Consultant, Supply Chain & Responsible Sourcing, Advisory - South Africa (ADV-RH-0015)

Advisory Asia · South Africa, South Africa
Department Advisory Asia
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Role 

Consultant, Supply Chain & Responsible Sourcing, Advisory 

 

Location 

South Africa 

 

Who we are 

ELEVATE is the global market leader in ESG, sustainability, and supply-chain services. Our focus is on delivering ESG program effectiveness and impact to the world’s leading companies and their supply chains. We design, build, and manage data-driven, sustainability-linked programs that drive positive impact, with assessment, advisory, program management and analytics solutions. With 30+ offices globally (and still growing), we offer a unique opportunity to work on real issues that span the globe and positively impact people, communities, and the planet. 


Job overview at a glance 

We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate professional to join our team and support clients to address their most pressing supply-chain sustainability challenges. This role will be client-facing and require direct engagement with clients’ Sustainability/ESG or Procurement teams. 

The role also supports ELEVATE’s expansion in Africa by attending events and other business development opportunities to meet regional stakeholders and support their business needs.  

You will work with private-sector clients, many of which are major global companies, spanning a variety of sectors, including consumer goods, retail, food/agriculture, finance, real estate, and electronics. You will initially be part of the Asia-Pacific Advisory team as we expand in Africa and will work with, and learn from, ELEVATE experts from teams across the globe. 

We are looking for entrepreneurial leaders who will be motivated by the opportunity to work in a rapidly growing and successful business at the cutting edge of sustainability and to partner with world-class leaders to take on some of the planet’s most pressing ESG challenges. 


Who you are 

  • Passionate about supply-chain sustainability and ESG issues 
  • An entrepreneurial self-starter and continuous learner who is always innovating and 'getting things done' 
  • A structured problem-solver, critical thinker, and effective communicator 
  • Motivated by working on complex challenges in a fast-paced, high-growth, dynamic work environment 
  • A team player who thrives in multi-cultural teams 

 

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Own and deliver specific tasks on time and at a high level of quality for client projects, with guidance from more senior staff: 
  • Research, analyze information, and synthesize findings and recommendations to address client needs 
  • Contribute to written client deliverables, such as reports and presentations 
  • Communicate with clients and present deliverables to clients 
  • Use ELEVATE platforms and processes (Wrike, Salesforce, COP and Revenue Recognition, etc.) accurately and in a timely manner 
  • Follow training and development plans as directed 
  • Contribute to proposal writing, networking, and raising the profile of ELEVATE, as directed by Senior Consultants and other staff as allocated, to help secure new business opportunities with existing and prospective clients 
  • Support product and service research and development as directed 

 

Qualifications 

  • 3+ years of experience in a relevant field 
  • Experience in sustainability and/or supply chain consulting (Candidates with less experience might be considered for an Associate position) 
  • Novice- to intermediate-level and hands-on experience with social compliance assessments, worker engagement and human rights preferred 
  • Understanding or deep interest in supply chains, responsible sourcing, and sustainability 
  • Excellent project management skills  
  • Communication, networking and stakeholder engagement skills  
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required 
  • Strong written and spoken communication and presentation skills 
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work virtually, one-on-one, and in a team 
  • Capacity to work across different time zones and to hold meetings outside of regular local working hours 
  • Strong information processing skills, such as research skills, analytical & synthetic thinking, critical thinking, and structured problem solving 
  • Strong computer skills: command of Microsoft 365 suite, search engines, online meeting tools, project management software, proprietary systems knowledge, CRM, etc. 

 

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.  

To learn more about career opportunities at ELEVATE, please visit our Careers Page here: https://www.elevatelimited.com/careers/ 


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  • Location
    South Africa, South Africa
  • Department
    Advisory Asia
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level