Junior Consultant – Agrifood

Role: Junior Consultant – Agrifood

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

Contract: Permanent

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 

Anthesis is the Sustainability Activator!

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.

Our company brings together the largest dedicated group of sustainability experts in the world, working with more than eight hundred clients, across seventeen countries. 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 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.

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

Opportunities from Working at Anthesis

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced sustainability consultancy
  • Chance to apply your skills and knowledge to support our work with leading companies, impacting their strategy, programs and purpose
  • Work with an international team with operations in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • Interesting, challenging and rewarding work across sectors and organizations
  • On-the-job support, training and coaching