Principal / Director - Head of Practice & Industry - French & English

UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, or Germany
Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Based in France (remote work) but other European locations are accepted (UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, or Germany)

About DuPont Sustainable Solutions 

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is an international operations management consulting firm specializing in safety management, cultural transformation, operational improvement, and innovation strategies across multiple industries.

Our strong heritage established reputation and deep subject matter expertise in capital-intensive sectors and hazardous environments around the world make us a recognized leader in our field.

At DSS, we believe we are making a difference by protecting people and improving operations.  Our focus will be on improving the working lives of every employee in the organization and on driving the transformation of the entire operational culture from the boardroom to the shopfloor. 

Why join us? 

As a fast-growing business, we offer an unprecedented career opportunity for highly motivated candidates to play a key role in shaping the blueprint for DuPont Sustainable Solutions.

Our unique flexible working model allows our employees to successfully combine a work life balance by working from home and/or office, travelling as needed.

This role is highly entrepreneurial and will be at the forefront of delivering sustainable solutions to an impressive client list in various markets and across key industries. You will have the opportunity to influence the way we work and our go-to-market strategy as well as contributing to DSS’s growth and profitability

What will your role entail?

The ideal candidate will have a successful record of leading and growing an operations management consulting practice and knowledge of the French market. 

Responsibilities will include among others: 

  • Generate, maintain and continually grow a diversified engagement pipeline within DSS core client base industries
  • Taking the leadership role in your area of expertise, managing the business with a focus on delivering excellence to new and existing clients
  • Leading a team of Managers and Consultants with a strong focus on supporting their capability development
  • Managing complex consulting engagements to ensure the project and outcomes deliver superior value to clients
  • Building strong coaching relationships with key clients at C-suite level on improvement initiatives and serve as a trusted advisor to senior client executives
  • Working with the regional leadership in developing new business leads & opportunities to grow the business.
  • Contribute to building the strategic direction of the region to deliver the global objectives; and take an active leadership role in delivering the strategic plan in the region
  • Participating and contributing to functional and/or industry networks to develop and share best practice

What are we looking for?

  • 10+ years working with a leading management consulting firm, ideally combined previous experience in operational management in industries linked with our core client base (e.g. food & beverage, chemicals, utilities, transportation, construction, manufacturing
  • Track record in leading complex business / operations transformation programs within the context of a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record in building teams
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with ability to interact with clients at all levels
  • Fluency in both written and spoken French and English. A third European language will be a plus
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or equivalent, MBA or MS preferred
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, thriving in a fast-paced, rapidly growing consulting environment
  • Result-oriented approach and passion for continuous improvement
  • Ability to travel extensively across the region (France and Europe)

Job information

Firm: dss+

Location: UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, or Germany

Education: Postgraduate degree