Account Manager Energy

Full-time, Industrial Chemicals

North Holland, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 18 Feb 2019


Do you have a vision on how the energy markets will evolve and can you translate this into impactful business opportunities with sustainability as a core value?
Nouryon is your partner in essential chemistry for a sustainable future. Our Business Unit (BU) Industrial Chemicals produces and markets for instance high purity salt and chlorine, with a primary a focus at North-Western Europe. These products are essential basics in your daily life. Energy is a key component in the cost base of our products, an important risk factor but also the element to achieve our sustainability goals.

The Competence Team Energy (CT Energy) is part of Industrial Chemicals. Our department is responsible for managing the energy and utilities contracts, exposures and the energy portfolio of products like natural gas, electricity and emission allowances. Hedging is used to reduce risk and to optimize our own production as energy market prices fluctuate. The size of the portfolio within Industrial Chemicals is several TWhs in power, several hundred tons of steam per hour, the purchase volume is about 0.3 billion EUR per year.

Nouryon has set ambitious sustainability targets. CT Energy has been the driver for sustainability projects ranging from steam from biomass and waste incineration, to contracting electricity from wind farms. So far we have managed to build a green energy portfolio towards 45% of our total energy consumption. The mission of our team is to act as a strategic advisor, translate rapidly changing developments and challenges into effective internal advice and decision-making, supporting our local sites and relevant businesses.
The challenge and the job
Nouryon’s Industrial Chemicals business is facing several important energy related challenges, in which the CT Energy fulfills the central role:
• Transforming our pre-dominantly gas fired portfolio towards a competitive sustainable portfolio;
• Diversifying our energy mix in order to build the circular and green chemical industry of the future;
• Executing a hedging strategy aiming to reduce exposures naturally and managing residual risks centrally;
• Unlocking value from the flexible operation of our (chemical) plants;
• Present Nouryon and our agenda in a broad external field such as national and international branch organizations. 

Your contribution
• You will be closing new multi-year energy contracts for our sites and act as negotiator;
• You will be executing our energy strategy aiming for competitively priced energy, reduction of our carbon footprint and to diversify the portfolio of gas powered steam units, by closing sustainable PPA’s and/ or steam contracts;
• You will perform energy market analytics/ intelligence and give advice on and execute hedges for power, gas and carbon;
• You will be analyzing implications and consequences of (potential) changes in regulatory frameworks;
• You will be initiating and executing projects with a positive impact on our carbon footprint and creating value for our business;
• You will be able to present yourself, the projects and our agenda to internal and external audiences.

Vacancy data
Closing date
18 Feb 2019
Vacancy number
North Holland
Business unit
Industrial Chemicals
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Full time/part time
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Job Requirements

We are looking for a flexible team player with entrepreneurship, a proven track record in the energy markets and the ability to be a trustworthy and reliable sparring partner for our business.
Job requirements
• Masters or Bachelor’s degree preferably with an economical and/ or technical background;
• Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience preferably in a technical/ commercial role related to the energy industry; 
• Understanding of the energy markets (The Netherlands and ideally including other North-Western European markets) and the underlying dynamics from a commercial, technical and regulatory point of view;
• Affinity with sustainability, with the acceptance of the strong economic focus;
• Excellent verbal and written language skills in both Dutch and English.
What can Nouryon offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. Our employment package comprises a competitive salary (EUR. 58.000- 92.000 based on your seniority in the role), more than 40 vacation days and an attractive bonus scheme. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects you will help us become first choice for our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.
Application details
For further information on the recruitment process, please contact Rob Salden, Talent Resourcing Partner, on +31(0)26 3665544. For further information on the role please contact Barbara Huneman, Commercial and External Affairs Manager Energy on +31(0)6 27596573.
Only online applications will be accepted, please go to the vacancy section on, reference 180006VR or use the ‘apply’ link. A pre-employment screening may form 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.

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About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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