Senior Consultant

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Leverage your business mindset to create lasting solutions to the world’s toughest sustainability challenges. Join the NewForesight team as our new Senior Consultant.

We are looking for:

Senior Consultants, having at least 5 years of work experience in fact-based consulting (or similar) and proven affinity with (agro-commodities) sustainability.

And specifically, we are looking for changemakers who get energized by:

  • Taking the lead in delivering strategic and complex projects that drive structural, sustainable change in agricultural commodity sectors;
  • Going the extra mile to serve our clients by creating long-term value for their organization and their stakeholders, with a focus on building long-term partnerships;
  • Taking the lead in acquisition, business development, and building your own ‘part of the business’—bringing in your own relevant network is preferable;
  • Advising senior-level counterparts, from the strategic to the practical, and investing in a culture of feedback and trust;
  • Building a legacy in the company by playing an active role in the internal management of the organization, and further developing the strategy that will help the team and the company grow and excel;
  • Inspire others through providing guidance, inspiration, feedback, and a strong sense of purpose.

Particularly for this vacancy, affinity with corporate sustainability efforts, commodity markets and supply chains, monetary value of sustainability, quantitative analysis, and/or data modelling is an advantage.

Read more about what we do, what we expect, and what we offer, in our Senior Consultant Value Proposition.

Who we are and what do we do:

NewForesight is a sustainability consultancy firm on a mission to solve complex sustainability challenges at scale. We have positive impact through the work we do with our clients, including:

  • Providing our clients with strategic advice on the continuous improvement of their sustainability strategy and real-world impact;
  • Conducting comprehensive analyses to understand the root-cause of clients’ issues, and the efficiency of their interventions;
  • Developing fact-based innovative approaches, methodologies, and tools to enable fact-based decision making on sustainability challenges;
  • Convening stakeholders in commodity sectors around a common sustainability vision and supporting the development of joint action.

Our Senior Consultants are expected to have the following profile:

  • Have a relevant Master’s degree or PhD, 5+ years of experience, of which several years were spent in strategic positions in the sustainability sector and/or in strategy consulting (with a preference for both);
  • Are thought leaders in commodity sector(s) or specific sustainability themes;
  • Have a large and active network in (a) relevant sector(s);
  • Have excellent client interaction skills, a collaborative working style, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership capabilities;
  • Have experience in leading teams and helping them excel, where they balance a high quality of work, a strong client relationship, and the growth & development of the team;
  • Can approach problems from a systemic point of view as well as from the position of different stakeholders;
  • Respect, appreciate, and can convene different personality styles, backgrounds, and cultures;
  • Have the ambition to be part of the growth plan of NewForesight for the coming years, as we will be investing heavily in your growth and development.

What we offer:

  • Clear growth opportunities tailored to your ambition
  • Passionate and diverse colleagues
  • Flexible hours
  • Remote working
  • International working environment
  • Access to a large network in global markets
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • 360-degree feedback culture
  • Development of your leadership skills and profile as an expert
  • Intellectual challenges through highly relevant and rewarding work
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in helping to grow the company

Enthusiastic? If so, you could be our new colleague.Please apply with your cover letter and CV by 31st October 2019.

More about NewForesight

Read more about what we do, what we expect, and what we offer, in our Senior Consultant Value Proposition.

In a time where we are confronted with increasingly complex and global sustainability challenges, the question is not whether we will deal with them, the question is how. At NewForesight we turn tough sustainability challenges into shared opportunities. Since 2008 we have been supporting the world’s leading multinationals, multi-stakeholder platforms, governments, standard setting organizations, donors and NGOs in a wide range of agro-commodity sectors to turn vision into real-world and lasting impact. You can find a selection of our clients and example projects here.

As a NewForesight Consultant, you will be in the lead for the development and realization of strategies, partnerships, programs, governance, and business models to deliver structural, positive impact in global sectors. You will join a dynamic team of passionate consultants and experts with varied backgrounds. Our team of 20+ includes 10 nationalities, all of whom have varied backgrounds, from working at the World Bank and in Afghanistan, at tier 1 strategy consultancies, doing PR for nanotechnology and biotech, and academic backgrounds ranging from International Development to Forensic Accounting to Complexity Science. We are united by our passion for sustainability and our belief that business and markets can be leveraged as a source for good.

As a team, we are proud to have built a culture of personal and professional growth, continuous learning, and open and constructive feedback. Personal and professional development of each of the team members is what we strive for daily, by providing a clear career path, dedicated internal ‘mentors’ for each team member and buddies for new colleagues, twice-yearly 360-degree evaluations, and an extensive system of training to further develop each other’s knowledge and skills, including opportunities for external training and coaching. Despite our busy schedule, we never forget to have fun and take care of each other. Some examples of how we do this include monthly professional chair massages, office parties, informal drinks and dinner, team events, and an annual office quiz.

Our company is growing fast, in terms of the size of our team, our client base and the professionalism of our internal organization. We are looking for people to join us in taking NewForesight to the next level!


Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: NewForesight

Locatie: Landelijk

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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