Sales lead Acorn

Sales lead Acorn

You are driven to grow a better world together. You will sell Acorn carbon removal units to international corporates that reduce their emissions and want to offset their unavoidables. Our clients are unique multinationals like Microsoft and client of the Rabobank. You are able to share the uniqueness of the Acorn proposition in an compassionate manner.

You and your job
As sales lead Acorn you will make sure that the farmers get the maximum value or the carbon sequestered. You will build trust and lasting relationships with sustainable corporates in a pleasant, representative and responsive manner.

Get results

  • Build a pipeline of prospects

  • Close contracts with leading, sustainable corporates

Facts & Figures

  • 36/40 hours per week

  • Selling more than 1 million CRUs in 2023

  • 9.5 million customers around the world

Top 3 responsibilities

  • Reach out to corporates

  • Write and submit RfPs, negotiate contracts

  • Share the Acorn story with public audiences

You will start the commercial activities of Acorn. You will report directly to the Head of Acorn or MT member.

Together we achieve more 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 team/department.

We are a passionate team that is driven to create a lasting impact in developing countries’.
Eline Kajim, Head of Certification.

The 40+ people in Acorn are driven to support farmers in developing countries in the transition to agroforestry. Working together is the way we work; as 1 passionate, entrepreneurial team at Rabobank. Talking of Rabobank: We are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,500,000 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

  • University degree

  • You have lived in a developing country for at least 2 years

  • Background in development aid / fund raising / start up / consulting

  • Minimum of 2 years experience with prospecting clients and closing deals or business development

  • Warm personality that nurtures relationships

  • You are naturally convincing and empathic

  • You know the Acorn proposition and have affection with it so you can tell our story

This is what we offer you

  • Next to salary (scale 10), you will receive a thirteenth month and holiday pay

  • An additional Employee Benefit Budget (11% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash pay-out

  • Pension to which your contribution is only 3.5%

This is selection of the terms of employment for a Sales manager Acorn based on a 36/40-hour working week. This vacancy is for 36/40 hours per week. You can find all our terms of employment on

You and the job application process

Reply to the vacancy for Sales lead Acorn at Rabobank before October 8.

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Sales lead Acorn

Contract type Full time
Expertise Digital & Innovation
Location Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Reference number JR_00072463
Publication date 23 September 2022
Apply before 8 October 2022

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