Sustainability Strategist – Food + Agriculture

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Quantisians are agents of change, working to build a sustainable future. Our vision is to reinvent businesses to create a thriving future for people and the planet. We guide top organizations to define, shape and implement intelligent environmental sustainability solutions. We do that by delivering resilient strategies, robust metrics, useful tools, and credible communications to a diverse set of companies, brands, and public and private organizations.

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As a Sustainability Strategist at Quantis US, based out of our Boston or Portland offices, you will develop and implement winning sustainability strategies for our Food & Agriculture clients in the US and elsewhere, as well as contribute to the expansion of Quantis’ 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 strategy consultant or in-house sustainability professional in the food and agriculture sector looking for a big opportunity to work with top sustainability leaders and experts.
  • You’re eager for a fast-paced and diverse role: Developing and implementing sustainability strategies for our key clients (mainly in the food & agriculture sector but potentially others), leading account relationships with some of the world´s most influential companies, mentoring other team members on strategy skills, and helping to design the next generation of winning services and solutions.
  • You have an understanding of business strategy and/or strategy consulting, complemented with expertise in the corporate sustainability space. 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, both verbally and in writing. You’re experienced at and passionate about supporting the growth and development of your colleagues.
  • You speak fluent English. (A little French, German or Italian would be a bonus!)
  • For 5-10 years, you’ve had exposure to and interest in corporate sustainability. You have a successful track record in building and deploying strategies for internal or external clients. 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 Sustainability Strategist at Quantis in the US, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

Client consulting sustainability strategy responsibilities:

  • Leading and growing key stakeholder relationships, while accelerating the transformation of the clients toward sustainability.
  • Leading the implementation of sustainability strategy projects, working with senior sustainability leaders 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/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.
  • Supporting efforts within Quantis’ innovation activities to develop a new generation of smart sustainability strategy solutions.

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: Boston, MA or Portland, OR
  • Optimal start date: As soon as possible
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy) via web-conferences
  • Ability to travel, primarily in the US

Quantis offers a positive work environment, competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits, as well as generous and flexible vacation time. Salary will be determined based on level of experience and 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.

Quantis has a unique, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating. View our “Quantis has talent!” video to learn about what makes Quantis an exceptional place to work and develop. 

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