Strategy & Transformation Manager - Amersfoort
Are you a strategic consultant with experience at a renowned consultancy firm? Are you used to working with stakeholders at various levels? Do you have an above-average interest in everything related to the energy transition? Then we are looking for you:
Strategy & Transformation consultant
Annual Salary EURO 90.000 – EURO 125.000
Background of the role Strategy & Transformation Manager
Nobian’s core business is to create an integrated value chain based on salt mining and complex chemical processes with this raw material, across 7 plants in North-West Europe. In a context of PE ownership and a rapidly changing commercial and public landscape, Nobian faces important and interesting strategic questions. Topics such as commercial effectiveness, M&A opportunities and sustainability targets will be the bread and butter of the strategic and action-oriented Strategy & Transformation Manager.
One of the main strategic topics is sustainability. As a European leader in salt, essential chemicals, and energy, we make no secret of our sustainability ambition, which is to become one of the most sustainable chemical companies in Europe. We want to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint with our green products, accelerate growth in new markets that will have a positive impact on our world, and engage meaningfully with our people, stakeholders and communities. Nobian has a crucial impact on society by making and supplying products that are central to the manufacturing industry and the economy itself. Yet, Nobian also has a high impact on energy usage in the countries where the sites are located– as well as the potential to be part of the solution, through the knowledge it has built around e.g. hydrogen storage in former salt caverns or hydrogen production through electrolysis. How can Nobian continue its crucial manufacturing and production while also ensuring a positive impact on the energy transition, and even support the manufacturing industry at large in doing so?
As a Strategy & Transformation consultant you influence the shaping and executing of the strategic agenda. For example, how to secure access to high quality salt, given an increasingly complex regulatory context? Or how to successfully contribute to European ambitions for hydrogen as energy source, with Nobian’s experience in electrolysis and its salt caverns as storage? And how to structurally lower Nobian’s own environmental footprint with energy saving initiatives and moving towards cleaner energy sources? Or how to improve commercial effectiveness (e.g., utilizing digital sales channels or optimizing pricing based on up-to-date insights in the market) or operational excellence (e.g., can we do recycle our waste streams into valuable raw materials)? Where to strategically allocate capex for growth, based on existing sites and customer demand? Lastly, interesting challenges exist on the topic of Digital. For instance, how can we utilize automation to manage our resources more effectively?
The contours of the strategic agenda have emerged in the past year, but they need to be sharpened and further explored. In order to do so, Nobian is looking to supplement its deep industry and technical expertise with typical consulting capabilities on structuring and rigorous execution.
‘Every week we spend 2-3 hours with the CEO and other members of the Nobian Leadership Team on the strategic agenda. The Strategy & Transformation Manager will join these discussions and have not only the opportunity to add tremendous value by exploring strategic possibilities for Nobian, but also have high exposure to leadership from the start.’ – Stef van Hout, Head of Strategy and Transformation at Nobian.
The Strategy & Transformation Manager will be the in-house strategic powerhouse, who also has a keen eye for execution. She or he will immediately take ownership of ~2-3 key strategic topics and work together with the business to gather data and prepare decision making. The classic strategy consulting toolkit will be invaluable in this effort: excellent structuring, prioritization, and convincing communication are key. The Strategy & Transformation Manager will work together with several stakeholders from the company (e.g., production, sales or R&D) to gather input, and work under the guidance of the Head of Strategy & Transformation (former Principal at BCG).
This role represents a solid growth opportunity for an experienced consultant with a strong background in strategy. The Strategy & Transformation Manager will actively spearhead and deliver several high-priority projects and get to know both Nobian and its leadership well. The ideal candidate may be at consultant / associate level or at team leader / engagement manager level; her or his scope and responsibilities will be tailored to fit background and experience. In time, the Strategy & Transformation Manager may expect a next step within the business (on the production or commercial side), or potentially be groomed as the future Head of Strategy & Transformation. Opportunities within other portfolio companies of Carlyle are also in the realm of possibilities.
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, chloromethane, and hydrogen, thanks to our integrated value chain with modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. We have a strong history of salt production dating back more than 100 years to 1918, and we have extensive experience in underground energy storage. Our 1,600 employees are committed to becoming safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. This is how we ensure that today’s essential products continue to improve our lives tomorrow through chemistry you can count on. Nobian is wholly owned by Carlyle Group.
- Relevant Master degree;
- 4 years’ experience in consulting with a focus on strategy;
- Excellent structuring and presenting skills.
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 a Strategy & Transformation consultant?
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, email@example.com
A pre-employment screening and a Certificate of Conduct may form part of the selection process.
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