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Account Executive - Climate Tech AI

Briink

Briink

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development, Data Science
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
What we do
Transforming ESG Strategy with AI Innovation.

In a world where 90% of ESG data is hidden in unstructured sources like PDFs and websites, Briink is dedicated to uncovering high-quality ESG insights from documents at scale, enabling ESG analysts to become ESG strategists. Located in Merantix’s AI Campus nestled in Berlin's AI scene, we are a dynamic and fast-growing AI company, working to transform the world of ESG data for good! By joining our team, you will collaborate to our mission, and build your career at the intersection of AI, law, sustainability, and technology, fueling systemic change.

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Even if your experience doesn't align precisely with the criteria, we encourage you to apply. Too many people lose out on incredible opportunities because they think they aren’t the perfect fit - we don’t expect to find someone perfect because that doesn’t exist!

Please note that native-level German is a mandatory requirement for this role.
Your role
We are looking for an Account Executive who will work within our business development team to drive revenue and support our clients with sustainability expertise throughout the sales and customer success process. Our ideal candidate has experience in sales or customer success processes and experience engaging with clients, as well as some experience in or understanding of sustainability knowledge work.

You’ll be joining a highly driven, collaborative team that brings together a wide variety of expertise. We expect that applicants will meet some but not necessarily all criteria for this role.
Your profile
  • Client-facing feels like home - you enjoy engaging with interesting clients and prospects who are looking to learn more about what we do, ask questions, and test out our products.

  • Passion for sustainability and tech - we don’t expect you to be Kate Brandt or Mark Carney, but you do bring some experience or knowledge of sustainability management, EU environmental regulation, and other sustainability topics.

  • Curiosity by default - you love learning more about topics, asking questions, and sharing knowledge with others.

  • Collaborative spirit - part of what excites you about this role is that you will be able to work with multiple teams within the company, ranging from founders to business development and product.


Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of experience in customer facing roles, e.g. sales/account management, customer success, partnerships, or consulting.
  • Early experience/passion for sustainability, ranging from sustainability consulting or auditing to supply chain ESG and in-house sustainability management.
  • Affinity for technology and a drive to learn about building products, AI and LLMs (with proper support, of course).
  • Fluent in both English and German.
  • Presentation skills and experience, whether in front of 3 or 200 people
  • Willingness to travel as part of client engagements, as needed
Nice-to-haves:
  • Experience working in startups or with technology
  • Additional business proficiency in a major European language.
  • Specific expertise in any of the following areas: supply chain ESG procurement , ESG auditing, ESG compliance, ESG asset management
  • Experience doing market research, product discovery, and user interviews.
What we offer
  • An impactful mission - ESG data has the potential to foster a more sustainable planet, but at present, it's creating more challenges than opportunities for businesses. We think that AI can change that. Join us in accelerating the AI-powered transition to a sustainable world!

  • Flexible work - Our philosophy is that you are the master of your own work. Night owl? No problem. You will be able to adapt your working hours to your individual needs and rhythms, as often as you need to. And although this role is 70% Berlin-based, you will be able to allocate the remaining part of your working hours to remote work, including work from different locations within the European timezone.

  • Trust and ownership - At Briink, everyone is in charge of their own projects and clients, and you will trusted to steer yours from day 0. As one of our main touchpoints with the market, you will be able to build your personal brand and have a tangible impact on other parts of our business - including product development, content creation, etc.

  • A workspace at the heart of Berlin’s AI scene - You will be part of a dynamic, diverse team that supports and learns from each other. Engage with the broader Merantix AI Campus community through a constant influx of events, collaborations, and knowledge exchange! Our office at the AI Campus in Berlin is designed to spark innovation and collaboration, thanks to its thriving ecosystem of AI startups and experts.

  • Competitive remuneration - As one of our core employees, you will enjoy a competitive salary and equity package reflecting your contribution to our mission.

About us

At Briink, we are driven by a shared belief that sustainable finance is the key to addressing some of the world's most pressing problems, including climate change, economic inequality, and social injustice. Our B2B SaaS platform harnesses the power of AI to help companies across all industries make more sustainable decisions and access the trillions in capital being mobilized towards the climate transition.

We are a diverse and dynamic team that is passionate about making a positive impact on the world. We believe in trust and ownership, and strive to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, supportive, and empowering.