SFC Job Opportunity: Director – SFC India

Delhi, 22 February 2023 - Are you passionate about reducing the climate impacts originating from multiple industry sectors involved in transport, freight and logistics? The CEO of Smart Freight Centre seeks a Director to provide strategic and operational leadership for SFC India. What about working alongside some of the largest companies and NGOs in the world to drive their initiatives towards a decarbonized planet? To help achieve our mission, we need more highly skilled and motivated people to join our international team.

FTE: 40 hours/week
Starting date
: as soon as possible
: Delhi India

About Smart Freight Centre

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is a globally active non-profit organization for climate action in the freight sector. We are enablers for those who believe in united action to reduce logistics greenhouse gas emissions. Through creating a single, international methodology for tracking freight emissions we drive transparency to enable emission reductions. SFC brings together multinationals, forwarders & carriers, NGOs, and governments in our collaborative initiatives, trainings and programs. Together, we help solve the business challenges behind reducing freight emissions and impact the industry standards. Our goal is to guide the industry to track and reduce its GHG emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030 and reach zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.

About the position

SFC is currently establishing a Green Freight Program in India with partners in the ecosystem based on industry-wide alliances between shippers, LSPs, the public sector, and carriers to promote fuel efficiency and reduce air pollutant emissions from logistics operations. SFC has secured partners and started the “baselining of freight emissions” in urban and long-haul mobility. SFC would like to broaden and expand the program in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. SFC would also use this opportunity to further expand its operations with a local office in India. The primary focus of the role is to lead operations, finance, and compliance of Smart Freight’s Indian Green Freight Program.

This position will give you the opportunity to work with some of the world's biggest public-facing companies (FT500 or equivalent). SFC India Director will work in an international organization where interaction with colleagues across the organization and SFC partners is key.

You will be working closely with Smart Freight Centre CEO Christoph Wolff, the SFC Technical and business development team; India-specific but will work as part of a global operations team.

Your tasks will include

  • Developing the overall approach to strategic communications and managing relations with multinational corporations concerning project work, including identifying company priorities for new projects
  • Engagement with a holistic platform to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and collaboration amongst different stakeholders of the freight ecosystem to identify and address barriers and arrive at strategic interventions
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor all fundraising and accounting systems and procedures capturing all projects, billings, and receipts and recording all the revenue transactions
  • Manage the shippers community and its members, including member engagement, and retention, as well as organizing and facilitating meetings and activities and assembling reports
  • Become a trusted partner and primary interlocutor with the shipper’s community and its steering committee and develop new areas of interest and services
  • Support the SFC team that leads the Global Logistics Emissions Council projects related to road decarbonization
  • Work with colleagues, consultants, and partners to manage multi-year projects to time, budget, and partner satisfaction according to SFC’s project management procedures
  • Write project reports and industry guidelines and provide content input to training courses, assessment tools, case studies, and other materials
  • Liaise with the SFC communications and fundraising teams where appropriate
  • Represent SFC India and other SFC projects at external events and meetings

As the ideal candidate you will demonstrate

  • 10+ years’ work experience in the sustainability/climate change space, preferably in the freight/logistics sector
  • Must have past engagements in Green Freight Programs or other related initiatives
  • Strong negotiating skills, ideally with experience in bringing together stakeholders
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of managing complex projects in a multistakeholder environment
  • Good attention to detail and ability to be agile in a fast-paced working environment
  • Proactive, organized and innovative work attitude – since we are growing fast the role leaves room for some autonomy to innovate; improve our contact database and make suggestions regarding our communications approach
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to make technical content accessible to a broader audience
  • Fluent in English, comparable to a native English speaker
  • Ability to work independently but also within a team, easily adapt to changing situations and prioritize accordingly; to work in a structured and logical manner
  • Motivation to make a difference in the world and ready to join a very passionate team driven by purpose


Interested applicants should email their CV and motivation to

Applications should come in the form of a CV and cover letter and should include why you want to work for Smart Freight Centre. Your CV and cover letter should include your experience, skills, knowledge, competencies and motivation for applying for this role; what makes you a good fit?

The eligibility criteria for this position: based, living and working in India with work visa; Smart Freight Centre does not provide relocation and/or sponsorship costs.