Business Development Associate, Carbon Bank

Business Development Associate, Carbon Bank

Engage US farmers daily on sustainability. This role will engage with farmers on a series of Carbon initiatives with a focus on assisting farmers to improve soil health and reduce livestock emissions. As a team member of the Rabo Carbon Bank, this position will work locally while thinking globally about the food and agriculture value chain.

Our Shared Future:

As a Business Development Associate, Carbon Bank, you will be successful working with all types of farmers throughout the US on carbon focused sustainability initiatives they can implement on their farm.

The Carbon Bank develops projects that store carbon in trees and soil, as well as reduction in methane and nitrous oxide emissions, through cooperation with farmers. This role will work with Rabo AgriFinance Relationship Managers to identify farmer clients interested in our carbon initiatives. Extensive travel to visit farms throughout the rural US and discuss carbon is expected.

Job Responsibilities

  • Direct engagement with farmers throughout the U.S. with primary responsibility to recruit growers for Rabo Carbon Bank initiatives. (Note: This role will work closely with Rabo AgriFinance Relationship Managers in identifying farmer clients)

  • Serve as the farmer clients primary contact for all product and service-related questions within the Carbon Bank

  • Educate internal Rabo AgriFinance team of Relationship Managers, Business Development Managers, and others on carbon-based sustainability activities and programs

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of farming practices, Rabo clients, and sustainability topics in agriculture (regenerative farming, etc.)

  • Translate client needs and opportunities to Rabo Carbon Bank with respect to Carbon ambitions in the development of products and services.

Your Promise to Us:

To be considered for the Business Development Associate, Carbon Bank role, you have

  • At least 5 years of professional experience with at least 1 year of farmer engagement.

  • Absolute minimum would be 3 years' professional experience total.

  • Experience traveling.

  • Ability to book your own travel arrangements, submit expense reports, and set your own schedule.

  • Outgoing personality.

This role will require a lot of interpersonal communication skills.

  • You also should bring experience in working with farmers. (Understanding of U.S. Agriculture)

  • Bring experience in carbon initiatives/sustainability. (Understanding of basic sustainability principles)

  • Be self-motivated (self-starter) – have the ability to manage own process and output.

  • Have the ability to write reports and business correspondence.

  • Have the ability to speak effectively before employees of the Bank.

  • Be comfortable with a heavy travel schedule - especially from January through April

Our Commitment to you – cultivating your way beyond pay:

Rabobank embraces diversity and welcomes employees and applicants of all backgrounds. Our goal is to always create an environment that is inclusive, drawing upon the strengths of the diversity of our workforce to exceed the expectation so four clients and customers.

We view your well-being as much more than a paycheck. We continually evaluate and evolve our benefit offerings to be comprehensive, competitive and to give you the options and the flexibility you need. We focus our employee benefits on three main components:

  • Physical Well-Being includes our commitment to your Health and Wellness. Medical, Dental and Vision plan coverages are effective on your date of hire. Rabo offers multiple plan options and a full network of providers to best meet your needs.

  • Financial Well-Being provides for your Retirement + Savings + Security. We love seeing your retirement plan balance grow just as much as you do! That’s why you can start participating in the 401(k) plan on your date of hire. Plus we match 50% of the first 6% you contribute to your 401(k) plan for US Employees. Rabo also contributes an additional 3% of your eligible pay in Safe Harbor contribution and up to 3% in annual Discretionary Profit[1]Sharing contributions.

  • Emotional Well-Being ensures your Work + Life balance. We offer a generous paid time off program to full time employees: up to 20 days of vacation time, 5 days of additional time off plus 7 sick days and 11 US holidays annually (based on hire date during the calendar year). In addition, Growing a Better World Together requires wanting the best for our employees and their families and our communities. To do that, we offer both the time and financial support to give back to the community through our Dollars for Doers, Helping Hands and Gift Matching programs. (All paid time off is subject to company accrual and carryover policies.)

Our Organization: 

As a financial services provider for leading U.S. farmers and ranchers, Rabo AgriFinance adds value through industry expertise, client-focused solutions, and long-term business relationships. Rabo AgriFinance offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to prepare producers to take advantage of market opportunities and mitigate risk. Our suite of services includes loans, lines of credit, insurance, input financing, equipment leasing and risk management products. Rabo AgriFinance is a subsidiary of Rabobank, one of the world’s largest and most secure banks, and the premier lender in the food and global agriculture industry. 

Salary Expectations:

Target Hiring Range: $75,000 - $90,000

This position is subject to the terms of [RAF/Rabobank/RDS]’s compensation plans and policies. It is anticipated that the position will pay within the target hiring range. The range is reflective of the desired primary physical work location and may be adjusted outside of the projected range based on geographical differentiation if the actual work location of the hired candidate differs from the desired primary location, or for other lawful reasons. Further, the position includes all other benefits provided to [RAF/Rabobank/RDS] employees, including healthcare benefits, 401k matching, vacation, sick leave, parental leave, possible discretionary bonuses and all other benefits that are all governed by and subject to ERISA plan documents and eligibility.

Rabo provides equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, military service or veteran status, victims of domestic violence, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Rabo also prohibits harassment of any individuals on any of the bases listed above.

At Rabo Bank, we strive to grow a better world together. In order to achieve that, we have to have the right people in the right jobs. Are you ready to join our team?


Business Development Associate, Carbon Bank

Contract type Full time
Expertise Digital & Innovation
Location Chesterfield (United States)
Workplace Hybrid
Reference number JR_00080601
Publication date 31 January 2023

Application procedure


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