Technical Lead – Green Design

Role: Technical Lead – Green Design

Location: Flexibly remote from one of the Anthesis UK offices (London, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford or Edinburgh)

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key Responsibilities

  • We are developing an industry leading database which ties environmental and social sustainability metadata to product and packaging materials. It will be your role to own the curating and maintaining of this database, being a key growth enabler of client impact and the program
  • Lead on Technical research and results dissemination for our Green Design program. Be the “go-to person” in your field
  • Work with the Program Director and Footprinter CEO to shape and develop the Green Design solution and growth plan
  • Work with some of the world’s largest companies to understand their sustainability priorities and what behaviour they want to encourage in their designers – using this to develop methods to scorecard products and give them the information to improve their products.
  • Working closely with our software partner Footprinter (San Francisco & UK) to design, configure, roll-out and maintain tools
  • Designing and performing detailed calculations to determine material flows, greenhouse gas emissions, circularity and other environmental, economic and social metrics
  • Quality assurance of deliverables
  • Report writing
  • Problem solving
  • Project, client and line management
  • Build expertise in the team through mentoring and training
  • Support the Program Director on business development, including proposal writing


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’ goal is to reduce global emissions 3Gt by 2030 through our work – that’s about half the annual emissions of the US!  With a goal like that, we don’t mess about, pushing our clients to stretch beyond what feels easy or comfortable. Afterall, we’re in a climate emergency, so nothing less will do.

While pressure to decarbonize has never been higher, doing it right starts with great data, expert analysis, and evidence-led solutions. That’s why we are seeking bright, environmentally committed people to join our Net Zero Analytics team. Whether you are an experienced LCA practitioner, a recent graduate who knows their way around a carbon footprint, or someone with strong analytical skills looking to enter the field of sustainability, we’d love to hear from you.

Successful applicants will be supported with the tools and training they need to become accomplished environmental experts, working on the front lines of the global fight to stop climate change.


Summary of role

We are seeking a Technical Lead for our high growth Green Design program. They will join our Global Centre of Excellence for Analytics and lead analytical work specialising in product scorecarding using LCA approach and other methods to support clients like PepsiCo, Reckitt and Target with sustainable innovation. The program has seen great success and interest from the sustainability community, and we have bold ambitions to build on the momentum to grow our reach and influence in this important arena. Joining the team in this role provides a great opportunity to work directly with the Program Director to shape the Green Design solution; a key growth opportunity for Anthesis.



  • Excellent analytical skills applying to various LCA and analytical software activities. We would expect experience in one of the main LCA tools, advanced competency in Microsoft Excel, and preferably some experience with scripted approach to analysis (e.g. Alteryx)
  • Would expect at least 3-years’ experience in designing and delivering complex product assessments/scorecarding within different markets OR in designing and maintaining a database of materials and factors.
  • Database management skills: eye for detail, accuracy, prioritisation, process development, integrity management
  • Project management skills: ensuring projects are delivered on time, to budget and to client expectations
  • Experience in packaging, the FMCG, or Food & Beverage sector preferred.
  • 1st Class or 2:1 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Bachelors/Master’s Degree
  • Team player who collaborates well, with effective communication skills


Personal Attributes and Qualities

  • Previous background or passion for sustainability preferred
  • Curious, globally minded and enthusiastic
  • Organised, methodical and analytical
  • Effective time management and organisational skills, with the ability to stick to deadlines and clarity on the need for prioritisation. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment
  • Work well with a wide range of people on a global basis
  • Proactive with the ability and confidence to use initiative
  • Well presented with a professional manner to act as a brand ambassador which flexes and is appropriate for the specific client environment and circumstances


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


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.