Senior Consultant – Packaging

Senior Consultant – Packaging

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. 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 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’ Sustainable Production & Consumption Solution operates across the private, not for profit, and public sectors with a focus on the full product life cycle from raw materials to consumption and end of life waste-to-value models.

The Solution is made up of 2 Communities: 1) Sustainable Products and 2) Circularity, Resource Efficiency and Waste. These different teams work closely and collaboratively and most team members use their skills to service clients and offerings across the wider solution. There is also often a need to support colleagues and service offering from other communities within the global Anthesis framework.

We are seeking a Senior Consultant to start with the Sustainable Products team in or around August 2021 to support with our existing client projects and to help to deliver our ambitious strategy for the Decisive Decade. This is a growing team, in a growing sector. The project work we deliver is exciting and often at the forefront of good practice.

Our projects and client base are varied, but we are looking for expertise in one or more of the following:

· Packaging materials/substrates and their sustainability impacts throughout the lifecycle;
· Packaging R&D, packaging engineering, packaging design processes in industry;
· Product, packaging and circular economy developments (e.g. recycling rates, waste prevention opportunities etc.);
· Sustainability goal setting, data collection for modelling and analysis, and reporting; and
· New packaging implementation and strategy development.
Key Responsibilities

· Leading project management of complex long-term and fast term around client project, which are often commercially and or politically sensitive.  Including managing internal teams task, project budget and invoicing;
· Developing and managing long term client relationships, will multiple client contacts collaboratively;  
· Facilitating client meetings, workshops with large groups of stakeholders and delivering presentations;
· Undertake data analytics and data visualisation to present complex outputs to clients in an easily digestible format;
· Development of client facing documents including packaging sustainability strategies and action plans;
· Establishing new business opportunities; and
· Providing content for blogs and marketing activities.

The ideal applicant will have relevant experience, an industry and/or consulting background and a keen grasp of the technical requirements of the role. You will be expected to keep abreast of changing packaging and product sustainability market dynamics and implement strategic and tactical initiatives in response to emerging opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications

· Environment/sustainability degree or engineering, science, economics degree or equivalent practical experience;
· 5 to 8 years of relevant experience, ideally including consultancy experience;
· A strong understanding of the packaging supply chains for plastics and other common materials;
· Ability to demonstrate an understanding of packaging related policy such as, Extended Producer Responsibility, Deposit Return Schemes, plastic taxes and material bans, and its impact on packaging material choices;
· Good knowledge of voluntary codes of conduct and best practice collaboration for product/packaging stewardship and its impact on packaging material choices;
· Experience of leading the management of multiple complex commercially and politically sensitive projects;
· Eco design experience or background (product & packaging focused);
· Working knowledge of packaging and product sustainability landscape regulations drivers for change in the UK and EU;
· Strong communication skills and experience with a track record of facilitating client meetings, workshops with large groups of stakeholders and delivering presentations; and
· High quality and professional report writing (Word, PowerPoint).
Desirable Skills

· A formal qualification in packaging engineering or technology;
· An international perspective on global the packaging and product sustainability landscape, regulations and drivers for change;
· Experience in delivering technical packaging and product sustainability support to producers either in-house or in a consultancy capacity;
· Strong analytical skills and Excel skills and data visualisation experience;
· An understanding and experience of working with outputs from produce product and packaging data management systems; and
· An additional language would be an advantage.
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. 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.
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.

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