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7/22/2019 9:37:11 PM
Director of Sustainability Consulting and Data Services for the Middle Eastern Region
 Employer     : FigBytes Inc.
 From         :
 City         : Gatineau Job type:  Career
 Region       : QC Hours   :  Full-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Permanent
 Deadline     : 10/31/2019
 Education    : University or above Experience:  5 years or above  
 Salary       : $95,000
 Description  : Position required: Director of Sustainability Consulting and Data Services for the Middle Eastern Region

Location - Gatineau, Quebec

FigBytes is a well-established company that develops and distributes a software as a service (SaaS or cloud-based) platform that allows customers to quantify their sustainability impacts and embed social and environmental metrics into their financial reporting, strategy, brand and performance. We also offer a range of services in support of our Sustainability Data Management platform, including implementation and consulting services that involve developing sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) or operational excellence strategies for our customers.

FigBytes is located at 4 Rue Taschereau, Suite 500, Gatineau, QC J8Y 2V5 Canada

Job Description:
The “Director of Sustainability Consulting and Data Services for the Middle Eastern Region” is a senior role and will be responsible for promoting the FigBytes Sustainability Data Management platform and sustainability consulting services in the Middle East markets, with a specific focus on the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. His/her mission will be to define and execute a strategy for effectively delivering data processing & management products and sustainability consulting projects in the region.

To do this, he/she will work directly with the CEO to establish a team focused on the Middle Eastern region, with part of the team based in Canada and part in the Middle East. He/she will also work closely with the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Company during the initial stages to establish strategic contacts and develop sustainability data processing and/or sustainability consulting opportunities in the region.

The Director of Sustainability Consulting and Data Services will act as mentor and leader for all the Middle East team members located in Canada and the Middle East.

He/she will be based in Gatineau, Canada. However, the position requires frequent international travel.

This position reports to the CEO of the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work in conjunction with the CEO and CCO to develop and establish objectives for the Company in the Middle Eastern region, including but not limited to strategy, sustainability data processing/management software and consulting opportunities, establishment and growth of Middle East presence through identifying and hiring correct individuals, local policies and programs, and overseeing the delivery of projects in the region.
• Responsible for operations of FigBytes in the Middle Eastern region including planning, organization, direction, control and evaluation of the Company’s objectives in the Middle East.
• Lead the setting up of a Middle Eastern team, including hiring of middle managers and junior employees, and be responsible for implementing training, project delivery, and evaluation plans.
• Plan, direct and control the implementation of consulting and data management/processing projects through these middle managers and junior employees to meet the established objectives of FigBytes in the Middle Eastern region.
• Engage and/or liaise with international partners and customers for promotion of consulting and data management/processing opportunities in the region.
• Provide feedback and input to other functions with FigBytes, including product development and marketing, to further develop the company’s product line and consulting services.

The successful candidate must possess the following:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Sustainability and/or Data Management.
• Fluent in English.
• Basic understanding of languages spoken in the Middle Eastern region will be considered an asset.

• Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Manager or Director with a sustainability consulting or sustainability data processing company in the Middle Eastern region.
• Previous experience planning and deploying sustainability data management and processing software systems.
• Experience with any module of the FigBytes Sustainability Data Management platform will be considered an asset.
• Strong social skills with the ability to build long-lasting relations with our customers and future prospects in the Middle Eastern region.
• Confidence combined with a great sense of marketing acumen.
• Ability to multi-task within tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and strong marketing skills.

Technical Skills:
• Very Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Word.
• General understanding of data management and processing functions, including SQL queries, data structures and hosted systems.
• Reporting based on sustainability frameworks like GRI, CDP, UN SDGs and DJSI.
• Excellent research skills and ability to compile data.

Personal Skills:
• Highly organized.
• Organizational and team management skills, including the ability to develop and implement hiring, team building, and evaluation programs.
• Aptitude for analyzing sustainability consulting and data processing projects, and directing teams to deliver such projects.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to solve unstructured data processing problems.
• Understands the value of team approach and effectively uses teamwork to improve results.

• Salary: $95,000 CAD per annum depending on experience with potential for bonuses to be negotiated.
• Group Health Benefits.
• Two weeks’ paid leave for first two years; three weeks thereafter.

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