Strategy Consultant

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Are you up for tackling tough sustainability challenges?

Global Challenge: Despite decades of investment, certification and development aid, cocoa is still called the poor man’s crop—plagued by poverty, child labor and low productivity.

Your assignment: Convene and facilitate the leading cocoa processors and chocolate manufacturers to agree on a collaborative strategic agenda for structural change.

Global Challenge: It is currently not well understood what type of support actually improves the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries in the long run, nor what the return on investment of this support is is.

Your assignment: Develop an analytical model that will help to compare different intervention practices, run multiple user cases and together with our client build a global knowledge platform to make support and capacity building more effective and efficient.      

Global Challenge: For both health and sustainability reasons it is vital to promote the consumption of vegetable protein, as an alternative to meat and dairy.

Your assignment: To analyze the required transition, identify barriers, and assemble and lead a consortium of front-running companies and knowledge partners to develop a strategy to enable a significant boost in demand of vegetable proteins.

Do you have what it takes to tackle these global challenges?

If so, NewForesight is looking to hire you for the position of 

Strategy Consultant

You are the change agent. Together with our clients and a professional, dedicated, and driven team of colleagues, you will build new, sustainable realities, and have
structural and positive impact in sectors and markets all over the world.

NewForesight is a strategic consultancy firm based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We are passionate and dedicated to turning complex sustainability challenges into shared opportunities.

Global clients from the public and private sector approach us to address challenges in their sector or supply chain, either individually or with a group of likeminded organizations.

We are dedicated to deliver, and the solutions we deliver are always high quality, creative, tailored, and practical. And because of our unique and holistic approach combining sustainability and business strategy, we have built a reputation as a thought leader and change maker in the sectors where we are active.  You have the chance to join us.

At NewForesight you will be part of initiating, shaping, and driving strategies, partnerships, programs, governance, and business models designed to deliver structural positive change.

We are looking for someone that recognizes themselves in our requirements:

  • Eager to learn, open minded and creative
  • Content-driven with a track record in quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Willing to travel internationally and prepared to work irregular hours
  • Affinity with the types of clients that we work with and the sectors in which we work – notably agricultural commodities
  • Strong communicator, able to present complex realities in a clear manner
  • Comfortable giving and receiving clear and constructive feedback, investing in the growth of yourself and the people around you
  • Can help us professionalize as a fast growing organization

What type of work can you expect?

  • Independently conduct high-quality research through qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Translate complex findings into client-ready insights and recommendations, from the strategic to the practical
  • Deliver high quality outcomes and serve our clients, with a focus on building long-term partnerships
  • Business development, acquisition, and an active role in the strategy and growth of the organization

Do you have what it takes?

  • Relevant academic background with excellent academic results
  • 5 years of work experience as a top level consultant or in another relevant industry
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to quickly grasp complex issues, structure these logically, develop a clear approach to generate meaningful insights, and translate these into compelling and impactful recommendations
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious, proactive and reliable; ability to produce quality work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent use of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Familiarity with quantitative analysis (business case modelling, statistical analysis) is desirable
  • Excellent English language skills. Other languages are a plus

What is our offer?

  • A 1 Year, full time contract. With possibility to extend.
  • You will join a committed, passionate team. And they’re pretty fun to hang out with.
  • The opportunity to create significant sustainability impact on a global scale
  • Really let  that sink in: The opportunity to create significant sustainability impact on a global scale
  • An innovative working environment
  • Great potential to grow and develop
  • 25 vacation days a year

Please apply via this link or via e-mail with your cover letter CV by December 9th, 2016. We have selected dates for interviews: 12 and 15 December.  A case study will be conducted during the interviews, as part of the selection process. For more information about NewForesight and the team, you can check our website.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: NewForesight

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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