Senior Manager Business Development & Member Relations

We are seeking candidates who capture and drive the transformation of the business environment in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

 

Join us!

The business environment has changed fundamentally: The limits of growth have become reality, technology is fundamentally changing how we work, value systems impact consumption, production, and investment patterns, and companies need to cope with exogenic shocks such as Corona and the Ukrainian war. To be successful in the long term, we need to redefine our understanding of business success, and how we measure, steer, report, and incentivize the transformation we are in.

The Value Balancing Alliance is a non-profit association founded in 2019 and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. It brings together global players like Anglo American, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Deutsche Bank, DPDHL, Dräger, Holcim, Kering, Kirchhoff Group, L´Oreal, Michelin, Mitsubishi Chemical, Novartis, Otto, Porsche, POSCO, Sana Kliniken, SAP, Schaeffler, Shinhan Financial Group, SK, ZF and the big 4 auditing companies who recognize the need for a more transparent economic framework and are motivated to actively help shape the transformation.

Our Alliance is developing and testing a business-driven methodology for holistic assessment of corporate sustainability performance: Value to society and value to business based on the concept of impact measurement and valuation. The aim is to standardize the methodology to collect uniform data and information, firstly, for management accounting and, secondly, for external reporting.

The Alliance wants to expand the present focus on large corporations and offer a new attractive international membership model, especially for mid-sized companies and/or companies that are still at the beginning of their sustainability journey.

 

For this, we are looking for a

Senior Manager - Business Development and Member Relations (m/f/d)

This position is a fit for an entrepreneurial person who, together with a team of experts from different functions and companies, will further develop the concept, define attractive services, ensure its successful implementation, and takes over the operational management of the membership model. The position will directly report to the CGO of the Alliance


Activities

  • Lead the development of the new membership model in close collaboration with a cross-functional team
  • Define and implement the successful launch strategy 
  • Build a network of partners for winning new companies (business development) 
  • Set up the services and manage the membership model operationally, as a product/service 
  • Initiate and organize workshops and events
  • Manage the relations to external stakeholders and C-Levels from member companies 
  • Continuously learn about recent developments in the ESG ecosystem, ESG frameworks, and trends linked to member services 


Your profile

  • University degree and proven experience of more than 5 years in consulting, sustainability, business development, account management, relationship management 
  • Profound knowledge of organization and processes of mid-sized companies
  • Strong skills and experience in project management in a highly flexible environment
  • Sound understanding of the current ESG transformation of business and its implications
  • Networker and team player with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Driven, autonomous, and motivated personality committed to achieving results
  • Excellent German and English skills are a must 

The place of work is Frankfurt am Main, Germany with flexibility for hybrid work.

 

We want you to support our mission

We offer a purpose-driven, rewarding, challenging job, and the flexibility to organize your work autonomously. You will work in a dynamic environment with a “start-up” character and flat hierarchies, interacting with high skilled own employees, member secondees, external experts, and consultants all over the world. Value Balancing Alliance will be a unique place for you to build expertise in sustainability and to connect with executives from international corporations, investment firms & consultancies as well as leading personalities from academia and advocacy. Our attractive office is situated in a great location in the Frankfurt city center.
 

If this position is the challenge you are looking for, please apply via LinkedIn or send your resume and an optional cover letter to underline your motivation to katharina.horst@value-balancing.com.