Apply now »

Business Development Manager 1


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Strategy & Business Development
Business Unit:  RP Platform Development

Are you ready for a challenge to develop and grow the Neste Renewables business? 

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join our Renewables Platform Development team in Houston.


Our Renewables Platform Development team drives and implements Neste strategic initiatives, identifies and evaluates new business opportunities as well as supports business units and functions to drive operational excellence.


We are now looking for a Business Development Manager who has a passion for developing sustainable businesses and drive for project management excellence. You will be in the front row of our journey in a fast moving and rapidly growing business.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are


  • Participate in a wide range of strategic business development projects as a project lead, leading PMO's for challenging projects and having varying content scope and responsibilities according to the case in question

  • Lead post-merger integrations, managing integration execution and facilitating cross-functional collaboration

  • Identify and implement business development opportunities and actively contribute in improving project management practises

  • Drive project excellence change management and behavioural change in Neste Renewables business


Your role as a member of the RP Center of Excellence team within Renewables Platform Development function is to lead and support the implementation of strategic initiatives and projects. In addition, you will identify and drive, together with the team, the evaluation and establishment of new business opportunities. You will be collaborating closely with key stakeholders relevant to business strategy implementation, and you will also actively participate in cross-functional networks.You will report to the Head of Center of Excellence, Espoo.


The best combination to success in this role


  • Master of Science level degree in Business, Technical or similar

  • Minimum of four years’ work experience from business or operational development or consulting with an emphasis of capturing value with in-depth process analysis and change management within a cross-functional organization

  • Strong track record of fact-based analysis, project management and successful project delivery, and interest towards understanding the business fundamentals, including the ability to create business case calculations to support argumentation

  • Strong communication skills with ability to gain trust and mandate from senior managers by showing strategic thinking and understanding of the bigger picture as well as the details

  • Ability to lead, influence and interact in a positive and collaborative manner in a global matrix organization with cultural awareness, passionate, performance-driven and customer-oriented attitude

  • High motivation to get things done and a passion to capture and create value, and flexibility to take various types of projects and tasks when needed

  • Fluent English skills are a must, both written and oral, other language skills are a merit

  • You get to work in a global role that covers all our markets, and although this position is based in Houston, preparedness to travel and work with multicultural teams is essential


We also value


  • Competence in business model creation, concept & solution development, and facilitation is clearly an advantage

  • Experience from M&A or post-merger integration is valued


The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.


We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. 


To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future. 


We care. We have courage. We cooperate. 


At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities. 


The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.


In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.


For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Apply now »