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Latam Director

Sistema.bio
Full time
Apply by 26 January 2021

Job description

Who is the Latam Director at Sistema.bio

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy in Mexico and support our build our partnerships in Central and South American.

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Translating our global strategy into clear and tangible outcomes for Latin America.
  • Overall general manager of the Latin American teams
  • Directing the commercial strategy in the region, with a focus on supporting direct customer sales in key markets and building a strategy for building partnerships in the rest of the region. These include NGO programs, government programs, social enterprises and commercial distributors.
  • Driving commercial growth through both B2B and B2C channels: developing, managing and growing a pipeline of customer base, engaging in screening discussions, negotiating agreements, responding to tenders, and coordinating with fulfillment teams (logistics, technical, and/or R&D).
  • Participating in marketing strategies in Spanish for the region in collaboration with the global marketing and coms teams.
  • Managing the financial and administrative teams to ensure strong backoffice support for field teams
  • Managing technical directors (together with the Global Technical Director) to ensure efficient operations.
  • Managing specific high impact projects and collaborations
  • Ensuring Sistema.bio is well positioned in the ecosystem of impactful companies creating positive change in the region, specifically in the areas of sustainable and regenerative agriculture, clean energy and social development.
  • Coaching and empowering team leaders in Latam to execute on our Latam strategy
  • Be a representative and public figure for Sistema.bio in Latam, representing our culture and vision.

More about YOU

This is a significant leadership role, and we are looking for passionate, self driven leaders that want to make a positive impact in the world. The right candidate could significantly increase the size and impact of the Latin American operations and eventually grow into a senior global role. 

  • You are passionate about creating social and environmental impact through social business in rural markets in Central or Latin America.
  • You have experience running and growing a small company, project, organization or a department.
  • You have over proven experience in developing and managing partnerships, preferably in rural markets, in the renewable energy or agriculture sector.
  • You enjoy setting, tracking and meeting commercial goals and can motivate a team around them
  • You have experience and are comfortable about managing people, especially across a broad range of cultural and geographic ranges.
  • You are a very self-driven and a creative problem solver in a fast-moving environment.
  • You enjoy rolling-up your sleeve and getting your hands dirty (literally) and you are able to lead by example.

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About Sistema.bio

Sistema.bio is a leading social enterprise operating in Latin America, India, and Africa by bringing technology, training and financing to farmers. Headquartered in Mexico City, Sistema.bio promotes a world where waste is a resource, and farmers are empowered and productive. We manufacture, sell, install and finance our patented biodigester systems for small and medium scale farmers to convert their waste into economic, health and environmental benefits.

By the end of 2021, our goal is to have installed biodigesters for over 200,000 people in 15 countries where they lack access to clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. 

Sistema.bio is the 2019 Ashden Clean Cooking Awards winner and the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Institute Finalist.

You can be a part of this impact story! 


What it is like to work at Sistema.bio

  • Entrepreneurial cultureYour ideas matter. We believe in empowering people to own their projects and be able to take responsibility for them.
  • Passion and purposeWorking at Sistema.bio, you will work with a very passionate team that believes strongly in working for the social and environmental impact they want to see.
  • A growing team with growing opportunities: Sistema.bio is on its way to double in size in the coming years. This growth will open new roles, new countries and a world of new opportunities! We have a roll-up-your-sleeves culture where we offer new opportunities for our team members’ careers based on their skills, interests and aspirations.
  • Time in the field with the small and medium-scale farmersAt Sistema.bio, we are passionate about understanding and serving our customers: small and medium-scale farmers. Working with Sistema.bio, we will make sure that regardless of your background, you get to spend time in the field with farmers and genuinely understand their challenges and their everyday concerns.
  • We care about your career progression: We have a strong culture of training and investing in developing our people. As a Sistema.bio employee, you’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to training programs, and clear tracking of your performance and career development twice a year. 
  • Work-life balanceAt Sistema.bio, we know you’re at your best when you’re rested and healthy. We therefore give you generous holidays options, parental leave, we pay for your health protection and give you options to work remotely when needed and possible.
  • Gender EqualitySistema.bio is committed to gender equality in the workplace. Thanks to our Gender policies and efforts women represent 57% of the Global team for example, and 27% of our overall workforce. We have flexible hours and expressing spaces for lactating mothers.

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