Sustainability Strategist - Apparel/Fashion

Sustainability Strategist - Apparel/Fashion


Lausanne or Zurich, Switzerland

As a Sustainability Strategist in Switzerland, you will develop and implement winning sustainability strategies for our clients in the Apparel sector in Switzerland and other global markets not covered by our other branches, as well as contribute to the expansion of Quantis’ leading edge sustainability strategy solutions. You will also be part of Quantis centre of excellence for sustainability in Apparel.

Does this describe you and your next role

  • You’re motivated to put your strategy development, client relationship development and consulting skills to work towards our mission of building a sustainable future.
  • You’re an experienced and motivated strategy consultant looking for a big opportunity to work with top sustainability leaders and experts.
  • You’ll get boosted by a fast-paced and diverse role: Developing and implementing sustainability strategies for our key clients, leading account relationships with some of the world’s most influential companies across sectors with a focus on apparel, footwear and textile sectors, mentoring other team members on strategy skills, and helping to design the next generation of winning services and solutions.
  • You have a deep understanding of business strategy and strategy consulting in the apparel, footwear and textile sectors.
  • You are motivated by the challenges of transforming the world’s largest companies into more sustainable businesses.
  • You’re a team player that works quickly, independently and on schedule.
  • Your analytical and organizational skills are top-notch.
  • You communicate effectively and efficiently in fluent English and preferably Swiss-German/German and/or French (verbally and in writing).
  • You’re experienced at and passionate about supporting the growth and development of your colleagues.
  • For 8+ years, you’ve been working in the strategy consulting space for the apparel sector with significant exposure to and interest in corporate sustainability; some experience working with a brand/retailer/supplier in the apparel sector is a plus. Experience working in environmental sustainability is also a plus.
  • You have a successful track record in building and deploying strategies for clients; experience in project management is a plus.
  • You have the ability to anticipate client needs and proactively offer solutions to help the client along their sustainability journey.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit to be part of a team finding new solutions using this expertise to change the world.
  • You’re highly motivated by the challenges of guiding global companies on a sustainable change pathway, adapting your strategy expertise to new challenges and innovating new paths to success.

As a Sustainability Strategist, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

Client consulting sustainability strategy responsibilities:

  • Leading the implementation of sustainability strategy projects, working with senior sustainability leaders on the client side to develop their sustainability strategies, managing their implementation and change pathway.
  • Supporting the shaping and delivery of all Quantis solutions around the strategy, bringing in our expertise on science, metrics, tools, communications and more.
  • Leading and growing key client relationships, while accelerating the transformation of the clients toward sustainability.
  • Leading and or collaborating with a team in your focus area and with Quantis globally; providing mentorship and developmental support to other team members.
  • Collaborating with our other Quantis team members to strengthen our delivery of strategy-related services.

Other core responsibilities could include:

  • Supporting or leading efforts within Quantis’ innovation activities to develop a new generation of smart sustainability strategy solutions including Quantis centre of excellence for sustainability in apparel
  • Leading in a sustainability strategy practice area such as sustainable change management, sustainability risk assessment, sustainable business models, etc.

To thrive in the Quantis culture, you’ll:

  • Show up as team collaborator with a win-win attitude: empathetic, attentive and supportive of colleagues.
  • Take responsibility and ownership for your work: think and act with autonomy, while knowing when to ask for help.
  • Take initiative if something needs to be done.
  • Be positive! Use positive language, look at challenges not as bottlenecks, but as problems to solve, and see failure as a lesson learned.
  • Practice open and transparent communication; welcome effective dialogue and productive disagreement with minimal tension.
  • Self-Manage: be in the driver’s seat of your professional growth and ambitions all the while valuing the learning journey and opportunities within Quantis.

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