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Head of Business Development, Americas RPC


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Strategy & Business Development
Business Unit:  Renewable Polymers and Chemicals

Ready to make an impact as part of a dynamic team? The Renewable Polymers & Chemicals (RPC) Business Unit is one of the most attractive and fastest growing businesses in Neste. 


We are looking for a Head Of Business Development Americas, Renewable Polymers & Chemicals to lead our Business Development activities for Renewable Polymers and Chemicals  in Houston-Texas


The Head of Business Development Americas is primarily responsible for leading the Business Development activities in the Region by identifying business growth opportunities. The principal objective is to work with industrial customers to reduce their carbon footprint by developing and providing renewable and circular feedstock solutions. The team will consist of new Business Development and Strategic Asset Development Managers to be brought onboard as we expand our activities in the Americas.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future include:

  • Lead the Business Development activities in Americas in renewable polymers and chemicals and related initiatives;
  • Identify and Assess Production Partnerships, Joint Venture, M&A and Other Opportunities for the sustaining the growth of Renewable and Circular feedstock in Americas;
  • Building sustainable and economically viable value chains (from Plastic Waste up to Circular Feedstock upgrading) for the implementation of Circular Feedstock solutions in Americas;
  • Lead the identification of new capacity projects in the field of Liquid Waste Plastic (LWP) and LWP Upgrading in Americas;
  • Ensuring collaboration with internal and external functions and organisations for successful technology commercialization;
  • Building partnerships with external EPC service, technology providers and petrochemical/refinery partners
  • The Head of Business Development Americas  is responsible for leading the Neste RE renewable and circular solutions’ Business Development in Americas, reporting to the Vice President of Business Development.

The best combination to success in this role: 

Delivery results 

  • A history of achieving and going beyond set targets
  • A fact-based approach to doing business
  • A track record of creating and nurturing and encouraging a result-driven work environment


Leading teams

  • Good cooperation and leadership skills, ability to inspire experienced direct reports, peers and partners to reach targets
  • Ability to steer external and internal partners 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with an ability to adapt style to colleagues and partners
  • Ability to be a part of a virtual team and work with global guidelines and processes
  • The ability to coach, build and develop high performing teams
  • The ability to motivate, energise, direct and challenge people 
  • The ability to make credible and impactful presentations


Negotiation skills

  • Negotiation and diplomatic skills
  • Value creation mindset


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering (chemical engineering would be preferred) or equivalent years in relevant experience
  • 8-10 years of work experience, including international experience 
  • 5 years in Leadership roles 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in leading technology development, licensing, assessment and execution of potential opportunities for partnerships, joint Venture and M&A
  • Solid track record of managing and leading complex partnerships.
  • Entrepreneurial, hands-on mentality and a creative mindset

We also value

  • Fluency in English is a requirement, German or other European languages would be beneficial
  • Team player with multicultural skills gained after direct personal experience of getting things done in complex, international, matrix environments.
  • Previous experience in sustainable projects and especially in circular economy field will be a strong plus

If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application. 

The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude testing.
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.
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