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Development Manager


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Strategy & Business Development
Business Unit:  Processes and Data Management

Are you our next driver of change?

This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. At Neste, you will be working for the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together.


We are looking for you, 


Development Manager, to join our Process & Data Management team, which sits within Neste’s Finance, Strategy and IT organization in Houston, Texas. 


In your role you will proactively develop, lead and implement Neste wide operating model architecture creating simplicity and efficiency throughout Neste. You will also drive the continual improvement capability and its adoption across the group enabling people to identify opportunities for improvements that can help Neste to meet its strategic goals. In this job you will work closely with multiple stakeholders across Neste, from common functions to business processes to commercial sales, both in the US and across the Globe.


In our team, you will have the freedom to focus and innovate within agreed-upon guidelines. You'll take charge of your tasks, with support available from the entire team whenever needed. We celebrate our achievements together when we meet our goals. As the first person in this team in the U.S., your expertise will be crucial in making a meaningful impact today and fulfilling our commitments for the future.


Together with you and your expertise, we can make an impact today and keep our promises for tomorrow.

Reasons to join


Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.


Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves. 


Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working. 


In addition we offer locally:

  • Excellent health care benefits for you and your family

  • A flexible hybrid way of working

  • A caring and supportive group of colleagues who share Neste’s values of We Care, We have Courage and We Cooperate!


More about the job


Your role in our team / in creating a sustainable future

  • Responsible for streamlining Neste's operating model architecture
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure the use of operating models and continual improvement frameworks and methodologies.

  • Drive and facilitate selected operating models and cross-process end-to-end initiatives.

  • Develop and ensure adoption of the continual improvement culture at Neste

  • Ensure internal controls are understood and integrated into process development.

Keys to success in this role / The best combination to succeed in this role

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder management, enabling active collaboration with business development teams, operational business team members, global support functions, team leads, and process owners

  • Project management, change management, and coaching skills

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Presentation, communication, and facilitation skills

  • Business development experience

  • Ability to think on an operational, tactical, and strategic level

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage workload, prioritize tasks, and work independently


Other strengths we value 

  • M.Sc in technology, engineering, economics or a related discipline 

  • Proven experience in a similar role

  • Proficiency in using various software applications and tools

  • Lean six sigma and/or continual improvement certification

  • Past team leader experience

  • Proven experience in successfully developing and implementing business projects and processes in a complex environment.


Let’s get you started


Wondering whether we are a match or not? Take a short test at


We look forward to receiving your CV and application. 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. 


About Neste
Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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