Manufacture2030 – Principal Consultant

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1 Principal Consultant January 2023

About Manufacture 2030

Climate change is the greatest threat of our time. Let’s solve it together.

Manufacture 2030 is a fast growth purpose-led company accelerating global progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We provide companies of all sizes with the certainty they need to hit GHG emissions reduction targets, be it a global corporation or an SME within their supply chain. Our unique software platform and support services help measure, manage and reduce environmental impact in line with

the latest climate science at a global scale. We give our clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, retail, automotive and fast-moving consumer goods sectors the confidence they need to hit their carbon reduction targets, while offering their suppliers the opportunity to enhance their operational efficiency, procure more sustainably and drive down costs.

Our History and Culture

We have a track record of pioneering new ways to spread sustainable practices across manufacturing supply chains around the world. We partnered with global brands and worked with thousands of their manufacturing suppliers, down to the plant level, to reduce environmental impact. Not everything we have tried has worked, but a lot has. And we made it our mission to learn even more. Four years ago we brought all the best bits together and launched Manufacture 2030. Our name was specifically chosen to align with the Sustainable Development Goals, intended to be achieved by 2030 and defined as ‘the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.’ We are a purpose-driven and dedicated team of genuinely nice people who love what they do. We all share one common value – the determination to reduce global impacts on our environment and support our clients’ carbon reduction targets. Find out more about us here.


The Role

Are you inspired by the prospect of joining a fast growth and market-leading tech business that’s on a mission to tackle climate change by accelerating the transition to low carbon?

Title: Principal Consultant

Location: Hybrid: Oxford, UK Office and Remote

Remuneration: £70,000–£80,000 Dependent on Experience

Tenure: Full Time

Reporting to: Chief Product Officer

We’re looking for an experienced consultant to leading new projects that help organisations tackle their scope 3 emissions.

Manufacture 2030’s clients are looking for us to help deliver transformational change to the carbon impact of their supply chains. In addition to our unique software platform and support services, the door is open for innovative new projects and cross industry programs to make a real, substantive difference.

As Manufacture 2030’s Principal Consultant, you will be responsible for identifying, scoping, costing, selling, and overseeing new carbon and environmental impact

reduction projects, programs and partnerships within the supply chains of Manufacture 2030’s clients. This is a new role that is well positioned to have a major impact on carbon reduction for some of the world’s biggest brands.

While we have some guidance around what this position will entail, much of it will be at your own creation. We are therefore looking for someone who likes to organise their own time and seek out opportunities and make them a reality. We are not a consultancy house, and do not plan to be, but we are looking for someone with commercial consultancy skills in the sustainability sector to join us and develop new work streams.


You will participate in client workshops, meetings and calls; reviewing client and supplier data; and generally conducting research to identify opportunities for innovation. This will include working with colleagues internally to learn more about the decarbonising challenges in different industries.

This work will help you to identify pain points for our clients and carbon hotpots in different sectors. It will then be your role to scope and propose partnership solutions and once approved, to bring them to fruition. In this role you will have the opportunity to gather data, to analyse and to experiment.

As an example of the type of opportunity you could be working on (and looking to find the next equivalent of): together with our founding pharmaceutical client partner GSK, we have identified an emission intensive group of suppliers – the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) suppliers – who due to their circumstances, products, and location, need additional support to decarbonise their operations.

This has led to a project called ‘Activate’ – which has led to an additional four major pharmaceutical clients joining M2030 (AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, and Pfizer). Activate will see this group of pharmaceutical clients, aided by M2030, support these API suppliers to decarbonize. Initially this will utilize the existing M2030 platform and services but will need to offer specific additional resources & support - which will need scoping as we understand the supplier data and needs.

You will sit on the Product Team leadership group, together with the Head of Product –Climate Software, Head of Carbon, & Head of Product – Climate Program, reporting to the Chief Product Officer. This group is charged with steering the ongoing development of M2030’s product offer. You will need to recruit at least one additional consultant into your new team. Other roles are likely to arise based on the projects you scope and identify.

The role will include a mix of delivery and business development activities, and will be responsible for the project management of any new programs or projects (including oversight of budgets, timelines and resource management). You will need to liaise with specialist sub-contractors and build relationships internally and externally, ensuing that you have the right technical expertise in the team to lead on energy and carbon management, net zero projects, and / or supply chain and scope 3 emissions bids.


Person Specification


We are specifically looking for someone who can bring consultancy skills to this challenge – for example, the ability to listen and discuss client needs, to identify pain points and opportunities, and qualify the value of solving them.

You will likely have a track record of scoping and delivering successful programs and projects in a previous role, including successfully costing and selling new projects or programs to colleagues and clients. You can demonstrate excellent relationship management skills with the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience, as well as the ability to hold senior level conversations.


You will bring technical experience of carbon accounting; supply chain sustainability; and/ or environmental management, with subject matter expertise in carbon foot printing; life cycle analysis; supply chain sustainability; environmental/energy management; or ESG.

We’re looking for 7+ years of experience in consultancy or analytical roles, focusing on carbon, or environmental management. Some knowledge of one of our sector areas would also be an advantage: Automotive; Pharmaceutical; Chemical; Retail or Fast-movingconsumer-goods (FMCG).

The following things would be nice to have:

• Language skills.

• Experience working with different cultures.

• Previous engagement with industry bodies, working groups and standards organizations.

• Exposure to software delivery - for example use of carbon accounting tools / LCA tools, either for direct use or delivered to clients.

About you:

• You like problem solving and have a positive attitude.

• You bring an experimental approach, with an interesting innovating.

• You enjoy identifying and creatively solving difficult challenges.

• You have a deep understanding of supply chain sustainability and carbon.

• You are an effective communicator with a professional approach with clients.

• You’re driven by the desire to make real, evidence-based impact on the ground.


What you get

• The opportunity to work with a growing business aiming to make a real difference in the global fight against environmental degradation and climate change.

• Be right at the heart of a solution already working with thousands of suppliers in the supply chains of some of the world’s biggest businesses.

• An environment where new ideas and innovation are encouraged and rewarded

• A culture of empowerment, with high levels of personal responsibility given from day one.


How to Apply

All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Oxford HR. To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button on the job advert page, complete our online application form, and submit your CV and cover letter as two separate documents.

The cover letter should be no more than two pages long, explaining why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you a good fit. The document should be saved in MS Word in the following format: Your First Name-Your LastName-Document Name-Date (mmyyyy) eg, Pat-Jones-CV-012023-M2030 or PatJones-CoverLetter-012023-M2030.


Closing Date: 17th February 2023

First stage interviews: Week of 27th February or Week of 6th March

Final interviews: TBC

Equality Statement

Manufacture 2030 (trading as 2degrees Ltd) is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, and that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit. Any personal data we collect from you as part of a recruitment process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR.

Selection Process

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