Associate Consultant-DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont - Wilmington, DE4.0

About: DuPont Sustainable Solutions

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is the operations management consulting arm of the DuPont corporation. DSS is the partner of choice for many organizations looking to get rapid and sustainable results in the field of operational risk management, operational excellence and capital effectiveness. The DSS team consists of a balanced mix of top talented individuals with strong consulting and/or operations background that can provide industry’s best practices and proven methodologies to help addressing some of the biggest challenges and deliver maximum impact to clients in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Metals & Mining, Utility and Manufacturing industries.

Job Title: Associate Consultant

Location: North America

As a consultant, you will work on complex client engagements with the support of experienced DuPont managers and industry subject-matter experts. You will be expected to participate in large and complex components of client engagements including gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations. You will also be expected to present results to clients and implement recommendations in collaboration with client team members. Beyond client project work, the consultant will support the development of new clients and markets, delivery of presentations to executives, and creation of thought leadership. The ideal candidate must have excellent analytical and communication skills to maintain positive client relations and high client satisfaction levels. The candidate must be a self-starter, who is able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and must be driven to produce improvement initiatives both internally and with clients.

Lead the execution of complex tasks and assignment on client engagements, with minimal guidance, including:

Identifying and structuring client challenges and issues in order to develop hypotheses

Collecting and gathering client data to test hypotheses

Analyzing data to develop meaningful recommendations and solutions

Take the lead in engaging clients through meetings, interviews and workshops at various stages of the project lifecycle

Lead the development of high quality presentations and documents to be used in client engagements and business development

Build and maintain client relationship to ensure project success

Expand knowledge and expertise in a key discipline area (e.g. Operational Risk Management, Safety, OpEx, [Other practice areas]) while staying abreast of industry developments

Support the DSS knowledge base through creating best practice project content and standardizing project practices and templates

Logistics – working with the client and project team members to coordinate meetings and site visits to be as efficient as possible.

Project management – help to track project deliverables and resources to meet internal and external expectations. Development of project plan, scope of work.

Client project management and communication. Client project updates, weekly reporting. Management of change. Internal and external communication of project progress.

Document preparation – Develop meeting minutes and help to prepare compelling presentations for clients

Client delivery – As the person progresses they would be expected to be part of a team delivery services to a client.

Project field support. Planning and preparation, secondary consulting support.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications / Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sciences, Business, Marketing, or other related fields; MBA or Masters degree preferred

3+ years working with a leading management consulting firm or 3-5 years working in the industry (e.g. oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, construction, etc.) or combination of experiences.

Previous experience in operational excellence or operational risk management programs in industrial clients will be a plus.

Excellent interpersonal & communication skills with ability to extensively interact at all levels

Excellent analytical and quantitative problem solving skills

Fluency in both written and spoken English.

Ability to travel extensively up to 80 % of monthly time


About DowDuPont
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.