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Opportunities at twentyfifty

Sector Lead (Industrials)

twentyfifty is a management consultancy working with global companies to deliver on their commitment to respect human rights and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive world. We partner companies on the journey from identifying their human rights impacts and addressing their social risks to delivering greater positive impact.  We engage in the human detail, from field to boardroom, to ensure aspiration is matched by reality.

Our client list is exceptional. We work with leading companies in technology and industry, food and agriculture, finance and trading and retail and FMCG sectors. We have a growing, dedicated, and dynamic team of consultants based in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, and India and deliver projects in many further countries through local partners.  We are learning to be an exemplary company ourselves and are signatories of the UN Global Compact, the Women’s Empowerment Principles and hold certified B Corp status.

We are looking for a candidate to lead and manage projects within the industrials sector. This is a key role within the business, ensuring we deliver strategic value to clients and drive innovation.

Key tasks

Account leadership and delivery 
  • Delivery of twentyfifty’s core consulting services: embedding human rights due diligence, assessing human rights impacts, organisational and institutional development
  • Cross-cutting work on responsible sourcing, supply chain management and modern slavery
  • Manage consultants, associates and experts working on client projects within the industrials sector, to ensure client needs are met and margins realised from project activities
  • Ensure a robust understanding of client’s businesses and their strategic plan and priorities, alongside a high-level understanding of their social risks and potential for ‘positive impact’
  • Develop and facilitate client workshops, multi-stakeholder events and training courses
Business development
  • Create commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities
  • Provide leadership and support for proposals and perform the sales process with clients, including contract negotiations
  • Create new client relationships and grow existing relationships
  • Engage client’s key stakeholders in periodic reviews of twentyfifty’s service performance
Team building and collaboration
  • Work collaboratively with the Managing Partners and other Sector Leads to develop strategies to optimise the performance of the business
  • Resource allocation
  • Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential, ensuring they are developed and given new areas of responsibility
  • Act as a mentor for consulting team members, offering guidance and support to enable them to perform to their full potential
  • Co-create and co-lead a strategy for team growth

We are looking for a candidate with

  • 10+ years’ experience working at a senior level within an appropriate business function, consulting organisation, or organisation driving social change
  • Passion for business as a powerful contributor to sustainable development with experience and knowledge of corporate responsibility and human rights
  • Demonstrable track record of successfully winning, leading, and delivering projects within the industrials sector
  • Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognise opportunities to act more effectively and innovatively in response
  • In-depth understanding of the internal drivers of business and key client organisations, with demonstrable experience in leveraging client relationships to open up new opportunities and grow new business
  • Collaborative, flexible and able to manage uncertainty - and to assert strong leadership as necessary
  • Experience leading, managing, and developing a team
  • Adept at working virtually – 1:1, team, and large group – with developed capacity for self-management and self-support
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure – balancing multiple demands and delivering against tight project deadlines
  • Experience working cross-culturally and internationally
  • Fluent written and spoken German is desirable

What we can offer you

  • A permanent contract with an initial six-month probationary period
  • Competitive salary and participation in company bonus-scheme
  • Being part of a growing, innovative, and exciting business, leading in its field and seeking to operate responsibly itself
  • An international team which is passionate about and committed to sustainability, human rights and systems change
  • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements
  • Personal development and training opportunities

twentyfifty is an equal opportunity employer. As a consultancy specialising in human rights, it is particularly important to us to promote inclusion and provide a workplace environment where all staff are treated with dignity and respect. We also recognise that diversity of thought and experience makes us a stronger team. We thus strongly encourage qualified applicants from all walks of life to apply for our positions and work hard to ensure our recruitment decisions are free from bias.