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Managing Consultant

Posted on Feb 3, 2023 by Oakdene Hollins

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Managing Consultant

Oakdene Hollins is a leading, science-led research and sustainability consultancy, working with globally renown clients, public sector policy makers and leading trade associations. We have been delivering strategic and practical solutions to support clients to be leaders in their fields since 1994. Our expertise has been broadened through the years with work spanning across value retention, materials and carbon accounting and reduction, with a strong focus on implementation strategies and driving change across industry.

We envision a future where planetary boundaries are respected and the circular economy prevails, enabling the environment and society to thrive. We enjoy working collaboratively with our clients and networks, tailoring our support to help our partners achieve long-term success, capturing value through creative, tangible solutions.

You will show a keen interest in this fast-paced area and be driven to develop the role and make a positive contribution to projects by advocating change. The work is both interesting and challenging and in this role, you will lead client engagements and project teams, owning the day-to-day client relationship and the project outcomes, increasingly growing your team leadership, project management and client relationship development capabilities.

Key skills and capabilities:

You will be joining a fast-paced environment where 100% dependency is essential we pride ourselves on putting our clients first, developing long term partnerships by delivering high quality consultancy on time and in budget. Ideally you will demonstrate the following capabilities:

Curiosity to research and explore challenges, being experienced at problem definition.

Confidence in research and interrogation of quantitative and qualitative data.

Independence of thought, both conceptually and practically, drawing strategic conclusions and innovative solutions from research.

Results, impact and outcome orientated with the ability to prioritise multiple projects and deliver to schedule.

Team player who thrives on collaboration, with the ability to manage and motivate others.

Ability to communicate clearly and empathetically, building long-term relationships.

Commercial astuteness.

Ability to create persuasive presentations and engaging public speaking skills.

Experience & Qualifications

Relevant first degree or equivalent qualification, ideally in a science discipline (favouring engineering and economic disciplines).

Relevant postgraduate qualification.

Minimum of 3 years' work experience, ideally in a consultancy role (or a functional role with high responsibility in project delivery and stakeholder management), ideally with a specialist technical focus in circular economy, value retention and/or carbon accounting.

Demonstrated experience of delivering projects and providing/implementing recommendations and solutions in a commercial setting.

Your main responsibilities will sit across three key pillars:

Delivering Client Work:

Manage the delivery of client projects, with responsibility for the full project lifecycle from inception to delivery, including the project team and budget.

Develop and execute workplans for projects and mobilise teams for engagement. Align project delivery and adapt deliverables as needed to ensure both client and commercial outcomes are achieved.

Manage project teams on client engagements. Provide direction and leadership, and monitor resource allocation and project delivery.

Act as the first point of contact to stakeholders when on engagement. Accurately ascertain challenges experienced by clients and work in a collaborative manner to address them by understanding client s perspective and managing expectations.

Ideate and lead the analytical approach required to deliver the client project and constructively and clearly convey expectations to the project team.

Driving Business Development:

Contribute to the development of key client accounts by creating influential and effective networks with clients and building effective, sustainable relationships with client advocates.

Support the acquisition of new client projects through meaningful contribution to the sales process (bids, proposals, sales meetings / pitches, and statements of work).

Build knowledge across our offerings and contribute to demonstrating expertise externally through thought leadership, research, and marketing within the space.

Enabling Company Development:

Manage significant improvement initiatives aligned with Oakdene Hollins strategy. Lead internal project teams to deliver improvements on-time, on-budget and align internal project priorities with client or market needs.

Identify new areas of opportunity and support the development and innovation of propositions to meet opportunities and unmet needs. Help build and develop IP, frameworks, and solutions.

Role model effective contributions and usage of internal improvement mechanisms and information management principles to enhance efficiency across team.

We operate flexible, family-friendly working arrangements. Our head Office is based in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, and we value in-person, collaborative working. Competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience, including generous benefits and rewards.

To apply please send your CV to jobs(at)along with a covering letter, providing evidence of your skills and experience and why you feel suited to this role.

Oakdene Hollins recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing a working environment that is free from discrimination. The Company promotes the principles of equality and diversity, welcoming applications from all parties.


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