Business Development Lead, The Netherlands

The Netherlands
Agribusiness (Glas) Tuinbouw
Consultancy & Advies
Bachelor/ Master

On behalf of Carbo Culture we are searching for an entrepreneurial and ambitious

Business Development Lead,  The Netherlands

Location: The Netherlands /  home office

Carbo Culture is a carbon removal technology developer on a mission to help mitigate climate change by permanently removing CO2. The company has developed a patented process, Carbolysis that sequesters CO2 by converting waste biomass into stable, high-permanence biochar and heat, while avoiding toxic by-products.
They are headquartered in Helsinki with operations in Europe, the UK and the US. Their team is largely remote, and live they meet for team or company wide summits.
To strengthen their commercial team in The Netherlands and to lead their Project Development activities we search for an ambitious Business Development Lead.

Your role

You will be responsible for managing, developing, financing, and realizing biochar projects from start to finish.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Generate Leads: Continuously identify new opportunities for biochar projects across The Netherlands. Build a strong pipeline and identify suitable locations, feedstock sources and partners;
  • Deliver Feasibility Studies: Lead the development of feasibility studies, including creating business cases, defining roles & responsibilities, timelines, budgets, and permitting strategies;
  • Secure Permits: Oversee the acquisition of necessary permits, including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and site surveys. Initiate contact with relevant authorities;
  • Build Partnerships: Build strong relationships with partners and authorities,
  • Ensuring Contracts: all required contracts and permits are secured in a timely manner;
  • Fundraising Projects: Play a key role in attracting funding for biochar projects;
  • Manage Technical Design process: Collaborate with the highly experienced engineering team on the development of a preliminary and final technical design for the biocarbon facility;
  • Directing Project Execution: Provide day-to-day oversight of biochar project execution, ensuring partners and authorities fulfill their commitments.

    This role is remote for now, and working within European time zones. Regular travel to their demo site / next sites, as well as partners’ sites expected in the future.

Ideal Candidate

You are a natural connector who can build relationships with all stakeholders, from entrepreneurs and provinces and ensure that projects are managed in a coherent way. You understand the professional horticulture market well. You are a driven self-starter who thrives in an area with little direction or oversight, and who can be relied on as a Carbo Culture representative in international, often complex negotiations. You can effectively communicate and manage mutually beneficial partnership models. You are experienced in leading projects, you’re a fast learner, great collaborator and love working in a startup team in a hands-on environment.

Your experience and skills

  • Native Dutch speaker with fluent English;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business and project development in the agriculture, preferably link to the energy use;
  • Strong networks in relevant industries: professional horticulture;
  • Background in renewable energy sectors like biomass, biogas, or related industries would be beneficial; knowledge about energy plants or infrastructure projects on a multimillion scale;
  • Knowledge of Dutch permitting and subsidy regulations;
  • Experience in a leadership / critical position;
  • Excellent communication and networking skills;
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen;
  • Stress-resistant and results-oriented.

Your characteristics to bring to the team

  • You are comfortable creating new concepts and with creative problem solving, not working from a pre-existing project playbook;
  • Always on the hunt for a better deal, a new way of doing things, improving the current; You are a builder and can think on your feet;
  • Ability to act without direction and bring deals forth;
  • If work needs to be done, you’ll do it even if it’s not your responsibility;
  • Deeply passionate about climate tech and working for a live-able planet in 2050;

Offer Carbo Culture

Earn a competitive salary, equity in the company (ownership), and a comprehensive benefits package including health and travel insurance.
Possibility to be part of startup-like, fast-moving organization and pioneer in Climate Tech: a trailblazing startup tackling the biocarbon industry with the world's first-of-its-kind technology.
Collaborate with a highly experienced team with a track record of successful scale-ups, all committed to making a significant environmental impact. Your work will directly contribute to building a more sustainable future and shaping a nascent industry Financial very stable.  Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with options for travel or a fully remote setup.


This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a truly innovative company. Therefore, if you are an ambitious and Business-driven person or ready for the next step in your career, please apply confidentially or contact Green Career Consult; via Mr. Johan Grootscholten, senior consultant, mobile: +31 (0)6 38976049. Send your motivation letter and CV by e-mail to:

For more information: Carbo Culture

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