Product Manager: Strategy & Policy

9 months ago
Full time role
Remote Β· Burlington, VT, US... more
Remote Β· Burlington, VT, US... more

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ABOUT WASTED* Our mission at Wasted* is to catalyze the global transition to circular sanitation and change the way people think ...

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Job Description

ABOUT WASTED*

Our mission at Wasted* is to catalyze the global transition to circular sanitation and change the way people think about waste.

In doing so, our aspiration is to restore one of nature’s most fundamental cycles – the flow of nutrients from plants, through humans, and back to the soil to support new growth – and show that we are not separate from Nature, but deeply interconnected to all life on our planet.

We're starting by transforming the portable sanitation industry.

 

 

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ABOUT THE ROLE

This Product Manager will work closely with senior leadership to develop the business and execution strategy for Wasted* human waste processing. This position will play a critical role in shaping and implementing our company’s public policy strategy – working with internal stakeholders, industry partners, and policymakers to advocate for policies that support the adoption of the Wasted* ecosystem. 

This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of impactful policies and novel business strategies that will shape the future of human waste management. 



RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Policy Research and Analysis
    • Conduct research and analysis on municipal waste policies, including biosolids/biochar application standards, at the local, national, and international levels.
    • Monitor policy developments and identify emerging trends and opportunities relevant to our company’s mission.
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Market Analysis
    • Assess the business opportunity of converting municipal biosolids into biochar, considering factors such as market size, potential partnerships, and available waste streams.
    • Evaluate the biochar production potential, including factors such as carbon sequestration, carbon credits, and tax credits.
  • Municipal WWTP Business Development 
    • Collaborate with consultants to develop a Techno-Economic Model from our pilot project, quantifying the value proposition of the Wasted* service for potential partners.
    • Identify and engage target WWTPs for future installations and partnerships, initiating relevant conversations and understanding opportunities and barriers, including navigating the permitting landscape.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration
    • Collaborate closely with internal teams to align policy initiatives with overall business objectives.
    • Provide policy guidance and support to various teams to ensure compliance and adherence to relevant organizations and regulations.
  • Opportunity to senior leadership team on the following BD projects
    • Market analysis for biochar sales, exploring potential markets and customer segments.
    • Evaluation and pursuit of carbon credits opportunities.
    • Research and assessment of additional biochar feedstock sources, such as septage and foodscapes.
    • Identifying and securing grant funding opportunities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, political science, environmental science,  or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Knowledge of policy frameworks, regulatory processes, and legislative systems at local, national, and international levels. 
  • Experience in business development and scenario modeling, with near-expert Excel skills.  
  • Strong relationship-building and networking abilities, with experience engaging with government officials and external stakeholders.
  • Skilled at sales with the ability to effectively communicate, present, and promote ideas to various stakeholders.
  • Resilience and fearlessness when facing rejection or potential setbacks, maintaining a positive attitude in the face of uncertainty. A mindset that prioritizes progress and action over striving for perfection.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to thrive working independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced dynamic entrepreneurial environment. 
  • A deep love for nature and desire to help build a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the rest of the living world.

 

COMPENSATION & LOCATION

    • Job Type: Full-time
      • In-Person (Burlington, Vermont)
      • Remote/Hybrid possible

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