Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 14396

CMS is a Future Facing firm. CMS lawyers work across sectors and borders in 45 countries worldwide. CMS advise clients – from multinationals to start ups - and combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving their clients clear, business-focused advice to help them face the future with confidence. CMS are diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing their corporate social responsibility and creating a culture in which every one of their people, can maximise their potential and thrive. 

CMS is globally ranked as a top 10 Law Firm, was established in 1999, and now spans 74 cities with 8.000 staff (incl. 1.100 Partners, 5.000 lawyers). Globalyearlyrevenue for 2020 was EUR 1.475bn.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the ESG agenda, create the overall ESG strategic plan and design ESG policies, in close consultation with all CMS firms

  • Share best practices across CMS, closely collaborate with ESG teams and build effective relationships

  • Provide expert input to external-focused marketing and business development activities in the ESG space

  • Act as a strong driver in establishing data driven ESG goals, actions, milestones and metrics

  • Execute stakeholder management to support the improvement of ESG performance and risk management

  • Act as a thought leader and catalyst for change to help bring CMS to the next level in ESG

Key Requirements/Experience sought:

  • Proven track record in coordinating and executing environmental and sustainability initiatives in line with established ESG goals, ideally in a similar international multi-stakeholder environment (a legal background is a plus)

  • In-depth knowledge of ESG-related issues, successful track record in acting as a change agent in ESG related topics, within complex organisations

  • Highly organized and results-oriented with demonstrated experience managing cross-enterprise reporting processes

  • Experience with working in an international environment and dealing with groups of senior stakeholders, fluent in English

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

The position is based in Frankfurt but working from another CMS location (within the same time zone & UK) can be considered. If you have the skills and experience required and would like to learn more, please send your CV and cover letter today to Elisabeth van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen at elisabeth.tengbergen@acre.com.