Logistics Associate

Full Time
Mid Level


Logistics Associate

Location: Remote (preference for candidates based in the United States, Canada, or Europe)

About Tradewater

Tradewater, a certified B Corporation, is in business to prevent catastrophic climate change. We are on a mission to improve the environment and create economic opportunity through the collection, control, and destruction of potent, high-impact greenhouse gases. Tradewater is a deeply mission-driven company that believes that a company committed to cleaning up the environment can be just as successful – if not more so – than a company that achieves its goals without regard to environmental impact.

To date, Tradewater has prevented more than 6.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from being released into the atmosphere, a critical step in the fight against climate change. Much of this impact has come from the identification, collection, and destruction of old refrigerants that are both ozone depleting substances and potent greenhouse gases. Now, Tradewater is scaling its operations and building a global team capable of preventing more than 3 million tons of CO2e from being released to the atmosphere annually. Achieving this goal involves identifying, controlling, and destroying potent greenhouse gases around the world and building a diversified market that values the climate benefits Tradewater creates.

The Opportunity

To support its growth around the world, Tradewater is seeking a Logistics Associate to support the exploration and development of work in new countries globally. This position is key to the success of our global development projects and synthesizes international movement of materials, regulatory compliance, and project management under Tradewater’s umbrella of greenhouse gas mitigation programs.

The Logistics Associate is a remote position with preference for candidates based in the United States, Canada, or Europe. While Tradewater is based in Chicago, it has offices and team members around the world. The position will report to the Director of Verification and Logistics, based in the United States.

Application materials for this position will be accepted through Friday, June 2, 2023.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work as a part of a team of professionals who are building a pipeline of projects that will identify, collect, and destroy harmful refrigerants and prevent the release of methane all over the world.
  • Build and manage a network of third-parties that include logistics companies, transboundary movement partners, chemical testing laboratories, hazardous waste management facilities, and regulatory oversight agencies.
  • Support Tradewater’s internal capacities to effectively move supplies, materials, and gases around the world and coordinate agency communications, permitting, and licensing efforts.
  • Implement transportation of greenhouse gases in Tradewater’s projects safely, efficiently, and consistently with governing laws and regulations. This includes contracting with logistics firms and freight forwarders to plan, coordinate, and supervise the intrastate and transboundary movement of hazardous materials, lab samples, and HVAC equipment under different regulatory regimes, including the Basel Convention.
  • Assist with validation and verification of Tradewater’s environmental projects by contributing to the collection, preparation, and management of compliance documentation; analyzing and reporting project data, communicating with third-party auditing bodies; and coordinating various reporting submissions and deadlines.


  • At minimum, the candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, environmental management, or a related field. Degrees in policy, government, or law will also be considered.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in project management, process management, logistics, operations, or similar fields. Direct experience implementation workflows and operating processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of national and international movement of hazardous waste and dangerous materials and the Basel Convention desirable.
  • Process-oriented and target-driven attitude.
  • Strong English language skills are required and proficiency in a second language is highly preferred (with preference for Spanish, French, or Arabic).
  • Ability to travel internationally, when necessary, estimated at 4 to 8 weeks annually and at the mutual decision of the Logistics Associate and Director. The candidate should have reasonable access to international or regional travel infrastructure.

Additional Qualifications:
Strong candidates will be able to work in a professional and remote environment and have the following abilities:

  • Capacity to synthesize information in a clear and well-organized manner.
  • Capacity to work in multicultural environments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and task management skills.
  • Resiliency and flexibility to work with stakeholders in different time zones.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks thoroughly and on time.
  • Commitment to Tradewater's mission.
  • Ability to work independently.


The Application Process

Tradewater provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Tradewater is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email humanresources@tradewater.us. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.


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