Carbon Removal Program Manager

Remote Redmond, WA

As the environmental challenges facing the world grow, so too has Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring that the company’s activities are in-line with the best available science and the expectations of leading stakeholder communities. The Carbon Dioxide Removal(CDR) team coordinates overall science-based, measurable, and scalable sustainability investments and outcomes across the company – engaging with business groups on the environmental impacts of business operations and positive environmental outcomes resulting from technology and policy development.  

 

The CDR team seeks an impact-driven, high-performing individual to join our team as a Carbon Removal Program Manager, focused on science & quality and due diligence workstreams. This position will contribute to two scopes of work (1) accelerating the MSCDR diligence process while maintaining or improving diligence rigor, and (2) developing new, high-quality CDR pathways and projects via procurement and partnerships.  

 

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees, we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. 


Responsibilities

  • Manage the end-to-end CDR procurement process, including revising the CDR application questionnaire, identifying external scientific advisors, managing external diligence content and delivery timelines, and coordinating across a team of Microsoft CDR buyers.  
  • Structure and negotiate diligence contracts with a bench of external advisors.  
  • Serve as subject matter expert in open system CDR project diligence and procurement, e.g., enhanced rock weathering, soil organic carbon, and abiotic ocean CDR.  
  • Solicit and review CDR proposals by working closely with external advisors to ensure scientific/technical integrity throughout the procurement process and with colleagues to confirm fit with overall portfolio strategy. 
  • Structure and negotiate CDR purchase agreements for carbon credits that maximize upside and learning about scalability of new CDR pathways while minimizing risk of harm to local ecosystems, communities, and Microsoft.  
  • Produce internal and external presentations on CDR projects, pathways, and markets. 
  • Track and analyze relevant advancements in CDR science and policy, including innovations in measurement, risk management, and cost reduction. Assess the need to incorporate advancements in Microsoft diligence and procurement. 
  • Embody our Culture and Values


Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 2+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
  • OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 1+ year(s) experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
  •  OR equivalent experience.


Background Check Requirements: 

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: 

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.


Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 5+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
  •  OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 3+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
  •  OR equivalent experience.


Sourcing Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $98,300 - $193,200 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $127,200 - $208,800 per year. Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay

 

Microsoft will accept applications and processes offers for these roles on an ongoing basis.


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Industry leading healthcare
  • Educational resources
  • Discounts on products and servicesSavings and investments
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Generous time away
  • Giving programs
  • Opportunities to network and connect


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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