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Director, Product - Carbon

Mast Reforestation

Mast Reforestation

Product
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024
About Mast Reforestation (Mast):
As the leading end-to-end reforestation company in the U.S., Mast is on a mission to make reforestation scalable. As bigger and hotter fires destroy more forestland every year, Mast provides fast, resilient forest restoration for landowners impacted by devastating wildfires. As the only vertically-integrated reforestation company in the industry, Mast has removed the financial, procedural, and seed supply barriers that typically stand in the way of getting reforestation done. Mast collects native, diverse seed species and manages site preparation, planting, and ongoing monitoring, delivering high quality projects. By assembling first-of-its-kind third party capital, Mast delivers these projects at no-cost to landowners. With trusted forestry companies Silvaseed and Cal Forest in its portfolio, Mast is the largest seed bank and reforestation container stock producer in the Western U.S. Mast is also an innovation center for the non-timber forestry supply chain, developing various biological and technical products for achieving land management goals more efficiently. To learn more, visit www.mastreforest.com and watch this video of our recent Montana project (hyperlink: https://www.mastreforest.com/reforestation)
If you’re inspired by our work, we’d encourage you to apply!
This is an opportunity to be a pioneer in the field of carbon removal credit development from nature based systems. The preferred candidate will be interested in leveraging their significant product and carbon background to advance how humanity values nature by connecting the human economy to the natural economy of ecosystem services. Success in this role will be measured by your ability to help expand and enhance the commercial value of Mast’s carbon removal product offering.

About You:

  • You have prior experience bringing a new carbon credit product to market
  • You’re experienced in the iterative product management process and know how to work with a team to deliver the most important part of a product: product market fit as measured by customer sales.
  • You have experience and are comfortable communicating with carbon credit registries such as Verra, Climate Action Reserve, Puro.earth, and ACR.
  • You’re actively tracking the policy evolution of organizations and coalitions in the carbon space such as SBTI, ICVCM, and connected and capable of interfacing to provide information on how the company is evolving its product to these groups and buyers.
  • You have experience in a leadership role and have been a strategic business partner to other senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • As a manager, you are proficient in providing guidance and coaching to your direct reports and your function.
  • You are a strong strategist able to oversee the company's long-term goals, the possible market evolutions, and create milestones that position the company for future growth, while managing the team to track progress against those milestones.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead a team to build a nature-based carbon removal offering that is informed by and responsive to carbon credit buyer feedback.
  • Develop and execute product strategies and roadmaps: Define the product vision, gather and prioritize customer and landowner requirements, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver innovative products that align with business objectives and market needs.
  • Drive product lifecycle management: Oversee the end-to-end product lifecycle from concept to launch and beyond, leveraging data-driven insights to optimize product performance as measured by product sales, meeting client/landowner needs, and ensuring continuous improvement.
  • Drive research, vision development, deliverables planning (roadmap) and design of entirely new carbon product offerings to deliver on company goals. Requires collaborating with all members of a cross-functional team (forestry, carbon development, R&D, carbon sales, originations, finance) to think boldly and creatively and then funnel that energy into concrete products and execution plans.
  • Guide a small product team through the research and discovery of new opportunities, and potential development of pilot projects that will deliver additional, high quality, ex-post credits to buyers.
  • Work with internal and external experts to understand and influence regulatory compliance to guide the physical implementation of projects in the western 11 states.
  • Report to the CEO, this role will work with the Executive Team to report progress to the company’s board of directors.

Experience & Qualification:

  • 7+ years of experience in a product development role
  • 6+ years of experience in carbon markets
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience and proven working knowledge of at least two carbon certification standards for reforestation, biochar, biomass burial projects (e.g., CAR, Verra, GS, ACR, Puro.earth etc.).
  • 5+ years of people management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication and the ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • A MSc level degree OR comparable knowledge in relevant fields (e.g. forestry, soil science, ecology, environmental management, etc.)
  • Proven ability to motivate and rally a cross-functional team of scientists, sales, and finance stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Strategic mindset that allows you to translate standards/methodologies and market signals into concrete product objectives, actions and desired outcomes.

A plus if you have:

  • Worked in: forestry, civil engineering, waste management, physical/biological/hardware product development
  • Experience scaling a business in an early or mid-stage company
  • Worked in asset-intensive industries
Mast Reforestation, Silvaseed & Cal Forest offer:
- Competitive salary
- Location-based compensation
- 80% health insurance coverage for Full-Time non-seasonal employees, including Medical, Dental & Vision insurance plans
- Voluntary insurance plans with competitive premium rates: Pet insurance, Life insurance, Accidents.
- Company paid Short Term Disability insurance and Group Term Life insurance
- Company’s incentive stock options (ISO) for eligible employee groups
- Retirement saving plan: Sustainable 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with climate-focused investment options.
- Commuter Benefits in eligible cities
- 6 paid holidays. Two company-wide closing weeks per year.
- Flexible PTO for Salaried employees. Generous PTO accrual for Hourly employees.
- Allowances for out-of-state employees
- Relocation support for out-of-state employees
- Our Seattle office is dog friendly!