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Corporate Social Responsibility Sales Consultant - French speaking

Posted 4 Jul 2022
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Companies across the world are setting ambitious climate goals. However, transforming operations and value chains to meet these goals cannot be done overnight. Striving for sustainability is a challenge that we are all facing. This is where our command of the environmental commodities markets is essential. This is where Business Development comes in.

MORE ABOUT THE JOB

Who are we:

ACT is the world’s leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions. As enablers of the global energy transition, we help organizations hit their climate targets and maximize their profits while reducing risk. Since 2009, we have become a trusted brand in climate projects, green electricity markets, renewable energies and energy efficiency, renewable fuels, emission allowances, and carbon credits.

From our offices in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai, and Paris, we draw on over a decade of market knowledge to deliver tailor-made solutions and sterling service. Business Development Associates work in region-specific teams to create product portfolios for clients that meet their specific needs and help them drive climate action their way.

What you’ll do:

As Corporate Social Responsibility Sales Consultant, you will join a relatively new and fast-growing team within the company. Within this team you’ll be delivering tailor-made product offerings to clients all over the world. You will create, manage, and grow your own portfolio of clients as an entrepreneur within ACT. You will learn from energy commodities pioneers .

You will also have the full support of your colleagues and work together to create and foster meaningful client relationships uncover new topics to collaborate on. We’ve built ACT on the belief that you always accomplish more together, and we expect new joiners to uphold and contribute to that team spirit. You will add value as part of a collective.

Who you are:

We are looking for a talented sales professional with experience in or at least an affinity for finance, business development, and commodities. You have stellar communication skills and do not shy away from initiating on new client contacts. You also have an entrepreneurial mindset and can thrive in a high-energy environment. When things get tough, you have the drive and persistence to keep yourself motivated, and can pick yourself up after every failure ready to try again.

What we’re looking for:

  • Fluency in French or German and English;
  • A bachelor’s/master's graduate, preferably in Business, Economics, or Finance;
  • 0-3 years’ experience in Sales/Trading/Brokerage/Business Development/Soft Commodities;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness (and excitement) to cold call and approach new people;
  • Energy, curiosity, and ambition;
  • Accountability, responsibility, and openness to learning fast;
  • Drive to close deals and make a difference for ACT and for your clients.

What we offer:

  • Fixed salary and performance-based bonus scheme;
  • Training from proven experts in the field (negotiation, sales, communication, environmental products);
  • Relocation fee reimbursement (if applicable);
  • 25 vacation days per calendar year;
  • Exciting target incentives;
  • Collective health insurance discount;
  • Public transport card (depending on your residence);
  • Discount on membership to fitness center Vondelgym in our the office building;
  • In-house Life Coach.

Pre-employment screening is part of our application procedure

I connect clients to commodity markets

My work is all about understanding my clients’ needs and spotting opportunities. Bringing people together by matching supply to demand and vice versa.

Playing at the top of my game

I believe in my ability to give clients the best and most reliable experience possible. I am a natural diplomat and can easily connect with people. I am confident, attentive, and sociable. Performing at the top of my game is important to me and will bring me where I want to go within ACT. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. We are here for you all the way. Because at ACT we get things done together.

ACT Commodities is a global leader in trading environmental commodities. Founded in 2009 as one of the first companies to pursue this market, we are now one of the largest specialized trading firms in the fields of carbon emissions, biofuels, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, on a global scale. This is complemented with widespread activity in the oil and petroleum markets, which expand our scope covering the intertwined world of energy and fuel commodities.

Energy
Amsterdam
Active in 4 countries
200 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 34 years

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