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.
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.
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.
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.
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.