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Green Business Development Manager

Job Snapshot: 
These days, a career in Business doesn’t have to mean working in a corporate office or as part of a financial institution. Indeed, behind every successful solar company, wind development firm, or innovative eco company is a business-savvy wheeler and dealer soliciting investors and making the big decisions! As going green continues to bring in big economic opportunity, more business-minded people will be needed to drive the industry forward.
Roles & Responsibilities: 
As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for soliciting investors and developing business strategies to help your company expand. Depending on the size of your company, you may be making presentations to clients and potential investors, managing a sales team or working to develop key partnerships and business leads.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: knowledge of different renewable energy types and energy markets, knowledge of applicable green energy regulations (eg. the Feed-in-Tariff program)

Skills: communication, decision making, sales, project management, business

Education and Recommended Courses: 
A college or university degree is necessary, though a combination of education and experience may be enough. Useful courses include business, marketing, economics, geography, physics, and environmental science.
Potential Earnings: 
$70,000-$95,000
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: You will likely be working closely with clients, investors, and senior members of your company. You may also be managing a sales team and working with other business partners and consultants.

Atmosphere: You will spend most of your time in an office environment but may be required to travel for meetings or presentations.