(Senior) Strategy Consultants


Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: NewForesight

Locatie: Utrecht

Opleidingsniveau: WO

Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Uitstekend

Deze vacature is niet meer vacant

Are you ready to tackle the toughest sustainability challenges of our time with the world’s leading multinational and public organizations?

In a time where we are confronted with increasingly complex and global sustainability challenges, the question is not whether you will deal with them, but how. At NewForesight we turn these challenges into shared opportunities and sustainable value on the intersection of business transformation, global value chains, and local realities. Since 2008 we have been supporting the world’s leading multinationals, multistakeholder platforms, and public and not-for-profit organizations to turn their vision into real-world impact.

As a NewForesight Consultant you will be in the lead for the development and realization of strategies, partnerships, programs, governance, and business models designed to deliver structural, positive impact in global sectors.

You will join a dynamic team of passionate consultants and experts with a varied background ranging from strategy consulting for Fortune 500 companies to international development at the World Bank. As a team we’re proud to have built a culture of constructive feedback, delivering industry-leading results, and finding creative solutions to complex problems.

Our long-term clients include the world’s biggest commodity traders, cocoa grinders, and coffee roasters; leading multistakeholder platforms in nearly every major agri-commodity sector; governments; development agencies; donors; and standard setting organizations. For a selection of our clients, please see http://www.newforesight.com/our-clients/

Our company is growing fast, our client base is expanding, and we see opportunities everywhere. And we want you to join us in taking our company to the next level.

Are you up for these challenges?

The Challenge: It is poorly understood what type of support structurally improves the livelihoods of producers in developing countries, and what the economic, social, and ecological return on investment of this support is.

Your assignment: Dive deep into the business model and strategy of a major multinational, and support them by developing an analytical model that will help to compare different intervention practices and improve the effectiveness of sustainability efforts. Go one step further by designing the model to provide complete financial statements that enable them to take well-informed investment decisions. 

The Challenge: Certification of sustainable production of coffee, cocoa, palm oil, and other commodities is not delivering on its promise for structural improvement of livelihoods and tackling sector-wide problems. Organizations want to move ‘beyond certification’, but do not know what the alternatives are.

Your assignment: Develop an approach that ensures all producers in a region are incentivized to adopt responsible practices, whilst creating the right scale for tackling sector-wide problems with broad stakeholder buy-in, and offering a value proposition to involve both industry and local governments. Drive impact on a global scale by making the approach replicable in other regions and sectors, with an innovative financing structure that leverages new instruments such as (Social) Impact Bonds.

Enthusiastic? If so, you could be our new (Senior) Consultant. 

NewForesight Consultancy is looking to expand its team with a (Senior) Consultant who:

  • Takes the lead in connecting to clients directly and advising senior-level counterparts, from the strategic to the practical;
  • Further develops NewForesight’s models and thinking;
  • Goes the extra mile to serve our clients and delivers industry leading outcomes, with a focus on building long-term partnerships;
  • Is seasoned in leading strategic consulting assignments, effectively managing the project, client relationship, and the growth and development of your team;
  • Plays an active role in the growth of the organization by taking ownership of further growing specific parts of our business and client base;
  • As a Senior Consultant you will help develop the company’s strategy, business development, acquisition, and design the future of NewForesight as part of our management team.

Do you have what it takes? We are looking for the right… 


  • Outstanding analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Strong customer and results orientation;
  • Proven project- and people-management skills;
  • Able to present conceptual models, roadmaps, and strategic scenarios to clients, with the mental agility to convincingly answer tough questions on the spot;


  • A strategic thinker, able to work creatively and analytically on complex issues;
  • Dedicated to giving and receiving constructive feedback, and speaking your mind;
  • Committed to the growth and well-being of yourself and your team;
  • Commercial insight and an entrepreneurial attitude;
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to travel;


  • Consultant: 5+ years of strategic consultancy experience or relevant (management) experience;
  • Senior Consultant: 8+ years of strategic consultancy or senior business management experience;
  • Strong affinity with tackling sustainability challenges;
  • Significant network in International business, value chains, FMCGs, sustainability, commodities, trading, financing, or other relevant areas;
  • Fluent in English—other language(s) are a strong plus;
  • We are especially interested in experience in blended finance, business model development, enabling technology (e.g. geodata, blockchain, traceability, big data analytics), circular/bio-based economy, and natural capital. 

What do we offer?

  • A 1 year full time contract with 25 vacation days, with possibility to extend;
  • Becoming part of a fast-paced and growing organization in a dynamic market, with the opportunity to build your network through exposure to a variety of clients at board-level
  • Design your own path: most of our consultant become an expert in a specific area, and we give you the freedom to define how that looks for you;
  • The possibility to ultimately lead a part of the business;
  • Joining a passionate, motivated team that is committed to deliver high quality work, grow and develop our skills and those of others, seek new opportunities for our clients—and have fun along the way;
  • A culture of teamwork: we celebrate our wins, learn from our mistakes, and push each other to continuously do better;
  • An organization dedicated to growing its most valuable asset: there is a budget for external trainings, opportunity to build your skills through our own Academy, and every six months, all colleagues receive an in-depth evaluation from all the people they have worked with;
  • The opportunity to create significant sustainability impact on a global scale. 

Convinced? Then convince us! Please apply with your cover letter and CV by 23 March 2018, via http://newforesight-consultancy.breezy.hr/p/1405b18ee404-consultant-2018

More information about NewForesight and the team on www.newforesight.com.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: NewForesight

Locatie: Utrecht

Opleidingsniveau: WO

Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Uitstekend

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