Careers with Verdantix

Message From The CEO

Since founding Verdantix in early 2008 it is remarkable that our original hypothesis about the evolution of the market has proven to be true. We believe that increased corporate focus on worker health and safety, growing stakeholder pressure for improved environmental management and broader recognition of the financial losses resulting from inferior operational risk management will require different strategies for organizations to prosper. All large organizations will need to manage environment, health, safety, energy, facilities and broader sustainability issues in a more strategic way using innovative technologies. Verdantix has the expertise, data and historical experience from 10 years of research into innovative technologies advise executives on how to navigate this challenge.

Do you want to figure out how to help Fortune 500 firms move their environmental performance to the next level? Do you want to convince executives that their firm will generate more profit by enhancing EHS metrics with information tools? Do you see a role for yourself helping innovators succeed with aggressive growth plans for safety management mobile apps, drones for environmental remediation and integrated chemicals management systems? If so, working at Verdantix will provide you with access to all of those opportunities in the context of a small, fast-growing firm, staffed by people committed to achieving tangible improvements in corporate EHS, energy efficiency and sustainability performance.

Life at Verdantix is different from life at a large professional services firm. The learning curve is steeper. The initial responsibility is greater. The contribution you make to the firm’s success is more visible. Your skills development is faster. The pressure from your peers to perform is higher. The move to client-facing activities is more rapid. The speed of evolution is such that Verdanticians talk about one "Verdantix year" being equivalent to three calendar years. Our most successful employees are intellectually flexible, develop quickly and can adapt to new tasks, projects and client demands. All the veterans are self-starters who take ownership of their goals and focus on achieving them.

As we build the firm in our London and New York offices, we seek individuals with a passionate belief that innovation and technology can transform corporate EHS, operational risk and real estate performance. People who thrive at Verdantix have a proven work ethic, a desire to be challenged, a strong sense of curiosity, a competitive attitude and a world class sense of humour. Our management culture and career development is based on achievements, skills and behaviours with quarterly reviews that keep individuals and the firm on track. We recognize that everyone on the Verdantix team has a significant contribution to make to the growth of the business. So we operate with a high level of transparency about business performance and include all employees in big decisions such as growth strategies and new product launches.

Apply to join our growing team!

David Metcalfe PhD
CEO & Co-Founder

Available Jobs

Vice President & Practice Leader for EHS Technologies
Verdantix Inc
Full-time position
Manhattan, New York

Company Background
Verdantix is an independent research and consulting firm with a focus on innovative technologies that optimize business operations. We have expertise in technologies for environment, health, safety, quality, operational risk, real estate, energy and facilities.

Description
Reporting to the CEO, the Practice Leader sets the commercial and research strategy for the Environment, Health & Safety Technologies research team located in New York and in London. This individual will have excellent client facing skills, a deep knowledge of research methodologies and experience in managing analysts as well as research projects and consulting projects. The successful candidate will have the ambition and execution skills to take the most influential EHS technologies research and advisory practice to the next level, grow the analyst team and expand the client base.

Responsibilities
The key responsibilities for this role include the following:

• Collaboratively define research strategy with other managers and implement the strategy to meet client needs;
• Lead the New York office
• Contribute to overall business management across all strategic, commercial and operational issues;
• Provide feedback to analysts to improve the structure, key messages, language and business insights of written research deliverables;
• Manage analysts on a day-to-day basis to help them develop research skills, presentation skills, client facing skills and writing skills;
• Scope and design consulting projects with business analysis skills and conceptual thinking;
• Articulate the value of Verdantix research to new prospects in sales calls, meetings, conferences and networking events;
• Develop deep client relationships with individuals in roles like VP EHS, Head of EHS and Corporate Safety Director
• Give speeches at industry conferences and client events to build awareness of the Verdantix brand.

Requirements
This position offers outstanding career development potential in a fast-growing firm uniquely positioned in an attractive growth market. The role requires an individual with a strong desire to produce high-quality written deliverables and a career goal to manage a team of highly capable analysts. This role requires:

• Minimum of 8 years work experience in an technology analyst firm, market research firm or consulting firm;
• Educated to BA level with a preference for top-tier universities – desirable to have a relevant MSc, MBA or PhD;
• Proven ability and desire to manage the production of high quality written deliverables for demanding clients;
• Knowledge of EHS business issues and/or enterprise technology strategies;
• Superior client management skills including communication, interpersonal and listening skills;
• Commercial perspective and desire to help win new business through sales support, client meetings and networking;
• Intellectual ability to analyse diverse business problems and rapidly structure solutions through research activities;
• Vision and ego-strength to grow with the business and constantly enhance the client value proposition;
• Perfect written English and fluent spoken English;
• Willingness to travel for client meetings on an ad hoc basis for short periods typically no longer than 3 days;
• Excellent time management skills and organisational skills;
• Team player;
• High ethical standards.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Paige Rigas (prigas@verdantix.com).


Technology Analyst
Verdantix
Full-time position
Central London

Company Background
Verdantix is an independent research and consulting firm with a focus on innovative technologies that optimize business operations. We have expertise in environment, health, safety and quality as well as energy, real estate, facilities and maintenance. Through our research and advisory services, we help corporate managers, investors, technology executives and services firm leaders to make robust, fact-based decisions. We are committed to delivering objective, timely and accurate analysis to help our clients succeed.

Technology Analyst
The Technology Analyst role is a unique opportunity for an ambitious graduate to join a fun, fast-paced and innovative team. You will be part of an international research team analysing the impact of technology (both software and hardware) on the areas of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Operational Risk as well as Energy and Building Optimisation. These sectors are transforming under the influence of technology trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud platforms, mobile technologies and drones. You will be building relationships across the industry, working on all aspects of the market including technology, best practices, market trends and strategic development. Typical clients are executives in multi-billion revenue corporates, professional services firms, technology firms and investors.

Responsibilities
The key responsibilities for this role include the following:
• Quickly write high quality research documents in English.
• Interview senior managers on the phone.
• Create slide decks for workshops and speeches.
• Conduct financial analysis.
• Contribute to product development in a team context.
• Apply and create business research methodologies.
• Develop trusting relationships with senior industry decision makers.
• Identify commercial opportunities and work with sales colleagues.
• Lead and contribute to consulting projects in your area of expertise.

Requirements
This position offers outstanding career development potential in fast changing market segments. The role requires an individual who hungers to know more than all others in the industry and thrives on achieving a high-profile in the market. The basic requirements for success in this challenging role include the following:
• Educated to BA level with a preference for top-tier universities – desirable to have a relevant MSc
• Knowledge of software applications, technology trends, or how businesses can leverage technology, such as through computer science, or engineering degrees.
• Knowledge of business analysis, such as through business studies or economics degrees, or experience in management consulting, financial research or strategy research.
• Excellent communication skills internally, for face to face and telephone interviews.
• Excellent time management skills and organisational skills.
• Perfect written English and fluent spoken English.
• Verifiable track record of meeting deadlines.
• High ethical standards.

Verdantix is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a work
environment that is free from all forms of discrimination.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Stuart Neumann 
(sneumann@verdantix.com).