Sustainability Manager - Amersfoort

Are you an inspiring and visionary project- and change manager in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)? Can you steer, perform and interpret complex assessments and define a clear strategic direction and specific projects/actions? Can you manage cross functional projects, involving external suppliers, partners and governments, with significant business impacts? Then we are looking for you:


Sustainability Manager
Full time – Amersfoort
Annual Salary EUR 80.000 – 111.000


Your Challenge in the function!
Our company has recently been formed as a spin out from Nouryon (a spinout from AkzoNobel in 2019). Nobian has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and has recently committed to a broad and strong (ESG) agenda. Sustainability is the collective responsibility of the Leadership Team, led by the CEO. All members of the Leadership Team will have ownership of ESG initiatives and direction. Progress of the ESG agenda will be regularly discussed and reported in the Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board and the Board itself.
Within this context, your mission in this role is to help (further) define and drive the delivery of the Nobian ECG strategy in line with company ambitions. This includes responsibility for the development and management of the ESG agenda, communicating and aligning with all the functions. You also collaborate and network with external parties and suppliers. On an ongoing basis you will coordinate the monitoring and reporting of our progress, and drive continuous improvements based on industry best practices and benchmarks. An important element in this role is to represent Nobian in external sustainability forums as well as to provide input into our sustainability communications. You are also able to communicate with executive and supervisory board level. You will report to the Director RD & Technology and Sustainability and are leading a large cross functional ESG team.


The role and its responsibilities
You ensure that ESG strategy and plan is fully embedded in business processes of all the functions. You ensure that Nobian meets agreed ESG targets (e.g. reduction of CO2 footprint, %renewable energy, etc.) and support the commercial team with customer questions and interaction. You perform strategic assessments of the environmental impact of the Nobian business and its value chains now and in the future for all the business lines. You co-operate with the head of communications and public affairs on questions from authorities and press and the yearly report applying sustainability standards such as SASB or GRI. 


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?
To apply for this position, you must possess all the following attributes:

  • Ideally you have a Master degree in science and technology, preferably in chemistry or chemical engineering;
  • Experience with setting up sustainability/ESG programs, including external auditing (e.g, Ecovadis, CDP, Together for Sustainability, etc.);
  • Experience in the Chemical industry across more than one functional area or exposure, in association with external parties;
  • You have run major cross functional projects with environmental impact; experience with performing LCA’s;
  • Powerful hands on change manager who can develop strategy, define actions and drive implementation. Action oriented. owning specific actions him/her self;
  • Experience and affinity with collaboration management (Governments, NGO’s, startups, peer companies);
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills, including fluent written and spoken English. Speaking Dutch and/or German is a plus.


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;
  • 30 vacation days;
  • An excellent pension plan;
  • Training opportunities.


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 the Sustainability Manager?
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.


Apply Here


A pre-employment screening may be part of the selection process.


We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.