RRS is seeking applications for a Consultant to work with new and established private sector clients as part of the corporate sustainability project team – both as a project manager and as a subject matter contributor. Subject areas that corporate team works across include:
Packaging and recycling policy
Recovered/recycled material supply chains and end markets
International and domestic market studies
Zero waste planning
Financial modeling and feasibility studies
Principal Job Responsibilities:
Work plan development and staffing strategy
Delegation of project team roles and responsibilities
Project planning and execution
Effectively manage to scope, budget, and timeline
Mastery of project management tools
Writing well organized and effective deliverables and presentations
Technical research, data analysis and information presentation
Business development (i.e., proposal development, teaming on lead generation, attendance at conferences or client events, etc.)
Development of subject matter expertise across materials and recovery systems
Model and maintain positive working culture with colleagues and clients
Experience in packaging, materials management or related field; knowledge of materials or packaging supply chains a plus.
Strong client facing and internal communication and teaming skills to work in a fast-paced, remote environment.
Strong written communication skills. Technical writing experience a plus.
Highly organized, self-motivated, demonstrated ability to set work priorities and complete work with minimal supervision.
Strong research and analytical skills, ability to synthesize information and effectively problem solve.
Familiarity with life cycle assessment and carbon accounting a plus
Comfort with multi-tasking and managing multiple projects
Comfort with demanding work and dynamic team environment
Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat and comfortable with learning new technology platforms like SharePoint, LCA software, teleconference/video platforms. Experience with Salesforce, FileMaker, ArcGIS a plus.
Ability to Travel 10%-15% on average
Four-year degree in natural resources, sustainable systems, engineering, environmental sciences, environmental policy, or related field.
Minimum of two years of project management experience delivering projects on time and within budget. Consulting experience a plus.
RRS isn’t your average consulting firm.
Sure we have databases and hi-tech gadgets and fancy degrees, but we also get our hands dirty. Our people don Tyvek suits instead of power suits, and sort through waste to provide a realistic assessment of a waste stream. We lace up our work boots instead of slipping on a pair of high heels, and research the flow of a particular type of packaging through a material recovery facility (MRF). We’re not afraid to ask the tough questions, especially if it leads to the right solution for sustainability.
That’s not to say we don’t clean up well. We can go from the sorting room to the board room to provide actionable solutions that are based on science and real-world application. We’re even one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. We build infrastructure, expand recovery, enhance product design, improve business practices and solve issues across the supply chain. All in a day’s work.
We have an in-house communications team that delivers compelling messages to reach the ops manager, the CEO, the mayor, or the public at large. Industry knowledge and the means to communicate it – that’s a powerful combination.
With over 500 years of combined... experience and more than 900 projects under our belt, we’ve been around the block, a few times. Our experts include cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management and applied sustainable design. We are called upon by industry publications, organizations and conferences to lead the conversation and drive change.
We get sustainability, organics and recovery, but we also get people. We want top performers that can strengthen relationships, build and grow the business, all while having a positive environmental impact. Sometimes that takes flexibility. RRS understands that normal office hours may not be M-F, 9-5. We also understand that geography is not a limitation to greatness – a virtual office can be as agile, efficient and productive as a brick and mortar office. Flexibility with an expectation of strong, smart work yields the best results for all involved. Did we mention RRS isn’t your average consulting firm?