Head of Sustainability, US

Location United States of America
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive (DOE)
Contact name: Nuala Flynn

Contact email: nuala@greenrecruitmentcompany.com
Job ref: NF14
Published: 23 days ago
Startdate: Flexible


Founded in 2010, The Green Recruitment Company is a global, award-winning specialist provider of recruitment solutions across the renewable energy, clean technology, sustainability, ESG and green finance sectors.

With headquarters in London Waterloo and offices in New York, Orlando, Chicago, Sydney, Cape Town, Amsterdam and Madrid, TGRC are undergoing a period of rapid international growth which is expected to accelerate over the next 18 months.

With proven abilities in providing recruitment solutions across contingent, executive search & contract staffing as well as providing market research analysis, we are the chosen, global recruitment partner across our specialist sector.

As part of our growth strategy, we are currently in search of a Head of Clean Technology to join our US perm team. The purpose of the role is to build and lead a Sustainability team of dedicated recruitment Associates and Consultants as well as taking a lead in organizing and advocating business development across the division.


  • Build and expand the Sustainability recruitment division in the US with budget for headcount growth

  • Responsible for delivering sales figures against quarterly agreed budgets

  • Work with Talent Acquisition to make appropriate hires

  • Work with Learning & Development to upskill teams

  • Work with the Board to devise ambitious but realistic annual division budgets.

  • Set and agree individual quarterly and annual performance objectives for team

  • Carry out employee performance reviews and appraisals

  • Identify and win new business for the company across Europe, attending client meetings regularly

  • Market map key clients and prospects seeking staffing solutions in the Sustainability industry

  • Develop, implement, and execute sales philosophies and strategies, leading to new client generation

  • Develop and maintain long-term, trust-based, relationships with TGRC partners


  • Market knowledge of Sustainability / Sustainable business

  • Proven success of breaking into new accounts

  • Proven success in hiring, managing and developing successful recruitment teams

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal

  • Positive attitude and strong team / cooperation skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise

  • High level of personal motivation and accountability

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and bonus + benefits

  • Potential for equity in the business

  • Opportunity to autonomously run the Sustainability division

  • Support from an experienced business support team covering finance, hiring, on-boarding, learning & development, operations and marketing

  • Budget for global industry specific conferences and client meetings