Consultant in Sustainable Supply Chains & Agriculture

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London United Kingdom


South Pole

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With renowned track record for implementing sustainability activities in more than 25 countries and extensive experience with consultancy services, South Pole (SP) is well positioned to tackle global sustainability challenges, today and tomorrow. In the area of Sustainable Supply Chains, we are particularly working with companies with agricultural supply chains in the global south, where we support clients to take concrete action in order to manage and mitigate their impact on climate, water and forest resources. Exemplary assignments include development of supply chain strategies in order to achieve climate targets through emission reductions and insetting, improve water stewardship or achieve deforestation free supply chains. Within this context we are currently looking for a Consultant to strengthen our team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Managing the deliveries of corporate consulting mandates on sustainable supply chains and agriculture, interacting closely with our clients
  • Plan mandates with necessary know-how and skill set to ensure the most efficient and highest quality implementation
  • Develop proposals with the responsible key account managers and senior consulting staff
  • Assist in developing further sustainable supply chains and agriculture offerings
  • Support senior consulting staff and our Key Account Management team in business development
  • Thought Leadership and marketing materials

Your profile

  • A university degree, ideally in Environmental Sciences, Agronomy, Environmental Engineering or related disciplines
  • Between 3-7 years of relevant work experience in the corporate sector of which at least partly in corporate consulting
  • Experience in working in international teams
  • Sound understanding of environmental sustainability challenges in multinational companies, especially with the integration of sustainability in supply chains and agriculture
  • Specific consultancy experience in sustainability and corporate supply chain risks with particular focus on climate, water and forests in agricultural supply chains
  • Experience in monitoring and quantification of environmental impacts along the supply chain on climate, water and forests
  • Experience in project management in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context
  • Commercial skills and good business sense to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment
  • Practical experience with agricultural supply chains in tropical countries and project development / program management is desirable
  • Practical experience in sustainable procurement, change management and sustainability strategy development is desirable
  • Proven knowledge and network in the relevant fields
  • Excellent oral and written command of English
  • Professional proficiency in French and/or German is of advantage

We offer

  • Excellent team spirit
  • Be part of a growing and multicultural company with 200 staff in 16 offices worldwide
  • Chance to shape SP’s future activities on sustainable supply chains and agriculture
  • Opportunities to visit corporate sustainability projects on the ground during site visits
  • Attractive opportunities for continuous learning and professional development

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Ms. Carmen Alvarez on +44 203 70 51 770 or on

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