Operations & Talent Lead

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 250+ 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.

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The role

At the crossing point between support and business areas, you are responsible for ensuring that the local teams in France and Germany are successful and fulfill their mission in the best conditions possible.

Together with a team of 4 people, under your responsibility, you will be accountable for operations & people practices and culture development, including staffing; onboarding and retention of talent; learning and development; employee experience; employee relations; performance management.


Does this describe you and your next role?

  • You have an outstanding track record of managing the operations of a growing consultancy/professional services company, or as part of an entrepreneurial experience, ideally with 10+ years of relevant experience in a scientific/technical field.
  • You have a proven track record of working on a diverse range of Operations & HR topics (performance management, learning & development, employee engagement, onboarding) and ensuring their implementation in a fast-paced, international environment.
  • You understand how OPS and HR can contribute to the achievement of a corporate strategic direction, in particular you have business acumen on consulting company’s economics.
  • You have experience in managing and supporting the development of a large team of consultants with technical or business expertise and various cultural backgrounds.
  • You have a track record of supporting (coaching/counseling) employees and ensuring employee engagement, especially during times of change and growth.
  • You have a passion for organizing, finding solutions and helping your company perform in the best way possible.
  • You’re a team player who works quickly, independently and on schedule with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • You are an excellent communicator and at ease with change management topics, able to embark team members.
  • You are keen to manage your own team, setting your team members up for success.
  • You’re an active, empathetic listener and have a strong sense of service.
  • You have good analytical skills using our internal tools (e.g. ERP) helping you make the best decisions together with your stakeholders.
  • You speak English and French fluently, German is considered a big plus.
  • You have a good general knowledge of and interest in sustainability issues.

As an operations & talent lead, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

In close collaboration with the Branch Managing Directors of the two branches, the Branch Operations & Talent Lead is responsible for the flawless functioning of Consultants team in the branches. The Operations & Talent Lead will ensure the quality & efficiency of project delivery as well as the team development and work life balance.

To be successful in your mission, your direct management line is composed of 2 Operations Coordinators, 1 Talent Acquisition Manager, and 1 Talent Coordinator (currently under recruitment).


Operations (50%) with the 2 Operations Coordinators

Organize and own the projects staffing process with the 2 Operations staffing coordinators based on available skills, seniority and consultant development path

  • Ensure efficient and healthy distribution of workload based on skills, competencies, aspirations, availability and work-life balance
  • Organize the team to ensure right proximity with consultants and regularly adapt to the business growth in the various expertise domains.
  • Provide objective data and business-driven KPI on workload management, project staffing, project financial KPIs and trigger necessary improvement actions, conducting change management to implement them with success
  • Make sure of the efficient monitoring of the workload of consultants ensuring a fair, balanced & relevant distribution of work/projects and finding solutions for overloaded or underloaded consultants


HR Business Partnership (50%) with Talent Acquisition Manager and the Talent Coordinator

  • Act as an HR business partner to the Managing Directors to identify talent needs (from employee value proposition to retention, engagement and development strategies) and to collaborate on solutions to achieve objectives
  • Support consultants on their development pathway
  • Propose needed recruitment in collaboration with the Branch Director, Branch and Global Community Leads, Talent Acquisition
  • Participate in team hiring and onboarding in collaboration with the Global Community leads and Talent Acquisition
  • Ensure local implementation of the group talent strategies in the French and German offices linked to Quantis’ global strategy, propose local initiatives and communicate France/Germany-specific needs to the Group Talent team
  • Support the people development/performance management strategy to ensure the performance of every person on the team aligns with Quantis’ purpose, vision and global strategy
  • Collaborate with the Group Knowledge Management & Learning Lead to contribute to the implementation of the training and competency building plan in France and Germany and provide help to organize training sessions at branch level according to needs, and in coordination with group training sessions
  • Encourage and empower colleagues with well-being practices in coordination with the Group Talent team

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.

Some logistics to consider:

  • Location: Paris, a regular presence to the office is expected, occasional travel to Berlin
  • Working Time: 100% (permanent contract)
  • Optimal start date: Immediate
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (Switzerland, USA and Italy) via web-conferences

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. It is our daily commitment to ensure that each Quantisian works in an environment where they belong and where they can thrive.

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

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