More about the job
Who we are:
Based in the heart of charming Amsterdam’s financial district, ACT Commodities has a global presence and trades a wide variety of environmental products. We specialize in helping our clients achieve their environmental and sustainability objectives by trading carbon offsets, green gas and electricity to sourcing, blending and delivering fuels and biofuels around the globe.
What you’ll do:
As a Sustainability Consultant for ACT, you’ll work with a range of clients across various industries, each with their own set of exciting challenges. It’s your job to create, manage and grow your own portfolio of clients, using your strong interpersonal skills and stellar communication skills to meet your clients’ exact needs.
You love a challenge and are hungry to drive your career by finding your own leads through cold calling. Before your second morning coffee, you’ll break down barriers. And every day, you’ll go the extra mile to make sure your clients will keep you on top of their minds. As more and more companies are looking to be carbon neutral, they are searching for ways to achieve this goal. You will consult companies on their sustainability goals, help them build a sustainable strategy, and offer them the products needed to execute their strategy. You like staying up-to-date on industry news, doing research into directives and regulations, attending conferences, and searching for untapped opportunities.
You’re also a team player, which fits in with our team approach, which is to succeed by working together. Your team will always have your back and support you with their unique set of skills to close deals together.
Who you are:
You’re a young and ambitious professional with (preferably) some experience or at least an affinity with sustainability, the energy sector and sales. You're not afraid to cold call in order to build up your client portfolio. You are also self-motivated and keep going even when things get tough, are eager to learn, welcome constructive criticism and are not afraid to fail and try again.
Your skills in a nutshell:
- Native German speaker and fluent in English;
- Bachelor’s/ Master's graduate, preferably in Business, Sustainability, Economics or Finance;
- 0-4 years’ experience in Business development/Consulting/Sales;
- Excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills;
- A natural sales or business development personality;
- Energetic, curious and ambitious.
What you’ll get at ACT:
- Competitive remuneration and generous bonus plan;
- Comprehensive career development training : negotiation, sales, communication, our products;
- Relocation fee reimbursement (if applicable);
- 25 vacation days per calendar year;
- Exciting sales target incentives;
- Collective health insurance discount;
- Public transport card (depending on your residence);
- In-house Life Coach.
I connect clients to commodity markets
I’m at the top of my game
Because at ACT we get things done together.
That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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.
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.
We succeed together.
We offer you a transparent and good remuneration. You will receive a competitive salary, with the opportunity to make it even better with very attractive performance bonuses.
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.
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.
I enjoy being highly independent while still being part of a team. I’ve never experienced a job where time flies this fast! Working at ACT means constantly thinking in order to stay one step ahead, considering what our clients’ needs will be before they have even thought about them themselves. I continue to learn a lot from ACT’s well-built relationships and strong business model. After a solid sales training, I got the opportunities to develop my own style. ACT’s philosophy incorporates investing in people. We invest well in our clients, but even more so in our traders. Personal and team development ranks high on our agenda.
At ACT you get the opportunity to start building your book of business, working with clients and closing trades from day one. You don’t have to wait until you’ve established a long career to be on the front lines like in many other financial firms. I got the autonomy to figure things out, but always get great support from Desk Managers and other Sales Traders. It’s a team effort.
The atmosphere is far better than any other job I’ve had. Both on a personal and professional level. New York is a real hub for success. It’s amazing how dynamic the city is and how it attracts the best of the best across so many fields and industries.
Within ACT you are responsible for building your own client portfolio whilst running your own shop. I consider sales trading as solving puzzles, connecting buyers and sellers at the right moment with the right product specifications. A career that allows me to be creative and entrepreneurial, this gives me a lot of energy. After a few years I am still excited to go to work every day.
I enjoy the opportunities we have for growth and our own informal way of doing business. We work hard and combine this with a lot of social activities with colleagues. If you are a people person, curious and have an entrepreneurial spirit, ACT offers you an open and dynamic business culture where new business ideas are welcomed and well rewarded.