Senior Director, Advisory - North America (ADV-BS-0014)

· New York City, New York
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor


Senior Director, Advisory, North America


USA, Remote (ideally Eastern Standard Time Zone)

Who we are

At ELEVATE, we offer a unique and impactful career journey designed to empower our teams to influence change. Join our team for a truly international experience.  With 24+ offices globally (and still growing), you will have exposure to real issues that span the globe. Fasten your seatbelt for an energetic and dynamic experience where you will partner with world class leaders on solving some of the most pressing issues of our time (climate change, human rights, sustainability, and more) in new and innovative ways to achieve our goals together!

Job overview at a glance

ELEVATE is looking for a senior and experienced professional to lead its North America sustainability consulting practice. The Senior Director, Advisory, North America will lead and coordinate a team of country directors and will be instrumental in the delivery of our global sustainability consulting strategy in North America. This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative and entrepreneurial individual, who is truly passionate about new market development, high performing teams and the design / implementation of business driven sustainability solutions.  


Who you are

Are you thrilled by the idea of working in a business that aims tackle the world’s biggest challenges? Do you want to work:

  • on environmental, social and governance issues
  • with an amazing team of like-minded creative thinkers
  • in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • for some of the biggest and most forward-looking brands in the world



Business Development (25%)

  • Lead the development / implementation of a Advisory strategy and structure in North America
  • Manage and develop sustainability consulting hubs / teams in the US with annual goals and targets
  • Represent sustainability consulting in the US at cross-business line senior leadership team meetings
  • Develop a client base including relationships with senior industry and business leaders in North America
  • Manage and grow a pipeline of existing and new business in collaboration with country leaders in North America
  • Pro-actively seek out opportunities to deliver high quality, innovative and impactful consultancy and program development for both sustainability and supply chain consulting opportunities

Delivery & Advisory (30%)

  • Drive execution of strategic consulting programs in North America with visibility at the executive level
  • Support team in detecting issues and investigating ways to resolve quickly as to not impact business development
  • Assess team skill set to leverage the team’s ability and potential

Strategic Planning & Revenue Management (15%)

  • Oversees sustainability consulting budget and forecast process in collaboration with country leads
  • Represents ELEVATE as a thought leader at conferences and events, and; supports our Customer, Events and Marketing teams with world-class content


Leadership / Team Management (30%)

  • Establish a working environment that enables self-learning, optimizing teams and succession planning
  • Oversees goals and the development of country teams – specifically drive the One Consulting processes and ways of working into Sustainability Consulting North America
  • Manages risks within area of responsibility and implements action plans for relevant deficiencies through proper resource planning and task/project prioritization
  • Partners with consulting leaders to develop a career path for consultants and establishes a grow from within team mentality to retain talent and develop build a team of successful leaders


  • 15+ years of experience in sustainability consulting/ Advisory and leading teams
  • Extensive knowledge of the global sustainability landscape, with a special focus and understanding on North American markets, including experience of best practices and regional nuances
  • Significant business development experience and comfort working to ambitious growth targets
  • Evidence of managing and growing new markets, products and services
  • Extensive experience managing teams and mentoring and supporting team members to realise full potential
  • Has and applies emotional intelligence and manages conflicts for members in own organization
  • Provides just-in-time feedback so that employees can reflect on your input immediately
  • Extensive knowledge of sustainability strategy and related services
  • Knowledge and experience of responsible sourcing / supply chain issues and challenges in emerging markets
  • Strong mind-set for innovation, product development and responding to market drivers
  • Evidence of successful project delivery to multiple clients (company, government, civil society)
  • Proven team leadership, communication, networking and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Track record for engaging internally and externally at senior executive and c-suite level
  • Excellent written and verbal English, with a preference for one additional regional language

Equal Opportunity Employer

ELEVATE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by local law. Personal data provided by applicants will be treated as confidential information and will be used exclusively for employment purposes only.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified.  Applicants who are not invited for an interview may consider their applications filed for future reference.

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  • Location
    New York City, New York
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor