Associate Director

Role: Associate Director

Location: Frankfurt

Practice Area: Transaction & Corporate Services, Environment & ESG due diligence, Sustainability

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Anthesis is the sustainability activator. We seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, companies, and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 500 experts operating in 40 countries around the world and has offices in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Andorra, Finland, France, Brazil, China, the Philippines and the Middle East.

Summary of role

This is a great opportunity to have a lead role in a dynamic, rapidly-growing, global business specialising in sustainability services and solutions, founded on the belief that sustainable business practices are at the heart of long-term commercial success.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 10 years of experience in Transaction and Corporate Services as a broad area, with specific focus on Environmental and ESG due diligence work in the M&A sector with emphasis on Sustainability assessment, planning and strategy. Experience in multi-site and multinational M&A transactions or provision of corporate level sustainability services is required. The candidate will act as project delivery lead, managing and taking direct part in the assignments, with direct interaction with Clients and third parties (e.g. lawyers, advisors, vendor/buyer, regulators) and implies strong soft skills (e.g. negotiation, communication, strategic vision) and capabilities in problem solving and sustainable solutions finding.

The role will actively supports the development of new services and clients.

The Associate Director will work with the Anthesis Director and will be expected to contribute to the leadership of the company through direct involvement in strategic planning, recruitment, key account management, identification of opportunities and delivery of projects. The role will include close interaction with global colleagues and the development of new service lines in the German business.

The role may require work trips across the country and occasionally abroad.


  • Native or fluent in German and English;
  • University Degree, background and education in one of the following sectors: engineering; environmental sciences; environmental economy, geology, environmental law;
  • At least 10 years of experience in environmental and ESG due diligence in the M&A sector and Sustainability assessment, planning, strategy, for financial, legal and industrial clients;
  • Strong track record regarding project delivery and client management


To apply please submit your CV and further documents as well as a covering letter solely as a pdf via email to Kindly make sure you do not send more than three single pdf’s and limit your total file size to 5 MB.

At Anthesis we value both the well-being 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 opportunities 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.