Data Analyst

Temporary, Full or part-time · CE Consulting

Your mission
Data, both quantitative and qualitative, is an essential building block of the services and solutions we provide for our clients. Increasingly, our clients express and see the need to measure, monitor and report on circularity. Yet, the how and what are not as clear and standardised as for example on climate and GHG. To that end, we are seeking an ambitious and experienced individual to join our young and ambitious consulting firm as an experienced Data Analyst. In this combined strategic and hands-on role, you will help build a team of skilled data analysts to develop data-driven insights and solutions for our clients. Your responsibilities will include developing and overseeing the end-to-end data analysis process, from data collection and cleaning to analytics and reporting. You will collaborate closely with clients to understand their business objectives and translate them into analytical strategies. Additionally, you will help us develop new methodologies and service offerings in the young field of business intelligence on circular economy performance, with the opportunity to join leading global initiatives and partnerships on framework development and standard setting.  
Your profile
We would like to invite you to apply for this position if you have: 
  • You have 3-5 years of relevant experience  
  • An educational background in preferably Industrial ecology, environmental analysis or a similar field 
  • Experience in as a data analyst in, or affinity with working in, a commercial environment 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Material Flow Accounting (MFA) and related methodologies 
  • Knowledge and understanding of upcoming legislation such as the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD, CSDD, Taxonomy) 
  • The ability to work on and apply standards and frameworks such as SBTn, LEAP, GRI and/or CTI 
  • Experience with applying or working with technical data analyst tools such as programming language, database tools, data visualisation and/or other business intelligence solutions (e.g. Python, PowerBI, Microsoft Excel, SQL, Tableau) 
  • Leadership skills that allow you to support and advise other data analysts in the execution of their work 
  • A hands-on mentality and willingness to support the execution of projects when needed 
  • The ability to show flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment 
  • A positive attitude and a team player mentality 
  • You have excellent written and spoken communication skills in English; 
Nice to have 
  • Experience in a business environment to work with data, develop KPIs and dashboards 
  • Ability to understand business requirements and identify relevant data analyses to provide insights that meet business needs. 
Why us?
This is a full-time position (32-40 hours per week, initially a 1-year contract) based in the Netherlands, with our office conveniently located in central Amsterdam. Candidates should be prepared to work primarily from our office and be legally authorised to work in the Netherlands. Salary is competitive, keeping in mind we are an impact-first, startup organisation, based in Amsterdam. 

To apply please respond with your CV and a short motivation letter in which you give an answer to the following 3 questions (max 150 words per answer): 

  1. What excites you most about the opportunity to work with Circle Economy Consulting? 
  2. What is your perspective on the role of data in the transition to a circular economy for businesses? 
  3. What are three things you want us to know about you that are relevant for this position? 
Applications will be closed on May 31, 2024. 
About us


Circle Economy is an impact organisation combining research, tools, and advice for the greater good. We were founded to create prosperity for all within the limits of our planet. With nature as our mentor, we accelerate circularity. We help businesses, cities, and nations with data-powered roadmaps for change. We are an international team of excited experts based in Amsterdam.


Earth, our home, needs to be healthy, safe, and just for generations to come. We harness the world’s intelligence and collaborative drive to restore its balance. It can and must be done; we pave the way.


A circular economy meets the needs of people in harmony with nature. It designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use, and regenerates natural systems. It’s a balancing act with nature as our mentor.


We are a global impact organisation with an international team of passionate experts based in Amsterdam. We empower businesses, cities and nations with practical and scaleable solutions to put the circular economy into action.

Our vision is an economic system that ensures that the planet and all people can thrive. To avoid climate breakdown, our goal is to double global circularity by 2032. We do this by creating:

  • An Impact-Driven Data and Evidence Base;

  • Establishing metrics for assessing circularity that embraces ecological, economical, and social indicators

  • Promoting circular solutions, innovations, and initiatives that have a positive impact on ecology, economy, and society

Actionable and Practical Strategies;

  • Building capacity of stakeholders towards the implementation of circular strategies

  • Ensuring multi-stakeholder commitment—operational, financial, and political—towards the implementation of circular strategies

  • A Digital Environment to Scale Adoption;

  • Standardising and digitising the scan approach into products and tools

  • Facilitating access to tools and knowledge through open online platforms

We are an international team of ambitious and highly driven (young) professionals who share the belief that the circular economy creates prosperity for all. We work in a lively and dynamic atmosphere in our open office space right in the heart of Amsterdam. At Circle Economy, we have a friendly and open team dynamic and a culture of getting things done while having fun.

Circle Economy welcomes applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity,as governed under our Gender Equality Plan. Circle Economy encourages our candidates to refrain from attaching their profile photos and gender details in their resumes to mitigate any potential subconscious bias.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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