Sustainability Program Manager in Cosmetics & Personal Care

Sustainability Program Manager in Cosmetics & Personal Care

  • 15, Rue de Cléry, Paris, 75002
  • Permanent contract 
    Hybrid remote
    Education: Master's degree
    Experience: > 7 years

    This position was filled!

    Who are they?

    Quantis is a leading environmental sustainability consultancy pioneering approaches to solve critical environmental challenges. The group partners with major organizations across the globe who are serious about reducing their environmental impacts to future-proof their businesses and prosper in a new planetary economy. Quantis’ unique approach combines deep environmental expertise, strategic business knowledge, and enterprise transformation skills to help organizations shape policies, practices and business models that align with the planet’s capacity while building resilience, unlocking innovation, and optimizing performance. 

    With offices in the US, France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy and clients around the world, Quantis is a key partner in inspiring sustainable change on a global scale.

    Job description

    As a Sustainability Program Manager – Cosmetics & Personal Care at Quantis, you’re motivated to put your strong project management and stakeholders management skills to work towards our mission of building a sustainable future. You will lead the delivery of large and complex programs and develop client relationships in the Cosmetics & Personal Care sector. As a Sustainability Program Manager – Cosmetics & Personal Care, here’s a preview of what type of work your days will include:

    • Definition and respect of project’s scope, Support to business developers on new project proposals or client discussions
    • Planning and coordination of the different workstreams
    • Workplan and workload distribution, tasks prioritization
    • Project meetings animation
    • Project budget & timeline monitoring
    • Team support and coordination, active participation in project deliverables development to build the appropriate approach and results
    • Communication with client
    • Quality check of deliverables
    • Lead client interactions, such as project meetings/calls, steering committee meetings
    • Accompany the business development effort and key account management to trigger news opportunities

    Some logistics to consider

    • Location: Hybrid Remote (offices in Paris, 75002)
    • Job type: Full-time or Part-time contract depending on preferences
    • Optimal start date: As soon as possible
    • Frequent collaboration with other Quantis branches (Germany, Switzerland, USA and Italy) via web-conferencee

    Preferred experience

    Project/Program Management

    • For 8+ years, you’ve been developing project management skills (including project risk management) in the consulting world through the management of complex client projects (multi-stakeholders, large budgets and/or project teams, challenging environments), and aim at excelling in this function.
    • You have proven capacity and leadership to organize and motivate a community, deliver progress and achieve goals. Your organizational skills (time management, scheduling…) are top-notch.
    • You’re able to design and teach project management, focusing on improved efficiency, profitability, and collaboration, as well as diverse specific project management methodologies
    • You have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and solid experience in managing conflict, creative problem solving (removing impediments to success), team building (including motivation, inspiration, empowerment), training, negotiation, collaboration, building a shared understanding, team engagement and communication.
    • You’re able to guide a project team to work independently, and on schedule, while maintaining high quality and a highly positive team energy and spirit. You are strong in peer leadership and able to empower teams without direct authority.
    • You communicate effectively and efficiently in fluent English verbally and in writing. French language skills would be a big plus.
    • You have strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
    • You feel at ease in agile, fluid organizations and are looking to contribute to the development of services in this type of structure. You’re a collaborative team player and will feel at home in a positive, supportive and dynamic work environment.

    Stakeholders management

    • You have proven experience in managing multi-stakeholder programs:
      You know how to manage expectations from a large number of stakeholders
      You are used to build multi-stakeholders alignment toward a common vision
      You feel comfortable leading very frequent meetings and manage a large group dynamic
    • You have strong skills in developing relationships with existing and new clients, internal team members, collaborators
    • You have a consultative approach working with clients.
    • You have proven ability to network effectively.
    • You have a positive, proactive attitude and are focused on problem solving.
    • You prefer working with a high level of autonomy and self-management.


    • You’re an experienced, seasoned, and motivated sustainability professional with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in the field, looking for a big opportunity to work with top sustainability leaders and experts.
    • You have experience in sustainability, consulting or otherwise, showing a strong understanding of sustainability topics, services, and client needs relevant to Quantis.
    • Ideally: you have experience in technical sustainability approaches (LCA / product footprinting, corporate footprinting…)
    • You are strongly willing to contribute to our client’s sustainability journeys.

    Recruitment process

    • Phone Screening (30 minutes) with a member of the Talent Team
    • 1:1 (45 minutes) with the Hiring Point Person
    • Panel interview (1 hour and a half) and assignment
    • We are ready to make an offer!

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