Principal Consultant - Germany

Join Anthesis as they are looking for a Principal Consultant - Germany

About Anthesis 

Anthesis is the Sustainability Activator. Proud to be B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We believe that transformative, cross-sectoral action is required to rise to the challenge of the Decisive Decade, and we exist to make sustainability happen.   

Within 8 years we have grown to over 1000+ experts operating in 40 countries around the world and have offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Middle East, Portugal Spain, Sweden, Philippines, UK and the U.S.   Our team combines broad and deep sustainability expertise with the commercial and operational capabilities it takes to deliver real change. Our culture is founded on the empowerment of great people, working in agile teams, in a high-ownership, high accountability environment. 

We are proud of what we have achieved so far with Anthesis, but we know we have a duty and an opportunity to contribute much more. Our success will depend on attracting, empowering and growing world-class leaders who can help to harness our capabilities and resources for transformational shared value creation.  

At Anthesis we value both the wellbeing and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people and we want you to thrive, develop and succeed here. 

As an equal opportunity’s employer, we value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on skills and experience – the only thing that differentiates you is your talent and the value you bring. We understand that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results by inspiring our thinking, challenging our solutions and enhancing our culture.  

Summary of the Role 

We are looking for a highly motivated Principal Consultant  to support our growing sustainability offering. Your role will be client-facing and focus on various aspects of our clients in the broad field of sustainability. You will work closely with Anthesis colleagues from our national and international network to deliver tailored solutions to our clients. You will be motivated to bring your knowledge and experience to the company and you will dive into, explore, learn and support projects within international teams of specific experts from various fields.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Solid knowledge of German language is essential.  However mother tongue command of German is not required; 

  • Identify, address and respond to client challenges related to sustainability aspects; 

  • Understand the need for businesses to transform in order to meet the challenges of the decisive decade; 

  • Independently drive and build relationships with key clients; 

  • Lead business development activities with existing and prospective clients; 

  • Lead client delivery teams with a diverse project portfolio; 

  • Actively demonstrate thought-leadership through, for example, presenting on webinars and participating in  our industry forums; 

  • Provide technical leadership and support to junior team members; and 

  • Manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines. 

Key Requirements: 

  • 7 years’+ relevant experience in field of sustainability or environmental consulting, either in-house or in a consultancy environment; 

  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise; 

  • Strong communication and consulting skills; 

  • Excellent project management skills; 

  • Effective time management and organizational skills. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment; and 

  • Able to work on virtual teams across different time zones. 

Our ideal candidate will be someone who wants to work within an innovative and rapidly growing global company who is delivering real and lasting change for a sustainable future.  The Anthesis Spirit defines who we are and how we do things. We have chosen to embrace a non-bureaucratic culture. This means that we see you as talent that needs to be unleashed, not a risk that needs to be controlled. This results in an empowered, agile, community-based culture. People say this can’t be scaled. We disagree.