Senior Sustainability Strategist – Food

Why you’ll love Quantis

Quantis is a leading sustainability consultancy pioneering approaches to solve critical environmental challenges. For nearly two decades, our dynamic and visionary team has partnered with organizations across the globe to transform their industries and pave the way for a planetary economy that aligns business with nature. We strive to be agents of change, helping companies transform from business as usual to business at its best.

We believe that sustainable transformation is possible and within our power. We’re contributing to this transformation by combining the latest science with strategic business acumen. Our advice enables global leaders in the consumer goods and finance industries to understand how to reduce their environmental impacts, implement change successfully, and operate within planetary boundaries.

Motivated by this common purpose, our 230+ talented professionals cultivate a unique, collaborative culture that we call the Quantis Spirit. We are innovative. We are impact-oriented. We are science-based. We are Quantis.

Join us!

As a Sustainability Strategist in Switzerland, you will develop and implement winning sustainability strategies for our major clients in Food, as well as contribute to the expansion of Quantis’ leading edge sustainability strategy solutions.

Does this describe you and your next role?

  • You’re motivated to put your strategy development, client relationship development and consulting skills to work towards our mission of building a sustainable future.
  • You’re an experienced and motivated senior strategy consultant looking for a big opportunity to work with top sustainability leaders and experts.
  • You’ll get boosted by a fast-paced and diverse role: Developing and implementing sustainability strategies for our key clients, leading account relationships with some of the world’s most influential companies across sectors with a focus on Food and other sectors, mentoring other team members on strategy skills, and helping to design the next generation of winning services and solutions.
  • You have a deep understanding of business strategy and strategy consulting in the Food sector
  • You are motivated by the challenges of transforming the world’s largest companies into more sustainable businesses.
  • You’re a team player that works quickly, independently and on schedule.
  • Your analytical and organizational skills are top-notch.
  • You communicate effectively and efficiently in fluent English and French or German (verbally and in writing).
  • You’re experienced at and passionate about supporting the growth and development of your colleagues.
  • For 8+ years, you’ve been working in the strategy consulting space for the Food sector with significant exposure to and interest in corporate sustainability; some experience within a Food company is a plus.
  • You have a successful track record in building and deploying strategies for clients; experience in project management is a plus.
  • You have the ability to anticipate client needs and proactively offer solutions to help the client along their sustainability journey.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit to be part of a team finding new solutions using this expertise to change the world.
  • You’re highly motivated by the challenges of guiding global companies on a sustainable change pathway, adapting your strategy expertise to new challenges and innovating new paths to success.

As a Senior Sustainability Strategist, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

Client consulting sustainability strategy responsibilities:

  • Leading the implementation of sustainability strategy projects, working with senior sustainability leaders on the client side to develop their sustainability strategies, managing their implementation and change pathway.
  • Supporting the shaping and delivery of all Quantis solutions around the strategy, bringing in our expertise on science, metrics, tools, communications and more.
  • Leading and growing key client relationships, while accelerating the transformation of the clients toward sustainability.
  • Leading and or collaborating with a team in your focus area and with Quantis globally; providing mentorship and developmental support to other team members.
  • Collaborating with our other Quantis team members to strengthen our delivery of strategy-related services.

Other core responsibilities could include:

  • Supporting or leading efforts within Quantis’ innovation activities to develop a new generation of smart sustainability strategy solutions.
  • Leading in a sustainability strategy practice area such as sustainable change management, sustainability risk assessment, sustainable business models, etc.

To thrive in the Quantis culture, you’ll:

  • Show up as team collaborator with a win-win attitude: empathetic, attentive and supportive of colleagues.
  • Take responsibility and ownership for your work: think and act with autonomy, while knowing when to ask for help.
  • Take initiative if something needs to be done.
  • Be positive! Use positive language, look at challenges not as bottlenecks, but as problems to solve, and see failure as a lesson learned.
  • Practice open and transparent communication; welcome effective dialogue and productive disagreement with minimal tension. 
  • Self-Manage: be in the driver’s seat of your professional growth and ambitions all the while valuing the learning journey and opportunities within Quantis.

Some logistics to consider

  • Location: Lausanne or Zurich
  • Optimal start date: as soon as possible
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis offices (Milan, Paris, Berlin, and Boston/Portland) via web-conferences
  • Ability to travel occasionally, primarily in Europe

Quantis has a distinctive, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating that provides a positive and unique working environment. Salary will be determined based on potential for contribution to the organization’s success.

At Quantis we believe that equality, diversity and inclusiveness are central to our mission of building a sustainable future. Quantis is an equal opportunity employer that embraces people from diverse backgrounds including race, color, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability, religion, creed, politics, or any other non-merit factor. It is our daily commitment to ensure that each Quantisian works in an environment where they belong and where they can thrive. Furthermore, we have committed to take meaningful action that will create more diversity within the field of sustainability.

To learn about the Quantis Spirit and what makes us exceptional, check out our “Quantis has talent!” video.