Sustainability Advisor & Associate Business Development...

Zürich, ZH, Switzerland

Job Description

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions, we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Sales & Business Development team works hand in hand with our clients to help them identify the right products and solutions to address their sustainability challenges. Whether they are corporate clients or public institutions, whether they are looking to offset their carbon emissions or to engage in a comprehensive sustainability journey, we have a solution that will generate a lasting impact and take them a step further in their social ambitions. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

As an Associate Business Development Manager, you will grow South Pole’s business in Switzerland. You support our team in matching our climate solutions offering with corporate clients\' needs, helping them to progress on their climate journey and to take bold climate action. If you are an enthusiastic and dynamic sustainability professional with relevant experience in business development, client relationship management and sustainability solutions, then we are looking for you. Be part of our Sustainability Advisory Team The Sustainability Advisory Team is responsible for South Poles Key Account Management (KAM) and Business Development (BD). The team supports clients and prospects in advancing on their corporate climate journey towards net zero. Corporate needs and challenges are recognized and tailored solutions are developed.

Our team’s approach to work is characterized by integrity and respect towards clients, colleagues and the environment. Our team members are our main asset, we grow individually and jointly to unfold the potential of each team member and as a whole company. We instil pride in our diversity and enjoy the fun of working in a regional team within a truly global and impact-driven company.

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Play an active role in growing new business opportunities by winning new clients
  • Understand clients needs and their stakeholder environment to identify business development opportunities
  • Write compelling proposals and close deals
  • Support the Key Account Managers to ensure client satisfaction by maintaining the high-quality standard of our services and anticipating their expectations
  • Participate in targeted client communication and joint marketing activities
  • Participate in client meetings, conferences and trade shows
  • Contribute to the sustainable commercial success of the team and the company
  • Share proactively know-how and market feedback within the company



  • University degree in Sustainability Economics/Management, Business Administration, International Business/Relations, Environmental Science, Agronomy or similar
  • Relevant knowledge of carbon market and corporate sustainability
  • Corporate experience in the field of sustainability, CSR, environment, climate change or renewable energy
  • Fluent in German and English (spoken and written), French or Italian is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, sense of responsibility and willingness to take initiative


  • Track record in meeting client expectations
  • Key Account Experience
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, sense of responsibility and willingness to take initiative
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment
  • Distinct analytical and conceptual abilities, familiar with relevant sales software
  • Advanced skills in GSuite, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation.

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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