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Senior Manager - Business Consulting - Sustainability

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19-Nov-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  1320722

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.





At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 


The opportunity 


THE PLANET NEEDS YOU! Sustainability and decarbonization are the key challenges of today’s world. Countries and corporations have pledged to significantly reduce GHG emissions in order to become climate neutral and address further sustainability challenges. In addition, sustainability and decarbonization means creating long-term value for stakeholders which will ultimately not only pay off but also open up completely new business opportunities. With EY Sustainability, we are offering a holistic end-to-end service that underlies everything we do and is a comprehensive response to these challenges. EYCarbon is part of the sustainability service offering and focuses exclusively on all business issues related to decarbonization (from strategy development, target setting and implementation to reporting). 



Your key responsibilities 


As a team member of EY Sustainability in Switzerland, you will act as project and content lead in engagements with national and international clients on their way to new sustainable business opportunities and increased sustainability performance - with passion, flexibility, and a strong appetite for change.

In this regard, sustainability consulting services with a solid understanding of regulatory developments are in the foreground of your work. In doing so, you will take on a variety of tasks: 


  • Lead and day-to-day management of client projects in developing decarbonization strategies for their businesses, both reflecting the capitalization of business opportunities as well as new and upcoming regulatory developments
  • Work in a team environment and across different fields of competencies to support clients in developing and reviewing sustainability strategies, operations, risk management and disclosures to communicate effectively with major stakeholders
  • Use and further develop your knowledge of the regulatory market to define and adapt companies’ processes, technology, and operations
  • Generate project leads and sales of new client projects
  • Develop and implement tailored solutions and concepts for our clients
  • Act as a coach and project lead in cross-competency and client-centric teams
  • Own workstreams as part of EY teams in their go-to-market activities (incl. events, thought leadership, project proposals) and develop own activities 


Skills and attributes for success 

To qualify for the role you must have 


  • 5 to 10 years of professional experience in sustainability consulting, valuation, reporting, or a comparable, sustainability related position
  • Master’s degree in environmental science, business economics, accounting, environmental economics, sustainability or similar field
  • Excellent project management and team leadership skills applied in diverse circumstances with various sets of stakeholders as well as enhanced experience in generating project leads
  • Passionate to help companies throughout their transformation processes to become more sustainable
  • Profound knowledge of the regulatory landscape (in particular Switzerland and EU), sustainable products, services and business models
  • In-depth understanding of climate change adaptation, reporting approaches as well as mitigation and management strategies
  • Ability to serve clients with integrated solutions in combination with the full breadth of EY capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English, French is a plus 
  • The position is available immediately and targets experienced professionals. The position can be based in Zurich / Basel / Geneva; travel might be required occasionally 


What we look for 


  • Ability to work closely with large and complex remote teams and companies in a multi-country & -cultural environment
  • A demonstrated capacity to take initiative, overcome challenges and work collaboratively through relevant work or project experience 
  • Strong network to various companies in the Swiss and international market


What we offer 


  • International multi-cultural team of highly motivated professionals 
    • Constant personal development with a steep learning curve – a system of trainings, mentoring, counselling and on-the-job learning 
  • Modern working environment and equipment, fostering mobile working flexibility 
  • Transparent performance-based recognition and progression system 
    • Acquire a fully accredited corporate MBA (EY Tech MBA) from Hult International Business School, whilst working with EY, completely free* 


* exception of EY contractors, interns and alumni. 


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. Make the next step and apply for this position (ID: 1320722) online. For further information please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66). 


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