At Metabolic, we recognise the need for a new economic model: one that ensures the wellbeing of all people and allows organizations to thrive without transgressing the safe boundaries of the Earth’s natural systems. Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We envision a world where human societies and Ecosystems flourish, and where our economic activities do not transgress any of the planetary boundaries.
We work with a growing network of partners to equip organizations all over the world with tools and insights to catalyze our mission and make an impact. We conduct leading research, develop future-facing strategies, and build scalable solutions to critical problems.
We are an international and dynamic team of around 100 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of clients across the Netherlands, Europe, the US, and Asia.
Our company culture is our core strength. We strive for excellence, empathy, and collaboration in everything we do. We value your personal and professional goals, and aspire to create an environment where they are achieved through both learning and doing.
Metabolic is a connected group of organizations designed to address systemic challenges at scale that we refer to as the. The core of the Ecosystem is made up of five entities working together in a symbiotic way. Each exists to address what we believe are the critical leverage points for systems change. They are: Consultancy, Institute, Software, Foundation and Ventures. Each embodies its own unique purpose that contributes to our overarching mission of transitioning the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state.
At the center of the Ecosystem lies the Metabolic Holding, which houses vital functions such as Marcomms, Design, People and Operations, and Finance. Each of these teams operate across the Ecosystem, providing support for all of our Metabolic entities.
About the Role
In your role as Consulting Director you will be a core member of our management team, heading a group of ambitious consultants and experts on our mission to deliver impact to our partners and contribute to transitioning the global economy to a sustainable state. You will provide inspiration for this mission by providing strategic leadership, aligning the team with the broader purpose of the Ecosystem, and working closely with the consultancy Division Leads. You will be responsible for providing the Division Leads with the strategic guidance, support, and resources they need to deliver on both their impact and commercial goals. As a senior member of the executive team, you will coordinate with the other Entity Directors and Leads to design and shape Metabolic Consulting’s strategy in alignment with the broader mission of the Ecosystem.
This position is a full time role, based at our office in Amsterdam.
We are looking for a leader with strong leadership and people management skills, and with a focus on delivering with impact and vision. You bring consulting management and business expertise, and enjoy solving complex business problems by applying creativity, flexibility, and innovation in a collaborative environment. You lead by supporting others and providing them with what they need in order to flourish in their own roles. You have the seniority and presence to represent Metabolic at the table with senior global executives in both corporate and civil society settings.
You build strong relationships and know how to cultivate psychologically safe environments, and enjoy helping others to flourish. You are passionate about building a sustainable future and value positive societal impact over financial gain and have a strong connection with Metabolic’s overarching mission.
Be part of a dynamic, ambitious and international team that is passionate about sustainability, technology and impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity throughout the Metabolic Ecosystem.
This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. We promise:
A social, supportive and vibrant work environment and location with connection and purpose
Autonomy & freedom for decision-making within your role, ensuring your voice within Metabolic
Flexible and balanced approach with hybrid working, holidays and a focus on wellbeing
Room for career development and personal growth.
This position will be based at our vibrant office in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.