Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive Salary + Bonus
Reference BBBH9173_1579862029

Acre is excited to be retained by The Innovation Institute and is looking for an exceptional individual to join their team to as Manager accelerate adoption and maximize the positive impact of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program in the Built Environment sector in the EMEA region.

In this role you will work closely with product manufacturers, suppliers, accredited assessors and other industry influencers and stakeholders to increase awareness of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, adoption of Cradle to Cradle certification, and demand for Cradle to Cradle Certified products.

The Institute is seeking a motivated, resourceful professional with business development and building industry experience to lead efforts to increase Cradle to Cradle Certified building products and materials across the EMEA region. The Manager will bring a strong knowledge of the building industry, a proven record of effective relationship management and a genuine passion for advancing the Cradle to Cradle principles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an effective business development strategy, plan, budget and targets for the regional built environment sector

  • Meet or exceed annual certification targets

  • Identify, cultivate, manage and track opportunities with prospective certification holders, funders and partners

  • Manage relationships with existing and prospective building industry customers, partners and funders

  • Define customer needs and priorities, and assist with the development of tools and resources that facilitate use and increase value of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard

  • Organise and execute business development events and educational programming for building industry stakeholders including product manufacturers, architects, designers, consultants, contractors, owners/developers, academics, policy makers, and financial institutions.

  • Represent C2CPII at regional building industry meetings, conferences and events.

  • Secure sponsorships and/or grants necessary to deliver sector-specific resources, tools, or events.

  • Prepare market briefs, reports, and other materials as needed to meet internal and external research and reporting needs.


  • Master's Degree in relevant field of study

  • Demonstrable related experience in consulting and/or market/business development

  • Strong building industry knowledge/expertise with established sector relationships across Europe/EMEA

  • Demonstrable knowledge of key sustainability and circular trends and challenges within the building industry

  • Practical experience with Cradle to Cradle principles preferred

  • Proven ability to influence and partner with business leaders

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, additional languages preferred