Head of Science - LCA Expert (full/part-time)
- Sciences and Research
Yook is a pioneering climate-tech startup established by two seasoned founders and backed by a passionate team with HQ in Hamburg, Germany. We're dedicated to accelerating decarbonization by embedding environmental insights into every product decision. Harnessing cutting-edge technology, we're reshaping how businesses consider and impact our planet.
We aim to redefine product sustainability, moving from static, consultancy-driven models to a dynamic, data-centric platform that fosters sustainable design and informed decision-making. Committed to facilitating a greener future, we enable businesses to navigate evolving regulations, meet stakeholder expectations, and achieve their sustainability goals through actionable decarbonization strategies.
In the role of our Head of Science in the LCA area, you will be responsible for growing our existing team of LCA experts while bringing your know-how to the product development team that combines scientific methods with user needs and a digital experience.
If you are passionate about sustainability, are excited about the opportunities of the latest tech capabilities for carbon accounting, have a data-driven mindset, and want to have a high impact on influencing Yook’s overall success in a high-growth market, we are looking forward to getting in touch with you!
Own the methodology
- Consolidate requirements across stakeholders and science to decide on the most useful methodological approach
- Expand the methodology at core and address new verticals and categories
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory developments
- Expand your network to stay up to date on evolving standards and frameworks
Be the expert driving our product development
- Work in tandem with the product team to shape the software direction.
- Influence and guide the selection of feature concepts within the product.
- Determine strategic implications and make informed decisions on trade-offs
Collaborate to drive growth
- Explore use cases with our customers and partners
- Identify lean solutions to address our customers' challenges
- Work closely with sales and marketing to ensure the best product pitch
In addition, you are asked to support our thought leadership by writing methodology updates, building partnerships and engaging in relevant communities.
- You have extensive experience in the ecological/carbon accounting space, explicitly in the field of LCAs / EPDs / PCFs
- Knowledge of relevant methodologies, current state of science and regulatory initiatives
- Ability to breakdown theoretical frameworks and scientific concepts into execution
- Experience with complex data analysis
- Aspiration to develop an outstanding, impact-first product based on a customer-centric mindset
- Capable of working under high uncertainty in a just evolving market and within startup structures
- Understand how modern technology can be used to enhance and scale lifecycle assessments
- Reliable and trustworthy workstyle as well as hands-on mentality
- Strong sense of accountability and ownership
- Fluency in English
- Be entrepreneurial: Have a huge impact on our product and help disrupt the way manufacturers and brands can leverage environmental product data.
- International environment: Work together with a highly motivated, international team and strong and ambitious founders.
- Growth & responsibility: We support your personal development & reaching your career goals in a flat hierarchy surrounding. Build your own team down the road and grow with your challenges.
- Flexible working: We offer a modern and flexible working environment
Interested in learning more about us & the challenges ahead?
Please get in touch, providing your current CV, salary expectations, earliest possible start date and motivation.
Splitting this job into a part-time role is open for discussion, please indicate if this reflects your availability.
We are located in Hamburg, but we promote a hybrid company setup so this job could be done fully or partly remotely (within CET timezone) - in those setups we ensure regular travel for on-site meetings. However, any applicant needs to already have an EU residency and working permit.
Job ID: 9602143
Yook is a pioneering climatech startup established by two seasoned founders and backed by a passionate team with HQ in Hamburg, Germany. We're dedicated to accelerating decarbonization by embedding environmental insights into every product decision. Harnessing cutting-edge technology, we're reshaping the way businesses consider and impact our planet.
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