Sector Lead France – Sustainable Finance

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

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As our Sector Lead - Sustainable Finance, you will be responsible for defining and executing the sector strategy for the market in France. You will ensure operational excellence and business development in the sector.

Does this describe you and your next role?

    • You strongly believe in the potential for the financial sector to lead the transition to a planetary economy
    • You have 8-15 years of professional experience, at least 5 of which are acquired in the sustainable finance space within financial services companies and/or consulting
    • You’ll get boosted by a fast-paced and diverse role : creating/implementing the service offering strategy locally, creating the team spirit and working on its growth, helping the teams acquire and develop new accounts and effectively sell and deliver Quantis’ sustainable finance strategic offering, ensuring the timely delivery of the related projects

Business Development

      • You have business acumen and a consultative approach working with clients
      • You are a strong contributor to business development activities : you have a significant network within the sustainable finance space (ideally in Asset Management/Private Equity firms) in France in addition to a strong knowledge of principles, major challenges, stakeholders and instruments within the finance sector such as :
        • Climate portfolio-alignment tools (ou methods related to the alignment of portfolios with the Paris Agreement),
        • Biodiversity impact measurement and strategy tools for portfolios,
        • Portfolio environmental impact screening tools (e.g. NEC initiative),
        • Environmental-related financial risks assessment methods.

Project Management

      • You’re motivated to guide investors towards inspiring sustainable changes by providing key actors with the appropriate tools and strategies, as well as to communicate credibly on their efforts
      • You have the ability to organize workload, project streams and priorities to deliver in a timely manner
      • Your own work is structured, you have demonstrated high levels of self-motivation and determination in managing complex analytical challenges and problem-solving skills

Team Leading

      • You want to build a team of passionate professionals
      • You demonstrate a natural Leadership spirit and are able to integrate and work with a diverse team, including a range of scientific and creative personalities and profiles
      • You have demonstrated the ability to coach, teach, and mentor others with your knowledge and skills

Other

    • You have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex information in clear, understandable ways to internal and external audiences.
    • You are fully fluent in English and French.

As the Sector Lead – Sustainable Finance in France, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

  • Develop the branch strategy in the field of sustainable finance : through market trends assessment and connection with other services, sectors & innovation to align service offerings with our clients needs
  • Define Quantis’ value proposition in the finance space and adapt our solution to accelerate business transformation and answer new needs
  • Continuously improve and expand Quantis’ development and implementation in the sustainable finance area through the development with the business developers of outreaches, account management strategies and marketing initiatives.
  • Serve as subject matter expert supporting the branch and other branches in successfully delivering sustainable finance related services.
  • Thought leadership and training: develop and share Quantis’ thought leadership on sustainable finance related topics ; participating in relevant internal discussions and guiding project teams.
  • Maintain and improve Quantis’ ability to market and sell the strategic offering, identify needs and implement actions to revise or expand on the deliverables or market positioning of the strategic offering, including relevant new innovations.
  • Achieve the objectives and key results for the strategic offering, tracking project profitability and quality, and assessing how it contributes to branch P&L and strategy

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: Paris
  • Optimal start date: as soon as possible
  • Frequent collaboration with all Quantis branches via web-conferences
  • Ability to travel in France & Benelux

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.

View our “Quantis has talent!” video to learn about what makes Quantis an exceptional place to work and develop.

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