Business Developer - French Markets
We do business in a way that is not so much about price but about building relationships based on trust. - Alessio, Sales Trader
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Operations
Amsterdam
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
I excel when...
Business development
Cold calling doesn't scare me
Entrepreneur
Love to close deals
Networker
We are famous for our collaborative approach to trading. It helps us partner with our clients, drives how we work as a team and guarantees success. As a Sales Trader your sharp mind, strong social skills and natural charm will set you up for a great career.

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What you’ll do:

Become our new Business Development Representative and raise the brand awareness of ACT as a world leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions. You’ll be responsible for generating leads by analyzing and segmenting the French markets.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Identifying target clients for the French Sustainability Desk;
  • Making outbound calls/emails;
  • Build a good understanding of all French sustainability products and product categories and be able to use this knowledge effectively in customer interactions;
  • Generate leads and build out a network of potential counter parties;
  • Conduct market research to identify new business opportunities;
  • Work proactively with the French desk in order to develop pull sales strategy;
  • Coordinate lead gen activities with the Marketing team & French desk.

 

Who you are:

We are seeking a dynamic, driven and results orientated individual to add to our team to generate leads with new customers. We have room for onsite training & learning to build on your existing skillset. Our ideal profile for an opportunity like this is summarized below:

 

  • Native French speaker and fluent in English (verbal & written);
  • Knowledge of Renewable Energy & Voluntary Carbon Market preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably related to Sales & Marketing or Sustainability/Energy;
  • 1-3 Years of experience within Business Development or related fields; experience in Sustainability/Energy is an advantage;
  • Experience with research and maintaining databases (preferably CRM systems);
  • Understanding of different tools/ channels to generate new leads;
  • Comfortable with cold calling;
  • Strong interpersonal skills related to communication and pitching;
  • Analytical skills to identify new opportunities in your respective market;
  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration- and bonus scheme;
  • Relocation fee reimbursement (if applicable);
  • 25 vacation days per calendar year;
  • Exciting target incentives;
  • Collective health insurance discount;
  • Public Transport Card (depending on your residence);
  • In-house Life Coach.

I connect clients to commodity markets

My work is all about understanding my clients’ needs and spotting opportunities. Bringing people together by matching supply to demand and vice versa.

Playing at the top of my game

I can persuade clients with my trading and social skills. I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable. Performing at the top of my game will earn me a place in the successful team at ACT Commodities.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

Michael Vigario
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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