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6 Jan 2021

Full-Time Director of US Operations

Plastic Credit Exchange – Posted by anna_pcex Anywhere

Job Description

About Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx)

Plastic Credit Exchange is the world’s first global non-profit plastic offset program. Founded in the Philippines, PCEx partners with sustainability-conscious businesses around the world to responsibly offset their plastic footprint and reduce the flow of plastic waste into our landfills and oceans.

PCEx has built a broad and growing ecosystem of carefully vetted collaborators that recover, process and recycle plastic waste while continuously seeking out innovative, environmentally sound solutions for plastic waste reduction. PCEx also supports environmental protection with programs that improve livelihoods and scale up social impact.

About the Role

Plastic Credit Exchange is seeking a visionary leader and operator to oversee its expansion into the US. The role will afford an entrepreneurially-minded and mission-driven individual the opportunity to lead an organization with profound impact on global sustainability efforts.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of US Operations will be the organizational leader responsible for the launch and roll-out of PCEx in the US, including strategy, business development, marketing and communications, financial budgeting and team building. The Director of US Operations will work closely with the CEO on defining organizational strategy, priorities and goals.

Key Responsibilities

Launch and Expansion Strategy & Business Development

  • Develop overarching vision, launch strategy, and operational plan for PCEx US
  • Lead expansion efforts within the US in partnership with PCEx global leadership
  • Establish organizational framework and process to identify high priority corporations, ranging from mission-aligned Fortune 500 companies to high-growth start-ups
  • Devise outreach plan in coordination with CEO, identifying key stakeholders and path to conversion
  • Craft tailored pitches for key prospective Exchange participants highlighting how PCEx can help achieve their environmental impact goals and create goodwill with their customer base
  • Create onboarding guidelines and processes for new Exchange participants and provide assistance during onboarding process and in executing joint marketing efforts
  • Establish US Advisory Council in partnership with CEO and leadership team

Marketing & Communications

  • Ensure the organization and its mission, vision and partners are communicated effectively and consistently
  • Partner with PCEx Strategic Communications Lead to guide communication planning and media execution to grow awareness around the Exchange and expand the PCEx network reach
  • Identify lead celebrity spokesperson(s) and secure at least one “face of the brand”
  • Seek out collaboration opportunities with likeminded brands and ways to creatively leverage social channels and relevant networks to increase awareness of PCEx’s mission
  • Assist in communications between US PCEx partners, stakeholders and press, serving as main point of contact for PCEx within the US

Operations & Finance

  • Build organizational capacity and lead day-to-day management of the PCEx US operations
  • Lead budget planning and forecasting, ensuring stability, growth, strategic planning and regulatory reporting
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for all US-based operations

People & Organizational Management

  • Develop hiring growth plan to scale PCEx US team over time
  • Lead recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and performance evaluation of US team

CEO & Leadership Collaboration

  • Work closely with CEO and leadership team to ensure execution of PCEx vision and communication of long-term strategy in the US
  • Contribute to strategic direction of global PCEx platform
  • Provide timely information, including updates on KPIs related to new partners, business operations, and financial health

The Director of US Operations will be based in the US and must be willing to travel domestically and occasionally internationally, as needed.


  • Minimum 8 – 10 years relevant work experience in management consulting or private sector and/or public sector development; Sustainability/circular economy experience preferred
  • Bachelor Degree required; Masters Degree or advanced management course work preferred
  • Passion for plastic neutrality and a sustainable impact to end plastic waste is essential, with demonstrated ability to transform such passion into action
  • Entrepreneurial leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative, engaging and motivational style
  • Successful track record in strategy, business development, fundraising, operational team oversight and financial management
  • Strong communication, listening, persuasion and presentation skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to take initiative and actively work to deepen existing relationships and forge new ones
  • Must be well-organized, focused and have a goal-oriented work style
  • A high level of integrity, professionalism, creativity and compassion is required

How to Apply

For interested applicants, you may email your CV/Resume to /

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: environmental sustainability, plastic footprint, plastic neutral, plastic offset, and plastic waste.

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