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Chief Commercial Officer



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Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

The Opportunity:

Are you driven by a purpose beyond the ordinary? Do you possess exceptional commercial acumen and yearn to apply it for a greater cause?

Our vision at Senken is not just about driving commercial success; it's about leading a movement. A movement towards a sustainable future powered by innovation, collaboration, and a deep commitment to our planet and society.

Join us in tackling climate change, a pivotal threat to humanity, while fostering significant social impact, especially in the global south.

Senken is on a quest to reshape our world for the better. With a focus on harnessing high-quality carbon credit markets through data-driven innovation, we stand at the vanguard of environmental change. Our ambition is grand: to channel $100 billion into impactful nature projects, merging natural resources with German corporate ingenuity. Backed by industry giants like Obvious Ventures, our $7.5 million seed funding is just the start.

We operate from lively Berlin and Cape Town hubs, embodying global sustainability with a local touch.

The Challenge:

As Chief Commercial Officer in the voluntary carbon market, you'll navigate a complex landscape. Your role centres on understanding diverse market mechanisms and ensuring they align with corporate sustainability goals. A critical aspect is ensuring the quality and credibility of carbon credits, focusing on verifiability and environmental benefits.

Adaptability is key, as evolving regulations and standards govern the market. You'll balance the financial aspects of carbon credits with their environmental impact, aiming for cost-effective, impactful investments.

Stakeholder education and engagement are vital, addressing knowledge gaps and building trust. Aligning carbon credit strategies with broader corporate sustainability and ESG goals is also essential.

Finally, you'll manage market volatility, developing strategies for risk mitigation and stable operations. This role demands strategic thinking, adaptability, and a deep commitment to sustainability.

Your Mission:

Live and breathe our values and make them part of each and every decision.


  • Creating and refining the systems and processes as well as training people on them.
  • Find, train and build the commercial team in line with the strategy
  • Lead, inspire, and grow the sales and marketing teams, promoting a culture of innovation and passionate curiosity.


  • Continue our journey from <1-2m in ARR by 2025
  • You own and continuously evolve the commercial strategy from sales playbook to marketing strategy.
  • You need to be an outstanding communicator to navigate Mittelstand/corporate and Agile Start-Up Players simultaneously.
  • Strategize and execute comprehensive commercial plans to establish Senken as a market leader in Germany and beyond
  • Represent Senken at key industry events, conferences, and networking gatherings.

Marketing & Brand

  • Cultivate and nurture key relationships by establishing Senken as Thought Leader, especially within the German speaking markets.
  • Lead the journey to make Senken a thought leader in the international carbon market.


  • Fluency in German and English
  • Demonstrated experience in a high-level commercial role within an early-stage B2B startup environment.
  • More than 8 years GTM experience
  • Enterprise sales experience
  • Background in environmental sustainability, preferably with expertise in carbon credits.
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing successful product-market fit strategies.
  • Extensive network within relevant industries, particularly in Germany.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to mentor and motivate a diverse team (Senken = 10 nationalities and counting)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building lasting partnerships.
  • You need to be able to communicate with the conservative German Mittelstand as well as partners & colleagues in the agile startups space.

Join Us:

At Senken, you will be part of a dynamic team that’s making a tangible impact on the planet. If you are driven by innovation, sustainability we want to be your new home :-)

Next to a competitive salary, you will only be the 3rd addition to our C-Suite (next to the two founders), and therefore, this position comes with an attractive share package.

Our values (yes, we have gifs for these as well):

  • Passionately curious
  • Always asking questions to find out WHY! E.g. A competitor just came up with a new feature - you do everything you can to find out how it works.
  • Transparency & Honesty
  • Speaking up if you don't agree with or understand something.
  • Ownership mindset
  • Owning mistakes and learning from them.
  • All hands on deck
  • Thinking of the greater good of the team as opposed to your own interests (like a sports
  • team!).
  • Intrinsic urgency
  • Willingness to make quick decisions, even if we get it wrong.
  • Can-do attitude
  • Saying "Let's give it a try" instead of "We can't do that”.

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