Part Time Consultant (Partnership Development)
Plastics For Change is developing partnerships with plastic aggregation centre across India. We are looking to hire a consultant to identify and evaluate plastic aggregation centre partnership opportunities.
Plastics For Change has developed an ethical sourcing platform to create sustainable livelihoods for the urban poor, while transitioning the industry towards a circular economy. Our deal process and mobile platform provides waste pickers with access to fair and consistent income opportunities.
Similar to fair trade agriculture, our platform creates transparency and accountability from the base of the supply chain to the store shelf. This results in more efficient shared-value chains and higher quality recycled plastic. We provide expertise to help catalyze brands and manufacturers to replace the use of virgin plastic with ethically sourced recycled plastic, thereby, immediately improving the social and environmental impact of their products.
Plastics For Change operates through a franchise model. The franchisee partners benefit from price stabilization, working capital finance, standard operating procedures and more operational measures. You can learn more about the turnkey solution by referring to the following link: http://www.plasticsforchange.org/franchise-partner/
Plastic for Change is looking for a highly committed and an ardent individual who believes in bringing change into the informal plastic recycling sector through community/partner relations. This individual should be passionate about building relationships. We are looking for people who share our values and are driven to create social and economic inclusion.
Consultant (Partnership Development)
Part time (5-7 days in a month)
Director - Programs and Development
Duties and Key Responsibilities
To identify wholesalers/aggregators involved in recycling plastics who can implement our system and process.
To conduct a baseline study in the designated region about informal recycling supply chain with respect to plastics.
To network and build relationships with government departments, urban/rural local governing bodies, NGOs and other key stakeholders involved in the plastic recycling sector.
To gather contacts and required information from involved stakeholders regarding specific recycled plastic supply chains.
To Identify, network, mobilize and engage wholesalers and NGOs who are in the recycled plastic supply chain.
To organize meeting and present the PFC model to the selected wholesalers and NGOs.
To develop and establish first level relationships with selected wholesalers and NGOs.
To enroll selected wholesalers/NGOs on the PFC franchise funnel.
To help in building trust with selected wholesalers/NGOs to maintain a strong working relationship.
To organize client visits with selected wholesalers and NGOs.
To support the PFC team to bring on wholesalers/NGOs as franchise partners.
Reporting and Documentation
Build, maintain, manage and report the database of all stakeholders in the plastic waste recycling sector.
Maintain various due-diligence/assessments and other required documentation on an ongoing basis.
Ensure timely, concise and accurate reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis using a prescribed format.
Ensure timely, concise and accurate CRM updates and as well as ensuring selected wholesalers/NGOs applications in time.
Assist management to capture information pertaining to the designated region.
Ensure professionalism at all times and demonstrate exemplary prioritization of workload skills
Ensure the adherence of PFC policies, SOPs and other protocols .
Ensure strict adherence to data confidentiality and security.
Be willing to travel frequently across the region specified, sometimes at short notice, including other places as per the need of project or company.
Work closely with the PFC team and partners
Note: The roles and responsibilities outlined above are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. Flexibility is required and the incumbent is expected to carry out any other related duties that are necessary for the optimum functioning of the company as a whole within the employee's skills and abilities whenever a need becomes apparent and reasonably instruction provided.
Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications
Any degree/ higher post graduate degrees/certificates.
Five or more years of experience in plastic recycling/aggregation/ solid waste management sector managing government and NGO relations.
Good understanding of social and environmental concepts and methodologies.
Experience of being part of any program/project/stakeholder management team or field work would be an added advantage.
Past experience of working in the fields of Urban or Rural Development, Environment, Community Relations / Interventions / Engagement, Plastics Recycling, Waste Management would be helpful.
Fluency in Hindi, English and other local languages.
Sound understanding of the informal sector and vulnerable communities.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in the field alone
Open to new challenges
Good data management, documentation and reporting skills
Good computer skills; e.g MS Office and competence on CRM
Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks
Eye for detail
Able to learn new systems, methods, processes and procedures
Able to meet deadlines and produce quality outputs
Proactive and self-motivated
Humility, honesty, transparency, integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
Remuneration will be par with industry standards and commensurate with experience
PFC is an equal employment opportunity for all employees and provides employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at PFC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. PFC will not tolerate any kind of discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PFC encourages applicants of all ages.