Senior Consultant

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NewForesight is looking for a Senior Consultant (full time) for the Sustainable Sourcing and Impact team.

That is you

If you are ready to apply your super-powers of data-analysis, project management and fact-based consulting in realizing real, sustainable impact on people, society and the planet.

Most definitely, if you want to be part of an organization that tackles the toughest sustainability challenges of our time, with the world’s leading multinationals, civil society and public organizations.  

“Sounds great, but what are you guys actually doing?”

The Challenge: With fertile lands becoming more scarce and climate more hostile to crop growth, businesses are looking to apply innovations in the field to successfully expand their operations and grow food in marginal conditions.

Your assignment: Identify innovations that allow for crops to thrive despite extreme conditions, e.g. irrigation methods or greenhouse setups. How effective are such innovations? What are the risks involved? What are options to increase their financial attractiveness? After you have shown the most promising paths forward, you make a concrete case for the client. Where can it set up these operations? What do they need to make this a success? All these details are built into a large dynamic Excel model that explores how to combine everything into a successful business model. The results are shown in a report full of graphs and tables, references to literature and recommendations gathered from interviews with experts around the world.

In your day-to-day work this would translate into:

  • Lead projects that drive structural, sustainable change in a wide range of sectors (e.g. agriculture, circularity, energy transition, water and soil) where sustainability challenges need to be tackled;
  • Providing our clients with strategic advice on the continuous improvement of their sustainability strategy and their organization’s impact;
  • Conducting comprehensive analyses to understand the root-cause of clients’ issues, and the efficiency of their interventions;
  • Lead acquisition process and contribute to business development and build your own client base;
  • Provide mentorship and nurture the culture of continuously growing and improving within the organization;
  • Structure internal processes to enable further development of the organization’s strategy that will help the team and the company grow and excel;
  • Oversee the development 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.

For you to make an immediate impact with us, we would like you to have at least some of the following talents, skills and experiences (it is OK if you do not tick all the boxes, we will help you grow):

Consulting and quantitative analysis

  • At least 8 years of professional and relevant work experience in highly quantitative roles, including data modelling and consulting;
  • Experience working in sustainability related topics, such as CSR strategies, responsible investing, environmental performance and/or agricultural development;
  • Proven track record in product development and product implementation, with clear domain of analytical modeling in Excel and other software solutions (SQL, R, Python or VBA);
  • Lead the generation of hypotheses to solve complex issues, selecting the most effective analytical approaches and support the team in designing data-driven and fact-based solutions;
  • Oversee the development of analytical models, tools and products ensuring appropriate guidance, validation, and quality control;
  • Provide an advisor role to the team in translating analysis into client-ready insights and recommendations. 

Project Management

  • Prioritize the issues most critical to the client within the scope of the project; manages scope effectively and initiate changes in direction, as necessary;
  • Ensure most efficient and effective approach for the entire project, considering the client’s perspective and team considerations (e.g. resource availability, skills);
  • Comfortable giving and receiving clear and constructive feedback, investing in the growth of yourself and the people around you (360-degrees: juniors, peers, and seniors).

Business development 

  • Responsible of developing and maintaining client relations and identifying optimal business opportunities. Taking the lead in outreach, tendering, and negotiation processes with clients and prospects;
  • Experience creating and validating content that showcase the company’s thought leadership;
  • Willing to commute to the office, and travel domestic and international (while adhering to government restrictions and recommendations);
  • Respect and appreciate working with different personalities, backgrounds, and cultures;
  • The ambition and mindset to be part of the growth plan of NewForesight over the coming years. 

Working at NewForesight will bring you many things and most certainly it will bring you: 

  • A fast-paced learning environment with ample training and guidance;
  • Clear and ambitious growth opportunities within the company;
  • Passionate and diverse colleagues who know how to have fun in their work at work, but also through company outings and office drinks
  • Room for developing own thought leadership and profile
  • A benefits package that includes a market conform salary, 25 holidays, possibility of a bonus, a pension scheme, dedicated personal training budget, daily company supplied lunch, travel costs reimbursement and massages at the office;
  • Possibility to work remote for up to 40% of your time;
  • Diversity of experiences;
  • Intellectual challenges through highly relevant and rewarding work;
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in helping to grow the company

Since you now have the content of your cover letter ready in your head, wait no more and send it to us! Try to keep your letter on 1 page and don’t forget to include your cv. 

We only ask people with a valid working permit or VISA for the Netherlands to apply to the position. We will keep the position open until it’s filled. Apply through the application button below. For more details about the role please contact Teun Heuvelink (tel. 06-23447919).

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: NewForesight

Locatie: Utrecht

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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