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Commercial Director in Environmental Technology & Sustainability Consultancy


Join a small team where you will work closely with the CEO to develop the commercial strategy for Pilio’s environmental sustainability products and services. Be part of a fast-paced and engaging work environment.


£45-55k, depending on skills and experience, plus commission

Benefits package

Must be UK-based, with flexibility to work remotely

Start date: Ideally by 31st March or earlier

Application close: 15th January 2021

Interviews: w/c 25th January 2021

Pilio is at an exciting point of growth and is searching for a Commercial Director to work closely with the CEO to build the business. Our mission is to help companies unlock the sustainability solutions for their business that will create the pathway to business resilience and creation of a just sustainable future. We have a portfolio of in-the-market climate action tools and services as well as R&D to develop new climate and biodiversity tools for creating sustainable raw materials sourcing. 

  • Work closely with the CEO to develop and implement the business commercial strategy to grow the business

  • Build partnerships and customers to grow revenue of the products and services

  • Help build and manage the sales team

  • Be the key account manager for client projects, and support project delivery

  • Work with the CEO and Product Development Manager to undertake stakeholder consultation on the R&D product development for sustainable fashion and cosmetic supply chains

  • Support in the writing of funding applications and raising investment

  • Support communications and marketing activities to raise the profile of the company 

  • Represent Pilio at industry and professional meetings

About you

  • 5+ year’s business development and commercial experience 

  • Strategic thinker, intellectually curious and highly motivated to make a difference to help businesses in their response to meeting the sustainable development goals

  • Hold a good understanding of key social-environmental sustainability issues and committed to developing business pathways for a just and inclusive transition

  • Knowledge of the fashion or cosmetic supply chain and commodities (e.g. natural fibres and ingredients), a bonus

  • Experience in building commercial partnerships

  • Ability to work with the team to support client project delivery

  • Experience managing staff and working collaboratively

  • A good professional network, preferably in consumer brands

  • Good presentation and written skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification 


About Pilio


Pilio is an environmental technology company working to assist companies put in place their sustainability strategy and practices to meet the climate and biodiversity emergency. In 2011, Pilio was spun-out of the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute by Catherine Bottrill and Russell Layberry, who are deeply passionate and committed to developing environmental solutions in partnership with others.  We have developed carbon footprint and energy management software tools and are currently working on a number of exciting innovation projects to develop tools for fashion and cosmetic companies to assess the impact their garments and products have on nature. We work extensively with creative industries and heritage sector as well as professional service, retail, hospitality, education and public sectors.  


Applying for the opening

If our vision appeals to you please don’t hesitate to apply, we are looking forward to getting to know you. Please fill out the form below, and upload your CV and a cover letter about your track record, experience and motivation for applying.

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