Carbon finance - Senior Business Developer


Our mission : easing farmers’ transition to regenerative agriculture

Rize is a tech start-up developing climate finance to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and low carbon agriculture.

Today agriculture amounts to up to 25% of global greenhouse gases emissions, while the large-scale adoption of climate friendly practices could turn agricultural soils into one of the largest carbon sinks in the world by withdrawing carbon from the atmosphere.

In this global effort to solve climate change, Rize has pledged to ease the journey of farmers into regenerative agriculture. Rize is simplifying farmers' access to science and to carbon finance for their climate action.

That is how Rize has developed the first platform worldwide for carbon credits and has already developed a significant network of partners in France (such as farming cooperatives).

The journey to develop carbon finance for agriculture will be filled with plenty of exciting challenges:

  • develop new schemes of carbon finance to ensure that the transition brings more value to the farmers;
  • launch plenty of innovative services to create more value for the ecosystem;
  • going international soon;
  • improve our carbon monitoring infrastructure to keep up with the best of science.

Rize was founded in September 2020 by a team of engineers, and has since grown to a team of 20 people. Now, as the project has gained traction and raised funds, we are gathering the dream team to join us in this adventure.

Do you want to be at the heart of a high-impact and meaningful project that will shape the future of agriculture, by working with the best technologies within a high-potential start-up?

Job Description

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a motivated and talented senior business developer who will lead our sales efforts on the carbon and sustainable finance side.

Your role will be key to secure the funding for farmers' transition to regenerative agriculture. You will promote agriculture as an innovative offset solution for climate conscious organisations and will scale Rize carbon finance offering.

The main responsibilities attached to the role are:

  • the acceleration of current sales channels, such as direct sales to organisations, partnerships with carbon brokers or tender bids. This includes the improvement of existing processes and tools.
  • the testing and development of new sales channels
  • the overseeing of a coherent pricing model across channels, along with conditions and legal frameworks
  • the execution of a communication strategy aligned with sales objectives
  • the creation of educational and commercial content (depending on resources available)

You will work with Etienne, the CEO, and with Elise, head of ops, who is currently responsible for improving and scaling our sales strategy and processes.

As Rize is a start-up, and if you wish so, you will naturally have plenty of opportunities to work on activities outside of the direct scope of your role.

Place of work

Although Rize is based in Paris (our offices are in the Deeptech incubator Agoranov, close to Montparnasse), we enjoy the comfort of working remotely from home while getting occasions to have meaningful in-person interactions with the team.

We are currently in flex office mode, so we enjoy the best of both worlds, the flexibility that comes with working from home and great team moments when we all meet together in the office (usually 2 to 3 days each week).

4 great reasons to work with us!

  1. You will work in a fast pace environment at the heart of the French tech start-up ecosystem (Rize has joined some of the very best incubators in France and beyond), for an exciting experience and a strong learning curve
  2. You will wake up every morning knowing that your work matters
  3. You will join a relaxed and growing team, with a true “start-up” spirit: you are not just an employee, but an integral part of the team. Your role, if you accept it, is to use your creativity and your unique skills to shape this collective project
  4. We are remote friendly but also love sharing a coffee from time to time

Preferred Experience

Your skills

We are looking for the following experience:

  • Education in business, political sciences or engineering with a major in business. A masters’ degree is expected
  • Experience in carbon finance is highly desirable
  • Experience in sales is considered as a plus
  • English and French full business proficiency

We are also looking for someone who displays the following abilities:

  • Team player
  • Self-starter, organised and proactive
  • Positive and resilient
  • Conversational skills and active listening
  • Fast learner and ability to build a strong knowledge of a technical product

Hiring values

We would love to work with people who share our core values:

  • Interest in the impact sector and in climate change;
  • Interest in start-ups and their ecosystem;
  • Digital native, remote friendly;
  • Casual, open-minded and friendly;
  • Intellectual integrity, as we aim for real impact.

Recruitment Process

If you think the job is for you, don’t wait and send us your CV and a short cover letter outlining your skills and interests at or on this jobboard!

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75006)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree