Senior Consultant, Sustainability

Sustainability Consulting-Sustainability Americas · New York, New York
Department Sustainability Consulting-Sustainability Americas
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


ELEVATE’s Sustainability Consulting team specializes in helping clients to design and implement responsible sourcing programs and ESG strategies in their supply chains.


We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate professional to help support our growing work helping clients design and implement leading responsible sourcing and strategic sustainability programs. This role will be client-facing and require direct engagement with client Sustainability/ESG, Sourcing and/or Procurement teams.


Your projects will be primarily concentrated private sector clients spanning a variety of sectors, including consumer goods, retail, food/agriculture, and electronics, and cover sustainability topics including human rights, labour and working conditions, and country, commodity and product risk assessment.


Our ideal candidate will be motivated by the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of sustainable supply chain advisory and energized by fast-paced, innovative and challenging environments.


Requirements and qualifications

  • 5-7 years professional experience in consulting, sustainability, human rights, responsible sourcing, or other related fields; Masters Degree in a relevant discipline preferred
  • An established understanding of sustainability issues, especially around human rights, commodity risk assessment or other relevant topics.
  • Strong research and writing skills, particularly on issues relating
  • Proven work experience working in supply chain analysis, sustainability/ESG, responsible sourcing/procurement policy, business & human rights, or related roles with private sector (brands, suppliers, etc.), either in-house or in a consultancy and for private sector clients
  • Excellent communications, project management, and consulting skills (including building timelines, project plans, managing deliverables, and drawing insights from quantitative and qualitative analysis, developing compelling presentations and proposals)
  • Effective time management and organizational skills. Ability to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment
  • Professional presence with the ability to quickly establish personal credibility and demonstrate expertise across topics and sectors
  • Adept at working virtually and in person – 1:1, team, and across different time zones – with a strong capacity for self-management, self-support, and learning/skills building


Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this role and possible starting date. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Our office is located in Manhattan. Strong preference (though not a requirement) for candidates located in or able to relocate to the New York City area.


Remuneration Range: ELEVATE offers a competitive salary and compensation package based on experience and qualifications.


At ELEVATE we focus on developing an enabling environment. One in which our people can flourish and succeed, by delivering insightful and innovative solutions to our clients while remaining knowledgeable and good partners.


Our workforce is made up of many individuals with unique skills, values, backgrounds and experiences. As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity in our workforce and foster an environment that promotes inclusion, recognizing the organizational capability and business performance that diversity brings.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Sustainability Consulting-Sustainability Americas
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience