Business Developer

Why you’ll love Quantis

Quantis is a leading sustainability consultancy pioneering approaches to solve critical environmental challenges. For nearly two decades, our dynamic and visionary team has partnered with organizations across the globe to transform their industries and pave the way for a planetary economy that aligns business with nature. We strive to be agents of change, helping companies transform from business as usual to business at its best.

We believe that sustainable transformation is possible and within our power. We’re contributing to this transformation by combining the latest science with strategic business insights. Our advice enables global leaders in the consumer goods and finance industries to understand how to reduce their environmental impacts, implement change successfully, and operate within planetary boundaries.

Motivated by this common purpose, our 260+ talented professionals cultivate a unique, collaborative culture that we call the Quantis Spirit. We are innovative. We are impact-oriented. We are science-based. We are Quantis.

Join us!

As a Business Developer in Switzerland, you will be responsible to support Strategists, develop new or expand current client relationships and effectively sell Quantis sustainability consulting services.

Does this describe you and your next role?

  • You’re motivated to put your commercial skills to work towards our mission of building a sustainable future.
  • You’re an experienced, curious, and motivated business development professional looking for a big opportunity to work with top sustainability leaders and experts. 
  • You’ll get boosted by a fast-paced and diverse role: acquiring new accounts, effectively selling Quantis sustainability consulting services and delivering environmental sustainability consulting services for our clients.
  • 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, both verbally and in writing.
  • You’re detail oriented and able to produce high quality content for our clients.
  • You are self-confident, entrepreneurial-minded. You don’t hesitate to reach out for help and support when needed.
  • You speak fluent French or German, and English. 
  • For at least 2 years, you’ve been sharpening your business development and consulting skills.
  • You’ve got a successful track record in building and deploying account acquisition plans and growing sales, ideally in a similar top private sector consultancy/professional services firm in sustainability. Experience in food, fashion or cosmetics will be a strong plus.
  • You have a degree in business, marketing, environment, or similar discipline. 
  • You have some knowledge of the main sustainability frameworks used by Quantis: Life Cycle Assessment, GHG Protocol, Science Based Targets, CDP, Water Footprinting, etc.


As a Business Developer in Switzerland, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

Business Development core responsibilities

  • Support the business development team developing and efficiently converting leads into clients by building new relationships and accounts
  • Support the business development team developing and successfully implementing business development and account acquisition plans
  • Help growing sales with new and existing clients
  • Providing custom insights to guide clients in their understanding and implementation of environmental sustainability
  • Analyzing and understanding market and target client dynamics

Other core responsibilities could include

  • Leading and managing client relationships to deliver outstanding-quality services to clients.
  • Contribute to conduct sustainability-related assessments, as well as stakeholder engagement and change management projects that support sustainability strategic frameworks.
  • working on strategic marketing communications, stakeholder engagement, change management projects.
  • Supporting internal Quantis projects relevant to areas of experience and/or interest


To thrive in the Quantis culture, you’ll:

  • Show up as team collaborator with a win-win attitude: empathetic, attentive and supportive of colleagues when co-designing or co-delivering a project. 
  • 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.

Some logistics to consider

  • Location: Lausanne or Zürich, Switzerland
  • Optimal start date: as soon as possible
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (Boston, Paris, Zürich, Berlin, and Milan) via web-conferences or in person
  • Ability to travel, primarily in Europe

Quantis has a distinctive, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating that provides a positive and unique working environment. Salary will be determined based on potential for contribution to the organization’s success.

At Quantis we believe that equality, diversity and inclusiveness are central to our mission of building a sustainable future. Quantis is an equal opportunity employer that embraces people from diverse backgrounds including race, color, nationality, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, disability, religion, creed, politics, or any other non-merit factor.

To learn about the Quantis Spirit and what makes us exceptional, check out our “Braver New World” video.