing the client’s business thus contributing significantly to the social and environmental impact created. 

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Develop project plan and monitor progress as per the plan

  • Provide updates to the Steering Committees on important milestones, anticipate project risks, communicate those and explore mitigation strategies with client and the team

  • Discuss ideas and findings with mentors from YSB network for feedback

  • Identify geographies for market scan for the purpose of new market development

  • Manage field research and provide tools for customers’ needs assessment and understanding important stakeholders in tyre waste collection

  • Study best practices for waste collection, processing and financing in adjacent spaces to draw out learning for implementation in the context of the client

  • Identify tyre waste aggregators, both retail and wholesale, as potential supply partners for the client

  • Explore innovative waste collection applications that are adaptable in the specific context of tyre waste collection

  • Mentor team members for research, analysis and development of insights 

  • Facilitate partnerships for the client through active engagement with the potential suppliers and solution providers

Your Background, Experience & Skills

  • 5-6 years of work experience of which at least 3 years are in a top-tier consulting firm 

  • Supply-chain/Sustainability/Innovation experience in your consulting projects or in other roles

  • A good knowledge of tools for ideation, customer discovery, supply-chain optimisation and impact assessment

  • Knowledge of developments in the waste management sector 

  • Strong understanding of social impact business models and livelihood issues of the low-income households

  • Fluency in Hindi

Your Personal Qualities

  • You are imaginative and curious - you are constantly tracking trends and developments

  • A self-starter and take initiative beyond your role description

  • An excellent communicator with interpersonal skills

  • Able to create order out of ambiguity and uncertainty

  • Someone who loves processes, systems and tools- creating them, explaining them, managing them

  • A problem solver and go-getter

We are offering the opportunity

  • To be a member of our network of global consultants and work on a growing portfolio of social innovation and venture building work in India and globally

  • To catalyse strong social impact by facilitating corporate innovation for social good

  • To work with a collaborative and fun team globally

  • To develop a network of leading companies and social sector organisations in India

How to Apply

Please apply to Rahul Batra (rahul.batra@yunussb.com) by 20th July, sending

●        Your Resume (English)

●        A meaningful note, explaining your motivation for the job, your enthusiasm for the role and, most importantly what makes you a good fit for the position