Junior Consultant Sustainable Business for the French Market

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Junior Consultant Sustainable Business for the French Market
Publ. date 15 Oct 2019
Due to continued growth, Finch & Beak is currently searching for a Junior Consultant Sustainable Business to join our team in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. If you are passionate about accelerating corporate sustainability performance and are looking to develop sustainability as an essential part of business, we would love to meet you!

The position at Finch & Beak, a flourishing sustainability consulting agency, represents an outstanding second career step. This position offers the opportunity for a passionate go-getter to work on sustainability challenges of leading global brands in Europe. The ideal candidate believes in doing well by doing good and understands that the world's environmental and social challenges call for rapid action. At Finch & Beak you will be working with a dedicated team at an exciting co-working office in the heart of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We look forward to welcoming our new team member beginning of January 2020.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Fluent French and English speaking and writing are mandatory
  • Knowledge of key sustainability issues, stakeholders and how sustainability affects different areas of business management
  • An academic degree in economics, general business management, marketing or similar university education
  • 1-3 years hands-on experience in international business environments, professionally or similar. Experience working in the field of consultancy is considered a plus
  • Valid working permit for the Netherlands is mandatory

Skills and Personality

  • Analytical and pragmatic: ability to gather data, analyze issues and make rational judgements based upon relevant information
  • Commercial awareness, strong in communications, result driven, takes initiative, not afraid to challenge
  • Positive team player and a sparkling personality


  • Understanding client needs, at the intersection of sustainability and business strategy
  • Developing Finch & Beak’s active customer base of European sustainability frontrunners
  • Managing projects and run client workshops in collaboration with fellow Finch & Beak consultants
  • Research and analysis with Sustainability Performance Benchmarks such as CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ISS Oekom, Sustainalytics, MSCI and, Vigeo
  • Trend and peer/competitor analysis and research for materiality assessments

Our offer

At Finch & Beak, you will become part of a committed team of professionals who work for sustainability frontrunner companies across Europe. You’ll be rewarded with a competitive employment benefits package and a great atmosphere. In addition, our clients will challenge you to get the max out of your talents and accelerate your learning curve. Internally you will be trained and familiarized with the tools and methods we have developed. For further personal development we regularly work with top-level business schools such as IMD Business School in Lausanne.

Application Process

If you consider yourself a future Finch & Beak team member, we’d love to hear from you! Email your CV and cover letter (both in English) stating why and how you want to make a difference at Finch & Beak, to hello@finchandbeak.com before 8 November 2019. Invitees will meet the team, deliver on an assignment and take an assessment as part of the hiring process.

Please note that in case you don’t meet the language requirements or are not in the possession of valid working permit for the Netherlands, your application will not be taken into consideration.

About Finch & Beak

Finch & Beak is an established and flourishing consulting firm specialized in helping organizations to do well by doing good. At Finch & Beak we are dedicated to accelerate the sustainability performance of our clients by guiding them in their positive business evolution and developing sustainability as a mainstream business practice.

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