Join us as a Consultant!

We are growing fast and looking for new graduates to join our team. If you are looking for a career as a management consultant and you have an interest in sustainability, climate and natural resource issues you are who we are looking for. Material Economics offers an unrivalled combination of the fast learning curve in management consulting and expertise in the most important strategic topic many companies are facing today.


As a consultant at Material Economics you will be given the opportunity to help solve complex problems impacting companies and society and drive the field of sustainable business strategy forward. We offer the opportunity to join a high calibre and fun team, working on some of the most relevant issues of the day.


Material Economics is a management consulting firm advising companies on the link between sustainability and business performance. We believe that sustainability is now a strategy issue. It also is increasingly complex. Tackling these issues requires a specialized management consulting firm of the highest quality. Our work goes to the heart of our clients’ business, targeting core business strategy issues arising from the ongoing sustainability disruption. The work we do makes a real difference – both on the policy level where we break new ground with our reports for the EU and beyond, and by affecting the strategic decisions of big corporations.


We are currently around 30 people with previous experience from top-tier consulting firms and from industry, including McKinsey, Bain, PwC and Capgemini among others. Per-Anders Enkvist, founder and CEO of Material Economics, was one of the founders of McKinsey's Sustainability and Resource Productivity business area. You can read more about our thoughts and vision in the book A Good Disruption, co-written by Per-Anders.


The role as a consultant

As a consultant at Material Economics, you will be working in a diverse team with substantial experience, advising companies and organizations on key strategic issues related to sustainability. You will build your understanding of complex business problems and sustainability questions, and develop new skills and experience as you grow in the company. You will rapidly be responsible for specific parts of projects, and work together with experienced team members to formulate key insights for clients. The types of projects we do span from strategy engagements for large companies, to research-focused projects advancing the field of climate and material sustainability. At Material Economics, each person is a key part in building and developing the company. You will be encouraged to take initiative and contribute to the development of your own as well as the company’s role.


We are looking for talented people with: 
  • Very strong academic track record with a Master or equivalent degree in engineering, finance, economics or related disciplines
  • Drive and passion about making a difference
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Social skills, who enjoy teamwork
  • An interest in strategic sustainability topics
  • The ability to work proactively and independently driving work streams
  • Fluency in Swedish and English (speaking and writing)

We are open to other backgrounds and degrees if we find the right person. 


How to apply

If you are interested in applying to be a Consultant with Material Economics, please provide your;

  1. CV
  2. Transcript of grades from university, and 
  3. A cover letter

For the Junior Specialist role apply here (please note applications are according to intake windows, see details below) 


For the Specialist position apply here (applications are open throughout the year)

For the Expert Consultant position apply here (applications are open throughout the year)


After you have completed your application you will receive an invitation to complete McKinsey´s problem-solving game Solve.


Current Junior Specialist Intake Window 

Application Deadline August 18, 2022

Please submit CV and cover letter in English, as well as copies of your grades. Applicants receive feedback within two weeks after the application deadline.


Problem Solving Game Deadline August 24, 2022

Eligible candidates will be invited on an ongoing basis to take our gamified assessment which tests your intrinsic problem-solving skills. No preparation is required for this game. After the deadline, we will extensively review your application, including the results from the game and you will receive feedback on if you proceed to interviews.


First Round of Interviews

Date to be scheduled upon mutual agreement

We invite you to two one-hour interviews with Material Economics consultants. Invited candidates receive interview coaching and mentoring.


Final Round of Interviews

Date to be scheduled upon mutual agreement

In the final step of our process, you will meet with two Material Economics partners. Candidates receive feedback within a week from final round interviews.