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Junior Consultant – Agrifood

Role: Junior Consultant – Agrifood

Location: Flexibly remote from one of our UK hubs (Bristol, Edinburgh, Harrogate, London, Manchester or Oxford)

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key responsibilities:

  • Work on one of our key retail accounts, creating supply chain awareness of their strategy, ensuring suppliers are informed, engaged, and empowered to deliver sustainable value
  • Develop strong rapport with key client teams, acting as a trusted advisor on major sustainability topics 
  • Identify shared challenges and opportunities for collaboration across the supply-base 
  • Share best practice guidance, case studies, blogs and examples of sustainable solutions illustrating their practicality and ease of implementation for suppliers
  • Gain insight from the client organisation, and its supply chain, on how the supplier engagement programme can be improved, map feedback/insight trends and prioritise feedback to present to the client and develop ideas with the programme management team
  • Manage content on the clients online platform – ensure an up-to-date repository of best practice materials is available to the client and their supply chains, and develop metrics to track the benefits of the platform.
  • Support others in the agrifood team on wider projects where required

About Anthesis

Anthesis is the sustainability activator!

Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors 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. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques.

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 1000+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

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. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability.

Summary of role:

Our agrifood team support global food and beverage clients set and implement commercially focused sustainability strategies across their value chains. Our team of agrifood experts tackle complex challenges ranging from food loss and waste, carbon emissions, water resilience, soil health, deforestation, biodiversity and human rights; often working with our Digital team to develop decision support tools that support businesses evidence impact and measure progress towards their sustainability goals.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on one of our key retail clients, as well as supporting additional projects across our food and beverage client base. With the delivery of projects across themes such as regenerative agriculture, food loss and waste, calculating scope 3 emissions and human rights.

Using their strengths in project management and experience of the agri-food sector, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their consultancy skills in a motivated and supportive environment.


Key requirements:

  • A high-level understanding of the agrifood sector and key supply chain issues facing retailers
  • Supplier facing experience
  • Technical experience of working in complex supply chains
  • Ability to make decisions quickly in a fast-moving environment
  • Project management to ensure tasks are completed on time
  • Proactive in taking the initiative
  • Ability to convey technical information in an engaging and useful way to non-technical audiences
  • Experience of high-level engagement within companies (leading projects and working directly with directors and senior members of staff)
  • University degree in relevant area and more than a year of demonstrable supply chain and/or sustainability experience

Your benefits:

  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team
  • Work solely on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients
  • Opportunity to work with, collaborate with and learn from sustainability SME’s who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects on a global basis
  • Competitive salary in line with education, experience and skills
  • Competitive benefits including flexible working, 25 days holiday and two volunteering days off and the day off for your Birthday!
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.