Director of Business Development

The Director of Business Development plays a critical role in WasteFuel’s growth by developing and implementing an organized business development strategy/process. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented and comfortable multi-tasking. Candidate will have industry experience, exceptional relationship management skills and a proven ability to generate and close new business.

The Director of Business Development will work closely with and report to the executive team.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifies trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking best practices and competitor strategies

  • Locates or proposes potential business deals/ targets through an existing network and identifies targets through research / due diligence

  • Prepares and facilitates presentations, proposals for outreach and/or follow up – defining and articulating what sets WasteFuel apart

  • Develops negotiating strategies and positions by staying current on market trends and developments – ensuring our unique angle and foothold in the industry

  • Develops a growth strategy focused both on financial gain and partner satisfaction

  • Coordinate business development initiatives including “roadshows” (planning, coordination, and execution), meetings, on-site meetings, conference calls and investor events 

  • Maintains the prospect/partner/investor pipeline

  • Coordinates calendars and priorities and arranges business meetings with prospective investors/ partners

  • Builds long-term relationships with new and existing partners and/or investors

  • Conduct research and analysis to identify and define additional partners needed to scale the business and conduct outreach accordingly

  • Conduct outreach to establish relationships with potential partners

  • Edit and proofread memos, emails, presentations and reports

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Proven track record / 5 + years of relevant working experience

  • Excellent communication and people skills

  • Demonstrable experience with high-level negotiations

  • Excellent time management and planning skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge / proficiency

 

Benefits of this position include:

  • Health insurance and mobile phone reimbursement

  • Competitive paid time off

  • Performance-based bonus

  • Opportunity to grow within the firm

 

Office culture is flexible and team-based with open communications. Each WasteFuel employee is encouraged to play an active role in growing our firm. Preferably Los Angeles-based.

 

About the Company:  WasteFuel is a next-generation waste to fuels company that uses proven technology to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility. With an initial focus on air travel, WasteFuel uses proven technology that converts municipal waste into aviation-grade biofuel that burns at an 80% reduction in carbon to fossil fuel-based aviation fuel.

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@wastefuel.com and list “Director of Business Development – [Your Name]” in the subject line.

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