SFC Job Opportunity: Junior Project Manager - SFC India

Delhi, 1 March 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 Junior Project Manager 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 Junior Project Manager 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, SFC Director India, SFC Technical and business development team; India-specific but will work as part of a global operations team.

Your tasks will include

  • Support SFC Director India in developing, maintaining, and monitoring all fundraising and accounting systems and procedures capturing all projects, billings, and receipts and recording all the revenue transactions
  • Support Director of SFC India in managing the shippers community and its members, including member engagement and retention, as well as organizing and facilitating meetings and activities, and assembling reports
  • 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
  • Liaise with the SFC communications and fundraising teams where appropriate
  • Represent SFC India and other SFC projects alongside SFC Director India

As the ideal candidate you will demonstrate

  • 3+ years’ work experience in the sustainability/climate change space, preferably in the freight/logistics sector
  • 3+ years’ experience in the broader freight (and sustainability) sector
  • Excellent project management, interpersonal relations and report-writing skills
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and in a structured manner
  • International work experience and excellent English writing and speaking skills  
  • Good attention to detail and ability to be agile in a fast-paced working environment
  • Proactive, organized and innovative work attitude
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • 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, 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.