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Manager, Corporate Sustainability Services

Web Publication Date:10/11/2019
Job Location:Seattle, WA, Burlington, VT or Washington, DC

Company Information:

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions consulting firm based in Burlington, VT, with offices in Seattle, WA., and Washington, DC. We catalyze lasting impact through our work with variety of clients including Fortune 500 companies, bi-lateral donors, foundations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments, and citizens work together to create a better world for all.
Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by brokering public-private partnerships, providing deep analytical insights in emerging markets, and catalyzing transformational impact investments. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.
We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work in a highly collaborative environment to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Brief Description:

Resonance is seeking candidates to join our dynamic team as Manager, Commercial Sustainability Services. The Manager will provide critical project implementation support, specifically focused on our work with our non-US Government projects which include engagements with private sector companies, major foundations, and NGOs, with a particular focus on sustainable sourcing and supply chains, technology, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and corporate sustainability strategies. S/he will also work across practice areas to assist with project management, new business development, and client engagement.
This is a full-time position based in Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; or Burlington, VT, reporting to the Director, Corporate Sustainability Services. Ability to travel 30% internationally for period of up to three weeks on short notice required.


Project Management & Technical Assistance (70%)

Provide strategic counsel to a portfolio of commercial clients, ensuring that key projects and engagements are delivered on time and within scope

Support field assessments, research/analysis, business model development for corporate and foundation clients
Build and facilitate meetings and workshops focused on building multi-stakeholder partnerships, or on new approaches to emerging market businesses

Develop pipelines of potential partners that can extend and amplify our clients’ work, including donors, NGOs, development banks, impact investors, and peer companies

Support the development and deployment of new investment and innovation models across sectors, leveraging private capital, donor funding and local resources

Serve as strategic counsel on client projects by identifying, building, managing and evaluating shared value initiatives

Leverage experience in sustainable sourcing to provide technical expertise in agriculture, fisheries, food services, and manufacturing supply chains

Contribute to partnership assessments for corporate sustainability clients in areas such as food security, supply chain development, trade and competitiveness, technology for development, financial inclusion, innovation and enterprise development, export and market development

Maintain and track budgets and staff utilization


Business Development (20%)

Contribute to business development strategy and outreach, including developing pitches and presentations to new commercial clients
Working with the Senior Manager, Business Development, foster and cultivate relationships with prospective clients

Attend key conferences, trade shows, or industry events

Leverage contacts throughout the sustainable sourcing industry to build and develop new client relationships

Build and maintain relationships with key partnership units at donor agencies, foundations, development finance institutions, and others

Track and seek opportunities for our corporate clients to participate in large-scale, donor-led initiatives

Seek opportunities to deepen our existing client relationships and footprints through enterprise-level business development


Thought Leadership (10%)  

Work with Resonance’s marketing team to expand our position among prospective corporate clients

Draft blog posts, case studies, and articles that demonstrate and advance Resonance’s leadership in areas such as partnerships, private sector development, and corporate sustainability

Assist with or lead the corporate sustainability services team for speaking opportunities at key industry events



• Bachelor’s degree in business administration or other related field
• 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in corporate sustainability, supply chain sustainability, management consulting, or global development
• Experience working in emerging markets on complex global development issues, with a specific focus on sustainable sourcing and/or food systems sourcing
• Understanding of global development field and the role of various actors including donors, development banks, and impact investors
• Experience developing, brokering, and running multi-stakeholder partnerships
• Demonstrated emotional intelligence and ability to build strong collaborative relationships with a diverse range of colleagues and partners
• Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
• Strong organizational skills, including task and time management
• Strong Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel
• Ability to travel up to 30%, including trips of up to two weeks, often on short notice
• Eligibility to work in US



• MBA or other Master’s degree in related field
• Experience in business development and/or sales
• Experience living and working in developing countries
• Professional fluency in Spanish, French, and/or Arabic  

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@resonanceglobal.com. Please include “Manager, Corporate Sustainability Services” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. Resonance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.