Associate Director - Sustainability
Anthesis Finland Oy
Role: Associate Director – Sustainability
Location: Aleksanterinkatu 48B, Helsinki, Finland
Practice Area: Sustainability
Renumeration Range: Competitive
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.
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
This is a great opportunity to have a lead role in a dynamic, rapidly-growing, global business specialising in sustainability services and solutions, founded on the belief that sustainable business practices are at the heart of long-term commercial success.
The ideal candidate will possess at least 15 years of experience in Corporate Services, with a specific focus on sustainability and an emphasis on one or more of the following: strategy and governance, supply chain and operations, sustainable products and services, transactions and finance and/or sustainable cities and environments. Experience in multi-site and multinational M&A transactions or provision of corporate level sustainability services is required. The candidate will support the development of sustainability services, working closely with the Managing Director and Anthesis’ global sustainability professionals. The candidate will also act as project delivery lead, managing various tasks and interacting directly with Clients and third parties (e.g. lawyers, advisors, vendor/buyer, regulators) The role requires strong soft skills (e.g. negotiation, communication, strategic vision) and capabilities in problem solving and sustainable solutions finding. The development of the new sustainability service offering will support a strong existing Transaction and Corporate Services business.
The Associate Director will work with the Managing Director and will be expected to contribute to the leadership of the company through direct involvement in strategic planning, recruitment, key account management, identification of opportunities and delivery of projects. The role will include close interaction with global colleagues and the development of new service lines in the Finland and wider Nordic business.
- Native or fluent in Finnish and/or Swedish and English;
- Relevant University Degree;
- At least 15 years of experience in sustainability services for financial, legal and global industrial clients;
- Strong track record in project delivery and client management;
- Recognized sustainability professional with established network.
For further information please contact Satu Juntunen, firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 50 542 8330.
To apply please send your CV and a short cover letter by 31 January 2020 to Saija Purosuo, email@example.com.
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.