ERM is the world’s largest global pure-play sustainability consultancy, with more than 50 years of market leadership. ERM uses its unique combination of technical depth and commercial acumen to partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.
With over 8,500 employees worldwide operating from 170+ offices in 40 countries, ERM is unmatched in its ability to operationalize sustainability across the business lifecycle and at all levels of an organization, which we call our boots to boardroom approach. Backed by KKR, one of the largest private market investors, and informed by deep sector and technical expertise, ERM deploys proven, integrated approaches that meet our clients’ most pressing sustainability needs and address day-to-day EHS and ESG imperatives.
This is a Partner-Level opportunity for a Partner/ VP-level professional who possesses technical, commercial and/or operational experience with Product Sustainability and Circularity, Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs and Sustainable Supply Chains.
The candidate would be eloquent on and familiar with the regulatory-driven, compliance elements as well as the commercial opportunities innate in improving product portfolios and supply chains. This global leadership role will be responsible for enhancing and delivering a compelling vision for profitable service line growth and evolution for ERM’s Sustainable Product and Supply Chain Service
ERM’s end-to-end Product sustainability, circularity and Supply Chain solutions assist clients to realize maximum ESG benefit, achieve and maintain regulatory compliance from Strategy development through execution. We work to embed compliance and sustainability and circularity considerations from Design though to End of life.
A career as an ERM Partner is unique and our partnership model offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision, and proven expertise, providing:
Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial rewards.
An opportunity to shape, inform and contribute to key decisions, including the overall strategic direction of our organization (in general) and the direction of the Sustainable Product and Supply Chain global service line (in particular).
Ability to provide “thought leadership” on a wide range of technical and business issues affecting our core markets.
A platform to leverage ERM’s technical depth and credibility, as well as its exposure to the supply and demand side of carbon markets, to enable the energy transition and to further drive our growth.
Support and carry out ERM’s strategy of focusing on clients, understanding clients’ businesses and their needs, and delivering exceptional client value, with a focus on product sustainability and circularity, product regulatory compliance and sustainable supply chains.
Ownership of global service line budget, in line with prescribed profitability targets and working through Regional Service Leads to own the regional budgets and coordinating with multi-disciplinary teams to drive/achieve commercial and people results.
Ownership of value proposition (including Global Offers & Digital Enablement, tailored by specific industry demand) and leveraging the relevant Technical Community and Industries team to engage with clients
Ability to unpack insights and anticipate client demand/industry needs
Responsible for overall global service line hiring, capability development, deployment and retention strategy and closely working with Regional CEOs, Global HR Lead on strategy and implementation plans
Work with M&A team to originate potential partnerships and acquisitions that feed into service line growth strategy and support post-acquisition activity and partnership development
Lead by example by fully adopting the new ERM way of working collaboratively between Regions, Industries, Sustainability & Risk, Digital, Acquisitions, and Services & Innovation
Inspire all levels of staff and Partners by connecting the Service Area with ERMs broader purpose to shape a sustainable future.
Collaborate with the Global Sector Leads to identify and tailor the Global Offers and service propositions most relevant to client needs within the service line, and ensure regional service understand service line trends
Drive execution of pricing strategy across the service line, in partnership with RSLs & the Global Head of Revenue Management
Develop an overall Global and Regional hiring strategy, work with RCEOs to agree strategic hiring plans (alongside plans to connect new hires to client work) to support the service line growth plan, helping to hire key Service Partners across the globe.
Work with Global HR team to maintain a service line level talent map & ensure that key talents are retained & that the talent pipeline, retention & succession plan is aligned to the service line growth plan
Creating and delivering a compelling vision for desired profitable service growth that delivers client service excellence through integrated solutions to our clients’ pressing sustainability issues
Maximize impact from service line to deliver on ERMs purpose, people and commercial goals
Business builder with strategic growth mindset
Influencer, collaborator, team-player and connector of ideas & people
Thought and Innovation Leader, inspiring followership, creating and implementing a vision and strategy for growth and evolution
JOB CAPABILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
Track record of high-performance business delivery & commercial impact at the regional/global level
Expert in the service line with recognized market credentials
Excellent people leader and motivator
Comfortable with ambiguity and adjusting plans accordingly
Line management of the Regional Service Leads and relevant Global Technical Community Leads
Own relevant Global Offers and develop a business plan to scale up service & global offer impact and evolution of it based on client feedback
Market facing, engaging with clients to ensure first-hand understanding of service needs and expectations