Consultant Corporate Sustainability & Strategy

Job description

Your ambition

Are you passionate about sustainability and want to contribute to a better environment and society? Do you want to support clients, whether in commercial or non-commercial industries, with their sustainability ambitions and challenges? Join our growing international corporate sustainability team within BearingPoint!

How we support our clients

The world is confronted with one on the biggest challenges of humankind: climate change. Governments are setting ambitious targets in line with the Paris agreement and consumers are demanding more focus and transparency of companies in decreasing their environmental footprint. Moreover, topics like human rights, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing are on top of the governments and companies’ agenda, making sustainability a complex and strategic topic for our clients.

At BearingPoint we are supporting our clients in defining clear corporate sustainability strategies and setting up the measurement systems and governance to ensure they are ready to achieve their ambitions. For example, we have developed a state-of-the-art emission calculator to provide our clients with an overall picture of their corporate carbon footprint, as well as detailed insights to reduce it.

Your role

As consultant corporate sustainability and strategy, you lead/are part of a multidisciplinary team on challenging (sustainability) assignments, within a wide range of clients in various industries like Consumer Goods & Retail, Energy, Utilities, Postal, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical. As a team you deliver complex projects that support our clients in realizing their sustainability ambitions.

We are looking for starters and professionals with experience in sustainability and/or management consultancy and/or have an industry background within the field of sustainability.

Your responsibilities

  • Delivery of projects for our clients, from (sustainability) strategy design to transformation management, to calculating the corporate carbon footprint – this includes responsibilities like conducting analysis, facilitating workshops, collecting, and processing large amounts of data, turning analysis into insights, project & stakeholder management, creating (senior) management presentations, etc.
  • Proactively thinking with clients about business strategies, development and integration of innovative concepts and technology and transformation plans
  • Managing senior client stakeholder relationships
  • Signaling and acting upon the needs of the clients and translate these into projects
  • Actively updating yourself with new developments and innovations in the field of sustainability
  • Leading/contributing to the development of new propositions in the field of sustainability to increase and improve our sustainability offerings portfolio
  • Contribute to developing activities for our growing practice within the European BearingPoint network



  • A relevant Master’s degree, preferably (corporate) sustainability related, or with a technical and/or (organizational) business / energy focus
  • Interest in corporate sustainability and what this means for our clients
  • Strong analytical skills and numerical understanding
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent communicative skills in Dutch and English (written and oral)
  • 2 - 5 years proven and relevant work experience in a similar role as a (internal or external) consultant or relevant business function
  • Preferred candidates have experience on topics such as:
  • Corporate sustainability
  • The current socio-environmental challenges businesses face (e.g. climate change, biodiversity, diversity and inclusion, resource and waste management etc.)
  • ESG frameworks
  • Greenhouse gas accounting
  • Sustainable business strategies
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Change management
Research shows that female candidates only apply when they meet 100% of the requirements and male candidates as early as 60%. So if you recognize yourself in the challenge and at least some of the requirements, don't hesitate. We look forward to receiving your application!

Why you will enjoy working at BearingPoint Netherlands

We work in an open and collaborative way, where new ideas are always welcome. BearingPoint is an environment where potential and high performance is recognized and rewarded.

What we offer:

You will receive a competitive salary where you are rewarded for both your individual performance and company performance. You will also receive a best-in-class benefits package including holidays, pension contributions, mobility, laptop and mobile phone, and much more. In addition, we offer:

Hybrid working – where each team has autonomy to determine their in-person and remote working schedule.

Continuous learning – we understand that it is imperative to invest in our people’s development and we provide external training at prestigious universities such as Oxford and Yale

Social events – our people perform best when they have a good work life balance, monthly events for all to attend.

Equal & inclusive culture – we are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce where each individual feels they belong and can thrive in a work environment with a strong sense of community. We prioritize an equal employment opportunity irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Mentoring & coaching – every employee has a development manager to help them grow their career with feedback via continuous conversations.

Giving Back – you will have an opportunity to join our many giving back initiatives including our commitment to sustainability. Our Emissions Calculator gathers accurate emissions data and enables our clients to understand their footprint and track progress on emission reduction and pave the way for a better future.

Together, we are more than business.

To see more from our people with their experiences of BearingPoint please visit our careers website