Sustainability Market Leader - Africa (F-M)

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Date: 15 sept. 2022

Lieu: Abidjan, Autre/Sans objet, CI

Entreprise: Bureau Veritas

Showcase and develop your talents? Create your career? Dare, propose, invent and transform the world we live in?

Yes, yes and yes? If you said "yes" to all three, then Bureau Veritas is the place for you! Join Bureau Veritas as a Sustainability Market Leader - Africa (F-M) in Abidjan (), in CDI.

We have been involved in everyday life and a world leader in testing, inspection and certification for nearly 200 years. We are players in the transformation of the world, alongside our clients, with laughter, passion and ambition. We like to take up challenges, reveal talents, move the lines and broaden horizons.

Our culture? Trust!



Your Role Purpose:

The job incumbent is responsible for transposing the Group's sustainable development strategy on the African continent.

  • Lead on sales for key opportunities and account in coordination with the Operations Group’s leadership.
  • Help to co-ordinate sales direction in key account/mid-market through leveraging skills and experience globally.
  • Creation of sustainable sales channels, through partnerships, frameworks, joint ventures and memberships.
  • Support competency development, acquisition of new skills or cross-skilling resources to meet demand.



Your Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish sales & resourcing strategies to develop business in sectors through a deep understanding of client business needs in the market, and trends both on the horizon and within competing organisations.
  • Define and support regional execution of ‘go-to-market’ package of services which align with GSL‘s priorities and are coordinated with global service lines, sales, marketing and operations across the region - explaining what customers need & what services in each market, proposals/tenders, communication materials, impact stories, references, marketing materials, webinars, reports, as needed.
  • Expand service offering, across the region to work with a wider range of stakeholders, and sectors to support the S&I GSL’s ambitions across the region and globally to position as the undisputed TIC leader in sustainability.
  • In cooperation with the Operating Group, support the development of the regional strategy and co-ordination and delivery of detailed roadmaps (demonstration of growth in sales).
  • Create the necessary governance to drive the communication, implementation of the detailed roadmap and action plan,
  • campaigns and strategies, strategic tenders, managed via SFDC and sharepoint.
  • Govern high level relationships, meet key stakeholders, particularly in client HO to develop sustainability leads.



Your Experience & Skills :

  • Sustainability Professional who understands a range of sustainability services from strategic management consultancy, to net zero carbon, and ESG assurance aligned to customer needs of the market.
  • Experience in working in client organizations in sustainability.
  • Influencer and collaborator who is very comfortable operating within an international matrix structure.
  • Understands multiple sustainability standards and norms on an international level.
  • Good knowledge of African context & sustainability challenges
  • Ensure client demands are translated into new services:
  • Identify, pursue, and close strategically meaningful contract opportunities.
  • Partner with the local network to support Commercial efforts and strategic initiatives
  • Worked in an international environment.
  • Detail-Oriented



Qualifications Required:

  • ESG/Environmental degree. Masters Degree level preferred in Business or other related topics.
  • English and French written & spoken.
  • Ability to speak in public.



Behaviours Required:

  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives and to lead and influence cross cultural teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, environment with simultaneous ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects at various levels.
  • Solution driven, capable of Strategic thinking, and senior level Influencing/ Negotiation Skills.
  • Energetic, creative, and resourceful thinker, able to connect dots and willing to take strategic risks.
  • Communicative.
  • Be a mentor and facilitator for internal stakeholders on topics related to ESG/Sustainability.



Why joining us ?

Dare, propose, innovate and create the career that suits you,

Share, cultivate your pleasure on a daily basis, and bring "real" solutions,

Create your own footprint and become a "TrustMaker".


You will receive a fixed salary (€60 000,00-€70 000,00 depending on your profile) + Bonus and guaranteed savings plan.


Working at Bureau Veritas means daring to think big and having the means to achieve your ambitions. It means combining meaning and performance, for our clients and for society as a whole.


You are just one click away from your career!


Bureau Veritas Group is also committed to equal opportunities. The position offered is open, with equal skills, to applications from people with disabilities.