Business Development Director UK

London Job ID: 309


Create new business opportunities to grow South Pole's business primarily in the UK

Define the go-to-market strategy for the region

Manage the regional business development and key account management team

Understand client needs and identify business opportunities

Develop compelling offers and proposals together with our product experts and consultants

Conclude commercial agreements with clients and partners

Ensure client satisfaction by maintaining high-quality of our services

Represent South Pole in client meetings, at conferences and trade shows

Identify market trends and provide inputs for product & service development

Instill pride in the South Pole brand, inspire people


A university degree, ideally at Masters level

At least 7-10 years of proven business development and sales experience

3+ years of management experience

Work experience in the field of sustainability (renewable energy or carbon markets), corporate responsibility, sustainable development and/or climate change

Sound knowledge of GHG accounting and understanding the business drivers behind corporate climate actions and initiatives (eg SBT, RE100, carbon neutrality)

Extensive knowledge of different carbon certification standards and project technologies

Extensive experience in analysing customers needs in general

Experience in working in small teams, ideally within an international and multicultural context

Entrepreneurial mindset, sense of responsibility and willingness to take initiative

Strong track record in business development

Proven know-how and networks in corporate sustainability

Commercial skills and good business sense, to be able to identify and seize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market environment

Strong organisational skills and detail-orientation

Excellent communication and presentation skills

Excellent verbal and written command of English, additional languages a plus

Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential

Willingness to travel, mainly in UK & Europe (20%)

Valid work permit for Europe

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