Consultant sustainable business strategy

At Futureproofed we believe accelerating to a fossil-free, sustainable future is the biggest opportunity in a century for both businesses and cities.

Futureproofed Business offers different services to help companies grasp this opportunity:

  • We help businesses to measure their impact (both carbon impact as environmental, social and economic impact)
  • We help businesses to develop a future proof business strategy that creates sustainable value
  • We help businesses to tell their story and help them engage with stakeholders

Recently, we launched carboncap, this online tool helps companies measure, manage and reduce their carbon emissions.

But make sure to check out our website to see all the services we have to offer: https://www.futureproofed.com.

Job description

The Futureproofed Business team is expanding and is looking for a new consultant sustainable business strategies. As a consultant, you provide companies with expert insights on sustainability and take ownership of a project, from sales to execution. We equally share the workload and responsibility within the team.

Key responsibilities

  • Together with the team you’ll plan and roll-out the Futureproofed Business strategic approach
  • Assess the climate, environmental and social impact of customers, their investments, services, or products (with carboncap or other tools)
  • Set-up and manage sustainability strategy programs with our customers
  • Explore new leads, hold sales meetings and write proposals
  • Understand and analyse the challenges our customers are facing.
  • Organise and lead (online) workshops, presentations, interviews, etc.
  • Lead customer meetings, conference calls
  • Report to our customers
  • Perform projects within deadlines, planning and budget
  • Build and maintain sustainable customer relationships
  • Feed yourself with sustainability knowledge

Requirements

Minimum qualifications

  • Motivation to tackle climate change and interest in the opportunities it brings
  • Good knowledge (through education or interest) of:
  • Climate change and sustainable business models (at least 1 year of relevant experience)
  • Calculating a carbon footprint (using GHG Protocol)
  • How to be compliant with international carbon and sustainability reporting standards and frameworks (GHG Protocol, BREEAM, …)
  • Think on a strategic level with our customers
  • Guide workshops and be able to comfortably present in front of a group
  • Master spreadsheets (we’ll do a small skills test during the application)
  • Write reports and make presentations in a structured way., fluent writing skills.
  • Be customer oriented and have excellent communication skills
  • Master Dutch and English at a proficient level, in writing, speaking and understanding
  • Self-motivated, able to handle responsibility and to work independent
  • Outspoken and constructive, keen on working in a (small) team

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in French or other languages
  • + 3 years of work or other practical experience

What’s our offer?

  • A meaningful work experience where you’re actively contributing in making the world a better place
  • A challenging job with a high degree of autonomy and space for initiative in a growing company
  • A key position that offers a high degree of professional and personal development
  • A competitive salary package with extra (green) mobility benefits.
  • Flexibility in working hours and location. We’re based right next to the station in Leuven and allow working from home 2 days a week.
  • The opportunity to grow and learn within a fast-growing startup
  • A never-ending supply of coffee and tea, accompanied by fresh fruit and cookies

Interested in this position?

Please address your application at info@futureproofed.com. Your application must contain your Curriculum Vitae putting forward your most relevant experiences and qualifications for the job as well as your Cover Letter (in Dutch or English) explaining why you are suited for the position.