How about, you can contribute to rising production and income levels of smallholder farmers in developing countries, by supporting them in their transition to agroforestry and at the same time combating climate change, land degradation and food insecurity at a large scale? Discover your possibilities at Rabobank.
Acorn, a new initiative within Rabobank, uses satellite images to measure the farmer's carbon storage and translate this into carbon removal units. This gives the smallholder farmers access to the international carbon market. This is how we are contributing to growing a better world as well as a stronger Rabobank.
You and your job As Relationship Manager you are part of the Supply team of Acorn. You know the secrets of building scalable relationships with Local Partners to jointly ensure thousands of smallholder farmers in Africa, Latin America and Asia switch to more sustainable agricultural practises. You will perform a selection on the Local Partners, ensure that farmers and Local Partners are registered on our platform to be able to generate Carbon Removal Units for the farmers. In addition you support Local Partners to scale their operations.
Establishing strong partnerships with Local Partners to measure, monetize and market carbon sequestration on behalf of smallholder farmers
Managing partnerships to monitor the number of farmers and impact that is being created, as well as ensuring we are identifying possible challenges in time
Expanding knowledge base around agroforestry, regulations and best practises to ensure selection of high quality projects
Identifying and addressing implementation risks and bottlenecks for scale to ensure scalability of the Acorn proposition
Work and pleasure
“With a diverse team we empower farmers globally. With Acorn we have the opportunity to support millions of farmers globally”
Martine Janssen, Business Development Lead
The big picture
Your goal is to work with partners to support 15 million smallholders within 5 years in the transition to agroforestry and onboard them on the Acorn platform to measure, monetize and market the carbon sequestration on behalf of the farmers to increase their income while at the same time removing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is how you share your talent for 40 hours a week as Senior Business Development Manager at Acorn, Rabobank.
We achieve more together than alone We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people's differences is what makes us an even better bank. So we are very curious about what you can bring to our team at Acorn.
“We have in the past period grown tremendously in scale and team. We look forward to welcome other pragmatic, result-oriented team players that contribute to the scaling of Acorn in the years to come”
Jelmer van de Mortel, Innovation Lead / Head of Acorn
The 27 people in Acorn bundle forces, intelligence and experience to realize innovation strategies. Working together is the way we work; as 1 problem-solving team at Rabobank. Talking of Rabobank: We are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,5000,000 customers. Together with these customers, our members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to enough healthy food. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business.
You and your talent
>4 years of experience with project management or account management in an international environment
Experience in the agricultural sector (experience with agroforestry, smallholder value chains and/or carbon projects is a plus)
Fluent in English, both spoken and written. Mastering a second language is a plus.
Strong networking & collaboration skills, combined with service orientation
A strong personality where persuasiveness is used in a natural and effective way and the execution power is demonstrably present, results-oriented mentality combined with organizational sensitivity