South Pole develops and implements comprehensive emission reduction projects and strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for companies, governments and organizations around the world.

Chief of Staff


South Pole is seeking an experienced executive to provide strong leadership and a focus on accelerating delivery working closely with and being part of the Executive Committee of South Pole. This is a pivotal role ensuring the organization meets its short-term and long-term objectives and will create sustainable growth, by balancing entrepreneurship with a focus on structure and stability. The Chief of Staff will report directly to the CEO, responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate company performance and recommend short and/or long term interventions to improve results
  • Program manage the portfolio of change projects across the business/CoS, follow up the status, identify needed linkages, identify issues to be addressed, suggest new initiatives, and lead key projects
  • Enable a structure that empowers the executive team (Exco) to be thriving and be fully accountable for their responsible areas’ success
  • Manage and report on OKRs to the executive team and the board
  • Align and collaborate with all Exco members to focus on and accelerate the execution of our growth path
  • (Re)design and promote an efficient and effective Way of Working, embedded in our processes and frameworks as part of our culture
  • Prepare & do (ad hoc) research on strategic opportunities and (possibly) participate in expansion activities
  • Align governance and accountability across the organization in line with the strategy
  • Be an independent sparring partner for the CEO, incl. review of the business and development of strategic opportunities


Profile requirements -

  • Proven experience as Chief of Staff or equivalent executive role, preferable in a corporate environment
  • Experienced in (re)structuring large companies/corporates
  • In-depth understanding of the workings of different departments of an international operating company
  • Knowledge of financial analysis, data analysis, performance/operation metrics next to OKRs and forms of agile and/or lean approaches
  • Demonstrable skills in translating strategy to delivery, business development and digital transformation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be effective in stakeholder management
  • Aptitude in problem-solving and decision-making
  • Outstanding written and oral (English) communication skills
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or industry-relevant equivalent

We are looking for a senior inspirational leader who understands that outstanding business performance can only happen with engaged people!

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a challenge. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our people, clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organization.

We’re a planet of 8 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make the world a better place.

The job has been forwarded!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Get the newest impact jobs in your inbox

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.