Carbon Removal Buyer
Seattle, WA · Remote
Junior +1 · Full time
Posted a month ago


As the environmental challenges facing the world grow, so too has Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring that the company’s activities are in-line with the best available science and the expectations of leading stakeholder communities. With workstreams spanning multiple organizations, the Energy & Sustainability teams at Microsoft coordinate its science-based, measurable, and scalable sustainability investments and procurement strategies to advance carbon reduction and removal solutions.

The Microsoft Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) team is charged with procuring high-quality carbon removal that enables Microsoft to meet its ambitious goal of becoming carbon negative by 2030. To this end, the CDR team seeks a curiosity-driven individual to join our team as a Carbon Removal Buyer. This position will join one of our existing deal teams charged with originating high-quality, innovative carbon removal projects—and negotiating the transactions that will get those projects built.

We look forward to learning about your procurement experience in carbon or other environmental markets, a commercial execution-oriented mindset, and hands-on approach to shaping CDR opportunities into creative, first-of-a-kind deals working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  As employees, we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals.  Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

 In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree AND 2+ years' experience in environmental markets, including, but not limited to sourcing, engineering, procurement, operations, or other relevant sustainability-oriented function
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years in procurement contracting and/or environmental attribute industries
    • OR comparable energy/commodities experience or substantively equivalent work, 
    • OR expertise in carbon removal with a willingness to rapidly learn commercial execution.

Other Requirements: 

  • These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 5+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
    • OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 3+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience negotiating long-term purchase agreements (e.g. offtakes) for environmental market products & services
  • Knowledge and proven experience in carbon markets
  • Experience working with carbon removal or other environmental attribute suppliers
  • Experience in carbon removal or adjacent climate change topics
  • Ability to analyze markets and industries to determine new opportunities and inform strategic direction
  • Ability to lead innovative programs across stakeholders in corporate procurement, legal, and finance to align compliance and execution          

Sourcing Engineering IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $94,300 - $182,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $120,900 - $198,600 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here:


  • Execute all phases of sourcing strategy for nature-based and/or engineered carbon removal solutions, ranging from direct carbon removal procurement to strategic origination partnerships, and including identification, evaluation, and prioritization of opportunities.
  • Structure and negotiate CDR offtake agreements for carbon credits that balance company risks and the first-of-its-kind nature of large-scale carbon credit purchasing.
  • Develop subject matter expertise in carbon removal approaches, and track and analyze relevant global trends related to carbon removal, including technical innovations, deployment cycles, and regulatory developments.
  • Review proposals for carbon removal projects, working closely with third-party advisors to ensure scientific/technical integrity throughout the procurement process and with colleagues to confirm fit with overall portfolio strategy.
  • Produce internal and external presentations on specific procurement opportunities and general aspects of carbon removal to obtain necessary deal approvals and drive the industry forward.
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