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National Manager of Carbon & Wetland Mitigation

National Manager of Carbon & Wetland Mitigation

Remote - Full Time, Director



Manulife Investment Management Forest Management, Inc. (“MIMFM”) and Manulife Investment Management Farmland Services, Inc. (“MIMFS”) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Manulife Investment Management Timber and Agriculture (“MIMTA”).  MIMFM and MIMFS are property management companies that serve global institutional investors through related-party investment management groups (Manulife Investment Management Timber and Agriculture) and third-party private investors. MIMFM oversees the timber development and harvesting operations for approximately 3.6 million acres of timberland across the USA and Canada. MIMFS oversees the agricultural assets and operations for approximately 0.3 million acres of farmland throughout the USA. Collectively, MIMFM and MIMFS represent the North American property management platform of MIMTA.


This job description does not represent a comprehensive listing of job duties that are required of the employee performing this role. We reserve the right to change duties or assign additional duties at any time with or without notice.


Job Summary The National Manager, Carbon and Wetland Mitigation will lead a specialized team focused on maximizing natural resource investment beyond traditional revenue streams through innovative and sustainable ventures.  This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in the company’s continued growth and success and be a leader to a national, dynamic, and entrepreneurial team. 


As the National Manager, Carbon and Wetland Mitigation, you will be responsible for connecting with external and internal partners to execute projects that grow these types of revenue streams on client’s assets. The role reports to the President of MIMFM and can be based in one of our offices or work remotely.


The role’s primary focus is developing non-core revenue generating opportunities on timberland and farmland assets by initiating, negotiating and closing deals in a timely fashion.  However, as part of the Value Added Services (VAS) team, the role will regularly interact with and encourage other specialists that are seeking new markets and products for client assets with the intention of exceeding expectations of management.


Essential Responsibilities: 

To be successful, you’ll need a consistent track record of complex project delivery, from initiation through implementation, measurement, closure, and handover as well as identifying and mitigating project risks. The candidate should thrive in a cross-functional matrixed team that can include third-party vendors and operational/support staff in addition to client facing team members. The ability to be a team player, a strong and resourceful leader and work independently is key. 


Individual Responsibilities:

Core to the position:

  • Identify and implement new business opportunities on timberland and farmland across North America including carbon and wetland mitigation projects, forward carbon mitigation projects, renewable energy projects and other ecosystem services.
  • Ensure VAS deliverables meet expectations
  • Maintain a broad understanding of various carbon, wetland mitigation and other ecosystem services protocols and communicate accordingly across stakeholders
  • Provide leadership to your team members through management of new projects, workload balance and resource needs.  Hire and develop talent to grow and improve their skillsets
  • Expand professional network to further business development of new revenue generating projects building the MIMTA brand.
  • Ensure the safety of people and the stewardship of the environment
  • Other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time


Strategic:

  • Initiate creation and implementation of strategy designed for business growth
  • Execute as a team on the VAS mission, vision, goals, and objectives and be willing to change direction when needed.


Financial:

  • Align annual budget to VAS efforts
  • Identify and advocate for additional resources as needed


Client:

  • Ensure client fiduciary obligations are maintained


Policy and Communication:

  • Serve as the link between internal and external stakeholders. Liase with MIMTA resource planning (analytics), policy, business development, sustainability, impact investing & natural climate solutions, operations, legal, communications, stewardship and client account management (CAM) on key projects to ensure support from VAS where there is cross-over.
  • Provide assistance in policy development and implementation related to the job function
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws


Team Development:

  • Interaction with other value-added services team members globally to explore world-wide learning opportunities
  • Attend conferences and trainings to stay abreast of emerging revenue generating opportunities.
  • Develop internal team members to identify value-added revenue opportunities.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources, forestry, economics, business or related field. Master’s degree is highly desirable.
  • Experience in environmental project management is preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years in organizational management and leadership experience within an organization of significant size and scope.
  • Experience with forest carbon monetization, mitigation banking, conservation easements, and renewable energy projects is essential..
  • Knowledge of the forest products and agriculture industry including SFI and LH certification
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies providing oversight to value-add projects.
  • Track record of working with attorneys, consultants, and regulators to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to function well and adapt in an environment with changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality; further to work with integrity, trust and commitment while being effective in a deadline driven environment.
  • Experience developing ecosystem services analytical models and/or working with third-party analyses
  • Commitment to collaborative leadership, management, teamwork, delegation, and the maintenance of a culture based on trust and mutual respect
  • Team player with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and work collaboratively
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and external parties
  • Organizational and project management skills commensurate with prioritizing, managing and completing multiple projects and deadlines concurrently
  • Mature and willing to approach problem solving with openness.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit - experience leading complex, transformative and unique endeavors, and developing risk mitigation strategies.
  • High degree of self-motivation and professionalism
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to bring insightful, creative and innovative thinking to ideas and proposals
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, often remote, environment with dispersed teams across multiple geographies and time zones
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills alongside developed interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Project, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint




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About John Hancock and Manulife 


John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com.


One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com.


Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree, Masters

Experience Level : Director

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