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Position to fill (Sr) Strategy Consultant

Munich, Germany


About the company

SYSTEMIQ’s purpose is to catalyse good disruptions in critical economic systems. These disruptions are not only vital to the future of humanity and our planet: they also open up immense opportunities for the businesses that drive them. Science shows that our current systems for food, energy, industry, transport and cities are inefficient and largely unsustainable. Their social and environmental costs run into trillions of dollars. We must change our local and global economic systems fundamentally and fast to avoid human and planetary collapse. The UN Global Goals and the Paris Agreement have set the targets we must reach to protect the earth and make sure everyone in the growing global population has a chance to prosper. Progress is being made. Businesses increasingly recognise the value in driving sustainable change. But, so far, most of this change has been incremental. We need to transform economic systems much faster to hit the UN targets and stop the degradation of natural resources. SYSTEMIQ was launched in 2016 to accelerate these urgent transformations.

SYSTEMIQ is an organisation driving system change in clean energy, circular material solutions and sustainable land use. By addressing failures in these areas, SYSTEMIQ aims to unlock economic opportunities that benefit business, society and the environment.

We connect the right people, ideas, technologies, and capital to transform economic systems. We do this through five activities:

1.   Convene and support coalitions of leaders to shape policies and business strategies that will rapidly transform economic activity.

2.   Work with companies that want to be pioneers in and drivers of change towards more sustainable systems.

3.   Co-create and incubate the market solutions most likely to build regenerative economic systems.

4.   Invest our own venture capital and expertise in opportunities with the biggest potential to drive rapid system change.

5.   Direct larger pools of capital into regenerative economic systems, so that these scale and multiply.

In order to deliver in these areas, we recruit and develop distinctive and varied individuals who strive to achieve our mission, challenge the status quo and act as change leaders.

About the role

We are looking for Associates with consulting and project management experience to work on our varied and exciting assignments targeting system change on a global scale.

With advanced problem-solving, analytical and relationship skills, you will be experienced working on consulting projects to deliver breakthrough insights, action and results. Ideally, your background includes working at a leading management consultancy or in a strategy role in industry, public sector or civil society. You are keen to work in a small yet fast-growing company where you can play a shaping role and make an impact.

We work with both global blue-chip clients, public-private partnerships and ground-breaking new ventures. Recent initiatives include advising on circular economy in Germany, developing go-to-market strategies for new technologies as well as forest restoration and preventing ocean plastic pollution in South East Asia.


SYSTEMIQ is looking for individuals with a strong record of excellence and achievement. You have proven that in different contexts and are keen to work in a young, entrepreneurial company where you can get involved in a variety of work, shape the business and make maximum impact. You are passionate about SYSTEMIQ's mission and approach to system change. Your background includes working within teams at a top management consultancy, ideally coupled with experience in industry, the public sector or civil society. Specifically, you have:

  • ·1-3 or more years advisory / consulting project experience in a high calibre and international environment, ideally working with industry, energy, manufacturing or agricultural clients.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Relationship management skills on a senior level.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to identify opportunities and new initiatives and make them into reality .
  • Comfortable with a level of international travel. This will vary depending on project but could be up to 20-30%. We don't normally co-locate with clients and typically these are short term trips.
  • Masters or equivalent degree. Chemistry / Engineering and other sciences are especially welcome.
  • Evidenced passion for the sustainability / environment / social enterprise space.
  • Must align with SYSTEMIQ values (creativity, challenge, collaborate, change and care) and be able to demonstrate how they have lived these values in a professional setting.

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