Term of Position: Full Time
Location: Remote in Canada
The Senior Consultant in Corporate Sustainability brings extensive project management experience and skills to lead client projects in the area of corporate sustainability. This role encompasses various project types, including strategy development and implementation, business case development, research and technical analysis, sustainability policy analysis, and communication and reporting. Working alongside Delphi’s Senior Management, Consultants, and Analysts across different service areas, the Senior Consultant in Corporate Sustainability delivers high-quality and innovative solutions to clients spanning multiple sectors.
At Delphi, a Senior Consultant assumes proactive and independent responsibility, utilizing project management, client relations, research and analysis, and business development skills and experience. This position requires exceptional client support abilities, including clear communication, analytical and strategic competencies, and an appetite for seizing opportunities as they arise. Previous consulting experience is essential and serves as a foundation for this role.
Senior Consultants are also expected to contribute to ongoing internal management tasks assigned by Senior Management, actively participate in the company’s corporate responsibility activities, and fulfill administrative duties as required.
The ideal candidates will possess a strong ability to apply a strategic and technical approach to complex projects, demonstrating an understanding of client context, business strategies, policy considerations, system effects, social impacts, and emerging trends in sustainability, ESG, corporate purpose, and clean technology. This role offers ample opportunities to further enhance candidates’ exceptional visual, written, and oral communication skills, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative subjects.
Project Delivery, Management & Coordination:
- Lead medium to large-scale client projects related to sustainability strategies, programs, and initiatives across various industries;
- Provide support to clients at any phase of developing and/or implementing corporate sustainability strategies and programs, including establishing sustainability priorities, conducting risk and opportunity assessments, performing organizational gap assessments, defining metrics and KPIs, supporting data gathering and analysis, setting targets, developing action plans, and advising on internal management capacity, governance, and accountabilities;
- Efficiently and effectively oversee and complete client deliverables, such as analysis, research, reports, presentations, and other project tasks. Delegate responsibilities as appropriate to balance workflow, support staff training and development goals, and ensure efficient progress;
- Lead large-scale stakeholder engagement activities, including survey development and deployment, facilitation of consultations (workshops, roundtables, phone interviews, etc.), as required for project delivery;
- Prepare project timelines, budgets, and progress reports;
- Maintain communication with the project team, initiate team meetings when necessary, and monitor staff efforts to ensure projects stay on budget and on time;
- Stay updated on ongoing market and industry trends related to corporate sustainability and reporting, gathering intelligence through various means; and
- Prepare and deliver presentations for technical and non-technical audiences as warranted by client projects.
- Take the lead in developing comprehensive and compelling proposals for client engagements, demonstrating a strong understanding of their needs and aligning them with Delphi’s capabilities and expertise;
- Coordinate and collaborate with internal teams to gather necessary information and insights to craft persuasive and tailored proposal sections; and
- Ensure the proposal’s structure, content, and messaging effectively communicate Delphi’s value proposition, differentiators, and proposed solutions to meet the client’s sustainability objectives.
- Act as a project supervisor for Delphi analysts and consultants across the company, ensuring the effective delivery of individual projects and the ongoing progress towards objectives and expected results;
- Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to analysts and consultants, fostering a collaborative and high-performance team culture; and
- Embody Delphi’s corporate culture, motivate staff, and participate in corporate social responsibility initiatives.
- Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing clients, proactively identifying opportunities for additional projects and provide exceptional client service to drive client satisfaction and loyalty;
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop innovative service offerings and solutions that address emerging sustainability trends and client demands;
- Actively participate in networking events, industry conferences, and forums to expand professional networks, enhance Delphi’s visibility, and generate leads for potential business opportunities;
- Proactively promote Delphi’s accomplishments and projects through individual marketing, participation, and presentations at related conferences and events;
- Lead client discussions to effectively scope potential new project opportunities, assess client needs, and recommend suitable work plans and budgets; and
- Contribute to meeting the company’s annual sales target.
- Expertise in corporate sustainability/ESG;
- Experience in designing and implementing sustainability strategies and programs;
- Familiarity with sustainability/ESG reporting and communication, including working with various sustainability-related reporting standards, platforms, and guidelines such as the Global Reporting Initiative, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, CDP, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Integrated Reporting, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure, ESG rating agencies, and others;
- Experience working in interdisciplinary teams and highly dynamic work environments;
- Strong client relations experience;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills;
- 7+ years of employment experience or related experience; and
- University degree in business, communication, environmental studies, or related fields.
- Proficiency in the French language;
- International expertise or direct work experience;
- Prior experience working in a consulting environment;
- Experience in one or more major Canadian industrial or economic sectors;
- Knowledge of Canadian, US, and/or international climate change and sustainability policy, regulations, and programs; and
- Knowledge of and experience with sustainability indicators and internal data monitoring systems.
How to apply
Please submit your cover letter/resume through the recruitment portal at http://delphi.zohorecruit.com and complete the associated pre-screening assessment. The pre-screening assessment examines a candidate’s experience/skills for the role and mitigates any unconscious identity bias during our initial screening process. During this assessment, you should avoid including any identifying information, such as references to gender, geographic location, nationality, and/or age.
If you pass the initial pre-screening assessment, your cover letter/resume will be reviewed by the hiring committee. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process with hiring committee members. If you have any questions about this process, kindly direct your enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.