At Novocarbo, we work as a team to solve one of the most important problems of our time: our goal is to store 100 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere annually, making a significant contribution to achieving climate goals.
We are one of the largest producers and distributors of biochar in Europe and sell our Carbon Removal Credits to renowned companies worldwide. Several new sites for the production of biochar and regenerative heat are already in planning. To continue this positive momentum, we are looking for a Carbon Removal Funding Specialist (m/f/d) who will support our team in our expansion and the achievement of our carbon removal goals!
The following tasks are in focus for the role:
You will take on a cross-functional role in Financial Product Development, Business Development, and Sales
You will accelerate our scaling efforts by developing and selling project financing opportunities for our Carbon Removal Parks (carbon credits pre-purchase agreements support the financing of Carbon Removal Parks)
In alignment with the Head of the Carbon Credits unit, you will be responsible for the following areas:Development of our carbon removal funding products
Understanding and addressing customer needs in their sustainability journey to net zero
Operative sales of our carbon removal funding products: from lead generation to closing
Building networks and partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the CDR environment
Representing the products at symposia, fairs & exhibitions, and similar events
Collaborating with our platform partners (Puro, Carbonfuture, etc.) in approaching customers
Conducting due diligence assessments - as required by potential investors
You have already acquired the following skills in previous jobs:
University degree in business and economics or other relevant fields
Minimum of 5 years of job experience
Relevant experience in project financing, commodity trading, product- and asset financing or similar
Sales experience with corporate clients (B2B) and experience in financial product development
Practical experience in the field of biochar and/or carbon removal is a plus.
Excellent MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Experience with project management tools such as MS Project, Asana, or Notion and CRMs (HubSpot, Salesforce, or similar) is helpful
Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal, with a particular emphasis on finance
German is a big plus
What you bring as a person:
A strong passion for carbon removal and financing topics
Confident appearance with excellent communication skills
You are communicative and able to quickly establish a relationship with others
You are a confident presenter who enjoys speaking in front of an audience
You are a creative and strategic thinker who appreciates challenges
You have a high inner drive, a pronounced willingness to learn and are able to understand new and complex topics quickly (in an ever-evolving market and environment, passion and proactive learning are crucial factors for success)
You have strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and in a structured manner
You have a high sense of responsibility and reliability
You are ready to quickly adapt to a changing environment (start-up) and constantly develop new ideas
You have a great interest in the rapidly developing market for technological CDR
You are committed to actively contribute to fighting climate change
You enjoy working in a team and achieving success together
You are willing to occasionally travel domestically and internationally (for appointments, trade shows, events)
WHY US? Impact: A job that allows you to actively participate in one of the most important issues of our time - working together to combat climate change. Growth: A position in a rapidly growing company with an international focus - we plan to open locations worldwide in the coming years. Speed: A work environment that celebrates and rewards speed and fast progress. Versatility: A varied field of tasks and exciting topics in the areas of regenerative energy, biochar, and carbon credits. Teamwork: A motivated and humorous team that takes joy in meaningful work. Trust: A working atmosphere characterized by trust, flat hierarchies, and short decision-making processes. Learning Curve: Close collaboration with the management team, which leads to a steep learning curve and personal development.
Location: A workplace in the heart of Hamburg (directly at the town hall).
Flexibility: The option for home office and flexible working hours.
Remuneration: Fair pay and 30 days of vacation for a five-day work week.
ABOUT US Vision
The vision of Novocarbo is to remove 100 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere every year in order to tackle one of the most important topics of today's world: climate change.
What Novocarbo does
Novocarbo is one of the biggest producers, retailers and refiners of biochar and thereby also one of the biggest Carbon Removal companies in Europe.
We are delivering to customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia and work closely with well-known multinational corporations to reduce their respective carbon footprints through long-term CO2 sequestration.
Why biochar and how does CO2-sequestration work
On the basis of highly innovative pyrolysis technology, large amounts of biogenic residuals (plant residuals) are converted into biochar. Through the pyrolysis process, the carbon content of the biomass is bound in the biochar. Usually, this carbon content would flow back into the atmosphere through burning or decomposition. Through biochar, this process is mitigated and the release of CO2 in the atmosphere is prevented for hundreds of years.
What do we do with our produced biochar
Our biochar is applied in the carbon farming context, for soil and substrate production and as an additive in building materials such as concrete and plastic in order to permanently sequester as much CO2 from the atmosphere as possible. In addition to that, we are consulting several multinational corporations on collaborative Circular Economy projects that will sustainably reduce their CO2 footprint and support them to reach their Net Zero goals. We engage in applied research in the field of Net Emission Technologies (NETs) and thereby drive towards our goal of sequestering over 100 million tons of CO2 every year.
We need you on board
To strengthen our team and push faster towards our Carbon Removal mission, we are searching for new team members to start working with us as soon as possible.