Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference 23082

Land Life's mission is to help reforest the world's 2 billion hectares of degraded land using sustainable approaches and disruptive technologies.

Land Life plants trees at scale across the globe to kickstart ecosystems and support the communities that depend on them. The organization is based in the Netherlands, with offices in Spain and the US. Land Life helps corporations invest in large-scale reforestation projects to compensate for their CO2 emissions and create tangible impact. Land Life is a fast-growing company and is constantly bringing new business models and climate solutions to their customers and partners.

This is the role:

Land Life is looking for a seasoned and charismatic Business Development Manager to grow their new business pipeline and bring on quality commercial partnerships. The Business Development Manager will also manage the overall pipeline and support the development of scalable commercial activities. As a fast-growing company on a mission to maximize environmental and social impact, this role is critical to helping Land Life achieve their growth targets.

Land Life works with some of the world's leading corporations, making this a very fast-paced and exciting role. The evolving carbon market and increasing attention to nature-based solutions present a dynamic opportunity for the person in this role to work with the team to develop creative solutions for clients and contribute directly to global goals. This position will engage extensively with prospects and customers. As such, command of the Land Life proposition, market context, and an ability to foster productive and honest relationships is a must.

This role is based in Amsterdam and reports to the Head of Business Development.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Business Development: Bring on new clients

  • Source new business from your network and generate leads;

  • Scope, compile proposals, negotiate, and close deals with large corporates and financial institutions;

  • Directly contribute to Land Life's revenue targets;

  • Oversee E2E pipeline activity.

Lead and support sales efforts to prospective, large corporate clients, including:

  • Overall pipeline management for the entire commercial operation (e.g. pipeline reporting, forecasting);

  • Supporting contracting, including coordination with finance and legal internally and with the client;

  • Coordinating with cross-functional teams (e.g. operations) to ensure Land Life's ability to meet customer requirements for new sales.

Job Requirements:

This is you:

The following outlines the target profile; however, Land Life is interested in candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are excited about what Land Life does and possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in B2B sales

  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets

  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with organizations at Director and C-Suite levels

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and sell complex products

  • Ability to understand and consider all stakeholder requirements

  • Familiarity with the sustainability landscape, either from a previous role, education, or genuine interest in current global initiatives

  • Proactive, impact-oriented, creative, and innovative approach to business development

  • Analytic and strategic mind in combination with a pragmatic, hands-on approach

  • Network of sustainability roles at large corporates and financial funds a plus

  • Willingness to travel as needed

  • Requirement: You are fluent in English and Dutch, with strong English writing skills as all proposals and contracts are written in English

  • Requirement: You must be authorized to work in the Netherlands

Acre is supporting Land Life in the hiring process for this position. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please get in touch with Ricardo Pengel at ricardo.pengel@acre.com.

When contacting us, please mention the job title of the ad you applied for and attach an English CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile page.

Please note that only applications directly through our website/LinkedIn will be considered.