Senior Project Manager (Industries)

About Metabolic

Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We are an international and dynamic team of around 100 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in the Netherlands, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of global clients.

Metabolic Consulting

Metabolic Consulting advises governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can radically shift how the economy functions.

Metabolic Consulting is part of the larger Metabolic family of organizations, which engages in advising key decision-makers, applied research, creating digital solutions, and venture building. These entities work together to identify, scale, and implement innovative solutions to global problems. 

About Metabolic Industries

Organizations | Products | Materials | Finance

Our Industries Division sits within the Metabolic Consulting entity, working towards aligning our material flows, product systems, organizations, and financial services towards sustainable, equitable, and regenerative delivery of meaningful products and services. The Industries Division is made up of the Organizations, Products & Materials and Sustainable Finance teams. 

In our Sustainable Industries division we work with ambitious, motivated clients and position them to thrive in the regenerative economy. We work at the level of economic organization including influencing financial investment towards positive impact. We also advise clients on a very practical level, for example by designing circular product systems, and we advise organizations about their organizational impact, CSRD needs and developing sustainable business strategies.

About the Position

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager for our Industries consulting team. For this role we are looking for someone who would like to apply their knowledge and experience to help solve key sustainability challenges. 

We are looking for someone with strong experience in project management and consulting, ideally within the industry sector. You should be comfortable with external-facing client engagements, participation in business networks, and have a passion for organizational impact mapping and sustainability reporting. A strong understanding of sustainability concepts and ESG reporting requirements are key. You should be dedicated to empowering your team members, ensuring that they are able to work on tasks that suit their qualities and preferences, and keep their workload within their working hours.

Project Management 

    • Be responsible for managing your own projects, taking a leading role in consulting projects with key clients
    • Ensure that projects are run according to timeline, budget, and quality and ambition standards
    • Contribute to research to provide results, insight and analysis (occasional,  as required

Team Support & Other Responsibilities

    • Responsible for supervision and guidance of junior members of the team 
    • Manage a diverse group of stakeholders, working with other internal stakeholders to support business case development for interventions in a variety of sectors and contexts
    • Work both independently and in support of Metabolic Consulting to produce reports to translate your work into actionable results 

Key Accountabilities

Project Execution

  • Manage various types of projects, from impact assessments, to capitals assessments, developing integrated nature and climate strategies
  • Lead project teams and provide expert input 
  • Work closely with data scientists and analysts to direct their work and derive insights 
  • Contribute to high impact deliverables, communicate and develop visuals in a way that empowers our client to take action
  • Ensure projects are run according to standards.

Business Development & Partnerships

  • Working with our team on business development (lead generation, networking, account management)
  • Maintaining key relationships and strategic partnerships
  • Representing Metabolic in key networks, events and programs 

Your Profile

    • Passion for sustainability, circularity, and systems change with a genuine connection to our mission.
    • Fluency in English required (additional Dutch is a substantial advantage). 
    • 3+ years of experience in Project Management within a consulting context.
    • Education to the level of Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in a relevant business, environment, or sustainability-focused field, OR relevant demonstrable experience in project management. 
    • Demonstrable experience and skill in project management, stakeholder management and client engagement, ideally with project management certification (e.g. IPMA or PMI) 
    • Demonstrable experience in developing sustainability strategies and sustainability reporting is a plus. 
    • A solid  understanding of international sustainability frameworks, guidelines and legislation, such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, SBT and CSRD. 
    • Experience with Life Cycle Assessments and Material Flow Analysis is a plus.
    • Demonstrable experience in leading teams and dedication to helping them thrive. 
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, reason, and respond to others. 
    • Good interpersonal skills, with a focus on empathy, initiative, and understanding. 

    • For non-EU/EEA applicants: The role is dependent upon obtaining a visa to live and work in the Netherlands. Metabolic is a recognised visa sponsor and may support the successful candidate’s application for a work visa.

Our Offer

Be part of a dynamic, ambitious and multicultural team that is passionate about sustainability and technology and making an impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity from our sister companies in the wider ecosystem. We are growing fast and are very passionate about changing the world together.

This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. 

You will also be encouraged to grow and develop, have time and space to experiment with new ideas and have dedicated time set aside for training and personal development. We are based in Amsterdam, but operate a hybrid working model, giving you the freedom to work both at home and at our vibrant office.

The position is full time, and will be based in our office in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and letter of motivation in English via the Apply button below.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 29th January 2023, but please note that we will be interviewing on a rolling basis. 

In case of questions, please feel free to contact [email protected] .