Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference BBBH11185_1596183317

Acre is a purpose-led business that specialises in social and environmental impact-led recruitment. With offices in Amsterdam, London and New York, we have partnered with the world's most forward-thinking companies for almost two decades, working with the brightest minds. In doing so, we have helped to catalyse solutions for the world's greatest societal and environmental challenges. We embrace innovation and transparency, and have developed service offerings which are scaling quickly.

We're the first and only recruitment consultancy with a team specialising in sustainable finance and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), with a long track record of successful delivery in banking and finance. We bring together expertise from across the investment community and the real economy, helping our clients further develop their capabilities and create future-fit businesses.

Our unparalleled understanding of responsible investment helps us go beyond recruitment, offering a genuinely consultative, strategic service. Clients ranging from world-leading investment managers and banks, to forward-thinking insurance groups, pension funds and private equity firms, trust us to help them define, map and solve their sustainable investment challenges.

As part of our global growth strategy, Acre are seeking a Principal Consultant to join our newly established Amsterdam office. Based in the thriving Zuidas district, we are a tight-knit team with strong experience in recruitment and purpose-driven industries. You will join us at a critical stage of Acre's growth in Amsterdam and have a material impact on the evolution of the business. Our team and values are part of what makes Acre exceptional, and you will be supported from day one to achieve your full potential.

Committed to our global growth plan, we are looking to hire an experienced individual to further growth our footprint in the financial services space in Continental Europe. Whislt we have a solid client base in this space, your main role will be to further frowth this and actively work together with your peers in London and New York. Working with some of the brightest minds, you will be confident in actively souring impactful accounts and proactive in responding to inbound opportunities.

You will be:

  • Motivated by the opportunity to gain insight into how the biggest and most innovative companies are delivering on our big challenges around social and environmental issues

  • Able to deliver quickly against multiple briefs; a confident project manager with excellent communication skills and attention to detail

  • Open, friendly and be motivated by the opportunity to learn from and become a part of an intelligent team that are highly motivated by enabling responsible and sustainable business

  • Driven by working within a commercial, yet purpose-driven environment

You will have:

  • Previous professional experience gained from working within a consultative recruitment environment and will have comfortably delivered against targets and to deadlines

  • indepth understanding of sustainable / responsible investement and ESG

  • Proven commercial acumen; able to understand the commercial imperatives of corporate clients yet have a deep passion for sustainable and ethical business

  • An entrepreneurial mindset; able to thrive and chart your path in a rapidly-changing start-up environment

  • A passion for people; understanding their motivations and facilitating opportunities to bring to life a match between good people and good jobs

  • Excellent English communication skills, Dutch or German will also be highly regarded

What you will gain in return is:

  • A reputation and brand that unlocks opportunities quickly

  • Clear training and development path and opportunities to progress, potentially globally

  • Highly supportive and experienced management and colleagues

  • An existing portfolio of leads and the opportunity to deliver from day one on projects that that impact positively on society and the environment

  • Excellent remuneration and benefits, including the opportunity to join an employee ownership scheme

  • A brand-new workspace in Amsterdam Zuid with evening drinks and complimentary events

  • Flexibility, trust and an investment in your well being & future

  • The opportunity to take part in an excellent employee-led volunteering scheme and charitable foundation

If you have a strong track record in recruitment and are looking for a position where your commercial success will be matched by the ability to contribute towards positive social and environment, then apply below!

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

If you require additional equipment, resources or support in order to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by contacting the named consultant managing this search and we will work with you to ensure that your accessibility needs are met.