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Expert Corporate Sustainability & Strategy

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Customer & Growth

Job description

Your ambition

Are you an expert in corporate sustainability and want to contribute to a better environment and society? Do you want to guide clients, whether in commercial or non-commercial industries, in their sustainability ambitions and challenges as a real thought leader? Join our growing international corporate sustainability team within BearingPoint!

How we support our clients

The world is confronted with one of 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 well being 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 new sustainable business models, as well as 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 an Expert Corporate Sustainability and Strategy, you guide 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.

Next to supporting our clients, you are a thought leader that is continuously monitoring the latest sustainability related trends relevant for the industries we operate in. You are using this knowledge to develop new propositions and point of views for our company.

We are looking for an expert with a proven track record in sustainability and management consultancy and/or have an industry background within the field of sustainability.

Job requirements

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 project- and (senior) stakeholder management, guiding junior colleagues on the job, quality assurance and responsible for overall project success.
  • Guiding clients towards new sustainable business strategies, development and integration of innovative concepts and technology and transformation plans.
  • Developing new business through own network and acquisition of new clients and managing senior client stakeholder relationships.
  • Signaling and acting upon the needs of the clients and translate these into (sustainability) projects.
  • Actively monitoring new developments, innovations and trends in the field of sustainability and translating these into thought leadership (articles, presentations, roundtables etc.)
  • Leading the development of new propositions in the field of sustainability to increase and improve our sustainability offerings portfolio.
  • Improve and guide our growing practice within the European BearingPoint network.


  • A Master’s degree, preferably (corporate) sustainability related, or with a technical or (organizational) business / energy focus
  • Proven track record (5 – 10 years) in sustainability and/or management consultancy or have an industry background within the field of sustainability
  • Strong analytical skills and numerical understanding
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent communicative skills in both Dutch and English (written and oral)
  • 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/models

- 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


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