Associate Consultant, Agricultural Supply Chains

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Consultancy & Advisory Services team provides our clients with outstanding technical expertise that enables the successful implementation of complex sustainability projects. Our expertise spans across multiple topics including land and water management, climate strategies, renewable energies, environmental impact assessments, green products, climate policy, carbon pricing, climate finance, and sustainable finance, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you! 


Job summary:

The goal of the Associate is to support the implementation of international projects, the preparation of proposals and the development of new products for corporate sectors. This includes a variety of tasks such as research, information analysis and writing deliverables and proposals on agriculture supply chain strategies and water stewardship. You will contribute to supporting project teams with medium-sized and large mandates and will also be expected to manage small projects yourself.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Support with or lead the preparation and completion of proposals/deliverables for the corporate sector on agriculture supply chain strategies and water stewardship, including both technical and administrative requirements, to the level of quality required by South Pole and the client, for our international clients.
  • Manage small projects, including interacting with the client and the project team.
  • Ensure assigned tasks/projects are delivered on time and within the available budget.
  • Manage project information and knowledge according to our project management best practices.
  • Support with the development and improvement of specialised skills, tools and knowledge linked to the topics and services offered by South Pole.
  • Support business development activities through desktop research and developing materials to be shared with possible clients and partners.
  • Topics of engagement may include sustainability and corporate supply chain risks with particular focus on climate, water and forests in agricultural supply chains.



Requirements:

Essential

  • University degree, ideally in Environmental Sciences, Agronomy, Environmental Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Relevant knowledge of environmental sustainability challenges in multinational companies, especially with the integration of sustainability in supply chains and agriculture.
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is minimum 1 year) in sustainability consulting or a related field, including specific consultancy experience in sustainability and corporate supply chain risks with particular focus on climate, water and forests in agricultural supply chains.
  • Ability to conduct research tasks, analyse and summarise data.
  • Ability to manage small projects in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context.
  • Good writing skills, with the ability to create high-quality written documents (proposals and deliverables).
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients, collaborators or other relevant stakeholders.
  • Autonomous yet collaborative approach to work.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.

Desirable

  •  Practical experience in:

o  Monitoring and quantification of environmental impacts along the supply chain on climate, water and forests -with agricultural supply chains in tropical countries and project development/program management.
o Sustainable procurement change management and sustainability strategy development.

 

  • A Master’s degree will be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and mindset.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS Word.
  • Diligent, reliable and proactive.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment.
  • Good prioritisation and time management skills.

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.

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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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