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Business Development Manager – Battery Supply

Location: Mississauga, ON or Rochester, NY

Job Summary

The Business Development Manager will report to the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and assume a key role in acquiring and managing key customer (battery supply) accounts for the company, with a focus on the North American market. We are seeking a talented, motivated, and top performer to join our team in this role with experience in business development in a B2B environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Support business development engagement efforts for new potential customers/suppliers of spent
lithium-ion batteries:

  • Manage end-to-end process of outbound engagement from lead generation through to securing
    contractual relationships with new customers
  • Leverage and expand existing contact bases to develop new customers in specified regions and/or verticals that could supply batteries to Li-Cycle. This includes researching and engaging with organizations to develop additional leads for prospective customers, including but not limited to electric vehicle manufacturers, lithium-ion battery manufacturers, energy storage developers, electronics manufacturers and electronics recyclers
  • Manage existing customer accounts to maintain high degree of customer satisfaction and
    maintain repeat business
  • Manage all necessary contract documentation including one-time service agreements, master service agreements, vendor setup documentation, and billing for specified accounts
  • Support additional BD work streams as needed:
    • Support Chief Commercial Officer and team in other work streams as required:
    • Market analysis and intelligence
    • Process and tool development for streamlining business development
    • Strategy development
    • Potential to grow into a team lead
Job Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • University Degree in Business, Economics or Engineering preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience in business development and customer management
  • 5-7 years of experience in electronic waste, recycling, or battery industry preferred
  • Proven experience negotiating and closing supply agreements
  • Excellent organizational, strategic, planning and implementing skills
  • Excellent presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assign and delegate work, problem solve, answer questions and evaluate results of performance
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects
  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
Core Competencies:
  • A hands-on leader with a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment
  • High-level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Proactive self-starter with an “owner’s mindset”
  • Consistently delivers quality work on time, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and creative problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional oral communication, writing and editing skills
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe products and e-mail required
  • Excellent telephone etiquette
  • Motivated, methodical, and optimistic
  • Demonstrated interest in cleantech, electric vehicles or renewable energy a plus
Benefits of Working for Li-Cycle:
  • High impact work: as a core member of the team, you have the opportunity to take a primary lead role and make a significant impact
  • Global environmental impact: we are a clean technology company with a mission to reduce CO2 emissions globally to ensure a sustainable future for the environment
  • Passionate team: we are pushing boundaries and are passionate about everything we do


About Li-Cycle:

Li-Cycle is on a mission to leverage its innovative solution to address an emerging and urgent global challenge. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, industrial/utility/residential energy storage, and consumer electronic applications. The world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, and to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.

Li-Cycle Technology™ is a low cost, safe, environmentally friendly process that can recycle all types of lithium-ion batteries. It can do so with an unparalleled recovery rate of up to 100% of all materials.  Li-Cycle’s industry-leading innovations make it uniquely positioned to support a key element of the growing international movement towards zero carbon technologies as part of the circular economy.

For more information, you can view Li-Cycle’s corporate video here:

Interested candidates should apply to Li-Cycle directly by emailing their interest in the position, along with a copy of their resume, to  Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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