Sustainable Finance Product Owner

What We Do

The European Commission estimates that investments of around €180 billion per year in energy efficiency and renewable energies are needed to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate targets. This climate transition will require transformational change across each and every industry. The EU has mobilized sustainable finance regulation to be the main driver of this transformation, being the only lever that can push system change at the scale and pace required.

Based out of the Berlin AI Campus and backed by Merantix AG, Briink is a team of passionate entrepreneurs, lawyers, data scientists, and sustainability experts. At Briink our mission is to leverage the scale of AI to help businesses make sustainable finance regulation actionable, thereby accelerating their transitions toward a greener future.

Our first product helps guide companies through the alignment and reporting obligations set out in the EU taxonomy – the EU Commission’s flagship sustainability transparency framework for companies and investors. We subsequently plan to expand our product suite to include other major sustainable finance disclosure regimes, including the Sustainable Finance Reporting Directive, European Green Bond Standard, and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

Your role

We are looking for a highly motivated Sustainable Finance Product Owner to join our core team and play a central role in the development of our AI-driven sustainable finance reporting platform. The candidate will play an integral role in transforming our vision into a concrete product roadmap. We are searching for a driven candidate with (i) extensive knowledge of the sustainable finance regulatory landscape in Europe and (ii) product ownership experience.

You will join an early-stage startup with secured seed financing and will have the opportunity to play a leading role in its product development journey. Our Sustainable Finance Product Owner needs to be a self-starter, able to articulate their thoughts clearly and translate them into actionable product direction and have excellent attention to detail. You will be interfacing with a variety of internal and external counterparts across the company. The role is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to cutting-edge machine learning technologies.

If you think you are right for this role but don’t meet all of the requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. Even if this isn’t a perfect fit, strong candidates will be kept in our talent pool for future hires.

What You Will Be Doing
Take on the Product Ownership role within our team and play a leading part in shaping the product roadmap of our sustainable finance reporting solutions
Engage with our customers, partners, and business stakeholders to help shape the roadmap for the features, workflows, APIs, services and integration layers that together comprise our product offering
Capture and translate users needs and desired outcomes into compelling product features that provide real value to our customers
Work together with our Design team to ideate, prototype and iterate on a new, cutting-edge user experiences in the sustainable finance reporting space
Communicate cross functionally with other teams to understand our customer pain points and capture the problems we need to solve
Acquire a deeper knowledge of customer needs through research and discovery work
Work closely with the Design and Engineering team to create and maintain a product backlog aligned with customer priorities and company ROI
Integrate potential product insights with sustainable finance methodologies & frameworks employed by businesses
Identify customers’ pain points through user interviews/workshops to continuously evolve the product and maximize its value proposition
Keep your ear to the ground and keep track of new developments with respect to the EU Taxonomy and related developments within the sustainable finance space
Join us on the soapbox – be a climate champion who ensures impacts are maximized

Your profile

Experience in sustainable finance, either directly within a leading corporation or in finance, consulting, law, investor relations, corporate reporting, investment banking, or other related field
Excellent knowledge of the EU taxonomy and related ESG topics
Experience working as a product owner and/or building software products with agile product design methodologies
University degree in a relevant field (e.g. sustainable finance, economics, financial accounting, computer science) or equivalent experience
Strong interpersonal skills and openness to work both with Briink’s internal team and external clients
Comfort working in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment where priorities can shift rapidly
Good self governance in planning, prioritizing and executing work assignments, using discretion and independent judgment within broadly defined practices and policies
A baseline understanding of and interest in AI and data science
Berlin based (or willing to relocate to Berlin)

Some nice-to-haves:
Experience working in a startup environment and a love for the unknown
German proficiency

What We Offer
Compensation: A competitive salary and equity package
Impact: The ability to accelerate the positive sustainability impacts you have already had in your career by harnessing the tremendous scalability and processing power of artificial intelligence
People-first: A learning & development program for all our team members
Excellence: Direct access to the Merantix ecosystem and its enthusiastic, industry-leading network of entrepreneurs, data scientists, and engineers from around the world
Flexible: Flexible working hours and the ability to work remotely when desired