Sistema.bio is a leading social enterprise operating in Latin America, India, and Africa by bringing technology, training, and financing to farmers. Headquartered in Mexico City, Sistema.bio promotes a world where waste is a resource, and farmers are empowered and productive. We manufacture, sell, install and finance our patented biodigester systems for small and medium-scale farmers to convert their waste into economic, health, and environmental benefits.
By the end of 2021, our goal is to have installed biodigesters for over 200,000 people in 15 countries where they lack access to clean, renewable, and cost-effective energy.
Sistema.bio is the 2019 Ashden Clean cooking Awards winner and the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Institute Finalist. Our Founder Alex Eaton is an Ashoka and Endeavor Fellow.
You can be a part of this impact story!
Who is a Manager - Government Relations at Sistema.bio?
Reporting to the Business Development Director, this position is expected to provide the necessary liaison between the organization and legislative entities which will enable the organization to achieve its business targets.
You’ll be in charge of:
Researching, monitoring, and studying government policies that are relevant to an organization’s business activities.
Assisting senior management with strategic planning for government programs related to the business.
Building and maintaining professional relationships with decision-makers of local, state, and central government entities.
Joining trade associations and industry committees to participate in relevant events and conferences.
Collaborating with industry advocates to build areas of common interest.
Represent before government committees in support of the policies relevant to the organization and/or industry.
supporting legislative and public policy changes that are aligned to the organization’s activities.
Preparing documents required as per various rules and policies to empanel the organization in relevant Govt. programs.
More about you:
You have an Engineering / MBA degree with 7+ years of proven experience in building Govt. relations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Demonstrable track record of semi-govt./govt. institutional partnerships.
Proven ability to build, manage and develop multi-stakeholder relationships.
You are extremely passionate about the potential for impactful enterprises to drive sustainable development and improve farm productivity.
Strong government contacts at local, state, and central levels and talent for building strong relationships with government bodies.
Highly self-motivated and ability to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions.
Substantial experience in project proposal writing and management.
Comfortable to travel for business requirements.
What it is like to work at Sistema.bio
Entrepreneurial culture: Your ideas matter. We believe in people owning their projects and being able to take responsibility for them.
Passion and purpose: working at Sistema.bio, you’ll be able to work with a very passionate team that believes strongly in working for the real social and environmental impact they want to see.
A growing team with growing opportunities: bio plans to double in the coming years. This growth is opening new roles, new countries, and new departments. We have a roll-up-your-sleeves culture where we can offer new opportunities for our team’s careers and aspirations.
Time in the field with the small and medium-scale farmers: at Sistema.bio, we are passionate about understanding and serving our customers, small and medium-scale farmers. We love candidates that come from a family background of farming, or who travel home to their family’s farms on a regular basis too, though we do not discriminate against urban candidates. Working with Sistema.bio, we will make sure that regardless on your background, you get to spend time in the field with farmers and genuinely understand their pain points, their everyday concerns and connect with them.
We care about your career progression: we have a strong culture of training and investing in developing our people. As a Sistema.bio employee, you’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to training programs, and clear tracking of your performance and career development twice a year.
Work-life balance: at Sistema.bio, we know you’re at your best when you’re rested and healthy, therefore we give you unlimited holidays, parental leave, pay for your health protection and give you options to work remotely when needed.
Location, travel, and start date
This position is based in Delhi and requires travel of min. 30-40% of the time.