Senior Consultant - for the Organization and Sector Transformation Strategy

Bedrijf
Locatie
Utrecht
Opleidingsniveau
WO
Arbeidsvoorwaarden
Uitstekend
Vakgebieden
Sectoren

NewForesight is looking for a Senior Consultant (full time) for the Organization and Sector Transformation Strategy team

That is you

  • If you are ready to apply your strategy and organizational skills to enable transformative impact on people and 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: Sustainability has become a major concern in every sector. Increasingly, companies realize their commercial objectives are inextricably linked to social and environmental sustainability. Business cannot thrive if no action is taken. But the next question is: what should they do to embed sustainability into their day-to-day production, sourcing and processing practices? What does the right sourcing strategy look like? Which stakeholders, such as farmers, (local) governments and finance providers, need to be involved? To address these questions, more and more companies join pre-competitive multi-stakeholder platforms. These platforms aim to drive long-term sector sustainability by convening companies, NGOs, and governments, but face strategic challenges themselves.

Your assignment: Support companies and multi-stakeholder platforms (existing of companies, NGOs, governments, donors) with strategic advice. The level of advice differs per organization: it varies from drafting a long-term vision to devising an actionable strategy, and from setting up a monitoring & evaluation framework to building an effective business model. Ultimately, your task is to equip organizations to ensure long-term sustainability in the sector they operate in.

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

  • Tackling complex sustainability challenges
  • Building new models and methodologies
  • Manage and lead projects that drive structural, sustainable change in sectors
  • Lead acquisition process and contribute to business development and build your own client base
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to more junior colleagues in projects, and nurture the culture of continuously growing and improving
  • Support the internal management of the organization, and further developing the strategy that will help the team and the company grow and excel
  • Building strategic frameworks for the client
  • Determining the best ways for the client to internalize the strategic components
  • Shaping the narrative in sustainability reporting for organizations
  • Playing an active role in the growth of the organization with internal (e.g., trainings) and external roles (e.g., business development, communications)

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):

  • At least 5 years of work experience in fact-based consulting (or similar), and proven affinity with sustainability
  • Relevant Master’s degree or PhD (e.g. Economics, Finance)
  • Professional proficiency in Dutch and English other languages are considered a plus)
  • Excellent people skills, especially in dealing with different stakeholders with varied interests
  • Experience with corporate policy or strategic framework development
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Think globally and assess issues from multiple perspectives and points of view
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Has the ambition and mindset to become 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 ask you to apply through our website.

We only ask people with a valid working permit or VISA for the Netherlands to apply to the position.
We will make a first selection from the candidates who applied 28th January latest.

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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