Director Energy - Amersfoort

Do you have broad experience in, and knowledge of, the energy and gas markets in Europe? Do you have knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Energy business including purchasing, marketing/sales, politics, networking/lobbying, protection of interests/representation? And do you have passion for sustainability, project development and business economics? Then we are looking for you:
Director Energy
Full time - Amersfoort
Excellent remuneration package
Your Challenge in the function!
The Energy Team is part of the Commercial Leadership Team of Nobian. The Energy team is responsible for managing the energy and utilities contracts and exposures for the Nobian business. The team is also responsible for running the gas fired unit Delesto2.
On behalf of Nobian, Energy runs a portfolio of energy products like natural gas, electricity, hydrogen and emission allowances. Trading is used to optimize own production as market prices fluctuate. The order of magnitude of the energy portfolio is appr. 300+ mln Euro/yr.
The market access toward the energy commodity markets within Nobian is managed and handled from the Energy team.   
Nobian is an energy intensive business, has set ambitious sustainability targets. The Energy team is the driver for sustainability and energy-related RD&I projects ranging from waste incineration, biomass, wind power and hydrogen. The Energy team is recognised for this role and drive key sustainability initiatives. The Energy Team is leading new business development in the field of flexible dispatch of our production assets and the green hydrogen produced in the CA value chain. 
The Director Energy will responsible to manage drive the agenda and team, be visible and recognized both internal and external. Managing the energy & utility contracts and contribute in energy related projects and participates in strategic partnerships and interact in a multi-disciplinary environment. Nobian is facing towards energy several important challenges in which the Energy Team fulfills the central role, in which:

  • It is transforming from a gas-dominated steam supply, to a mix of fuels;
  • It is operating chemical plants in a baseload fashion, while the energy markets are experiencing more flexibility and associated prices differentials;
  • It has traditionally taken long positions on energy markets and is switching to a more market-confirm risk-profile;
  • It is transforming from a situation where the chemical plants had autonomy including energy contracting to a situation that it has a portfolio of production chemical plants, where energy is being dealt with centrally.

Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities:

  • Directs the team to realize a sustainable contribution to the strategy and targets of Nobian;
  • Defines objectives and develops strategies, operational plans and targets to achieve this sustainable contribution;
  • Implements and controls the operational plans within the approved resources;
  • Secures a focused and efficient organization with skilled and motivated professionals in the areas of Purchasing, Sales & Logistics, Lobby, Energy & Utility Technology & Developments (among other things Sustainable Energy, Energy Efficiency, CSR, Emission Reductions, Eco-Efficiency);
  • Establish and lead the team after reorganisation and set the future agenda;
  • Negotiate, conclude and execute high-value long-term deals which highly impacts the costs structure of Nobian; EU gas and electricity contracts, long term steam contracts and (renewable) asset development;
  • Develop and deliver the renewable assets and contracts in line with the Nobian strategic agenda;
  • Build a structured approach towards the Nobian energy regulatory and public affairs. Perform impact assessments;
  • Determine impact and strategy monitor progress and results. Focus on the Netherlands and Germany, the EU agenda and other Nobian countries are also in scope.

We are seeking a Director Energy who will take lead and contribute to improve and build the Energy Team, a team player with affinity to the energy market and ability to be a trustworthy and reliable sparring partner for our business leadership. Connecting the outside world to Nobian and translating this into business opportunities and risk mitigation measures.

Nobian is a European leader in the production of essential chemicals for industries ranging from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable supply of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes, thanks to our integrated value chain and modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.
From our first salt production in 1918, we continue to innovate every day to become safer, more efficient, and sustainable to ensure the essential products of today will continue to enrich our lives tomorrow. Nobian has approximately 1,600 employees in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Hengelo, Delfzijl, Arnhem, Amsterdam and Deventer), Germany (Ibbenbüren, Bitterfeld and Frankfurt), Denmark (Mariager), and Sweden (Gothenburg).


Have you got what it takes?

  • Broad experience (10-15 years) in and knowledge of the energy and gas markets in Europe;
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Energy business including purchasing, marketing/sales, politics, networking/lobbying, protection of interests/representation;
  • Passion for and knowledgeable in sustainability, project development and business economics;
  • Proven experience in the negotiation and closing of long-term deals with a high commercial value;
  • Experience of making things happen in a large international and global organization approaching different cultures, analytical, result oriented, entrepreneurial;
  • Team builder, people manager, strong external network in the energy markets;
  • Good communicator at all levels (internal and external) fluent in English language – both written and spoken.

This is our offer:
When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. 
Our employment package comprises:

  • A permanent contract;
  • An excellent salary tailored to the job level, your expertise and competencies;
  • An attractive bonus scheme;
  • An excellent pension plan.

Internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers and employees, all over the world.


Are you eager to start your career at Nobian as Director Energy?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your online application via our website. Please use the ‘apply’ link on this page and upload your CV and job specific cover letter.  Any questions? Then contact Jeroen Sevenstern,    


Please note that applications by email will not be taken into consideration.


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