Commercial Associate

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Sales & Business Development team works hand in hand with our clients to help them identify the right products and solutions to address their sustainability challenges. Whether they are corporate clients or public institutions, whether they are looking to offset their carbon emissions or to engage in a comprehensive sustainability journey, we have a solution that will generate a lasting impact and take them a step further in their social ambitions. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

As Commercial Associate in Latin America, you will be responsible for aiding the commercial team in the management of compliance markets that are in force in the region, as well as supporting in the design and implementation of strategies in order to approach compliance markets that are still being generated. You will be coordinating the design and implementation of management systems that will be put in place for the different compliance market teams to perform in an efficient way.

Furthermore, you will be supporting the commercial team in the relations that they have with the different compliance market stakeholders in the region, like Government entities, legal responsible entities, associations for the promotion of compliance markets, passive subjects of carbon taxes and local and international standards and registries, among others. In addition, you will also coordinate key accounts for the sales of VERs, RECs and consulting services, scheduling and holding meetings with potential clients, as well as creating opportunities and negotiating agreements with them.


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  •  Support in the design and implementation of compliance market management systems
  • Coordination of capacity building sessions for the different compliance market teams with the aim of socializing the knowledge and information in an efficient way
  • Support in relations with stakeholders, including government entities, Ecopetrol, passive subjects of carbon taxes, associations for the promotion of carbon market schemes, standards and registries, among others
  • Support in creating databases, scheduling and holding meetings with forestry and non-forestry projects, creating and sending proposals and negotiating terms and agreements
  • Coordination of the relationship between the company and the different forestry and non-forestry projects, maintaining efficient communications channels and solving commercial doubts
  • Coordination of the relationship between the company and the different carbon credit purchase clients, maintaining efficient communications channels and solving commercial doubts
  • Coordination of the generation of invoices, as well as the collection process
  • Creation of mechanisms that will let the company understand the preference of its clients, project owners and purchasers
  • Coordination of gathering, merging and analyzing data regarding compliance markets, in order for the company to have the most relevant information in its decision making processes
  • Coordination with the marketing area of marketing strategies that could be needed in order to position the company as a leader in the market
  • Coordination of VER and REC sales, as well as managing the relations with existing clients in the region
  • Coordination of sales of A&D consulting services, as well as managing the relations with existing clients in the region
  • Support in the design and implementation of strategies in order to approach compliance markets in the LATAM region.


Essential -

  • University degree or higher in Business Administration or some other relevant discipline is required
  • Experience in areas related to the environment and sustainability is essential
  • Experience in the energy sector will be taken into consideration
  • Excellent abilities in organization and administration and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Experience managing teams at a country level. Experience working with teams in several countries in the LATAM region will be preferred
  • Experience and results in sales and commercial departments will be preferred
  • Good oral and written command of Spanish and English.

Desirable - 

  • Detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and support program implementation while ensuring adherence to required policies and protocols
  • Ability to work on assignments that are diverse in nature, applying company policies, processes and procedures to resolve a variety of issues/problems
  • Able to solve basic problems independently, based on general instructions on new assignments or projects
  • Ability to create high quality written documents (proposals and deliverables) in Spanish
  • Ability to carry out project administration & management tasks
  • Research and analysis skills, including budget tracking, financial forecasting, and project evaluation and monitoring
  • Ability to manage relationships and inter-institutional coordination.

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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