Maggie is the General Manager of our Shanghai office. She has helped multinational companies to develop and implement their sustainability strategies in China across retail, publishing and pharmaceutical sectors. Maggie believes in collaborative thinking in tackling complex supply chain issues. She has been managing some multi-clients projects from our China office on human rights and responsible procurement. Previously she worked for Disney’s International Labour Standards team in Guangzhou. Maggie speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Maggie in our news section…
Vacant position: Junior Partner, Shanghai
- 18 February 2019
- Maggie Zhang
We are looking for a Junior Partner to join our growing management consultancy in Shanghai.
With offices in London and Shanghai, and a presence in São Paulo, we are hitting 30 people and do innovative and worthwhile work, helping companies become more sustainable.
We offer a competitive salary, friendly and diverse colleagues, and an office-culture that prizes flexibility and creative thinking.
About us – Carnstone Asia
Carnstone's Shanghai office was established in 2015 to serve the growing market for companies embedding sustainability in their Asian operations and value chains. The Shanghai team is small and growing, and we are looking for someone who has a true passion for the sector, who is interested in growing with the company, and can deliver high quality work on a consistent basis.
The job is at our ‘Junior Partner’ level. You will be working directly with clients and senior colleagues on a daily basis, both local and abroad. The main responsibility of the role is to provide accurate, high quality, client-ready support to Partners and Senior Partners. We work on a variety of projects, closely with our London team and on our own: you could be working on a responsible forest sourcing project for global leading publishers one day, and visiting a garment supplier to deliver a social insurance training the next.
What we are looking for?
Good general understanding and proven interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability;
Minimum one-year relevant experience in one or more aspects of sustainability; or experience in general business but with proven interest in sustainability;
- Experience with projects and external engagement (e.g. suppliers and clients). Clients can also be internal clients; previous consultancy experience is not a pre-requisite.
Curiosity and persistence in equal measures;
Comfortable working in a commercial environment with big businesses across many sectors;
An outgoing and confident personality, with the ability to communicate in all settings;
Open-minded, real willingness to learn and to be challenged;
Self-motivated and able to manage your own workload (plan, prioritise, etc.);
A quick analytical mind, able to assimilate and process information quickly; and
- Empathy and attention to details.
Outstanding presentational skills – both written and in person;
Good levels of numeracy and an ability to write clearly and concisely, changing your style as required for different readers;
An undergraduate degree or higher in Science, Engineering, Economics or a related subject;
Good listening and understanding skills, able to put themselves in the audience’s shoes and deliver output with thoughts;
Excellent IT ability and an ability to use technical skills for maximum impact for clients; and
- Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese to a professional standard.
We offer a competitive package consisting of:
A competitive salary within the sustainability consultancy market;
Social insurances and housing fund paid in Shanghai based on actual salary;
A central Shanghai office in Xuhui District close to major commuting routes;
20 days a year paid annual leave plus paid time off on public holidays;
6 volunteering days a year to work with a charity of your choice; and
- Group medical insurance scheme with reimbursement of both in-patient and out-patient medical fees (life and critical illness insurance covered).
Why work at Carnstone?
Our working environment is friendly and creative. We are flexible and smart (and modest, too). We aim for a culture where you can bring your whole self to work and act with authenticity all day long. And we do really great work which we love and which – ultimately – helps huge companies to be more sustainable.
How to apply
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to Partner and General Manager, Maggie Zhang. Please include your cover letter in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment. The deadline for application is 11 March 2019.
Telephone interviews will be arranged during w/c 11 March and then shortlisted candidates will be invited to face-to-face interviews between 25 and 27 March 2019 at our Shanghai office.
Job Vacancy - Administrative Assistant / Trainee Consultant (Shanghai)
- 02 November 2016
- Maggie Zhang
Our Shanghai team is growing, and we need a recent graduate to help as an administrative assistant/ trainee consultant. The role will include administrative tasks, including liaising with our accountants, producing invoices, and updating internal financial files. There will also be a research and advisory element, such as organising marketing events and writing briefing notes. The successful candidate will have the chance to train as a consultant by starting out on research and administration for client projects, moving up to become a consultant if displaying the right skills and potential.
We are always looking for new and innovative ways to tackle sustainability issues, and we do cutting edge work with some of the world's biggest companies. We have a culture which prizes flexibility and creative thinking. This means we have a fun office where everyone can, and must, speak their mind: we expect ideas and questions from all employees because clients pay us to challenge the status quo. This is an exciting chance to gain sustainability and commercial experience in an international context.
• Proven interest in business and sustainability
• Fluent English & Mandarin, both written and verbal
• Great attention to detail
• Confidence with all types of communication, face to face, phone, email, etc.
• University graduate
• Good numeracy skills
• Microsoft office capability: PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook
• Background in environmental science or labour practices preferred but not required
• Assist in financial admin (Bills and expenses, invoicing, organising fapiao, cash flow, tax, etc.)
• Office admin (Contracts, maintaining contact lists, booking travel, replenish office supplies, etc.)
• Support the team on client projects (Supplier engagement, research, system maintenance, translation, etc.)
• Managing office suppliers and maintaining good relationships
• Organising marketing events
• Additional support for team
• Able to work independently
• Self-motivated and reliable
• Willing to engage and communicate
• Able to work under pressure
• Detail oriented and with patience
Start date – As soon as possible (Undergraduates could start as an intern)
Type – Full-time
Location – Xuhui, Shanghai
Pay – Competitive
To apply for this position, please send your CV (both in English and Chinese) and cover letter (English) to Maggie Zhang before Friday 18 November.
Cover letter should include (but not limited to):
• Your understanding of CR/ sustainability
• Why you want to work in the CR/ sustainability area
• Why you want to work in a consultancy
All information provided will only be used for recruitment purpose. We look forward to hearing from you!