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Manager, Strategy Execution


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Strategy & Business Development
Business Unit:  Feedstock & Asset Development

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


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,


Manager, Strategy Execution


to join our Strategy Execution and Portfolio Management team. This team drives and implements Neste strategic initiatives, identifies and evaluates new business opportunities and drives to ensure the execution of our strategy. 


In our team, you will be responsible for leading and supporting strategic initiatives and projects within the Strategy Execution and Portfolio Management team of the Feedstock & Asset Development function. Together with your expertise, we can make an impact today and keep our promises for tomorrow.


You will focus on developing sustainable businesses and driving project management excellence. In this job, you will work closely with key stakeholders to implement business strategies and participate in cross-functional networks. You will report to the Head of Strategy Execution and Portfolio Management in Espoo, Finland.



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 will be to


  • 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

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

  • Drive project excellence change management and behavioral change in our function



The best combination to succeed 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


Other strengths we value


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

  • Experience from complex projects is valued



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 in Europe by 2030. 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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