Senior Project Manager – Food & Beverage

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 300+ 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 

As a Senior Project Manager at Quantis you will: 

  • Develop credible, trusted relationships with senior client project contacts in the Food & Beverage sector in Germany 
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects including significant projects at key account level 
  • Advocate for project / scope / team / budget in face of client demands 
  • Actively manage sales support with strategists on key account opportunities 

 You will be successful in your role if you: 

  • Are seen as an effective project team leader 
  • Can credibly explain standard Quantis offerings (LCA, footprinting, target setting, roadmap design, strategy development…) and their interdependencies to client team, stakeholders in the Food & Beverage sector and other sectors as needed 
  • Master traditional project management methodologies with a good understanding of alternate PM methodologies 
  • Reliably deliver time / cost / budget while also protecting team workloads 

 

DOES THIS DESCRIBE YOU AND YOUR NEXT ROLE? 

  • You’re motivated to put your technical expertise to work towards our mission of aligning businesses with Planetary Boundaries. 
  • For 5+ years you’ve been sharpening your skills and technical expertise in a professional setting, ideally with some experience in the consulting and private sector.  
  • You have strong project management skills (incl. waterfall management and agile project management) and can organise workload, project streams and priorities to deliver in a timely manner.
  • You have the capacity to listen to client needs to create and communicate creative and adapted solutions.
  • You have a good understanding of the Food & Beverage sector in Germany and a good network.
  • You’re motivated for teamwork and able to integrate and work with a diverse team, including a range of scientific and creative profiles.
  • You believe in the power of science and get excited about guiding companies to understand and design transformative and science-based strategy.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You communicate effectively in fluent English. German would be a plus.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to coach, teach, and mentor others with your knowledge and skills, in an academic and/or corporate setting.
     

 AS A SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, HERE’S A PREVIEW OF WHAT TYPE OF WORK YOUR DAYS WILL INCLUDE: 

Manage and deliver client project work related to Food & Beverage sector: 

  • Deliver and support F&B projects and other sector projects, as needed, with a strong focus on metrics-based methodological development 
  • Manage all aspects of client projects from project scoping to crafting solutions to developing high-standard, timely deliverables, ensure project profitability and efficiency 
  • Build, develop and manage efficient and balanced consultant projects teams 
  • Proactively identify, communicate and autonomously resolve project risks 
  • Recognize and fill skill / knowledge gaps in project team, identify process or system improvements that could improve project team effectiveness 
  • Build and nurture optimal and trustful client and industry relationships, explaining standard Quantis offerings and their interdependencies to client team and stakeholders 

Support business development efforts: 

  • Develop and manage existing and new client relations across the Food & Beverage sector 
  • Coordinate communications and marketing strategies and actions, including meeting prospects, writing proposals and presenting to potential clients 
  • Proactively identify further sales opportunities at active clients 
  • Lead sales process for standard offerings at non-key accounts 
  • Provide reliable proposal review 

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 or authority, 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 setbacks as lessons 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 OTHER DETAILS TO CONSIDER:

  • Cologne/NRW (preferred) with flexibility to be based in another region and with regular visits to the Berlin office, as required
  • Optimal start date: As soon as possible
  • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (France, Italy, Switzerland, USA) via web-conferences
  • Ability to travel occasionally

Quantis has a distinctive, fluid structure nurtured by our Quantis Spirit and our way of collaborating that provides a positive and unique working environment.

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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