VP Sustainability and Carbon Markets at Compeer Financial

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Naperville, Illinois





Job Description:

Compeer Financial is seeking collaborative, innovative and dynamic professionals to be a part of our Top Workplace culture!


Tell me more about this opportunity.


Position Overview:
This position develops and leads carbon markets and sustainability program developments. The incumbent aligns existing carbon programs to buyers of carbon and land owner contracts tied to sustainability and additionality practice changes. Advocates and creates new value for Compeer clients by developing reliable carbon access programs.


Essential Functions:


  • Identifies, leads and supports new program opportunities by researching, analyzing and making recommendations on program strategies.

  • Collaborates on driving the development of product and/or program strategy and the alignment of product and/or program roadmaps to strategy.

  • Develops end-to-end solutions based on client input and feedback to address market opportunities.

  • Oversees ideas from ideation, concept, trial, development, and deployment as the initiative champion.

  • Collaborates with the Managing Director to identify, develop, implement and execute sales programs strategies and tactics to generate new business.

  • Researches and identifies prospective new clients and increases opportunities for business growth with existing clients.



Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Bachelor's degree in business, agriculture, forestry, sustainable markets or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the agribusiness/farming industry, or similar experience in agricultural credit or closely related field.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Carbon Markets or Sustainable Forest Plans, preferred.

  • Knowledge of federal and state (Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) laws, regulations and compliance requirements specific to the financial industry and Farm Credit.

  • Solid knowledge of carbon offset and registries.

  • Advanced understanding the program offerings by network partners like the Farm Service Agency, USDA, SBA, and independent agriculture groups.

  • Solid knowledge of carbon registries, networks, and competition within this industry.

  • Advanced working knowledge of business development and relationship management.

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

  • High level of confidentiality and integrity.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills, decision making, negotiating and organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with strength in attention to details.

  • Ability to teach accounting principles and cashflow management.

  • Ability to informally motivate in a team environment.

  • Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications and customer relationship management (CRM) programs.

  • Valid driver's license.




Who is Compeer Financial?
Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America. By joining our team, you will help empower those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities. We embrace business agility and innovative approaches to serving our clients and communities.


Why join our team?


  • Amazing team members who are passionate about serving agriculture and rural America.

  • Investment in our team members' education, growth and development.

  • Engagement in our communities through giving back and volunteerism.

  • Flexible, collaborative and dynamic work environment.

  • Great benefits:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance

    • 401K (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)

    • Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays, volunteer time)







Find out why our team members choose Compeer Financial by watching this video.


How do I apply?
Qualified candidates, please apply online at www.compeer.com/careers.


Compeer Financial is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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