Guidehouse Sustainability Consulting - Director in Des Moines, Iowa
Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.
Guidehouse has a unique position focus on Sustainability. We are looking for a motivated, creative individual to partner with our leadership to drive and grow sustainability consulting across the firm, with an additional focus on the rapidly growing corporate sustainability market in the US. This is a sales & business development focused leadership role.
Our Directors are the leaders and drivers of the firm. Sustainability Consulting Directors architect solutions to meet client needs. They identify business development opportunities and drive them to completion. Sustainability Consulting Directors oversee teams and client engagements from start to finish, providing intellectual direction, guidance, support, motivation, and quality assurance. In addition, Sustainability Consulting Directors are responsible for developing teams and individuals through coaching and feedback and always promote a culture of excellence. Sustainability Consulting Directors are expected to build trust with clients during the sales and delivery process using clear communication and demonstrated advanced technical knowledge. Sustainability Consulting Director p articipation in industry and networking events is expected. Sustainability Consulting Directors often work extended hours at our client site, which can be nearby, or abroad on occasion.
Work closely with Guidehouse team members across public and private sector accounts to grow Sustainability Consulting brand and revenue – including Thought Leadership, offering development, new sales, account management, and finally project management.
Identify opportunities and architect consulting solutions for both the public and private sector clients, including sustainability transformation, sustainability program management, and decarbonization finance
Utilize your Track Record and contacts in broad areas of Sustainability Consulting to help expand our market presence and close new projects
Meet new business and earnings financial goals; proven record in account management and annual sales of at least $2MM
Develop client and pursuit strategies
Manage contracts and legal issues
Manage and mitigate project, account management, and other risks
Identify key client interests and drivers on projects and pursuits and communicate with team members
Lead proposal development and pursuit of business development opportunities
Develop strong relationships with clients, project teams, teaming partners and contractors
Leverage professional networking skills and a robust set of contacts across the industry to help identify and pursue project opportunities
Participate in internal Guidehouse initiatives aimed at improving the firm
Master’s degree or MBA
10+ years of relevant experience in consulting and/or the energy/sustainability/ESG space
Intellectual agility, creativity, and flexibility
Knowledge of the Sustainability space e.g, ESG, Sustainability strategy, carbon tracking/accounting, decarbonization finance
Additional experience in areas such as the resilience/sustainability nexus and perspectives on the forces of transformation driving change across the industry
Experience in relevant corporate sectors, including:
Food and beverage (F&B)
Public Sector agencies
Demonstrated sales and delivery track record with annual sales of at least $2MM
Executive-level presentation, writing, and oral communication skills
Demonstrated success leading high performing teams
Fluency in English (working language)
In addition to the above listed:
PhD in relevant field
Previous experience in consulting, especially at a large firm
Additional languages (e.g., Spanish and Portuguese)
The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
Rewards and Benefits
Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Basic Life & Supplemental Life
Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
Skills Development & Certifications
Employee Referral Program
Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
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