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Sr. Director Sustainability Consulting (RCGTH)

Cognizant North America
life insurance, parental leave, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k)
United States, Texas, Dallas
Jun 07, 2023

The Role

Our Sustainability Practice is our newest capability group within Cognizant Consulting. We're thrilled to launch this newly defined team, and we're looking for leaders to help us shape, lead, and grow this vital practice.

We support clients through the strategic, market, regulatory, organizational, investor, and societal pressures triggered by complex sustainability drivers. We leverage industry, digital, technology, and business consulting knowledge to define and implement commercially transformative sustainability strategies for our clients, embedding sustainability across their enterprises and value chains. We're looking for a Senior Director to help us bring consulting-led change across a vast client landscape with the imperative, appetite and stakeholder mandate for transformation and leadership.

As a Senior Director in our practice, you'll need the right experience, the right mindset, and the right connections. We're looking for someone who has industry experience in one of the following: A) Manufacturing, Logistics, Energy, Utilities and Life Sciences, B) Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel and Hospitality, or C) Banking and Financial Services. A Senior Director must be both a consulting leader in Sustainability as well as a partner to our clients and Industry leaders. We're looking for someone who has deep industry expertise, develops intimate, trust-based client relationships and demonstrates commitment to their success, that can build and sell advisory services and can lead teams of consultants delivering technology and digital projects to generate outcomes that truly change the world. While you're at it, you'll be surrounded by highly competent and engaged colleagues, and you may be glad to know we have a portfolio of widely deployed client solutions supported by methodologies such as net-zero pathways, sustainable manufacturing, circular economy, and sustainable supply chains. We work with some of the most well-known and influential companies in the world, and we're ready to supercharge our impact. Want to join us?

We're really excited about this opportunity and we're looking for the right leaders to join us in this endeavor. Our solutions are in ever-increasing demand and we're passionate about making a difference. If you have deep management consulting experience with a passion for sustainability; are a selfless, creative, energetic and self-motivated leader committed to client outcomes; if you can bring expertise, vision, and execution; if you want to lead an industry to new heights and grow your career with a team that wants to build something great together, we want to hear from you!


  • Serve as a Consulting Leader, bringing Sustainability expertise to Cognizant's clients, as we engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life
  • Own and develop a book of business and actively engage in business development efforts, often owning quota for accounts, and ensuring profitable growth for the practice and for Cognizant
  • Partner with internal Industry groups to drive adoption of Cognizant solutions to the sectors
  • Exercise quality assurance for engagements within Sustainability Advisory
  • Engage in key account expansion, sales leadership, and internal executive stakeholder partnering based upon an expert understanding of such things as emerging market trends, client business direction, client requirements, evolving regulatory contexts and the feasibility of transformation goals
  • Establish and nurture relationships with cross-functional client executives and strive to serve as their trusted advisor
  • Leverage industry expertise and market sensibilities to propose forward-leaning refinement or extension of Cognizant's Sustainability practice 'Advisory Capabilities' (offerings)
  • Support and develop a long-term vision for the practice
  • Work with others to standardize consulting tools, methods, curricula, and career development requirements
  • Partner with recruitment to attract high caliber consulting talent and the creation of a strong talent pipeline
  • Mentor and coach consulting associates; lead people development and community-building activities
  • Author thought leadership insights on behalf of the practice and advocates within Cognizant for the recognition of Consulting's contribution to Cognizant's profitability and market brand
  • Participate in industry panels and forums to promote Cognizant's capabilities; gather insights on emerging business needs, requirements, technology, and competitive challenges
  • Lead in the creation of robust IP repositories and knowledge-sharing strategies to enhance practice effectiveness and cross-practice community building and act as a visible and respected spokesperson for the Sustainability Advisory Practice.


  • 15 - 20+ years of experience in deep domain or extensive cross-sector business management, including the creation and go-to-market execution of practice offers (pricing, resourcing, marketing) in Sustainability and demonstrable experience in leveraging digital technologies for client outcomes
  • A successful track record of developing relationships and selling, managing forecasts, and driving an organization of professional consultants in winning and delivering business and achieving financial targets
  • Possessing a robust network of contacts and presence in professional organizations and industry forums
  • Experience in building results-oriented, high-performing consulting teams or organizations recognized for excellence
  • An educational background to support the above; Bachelor's degree required; MBA Preferred
  • Personal leadership and a desire to create a culture that enables exceptional outcomes; the embodiment of Cognizant's Core Values of: Start with a point of view; Seek data, build knowledge; Always strive, never settle; Work as one; Create conditions for everyone to thrive; Do the right thing, the right way.

Work Authorization

  • Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship (H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, etc.)

Salary and Other Compensation:

The annual salary for this position is between $209,326 - 240,000 depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate.

This position is also eligible for Cognizant's discretionary annual incentive program and stock awards, based on performance and subject to the terms of Cognizant's applicable plans.

Benefits: Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) plan and contributions
  • Long-term/Short-term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 06 2023

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us

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