Product Manager

We are looking for new team members who want to join a mission to make sustainability more than a word, by inspiring, challenging, understanding and empowering the clients we work with.   

We believe that sustainable business has a positive impact on our environment, society and economy - it is ambitious for all its stakeholders. Sustainable business is resilient, innovative and embraces change; and change must happen as what we do today will not be enough for tomorrow - every business must be sustainable. Our mission is to make sustainability more than a word

Avieco is a market-leading independent sustainability team based in London. We work with great organisations that value our input and expertise – they include Google, Lloyds of London, the UK government, the European Investment Bank, Seasalt, Croda, Johnson Matthey, Royal Mail and many, many others.

We are hard-working and collaborative sustainability champions from diverse backgrounds. Together we take on each client’s sustainability challenge as if it were our own.

We have recently been acquired by Accenture, a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. The acquisition will strengthen the Accenture Sustainability Value Promise to embed sustainability into everything the company does to create business value and sustainable impact for everyone it serves. Find out more here 

Sustainability can be tough – if it were easy, then our economies and societies would already be sustainable. To help our clients, each of us must dig in and get to the bottom of the challenge before working out the best way forward. Every day means tackling and solving new problems, crunching the numbers, and working with our clients to understand what’s really going on.

We are a team, an ambitious, dynamic, positive team. We succeed through deliberate, conscious, active collaboration and through a diversity of skills, expertise, opinion and background. We know that the best solutions are brave and inspiring – that they can come from anyone, and that everyone’s contribution can progress, develop and grow.

  • Purpose – your work matters, the team’s work matters. We have a mission that matters every day - we are here to make a better world. We want you to do the same. We want to be commercially successful doing that and we want you to share that success – you will know how well we are doing
  • Autonomy – you collaborate in dynamic teams to get the work done. You are mentored and guided to choose the right way to work for you. You have time to develop your thing. You know your goals and your responsibilities, and you know those of your team-mates.
  • Mastery - you work in the learning zone – not too easy, not too hard, just right. You get feedback, guidance and support. You actively collaborate to build and share skills and expertise, you work with experts, you share your knowledge and skills and follow your career journey

We are looking for new team members who want to join a mission to make sustainability more than a word, by inspiring, challenging, understanding and empowering the clients we work with.   

We want people that are prepared to grab hold of our clients’ energy, waste, reporting, supply chain, plastics, renewables, transport and social challenges, and help shape workable solutions.  

  • We are looking for people who can embody our values - we only succeed when:  
  • We take on our clients’ sustainability challenges as if they were our own  
  • Our business is sustainable  
  • We are as diverse as the communities and issues in which we work  
  • We nurture and support the development of everyone in the team  
  • We truly collaborate inside and outside the business  
  • We raise the bar – we dare, we challenge, we expect the best from each other  

There is no limit to what you can get involved with as part of our growing team. An open mind, a keen interest to learn and a drive to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our generation is essential. We expect everyone at Avieco to progress and promotion is an important part of life here. If you are self-motivated, like a challenge, want to make a difference, take pride in delivering high-quality work and thrive in a collaborative environment - you’ll fit in just fine!

At Avieco, diversity and inclusion are more than a mission to make people feel valued and included – it’s what makes us great at what we do. We take pride in encouraging people from all walks of life to come as they are, not only because it’s the right thing to do but because we fully believe that it allows us to better understand each other, better understand our clients and better solve sustainability challenges. We strongly encourage applications from all sectors of society and particularly those that are underrepresented in our team. 

This role lies within our growing platform team and reports to our lead Product Manager, with plenty of head room to grow and to help shape the role.

Our platform team works at the exciting intersection of technology and sustainability with a primary focus on our proprietary sustainability platform. The platform is growing quickly and has the ability to provide a single source of truth for our clients where they can measure and manage their environmental impacts alongside monitoring progress towards social goals.

As a global society, we are running out of time to make the urgent change required to reduce environmental impacts and to create a more equitable society. We truly see technology as being vital to help realise our vision of delivering sustainability at scale. If you want to join a dynamic team of passionate people, whose work makes a real and meaningful impact, then please read on.

You will work closely with our sustainability consultants, developers and our clients in this exciting product management role to help build on the initial successes of the team. There’s a bit of everything in this role but the key objectives are:

Champion the platform – increase platform adoption across existing and new clients as well as being an evangelist for what we do internally

Solve the right problems – working with our clients, consultants and data analysts you will help us to continue to understand and clearly articulate the problems we’re trying to solve and discover the right opportunities to work on

Lead a cross-functional team – you will leverage the talents of a cross-functional team to lead on the build out of solutions and deliver against defined metrics for success

We need an organised self-starter who will own this space and drive the team to successful outcomes. Key skills will include:

Essential

  • Sustainable – has a passion for the work we do and the difference we are trying to make
  • Technically minded – can work with complex data models and understand the constraints in which developers operate
  • Numerate and analytical – at ease with qualitative and quantitative analysis of data
  • Sprint management – able to effectively manage resources and continuously deliver value
  • Personal organisation – Great time management and prioritisation skills; comfortable with managing multiple deadlines and priorities
  • 2+ years demonstrable experience of technical product management
  • Experience of working to agile methodologies
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK

Highly desirable

  • Experience of working with Salesforce
  • A technical degree from the disciplines of Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar
  • Experience working in sustainability
  • Previous experience as a developer
  • £45,000 to £60,000, depending on skills/experience plus 
  • A career journey and personal development plan  
  • A mentor and regular personal development planning 
  • Personal training budget 
  • Pension plan 
  • Smartphone and laptop 
  • Great office in central London 
  • 25 holiday days 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Regular socials 

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining what you can bring to this role, why this is a good next step in your career, and how you meet the skills and experience sought along with a CV detailing your relevant experience.   

Applications without a CV and cover letter will not be reviewed.  

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject title “Product Manager” by midnight on 3rd July, 2022.  

Please note CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis, giving preference to early applicants.  

Suitable candidates will be invited to an initial phone interview. If successful this will be followed by a face-to-face interview for which you will need to prepare and deliver a short presentation, in addition to meeting other members of the team. 

The positions are intended to commence as soon as possible.   

For more information about our team at Avieco and the clients we work with see: www.avieco.com 

sustain-ability.
more than a word.

We get that change is not easy. But we must be brave, challenge old ways, set new habits, embrace new thinking.