Project Manager - International Cleanup Operations; 4ocean

Job Title: 
Project Manager - International Cleanup Operations
Job Location: 
Boca Raton, Florida
Duration: 
Full-Time
Description: 

4ocean is on a mission to save the world’s oceans, and we are looking for a Project Manager for our International Cleanup Operations crew to help us advance our cause. 

About This Position

Reporting to the Director of Cleanup Operations, you will get to play an integral part in helping 4ocean grow our ocean cleanup program internationally.  This role will be based at our HQ in Boca Raton, Florida, with some international travel required. 

Other fun stuff you’ll get to do:                                                                                                                                                                                      

Ensure global cleanup operations run smoothly:

  • Validate data received from international teams including ocean trash collection, conversion of collected materials to re-useable materials, etc.
  • Collaborate with leadership ensuring that resources and equipment are strategically allocated to scale local operations and meet company goals and timelines.
  • Implement safety programs with the ocean cleanup teams as we open new cleanup locations
  • Assist the Director as needed with budget and expense management

Research new cleanup locations around the world:

  • Research local culture, labor laws, real estate, economy, environmental impact, risk management, financial implications, environmental laws, equipment needed to achieve results, etc. to help
  • Build pitch decks to present data & findings to make suggestions/recommendations on new countries
  • Work in conjunction with Director of Cleanup Operations to collaborate with Country Managers on how to improve their operations

Travel to unique ocean cleanup locations as required:

  • Meet with government officials, local business professionals and citizens as you get to know the “lay of the land” and learn about the risks & opportunities ahead.
  • Get hands on with our cleanup teams jumping in to help where & when needed

Qualifications

In this role, you will work closely with the Director of Cleanup Operations to make strategic, long-term business decisions that will allow 4ocean to have a greater impact on the ocean pollution crisis.

As the new Project Manager joining the international ocean cleanup crew, you will bring at least 4 years of relevant project management experience.  You have a proven track record collaborating with cross-functional teams, inspiring & driving others to achieve more than they ever thought they could.  Transparency and accuracy are core to your beliefs, and you are naturally driven by doing good in the world & leaving a lasting, positive affect on our ocean.

Here are a few other things we will need you to have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Intermediate level MS Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • QuickBooks experience preferred
  • Prior experience using warehouse management systems (WMS) with a thorough understanding of how inventory & shipping works
  • Proven experience with project management tools (eg. Smartsheets, Gant Charts, etc)
  • A solid background working with or implementing safety programs
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves & get your hands dirty (literally) as necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to partner with various levels of leadership within the organization
  • Comfort in a fast-paced, always changing start-up environment
  • Team-first, optimistic, solution-driven orientation
  • Drive to play an important role in a business that makes a difference in the world
  • Personal passion for sustainability and cleaning the world’s oceans

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working in the maritime industry
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual in French and/or Spanish
  • International shipping experience
  • Brightpearl and/or Smartsheets experience

It is also super important that all 4ocean crew members naturally live and embrace our core values:

  • Ocean first
  • Be transparent
  • Nudge, don't judge 
  • Small acts add up
  • We're all in this together
  • Move fast
  • Think Bigger
  • Be an owner

 

About 4ocean

4ocean is a mission-driven for-profit business, dedicated to removing trash from our oceans and coastlines while inspiring individuals to work together for cleaner oceans. 

 

Founded In 2017, 4ocean was created with the mission to sell a product that would enable the company to fund a worldwide cleanup initiative.  This is how our first product, the 4ocean bracelet, was born. Made from recycled materials, every bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In only four years, we have sold enough bracelets & other products to enable us to pull over 10 million pounds of trash from the ocean. 

 

Bracelet sales are just the beginning. We are building an assortment of high quality, sustainably made products that will help people reduce their dependence on single-use plastic, reuse the materials we collect from the ocean, and celebrate the 4ocean brand and ocean-conscious lifestyle. 

 

Beyond our products, we combat the ocean plastic crisis through advocacy, cleanups, influence, and education. We are a for-profit business, because we believe in creating sustainable, profitable business models around cleaning the ocean rather than relying on external funding. Our ocean clean-up operations, currently in the U.S., Haiti, Guatemala and Indonesia, are meticulously documented and audited for transparency, and are regularly expanding to new locations and deploying new clean-up technologies. As of June 2020, our operations employ several hundred people around the world, pulling trash seven days a week.  

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