Principal Consultant - Sustainable Supply Chains, Consumer Goods

  • Munich

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!


Job summary:

As a Principal Consultant, 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:

  • Lead the planning, management and execution of consulting mandates on sustainable supply chains and agriculture with necessary know-how and skill set to ensure the most efficient and highest quality implementation 
  • Provide supervision, guidance and technical leadership in international consulting mandates 
  • Develop new consulting business opportunities with leading corporates in the food, beverage, cosmetic, textile and retail sectors and closely collaborate with the Key Account Management Team 
  • Contribute to the development of thought leadership, services and marketing materials to further develop our corporate offerings 
  • Interact with and build relationships with clients and contribute to the successful winning and delivery of corporate consulting mandates 
  • Lead and directly manage small consultant teams 
  • Participate in business strategy and leadership relevant internal discussions to well position our corporate consulting activities within South Pole's overall business and offering 

Requirements:

  • Fluent in German
  • A university degree, ideally in Environmental Sciences or Engineering, Business Management, Economics or other sustainability or business-related disciplines
  • Extensive experience in corporate consulting 
  • Sound understanding of environmental sustainability challenges in multinational companies especially with the integration of sustainability in supply chains and agriculture 
  • Commercial skills and good business sense to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment 
  • Leadership and strategic management experience in monitoring and quantification of environmental impacts along the supply chain

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

Zurich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich

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Berlin

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Frankfurt

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Munich

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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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