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Closed: Junior Analyst - GEJOB017

We are no longer hiring for this position.

Job Specification: Environmental Consultant and Analyst

Green Element are looking for someone with analytical skills that holds environmental issues close to their heart. We are a small company with some big clients. We offer a job that will be colourful and varied, helping companies reduce their environmental impact. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the fast-growing world of sustainability reporting and consulting.

You will be based in London, working independently from client sites, from home and from shared office space, so you should have the ability to manage your time to fit around clients as well as your own needs.

You should have excellent analytical abilities and have a fantastic eye for detail. You should also be comfortable with meeting clients, have strong communication skills and the ability to listen.

The role would suit someone with knowledge of greenhouse gas accounting and carbon footprinting, and some experience of applying them to real life situations.

The Role

The role will involve:

Data cleansing- identifying conflicts, gaps and finding resolutions from data providers or through alternative interpretation

Organising, maintaining and analysing the collected data in Excel and PowerPivot and Power BI

Translating the data, creating reports, drawing conclusions and recommendations for changes to improve energy, carbon & financial savings for clients

Communicating the findings to end users through Power BI, PowerPoint and other communications platforms

Visiting clients as required, many of whom are London-based (but not all)

Performing research, reviews and analysis for ad hoc requests and blogs.

Assisting with ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems and working with the consultants to accomplish this

Working closely with the analyst team, sometimes working collaboratively on Microsoft Teams

Requisite skills

Advanced Excel skills including the ability to manipulate large data sets (e.g. tables, cross-referencing, links, mathematical formulae, charts, Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, importing & exporting)

Experience and love of data manipulation, organisation, identification of anomalies and gaps, and provision of solutions

Excellent report-writing and PowerPoint skills; good command of language and the ability to convey information concisely

Technically proficient with Windows-based applications and technology. Able to troubleshoot basic computer problems or source the help to do so

Ability to collaborate with colleagues and clients, and to listen to a diverse range of people in a way that can be translated into actions tailored to the differing requirements of each stakeholder

Good time management and organisational skills.

Flexible and able to assist with projects, site visits, and ISO 14001 audits with the wider team

Desirable skills

Knowledge and experience of data visualisation applications, ideally Power BI

Knowledge and experience of Excel PowerPivot

Familiarity with collection and analysis of half hourly electricity data

Understanding of benchmarking and target-setting for a range of sustainability metrics

Familiarity with greenhouse gas emissions calculations and reporting

Advanced Excel skills:

Exporting / importing to/from Access

Macros

VBA

Attributes

Tenacity and pragmatism (in overcoming data-gathering and communication hurdles)

Be based in London with the ability to travel outside London occasionally

Enjoy working independently: from shared office, on client sites or from home, with the discipline and experience required to do this effectively

A commitment to sustainability policy and action

A desire to work for a small, intimate, friendly and enthusiastic organisation

Salary

Competitive Salary commensurate with experience: up to £22K

Monday, 3rd August 2020  

Closed: Team Admin -  GEJOB018

We are no longer hiring for this position.

Team Support and Administrator

Do you care about the environment? Green Element is a growing environmental management consultancy and is looking for someone that holds environmental issues close to their heart. The position is based in the entrepreneurial centre at RBS in Edinburgh in St Andrews Square currently but we will be moving to an office near North and South Queensferry. The role will involve assisting with tasks such updating and formatting complicated Excel spreadsheets, updating template documents, digital document housekeeping, managing and updating databases and fielding enquiries. You would also help Green Element and Compare Your Footprint’s CEO and Founder with administrative tasks such as keeping on top of emails, invoicing, and bookkeeping. The role would suit someone with a numerate discipline with analytical skills.

Skills required:

  • MS Office including Excel
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Written skills

Please apply through the form ​on this page by using the reference “GEJOB018”​. We are looking for someone to start at the end of August. We are flexible and are keen to have the right person on board. The role would be 2-3 days per week. We are flexible and looking for the best suited person.


The role would be 3 days per week and between £16,500 & £18,000 per annum pro rata.

Applications close on 3rd of August 2020. 

Closed: Sales Executive -  GEJOB019

Sales Executive

Please be aware that this role may close prior to the deadline. 

Green Element is a growing environmental management consultancy and is looking for a person that holds environmental issues close to their heart. We are looking for someone to help us grow from the solid foundations that we have into a larger business, helping more companies tackle climate change and reduce their environmental impact. We are a small company with some big clients. We offer a job that will be colourful and varied, helping companies reduce their environmental impact. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within the fast-growing world of sustainability reporting and consulting. We are a friendly company who try to practice what we preach and therefore a proud member of the BCorp community. https://bcorporation.uk/. Though a small team we have some big clients and ambition to match, and some exciting projects in development.

We would like to recruit someone that believes in the importance of caring about the world’s environment and is truly passionate about trying to reduce the environmental impact of people and business. You have to be methodical and client led with a fantastic eye for detail. We expect you to be inquisitive and question anything you think needs to be questioned. You will be managing projects; nurturing and enhancing the already high standard of your team mates and collaborating with our clients on a personable level. You will play a key part in helping Green Element grow and will work with our MD on sales strategies and managing the opportunity pipeline. We need you to be methodical in the way you record and track leads / prospects using our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool – Insightly.

You will be working from our Edinburgh, (North Edinburgh/Queensferry) shared office working space as well as independently from home, so you should be good at managing your time to fit around clients as well as your own needs. You should have excellent analytical abilities and have a fantastic eye for detail. You should also be comfortable with meeting clients, have strong communication skills and the ability to listen. If you’d like to grow your career in the environmental consultancy sector, and help shape our growing company, please apply.

Required attributes

Highly personable and confident

Our culture is about creating an excellent first impression and building long-term relationships. We’re looking for someone who loves meeting new people, has great communication skills and can quickly build rapport with prospects.

Good listener

The best salespeople are not the ones who are always talking. We need someone who is a good listener so they can fully understand our prospects’ needs and which problems require solving.

Curiosity

The best salespeople are always asking good questions and dig deeper into the needs of their prospects and clients. A prospect very rarely gives it all away – you will need to be curious and get to the root of the prospect’s issues by asking good questions. By doing so, it turns out that the prospect you thought was only interested in one service is also interested in buying another service. All you need to do is ask the right questions.

Passionate about sustainability and fighting climate change

We are on a mission to help as many businesses as ever to go ‘green’, so it’s essential that our salesperson is as passionate about sustainability as we all are.

Ambition, enthusiasm, and a hunger to hit your commission / OTE (goal oriented)

We need sales to drive our mission forward, so you should be driven to hit your commission / OTE (on target earnings) potential.

A natural networker

You will love to network and meet new people. You will feel comfortable at events and in a room full of people (or video call!). If you already have an established network – both online and offline – then that’s of course a bonus

Patience and Persistence

Very few sales happen on the first point of contact. In fact, the average figure is more like the 8th – 12th point of contact. Of course, this varies greatly depending on the sector, but for Business to Business (B2B) consultancy services like Green Element offers it’s certainly true. As a result, patience and persistence is a key attribute.

Team player and ability to work autonomously and proactively

Sales and marketing need to work together in harmony, so you will need to have an excellent working relationship with the CEO and Head of Marketing, as well as everyone else on the team. Marketing needs to provide the sales team with the tools and materials they need to support the sales process. But equally, the salesperson needs to provide timely and insightful input back to the marketing team.

It will be important for you to be highly proactive about prospecting, always looking for new avenues to reach people and identify new prospects, through reading industry journals, attending events (when things are back to normal), being active on LinkedIn and so on. (LinkedIn is a key tool for prospecting and social selling, so we will expect you to be highly active on the channel.)

Required experience, skills and qualifications

  • Some demonstrable sales experience – regardless of sector, but B2B services experience would be beneficial
  • Must feel comfortable speaking to senior decision makers and budget holders within a company. Able to speak their language and know how to communicate at that level effectively.
  • Depending on the experience we will send you on a sales course straight away. This will be a part of the salary and will be paid off within the first year.

Desired, but non-essential skills

  • Experience of using a CRM system would be highly beneficial
  • Existing knowledge of the corporate sustainability sector and the kind of services which Green Element sells would allow you to get up to speed more quickly
  • Any sales training would be highly beneficial – e.g. SPIN, Miller Heiman, MEDDIC, etc.

Notes on salary / commission package

  • You will receive an agreed commission percentage for every sale you make.
  • Commission amount:
  • The commission rate will be roughly 10%. This then will be reduced each year as you are promoted and start selling higher-value services.
  • Base salary: £25K

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