Agrifood Consultant

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context, while creating disruptive solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene for the biggest impact.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Metabolic has three core areas of operation. Our consulting arm provides strategic advice and action plans to help organizations make more sustainable decisions and develop successful circular economic business models. We have developed systems analyses and circular economy strategies for numerous global clients, including WWF, Danone, and Akzo Nobel. Our think tank does applied research to build collective intelligence on critical sustainability issues, and our venture building arm has launched spin-offs focused on the renewable energy transition, green chemistry, and sustainable urban development in underserved communities. Through building new ventures, taking part in key networks, growing communities, and joining forces with partners, we aim to play a committed but humble role in transforming our economic system.

As a company committed to building a sustainable economy, we want to accelerate systems change and maximize our impact.

About the Position

The position sits within a smaller agrifood team working to transform the food system. That team sits within a broader industries team within Metabolic’s consulting division. You will support the creation of pioneering insights to companies, NGOs, and governments regarding how to plan and organize agrifood supply chains in line with planetary boundaries and global sustainability goals.

Your role will be to provide quantitative analysis to understand how the dynamics of supply chains, resources and environmental thresholds, corporate strategy, and public policies come together. You will help develop impact accounting methodologies and improvement pathways for agrifood and NGO partners to enable them to visualize and reduce their environmental and social impacts. You will also participate in the development of science-based targets approaches for key NGO partners. This requires creativity, innovation, and pragmatism.

The position would begin in the Fall of 2019, although the starting date is flexible. It requires you to locate to (or close to) Amsterdam.

Requirements

  • Educational background in agronomy, agroforestry, or similar
  • Well developed quantitative skills; experience with and passion for data science and modeling
  • At least two years of experience in a relevant field
  • Adept at creative problem solving and critical thinking
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience working in agribusiness and a keen understanding of supply chains is a plus

How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV and motivation letter to work@metabolic.nl

The deadline to apply for the position is 23:59 on June 30th, Central European Time.