Senior Consultant – Supplier Engagement

Role: Senior Consultant – Supplier Engagement

Location: Remote role, based across the U.S./Canada

Contract: Permanent

Remuneration Range: Senior Consultant $80,000 - $100,000 // Principal Consultant $100,000 - $120,000

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and leading supplier engagement related projects
  • Developing and maintaining all supplier-facing content (guidance, training materials, etc.) in an organized and easy-to-navigate way using Office/Microsoft tools (e.g. Sharepoint) to client-provided software tools to 3rd party software platforms
  • Developing and issuing supplier communications for regular announcements and reminders 
  • Tracking and sharing external resources, tools, webinars on prioritized sustainability topics (GHG’s/SBTs, etc.)
  • Developing, deploying, and tracking supplier data-collection surveys (may be existing tools like CDP, client-provided software tools, 3rd party platforms or custom surveys)
  • Analyzing and drawing insights from supplier-reported data to inform supplier engagement program strategy, resourcing needs and timelines
  • Monitoring and responding to supplier questions and support requests on expectations, requirements, and where to find more information
  • Organizing and delivering training webinars and any other related events
  • Active one-on-one outreach and coaching of prioritized suppliers
  • Managing any internal systems, platforms, or processes necessary for the engagement program
  • Evaluating and recommending technology and software solutions that can be used to optimize the supplier engagement program and process

About Anthesis

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.

Summary of Role

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Consultant to support our growing work helping clients to design, implement and manage supplier engagement and capacity-building programs to drive sustainability within their supply chain. As our leading clients set ambitious sustainability goals and policies, they can no longer only focus on their own company operations. Engaging the supply chain is a challenging but critical area for companies to drive environmental and social transformation, and they are increasingly seeking our help to develop and deploy effective supplier engagement programs that leverage technology, best practices, collaborative networks and deliver measurable performance improvement against their public facing goals.

This role will be client-facing and require direct engagement with a significant volume of suppliers as well as client Sustainability, Sourcing and/or Procurement teams. This role will focus on establishing engagement program policies and processes, setting up and maintaining supplier tracking and data-collection systems, developing supplier-facing guidance and training materials, and directly communicating with and responding to supplier questions as well as providing 1:1 and many supplier training modules and/or leading meetings to move them through a maturity process. For example, helping a supplier develop its first GHG emissions inventory to setting an ambitious science-based GHG emissions target.

Projects and clients will span across a diverse set of industries, ranging from Technology to Consumer Goods, to Food and Agriculture, and may focus on a variety of sustainability focus areas, such as greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs)/science-based targets (SBTs), waste, fair labor, and/or diversity, equity and inclusion metrics and activities.

Key Requirements

  • At least 6-years professional experience
  • Proven work experience working in supply chain, sourcing/procurement, or any supplier-facing role
  • An established understanding of sustainability issues is preferred, especially around energy and greenhouse gas emissions, science-based targets, or other relevant topics.
  • Excellent communications and project management skills
  • Strong consulting skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment
  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise
  • Able to work on virtual teams across different time zones

Our ideal candidate is mission driven and wants to flourish in a global team working at the leading edge of sustainability.