Manager Sustainable Supply Chains - Climate Intelligence Program

Remote - Boulder, CO

Do you want to revolutionize the way that GHG emissions are reported and used? Do you have experience navigating complex relationships between global actors in pursuit of impact? Are you an experienced people leader with intense curiosity and drive? Are you prepared to grow a multimillion-dollar initiative to better quantify close to half of the world's emissions? If yes, then join our growing team! 

Program Overview 

The Coalition on Materials Emissions Transparency (COMET) is a partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Columbia University, and the Colorado School of Mines to make emissions data more comparable, reliable, and actionable.  Alongside the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), COMET is working with NGOs, industry groups, and national governments to advance climate action through emissions transparency as a member of the Carbon Transparency Partnership. This role will manage these and other key stakeholder relationships and oversee the advancement and delivery of the COMET Framework. 

The COMET manager will coordinate with efforts inside and outside of RMI to ensure the COMET Framework is used to drive impact. Key project touchpoints will include applying the COMET framework to blockchain based product disclosure, development of robust carbon markets, and integration with TIME invention of the year, ClimateTRACE. The COMET project sits within the RMI Climate Intelligence Program’s Supply Chains initiative. 

Core Responsibilities: 

Shape the next Generation of Carbon Accounting 

  • Lead an interdisciplinary team to develop guidance for improved carbon accounting at the national, corporate, asset, and product levels 
  • Drive coalition building between relevant partners to drive adoption of the COMET Framework 
  • Integrate the COMET Framework into the existing carbon accounting ecosystem and with our in-house project Horizon Zero for the digitization of GHG disclosures 
  • Collaborate with our market activation and communications teams to drive validation and adoption of improved standards

Managing projects to yield breakthrough insights and results 

  • Shape the build out of the COMET Framework and all its component projects from inception to conclusion: determine change models, research methods, timelines, resource plans, communications plans, and stakeholder engagement 
  • Manage timelines, colleagues, and processes inside and outside of RMI, to achieve objectives on time and in accordance with RMI’s policies and procedures. 
  • Oversee teams that number between 2 to 25 contributors (internal and external) 
  • Mentor and develop direct reports, inclusive of writing performance reviews 
  • Collaborate with our development team to progress funding strategies 

Provide thought leadership 

  • Collaboratively develop strategies for scaling supply chain transparency & climate differentiated markets 
  • Lead and contribute to research efforts and publications 
  • Represent RMI as an industry expert at key conferences and other public events including interviews and publications 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree, or equivalent experience, in sustainability, renewables procurement, environment, economics, engineering, or energy-related discipline 
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in fields related to industrial supply chains 
  • Experience in life cycle assessment (LCA), ISO (International Standards Organization) standards, and corporate reporting practices for industrial supply chains (steel, aluminum, cement, and others)  
  • Familiarity with: ESG and emissions accounting (including voluntary carbon markets, life-cycle assessment, virtual attributes, product differentiation), and corporate procurement  
  • Experience leading teams and managing complex project portfolios 
  • Evidence of good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills 
  • Experience designing and managing complex analytical models 
  • A passion for working collaboratively to advance market-based solutions to climate change 
  • Demonstrable management, organization, entrepreneurship, and production skills 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience managing complex and diverse groups, paired with the ability to navigate challenging conversations  
  • Deep connections across nonprofit and business ecosystem – global industrial companies especially in the hard-to-abate sectors and manufacturing; ESG and GHG accounting organizations (e.g., GHG Protocol, WBCSD, WRI, GRI, CDP, SASB); consulting, auditing, national and international policymaking 

We invite candidates with a variety of skillsets, educational and work backgrounds. Ideal start date is in March of 2022. 

Location  The position will remain remote through the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the COVID-19 situation improves, it is expected that you will be based out of one of our offices in Oakland, CA, Washington, D.C., New York City, Boulder, or Basalt, Colorado. This will be discussed further throughout the interview process.

Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal ContractorsThis Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply.


RMI compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Typically, new Managers based in the U.S. join at the minimum to mid salary range of $103,000-$121,000. You would also have an additional 10% bonus target!


  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 
  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match immediately) 
  • Generous PTO 
  • Learning & Development opportunities 
  • Parental leave 
  • Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long-Term Disability 
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran


Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future. 

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization. This ensures that we: 

  • Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. 
  • Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued. 
  • Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders, and constituents within diverse communities. 

About RMI  RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. 


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