North American Practice Lead – Sustainable Chemistry

Role: North American Practice Lead – Sustainable Chemistry

Location: North America

Practice Area: Sustainable Chemistry

Contract: Full-Time

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

Anthesis is the leading global specialist provider of sustainability services and solutions, delivering material business value across the spectrum of consulting, technology and implementation/outsourcing. We help our clients build long term resilience and competitive advantage through the implementation of efficiencies and cost reductions, the effective management of short & long-term business risks and the disruption of traditional linear business models to fully embrace opportunities presented by sustainable business models.

We also deliver outcomes that are both valued by our clients and that generate meaningful and lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. Our culture is founded on the empowerment of great people in a business environment underpinned by high levels of personal accountability and trust. We have established a global organizational structure and a set of behaviors that are enabling and functional. To work at Anthesis means participating in teams that are successful and positive, where bureaucracy is kept to a minimum and where fun is an essential ingredient in retaining great people and delivering exceptional performance to clients.

As leader of the Sustainable Chemistry team, your role will include drive growth in the North American region, promote visibility of our capabilities through marketing and business development activities, and oversee the team and delivery of exceptional client value through projects and programs with primary focus on retail and consumer goods companies.

The team’s projects and clients will span across a diverse set of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to boutique brands, and require engagement with clients, and in some cases their suppliers, around the world.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the North America (NA) Leadership Team to develop growth strategies for the Region and supporting the overall financial success of the Practice and Region by working collaboratively with other members of the Regional & Global Leadership team.
  • Develop a NA strategy for Sustainable Chemistry, working with the Global Practice Leader and other key stakeholders to ensure alignment with the Anthesis Global & Regional strategies.
  • Maintain overall accountability for sales, revenue, delivery and P&L of SC practice, reporting through the NA Management team.
  • Ensure delivery of exceptional client value to key clients in order to maximize regional growth and expansion efforts within key accounts.
  • Use your industry reputation and expertise to participate in, and deliver, high end consulting services to wide range of organizations.
  • Drive quality of delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain and fortify relationships with strategic alliance partners.
  • Foster the development of the team’s capabilities and expertise in line with client needs/market evolution.
  • Manage, mentor and coach members of the SC team.
  • Work closely with the marketing and commercial teams to increase the visibility and branding of Anthesis in NA.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Degree in chemistry, material science, or related discipline.
  • 15+ years of demonstrated experience in the retail and/or consumer goods industry.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successfully identifying, securing and retaining clients.
  • Manage P&L and financial accountabilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemicals used in personal care, cosmetics, textile/apparel, plastics, cleaning, electronics, building sector products.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on tools, drivers, and methods that support the design, evaluation and adoption of safer chemistry and more sustainable products.
  • Previous experience advising retailers and/or brands on integrating IT systems and business processes necessary to track, monitor, and address chemicals of concern in products and the supply chain.
  • Previous experience in working with global chemical regulations such as REACH, TSCA, and Prop 65.
  • Experience working with a range of business functions including C-Suite, NGOs, marketing, R&D, quality control, and procurement across complex supply chains.


Opportunities from Working at Anthesis

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and fun sustainability consultancy.
  • Opportunity to apply your skills and expertise to develop and grow the North American business.
  • Opportunity to 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.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. All applications must address the above listed skills and experience requirements.

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. All candidates will be considered without regard to age, color, race, national origin, disability, family or marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, religion or belief, veteran status or any status protected by law. Anthesis does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics

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