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(CLOSED) SiD International Workshop Developer & Trainer Brazil

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For the development and roll out of our international SiD workshop program in Brazil, we seek an experienced developer, trainer/ facilitator that shares our values, drive and ambition. Developing the program, the business, the marketing, and the sales in Brazil, is part of this challenging position, which requires being in the Netherlands as a base, and frequent travel and presence in Brazil.  

Except has developed the Symbiosis in Development (SiD) sustainability framework. We have developed a 1 day workshop based on this framework, and are looking to roll this out as a B2B offering for organizations wanting to explore their relation to sustainability. We are looking to introduce this to growth markets around the world, including India, Egypt and Brazil. 

For the Brazilian context, we’re looking for an experienced responsible person (the developer) that is entrepreneurial, to become the developer, marketeer, and trainer-trainer for this market. Good interpersonal relationships, connections, ability to adapt content and generate funding and partners for the program are needed to meet this challenge. Also, excellent knowledge of the Brazilian market, fluency in Brazilian portugese, and willingness to divide time living and working in the Netherlands and Brazil are a requirement Also, an existing network with relevant businesses in Brazil is a requirement.

 About the position

Except’s training program is new, and needs to be developed to be successful in impact and financial performance. The developer becomes responsible for the full development performance of the program for the Brazilian market, as well as general program support and management.  Applicants need to have a relevant portfolio, organizational management skills, an existing network in Brazil and the skills to develop this further, and the ability to make and provide the training in the local language. The applicant is experienced with keeping to strict deadlines and performance targets, to report periodically on management level. The applicant is personally enthusiastic and passionate about systemic sustainability, and is able to prove so with past efforts and work. 

 The developer is able to persuade others of the importance and value of sustainability. Building on this, the business needs to be developed into other segments, products, and to scale up the roll-out with hiring and managing relevant agents and personnel. 

About Except

Over the past 20 years, we work to build the foundations of a sustainable society in the Netherlands and around the globe. We design concepts, develop strategies, consult organizations, and implement resilient, just, and circular projects. 

We are an unusual company. To our staff, we provide unparalleled personal freedom, combined with a large responsibility. We have an open, supportive, non-hierarchical office culture, and forge long term trusting relationships. We aim for the stars, under-promise and over-deliver. You can read more about our work mentality   here.

Watch the below 12 minute documentary to get a feel for who we are and what drives us. 

 Full role profile


  • Contribute to the rollout of the international workshop program

  • Write the 2020 Brazil Workshop Rollout Plan
  • Market research and training adaptation (local language)
  • Develop localized marketing and workshop materials
  • Find and secure local trainers, and B2B clients
  • Liaise with Except Management for strategy and program
  • Support and monitor the execution of projects
  • Set up and execute a base for regular, periodic external communications

Key relationships

  • Hired freelance SiD Workshop Trainers
  • Colleagues of the SiD International Workshop team
  • Except management
  • Your own network and clients


  • Substantial experience in building partnerships and long lasting customer relations.
  • Marketing and sales
  • Organizational management skills
  • Affinity with the principles of integrated sustainability. 
  • Broad network in B2B, sustainability related organizations, with a track record in connecting your network to projects.
  • Fluent in English and local language: Portuguese (PT-BR)
  • Facilitation & training skills
  • Willingness to travel between Brazil and NL
  • Able to prioritise,  work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent writer, and enjoys publishing on social and other media
  • Attention to detail
  • Enjoy working on innovative and sustainable projects.
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Own Portfolio (Clients and Network)

Location in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Our offices in the Netherlands (in our exemplary green and sustainable office UCo in Utrecht). Regular travel across the Netherlands and several times a year to Brazil, and develop local contacts, events, and workshop executions.


  • On the basis of 3 or 4 days a week, hours are flexible
  • Salary indication is €2000-3000 ,- gross (bruto) per month on a 32 hour a week contract, depending on your experience
  • You will receive a public transport card, phone budget , and a laptop (if required)

How to Apply

First read   this webpage    with general information about how we work and our character. Instead of the questions stated there, please prepare a response for the questions below. Send us your application, including a motivation letter, and CV, to   work@except.nl.

Response questions 

  • What kind of specific work and role do you excel in and you hope to do?
  • Why do you want to do this kind of work, in this direction?
  • Are you familiar with sustainability business practices such as SiD, LCA, GRI, LEED, BREEAM, Carbon Offsets, or any others?
  • How do you fit the above role? 
  • Do you enjoy and have experience with training?
  • What is your experience with marketing  and sales?
  • Do you have experience in leading a team?
  • What experience do you have in securing business development and sales?
  • What is your vision on sustainable development?
  • Do you have the time and energy to invest in learning the necessary tools, processes, standards, and methods, and making yourself fit alongside us?
  • What is your relationship with Brazil, and how can you see yourself between Brazil and the Netherlands?
  • Do you speak fluent (Brazilian) portuguese?
  • What would you like your earning bracket to be?
  • Are you joining us to stay? We forge long-term, trusting relationships. Are you ready to form this alliance?
  • What is your personal passion, where do you want your life to go, and how could you personally use Except to achieve your dreams?


Except Integrated Sustainability

Jeroen van der Vlist
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Email  [javascript protected email address]
Phone   +31 10 7370215