Head of Voluntary Markets, Climate Bridge

 The company

Climate Bridge is an international company devoted to reducing greenhouse gas emissions leveraging policies such as the carbon markets.  We develop, finance, and supply carbon credits from our projects from around the world. 

Climate Bridge has attracted a team of dedicated employees from leading organizations around the world.  We are entrepreneurial, friendly, and work hard towards our shared goal of reducing greenouse gas emissions.  Please see www.climatebridge.com for more details.

We have around 50 professionals at our locations in China (Shanghai and Beijing), the United Kingdom (London), Australia (Melbourne), and Germany (Munich) and we are focused on continually developing new ways to reduce emissions.

Our projects include wind farms, hydro electricity, biomass, animal methane, landfill gas and coal mine methane capture and utilisation, waste heat recovery and other forms of energy efficiency.      

The role

The Head of Voluntary Markets is responsible for finding creative ways to develop and grow our voluntary offsetting business unit.  Our clients are large offset “retailers” and sophisticated corporates who offset their greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing VERs from our portfolio of around 100 projects (including Gold Standard and Voluntary Carbon Standard projects). 

You are likely to be required to contribute to maintaining our reputation by attending conferences and engaging in market discussions with flair and intelligence. 

You are comfortable with complexity and are excited by the idea of working in an entrepreneurial culture.  You are happy with a compensation package which is determined in significant measure by your success closing deals with our customers.  You are motivated by the fact that the more offsets we transact, the more positive environmental impact we will have!       

Your skills

You are an energetic and motivated person with experience in sales and marketing, and some familiarity with the carbon markets. You are not interested in a stable, low-touch management position.  Rather, you are excited by the prospect of finding creative ways to engage new and existing customers around the world.  You believe you can lead companies in proactively addressing climate change and are ready to tackle that daunting challenge. 

You must show:

      Great deal-making and sales skills

      Sophisticated negotiation skills

      Passion to address climate change

      Strong abilities as a team player, and capability to thrive in a multinational and multicultural organisation.

      Excellent interpersonal skills

      Networks within the UK, European and potentially US business communities

      Fluency in English

      Other languages are highly desirable

      Willingness to travel

      Passion for environmental issues   

This role will be based in our offices in London, UK (near Victoria station). For suitable candidates, we offer an attractive compensation package which will appeal to those with the confidence and marketing ability to grow our business.  To apply, send your CV and cover letter to employment.eu@climatebridge.com. Please state the position you are applying for and your preferred start date (earlier start dates are preferred).