Senior Sustainability Managing Consultants, Consumer Goods - London/Paris/Amsterdam/Berlin

  • Amsterdam

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning the globe, we strive to create a society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities.

Our Climate Strategies Consultancy team partners with global corporate leaders in sustainability. Wherever our clients are on their climate journey, we provide them with unique and unparalleled technical expertise. Our success relies on deep knowledge, trust and accountability - we inspire climate action every step of the way, every single day. 

Within our Climate Strategies team our Agricultural Value Chains practise focuses on partnering with large multinational corporates in the consumer goods industry to establish sustainable supply chains.

We enable our clients to tackle climate change in exciting and innovative ways throughout their entire climate journey: from understanding their footprint, identifying reduction opportunities, setting targets, designing strategic roadmaps and transforming their businesses and value chains. 

Our rapid global growth is testament to our success and we are looking for more people to be part of our journey as we continue to increase our talented workforce at pace. 

If you are an ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a passion to make a real difference, then we would be delighted for you to join us! 

We are currently looking for Consultants across multiple geographies, some remote work is possible but you will also need to be able to work closely with your team in one of the following offices:

  • London
  • Paris
  • Berlin
  • Amsterdam

Job summary:

You will provide high-quality consultancy advice to international clients on sustainability topics for the corporate sector, with a focus on sustainable supply chains within the consumer goods industry

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • You, together with your team, will be responsible for the development and overall management of proposals, projects, and consulting for the corporate sector on topics such as: 
    • Sustainable supply chains and agriculture
    • Corporate supply chains risks
    • Developing supply chain strategies to achieve climate targets - through emission reductions and insetting, improving water stewardship and achieving deforestation free supply chains
  • Manage and supervise large consulting mandates through their entire project cycle from initiation to implementation
  • Lead and directly manage teams of consultants in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context
  • Interact and build relationships with multinational corporate clients 
  • Develop proposals with the Key Account Management team, and contribute to business development activities
  • Contribute to the development of new products and solutions, marketing materials, and thought leadership to address our clients sustainability challenges

Requirements:

It is essential all applicants have the following skills and experience to be considered:

  • Proven experience of implementing sustainability in supply chains for multinational consumer goods organisations
  • University degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability-related discipline
  • Extensive experience in sustainability consulting with large international corporate clients, or extensive experience working as a Sustainability Manager for large multinational corporates
  • Proven project management skills - particularly implementation, and the ability to guide project teams in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geography context
  • Excellent writing skills, with expertise creating and reviewing high-quality proposals
  • Fluent in English, and it is highly desired that you are fluent in at least one other language (relevant to the client base in your country of residence)

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Locations

London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam

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48 Warwick St
W1B 5NL London Directions +44 20 3980 9560 View page

Berlin

10178 Berlin Directions View page

Amsterdam

Fred. Roeskestraat 115
1076 EE Amsterdam Directions jobs@southpole.com View page

Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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