Business Development Manager – Bioenergy/Renewable Energy
Location: Scotland (Highland, Moray and Aberdeenshire)
Salary: £50-60k (Neg DOE)
Start Date: ASAP
Our Client: Is a small but rapidly growing developer of renewable energy facilities in the UK. Their anaerobic digestion plants produce carbon-negative biomethane that will be used to decarbonise the UK’s gas and transport networks and strengthen the UK’s energy resilience.
You will be joining at a key moment in our client’s development.
They have an ambitious strategy, a strong core team, and significant funding in place, and will be rolling out £450m of new facilities across the UK over the next two years.
We are looking for an energetic, analytical, and personable character to join our team.
The role: Ideally educated to Degree Level with commercial and technical knowledge in the whisky industry. Ideally you will also have some knowledge in agriculture. What is most essential is a passion for energy and sustainability, the ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly, and the confidence to initiate and independently pursue new lines of enquiry.
This is a key role at the heart of our client’s team with a focus on their Scottish projects. You will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the business, as well as with a range of external stakeholders. You will need the flexibility and organisational ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and to deal effectively with people from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines.
Duties: Provide support with:
Identify feedstock supplies from the whisky industry and agricultural sources including pot ale and pot ale syrup
Negotiate feedstock contracts
Prepare and develop feedstock contracts to secure supply in accordance with project timelines
Negotiate contracts with prospective clients for the supply of biomethane
Liaising with the many external stakeholders involved in their projects (distilleries, farmers, contractors, lawyers, consultants, planning agents, etc.),
Experience: Technical/engineering qualification
Knowledge of whisky/distillery industry
Business development expertise
Commercial expertise with the ability to negotiate contracts
Technical understanding of the process involved in whisky production including the evaluation of evaporators
It is essential that you have a full driving license and have access to your own car as traveling to various locations in and around Scotland will be required.
You will also be expected to travel to the London office and visit the English sites on occasion.