Team Lead - Circular Policy & Implementation

Temporary, Full-time · Amsterdam

About Metabolic

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.

We are an international and dynamic team of around 90 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in the Netherlands, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of global clients.
About the Role

In the position as a Team Lead Circular Policy & Implementation you'll be both a great mentor and strategist. Since the team is still relatively new,, you will work together with the team members to improve on the strategy, evaluate and sharpen our services and value add for and with clients. In addition to building out the capacities and value add for the team in the Netherlands, you will work on a strategy to grow internationally, especially with regards to the European Union. You will be a coach and mentor to the team and help them grow and reach their personal development goals. You work closely with the other team leads, to align on capacity needs, and how best to achieve the objectives and key results for the division as a whole. Together with the business development team you will help bring in new jobs and develop new partnerships. To stay close to the day to day work of consulting you will also lead a few key projects in which you take on the role of project manager. You guide the consultants in doing rigorous analysis, in order to understand the fundamental dynamics of a given system and the institutional context that our clients and key stakeholders work in. 


You will have the following responsibilities within an interdisciplinary group of co-workers:

  • Coaching and growing your team of (now) 6 people, helping with capacity needs, evaluate and execute their personal development plans, provide mentoring and help them grow in their role and careers;

  • Guiding their research, in policy-, material flow- and stakeholder analyses;

  • Use systems-thinking and transition management to pinpoint the best solutions and interventions, evaluate the current strategies and create new ones;

  • Set up annual objectives and key results on the basis of this, track and monitor the progress towards success;

  • Create new job opportunities, bring in sales and set up new partnerships, in collaboration with our business development team;

  • Bring on and train new team members to do the work and make an impact;

  • Help shape the narrative of what you do as a team and work closely with the marketing and communications team to tell these stories to the world;

  • Work closely with our clients to actually help make the change possible and take real-world action. 

Your profile

We are looking for a strong leader, who is passionate about circular policy work, eager to learn, and is driven to join and guide our mission to work towards a global sustainable economy. You are somebody who can connect the dots and has a multidisciplinary way of thinking. You are somebody who understands the role of public organizations and governmental institutions in the sustainability transition and has had experience organizing this change. 


Above all: you understand people and their needs, can be a leader and mentor to your team, are open to give and receive feedback, and create a safe, fun and inspiring work environment. 

Our Offer

Be part of a dynamic, ambitious and multicultural team that is passionate about sustainability, policy and technology and making an impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity from our sister companies in the wider ecosystem. We are growing fast and are very passionate about changing the world together.

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. 

You will also be encouraged to grow and develop, have time and space to experiment with new ideas and have dedicated time set aside for training and personal development. We are based in Amsterdam, but operate a hybrid working model, giving you the freedom to work both at home and at our vibrant office.

This position will be based from our offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

About us
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. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest working for Metabolic. Please fill out the following short application form. Should you have any difficulties please contact us ​via HR@metabolic.nl

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