Vacancy Consultant Sustainable Business Closed

Vacancy Consultant Sustainable Business Closed
Publ. date 21 mrt 2019

Due to the continued growth of our company, Finch & Beak is expanding its team in Rotterdam. To support our growing number of corporate clients with the acceleration of their sustainability performance, we are looking for one international 

Consultant Sustainable Business 


The position at Finch & Beak, a leading European sustainability consultancy, represents an outstanding opportunity for a second step in your career. If you are a passionate, go-getting professional who aspires to work on sustainability challenges of leading companies from across Europe, this might be your position! The position is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and we are looking for a candidate that can start from mid-August/beginning of September.

Required Knowledge and Experience 

  • Knowledge of key sustainability issues, stakeholders and how sustainability affects different areas of business management; 
  • a degree in economics, general business management, marketing or similar university education; 
  • 2-5 years of hands-on experience in international business environments, professionally or similar. Experience working in the field of consultancy is considered a plus; 
  • Valid work permit for the Netherlands. 

Skills and Personality 

  • Analytical and pragmatic: ability to gather data, analyze issues and make rational judgments based upon relevant information; 
  • Commercial awareness, strong in communications, result driven, takes initiative, not afraid to challenge;  
  • Positive team player; 
  • Professional level in English (written, spoken) is mandatory. French is a big plus, as are German and/or Italian. Dutch is not required. 

Responsibilities 

  • 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 Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Oekom, Sustainalytics, Vigeo and CDP; 
  • 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 frontrunner companies across Europe. You’ll be rewarded with a competitive employment benefits package. In addition, we 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 work with top-level business schools such as INSEAD, IMD Lausanne, and ESADE Barcelona.  

Application Process
If you see yourself as part of our team, we’d love to hear from you! Please email your CV and cover letter (both in English) stating why and how you want to make a difference at Finch & Beak, to Josée van der Hoek at josee@finchandbeak.com before the 6th of April 2019. Invitees will meet the team, deliver on an assignment and take an assessment as part of the hiring process.

About Finch & Beak 
Finch & Beak is a dedicated consultancy with twenty years of experience in developing sustainability as a mainstream practice. Today, our rapidly shifting society and its global challenges call for change with no time to waste. Finch & Beak vividly supports companies in speeding up their business evolution.