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Financial Sector / ESG Consulting Services Partner (Director Level)

ERM-West, Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Merger & Acquisition(M&A) Solutionsservices, ERM has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our global consulting firm as aFinancial Sector / ESG Consulting Services Partner, in San Francisco, CA and become a true owner and shareholder in a business withSustainabilityat its heart.

We are looking for an established leader interested in being part of this thriving global community outstanding professionals who combine strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships in theFinancial Services sector. We seek an individual to help us drive the continued growth of ERMs business through selling and delivering world-class services, recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and further advancing our reputation for ESG advisory and M&A transaction solutions, coupled with value-creation programs based on evolvingESGthemes.

As the world moves towards a Low Carbon Energy Transition (LCET), and sustainable finance drivers increasingly impact capital flows, ESG performance has become a business-critical issue for many enterprises. ERM, as the worlds leading sustainability consultancy, is uniquely qualified to advise Fortune 500 companies, leading Financial Sector firms and law firms on ESG strategy, risks, and opportunities. Our global M&A Solutions practice is a clear global market leader, providing highly innovative advisory services across the full investment lifecycle. Our team provides strategic deal advice to clients, including monetizing risk, embedding ESG factors into diligence and advising on post-merger integration programs. With annual global sales in excess of $70 million and our involvement in excess of 3000 transactions annually, ERMs M&A Solutions practice is one of the largest in the industry and a significant part of ERMs business.

This is aPartner-levelopportunity for a Partner/Director/SVP-level professional looking to further their career with an equity stake with a global sustainability consulting leaderthat aims to lead the field in providing ESG advisory, transaction solutions and value-creation project support to the worlds leading Financial sector firms.A career as an ERM Partner is unique.Our partnership modeloffers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision and proven expertise, providing:

  • The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, includingthe overall strategic direction of our organization.
  • Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial and intangible rewards.
  • The ability to provide thought leadership on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.
  • An extension of ERMs market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth in the Financial Sector in North America through provision of ESG advisory, M&A services and other sustainability services.


  • Primary focus on client account development, sales, and delivery of the full spectrum of ERMs consulting services to deliver strategic value to our clients in the Financial Sector (including investors in public and private markets for equity, credit and other relevant products).
  • In particular, play a key role in growing ERMs ESG advisory and M&A Solutions practice across the firms broad portfolio of service offerings:
    • ESG strategy, program development and implementation
    • EHS/ESG due diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions and project finance
    • Post-merger integration and post-acquisition value-creation programs with portfolio companies
    • Due diligence support for divestments and exits
  • Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with target clients in the Financial Sector aligned with ERMs global strategy.
    • Provide business value selling at the top levels of client organizations, raising the profile of ERMs capabilities within key client organizations, to identify and shape clients needs for ERM services.
    • Develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.
    • Maintain pulse on industry business deals and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.
    • Manage capture efforts utilizing technical understanding to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.
  • Help ERM evolve its current ESG positioning within the Financial Services sector by being active in the market through speaking at client events and publishing ESG thought leadership materials, innovating by developing new service offerings and delivering high quality and impactful solutions to our clients in anticipation of their needs and solutions that differentiate ERM in the market..
  • Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to other consultants. Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure rising stars are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.
  • Lead ESG advisory and complex M&A advisory consulting engagements involving multi-site portfolios and multi-person project teams locally, nationally, and globally. Work with clients to find solutions to transaction-driven ESG issues, including EHS compliance, remediation, portfolio issues, social issues, and liability cost estimating.
  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERMs global business, as well as to lead client and practice teams. Leverage M&A and ESG advisory project opportunities to provide follow-on services related to site remediation, compliance, management systems, outsourcing, and post-merger integration support, among others.
  • Meet business financial targets, overall project budget and schedule, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal and contract requirements.


  • BS in engineering, science, business, or related discipline; professional registration preferred.
  • 15+ years progressive experience in a consulting environment, workingat a high-level with corporate, financial, and legal clients; proven track record with Financial Sector clients.
  • In-depth understanding of the Financial Sector, including existing relationships with deal teams, internal ESG leads, Investor Relations, C-suite of Financial Sector firms, attorneys, and/or investment bankers that can be leveraged into new relationships, positioning and growth.
  • Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognize key market opportunities.
  • An understanding of key market drivers in the Financial Services sector, e.g. LCET, ESG and sustainable finance.
  • Demonstrable track record in delivering multimillion dollar sales results annually, including successfully winning large and strategic portfolios.
  • Well-versed in ESG matters as they relate to the financial services sector.
  • Offer recognized ESG/sustainability expertise and an established reputation in the local marketplace.

Who We Are:

As the worlds leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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