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Manager Brand Owners Americas


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?  


We are looking for a 


Manager Brand Owners Americas


to join our Renewable Polymers and Chemicals (RPC) Value Chain Development team in Houston, TX, USA. Neste RPC is a fast growing new business and is recognized as a trailblazer in transforming the Chemicals and Polymers industry to becoming more sustainable by replacing the need for fossil feedstocks.

We have a team of experts working in Brand Owner Management. Our team is responsible for creating demand for renewable and recycled chemicals and polymers at sustainability specifiers: plastics converters and large global brand owners like Unilever, Henkel, Ikea and many others.


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are


  • Supporting the rapid growth of Neste Business for Renewable Polymers and Chemicals
  • Identification and understanding of the growing and diverse Brand Owner (BO) needs regarding sustainability
  • Creating and maintaining the relationships with Brand Owners and converters in the chemicals and polymers industry
  • Managing the BO business funnel:  qualify leads, establish contacts, grow business
  • Key Account Management with selected Strategic Brand Owners
  • Developing the delivery system for RPC to satisfy the needs for sustainable solutions/products of brand owners and converters
  • Developing ‘loyalty/stickiness’ for Neste based products with Converters and Brand Owners


Organization & external stakeholders


This role will report to the Head of Brand Owner Management, Value Chain Development, Neste RPC. You will work closely with the Renewable Products and Chemicals organization, Public Affairs, Legal and other Neste Support functions. External stakeholders include Brand Owners, Converters and other external stakeholders. 


The best combination to success in this role


  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Business, Chemistry, etc. preferably with environmental or sustainability focus) or sufficient relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience in the chemical industry and/or experience in downstream industries
  • Experience in setting up and coordinating production partnerships to create a reliable downstream supply chain
  • Experience in commercially oriented roles such as key-account management, sales, sourcing or business development
  • Ability to build & run commercial processes (e.g. funnel management)
  • Understanding of Brand Owners in different industry segments
  • Commercial acumen
  • Driven by a strong sense of purpose to make the business of our customers more sustainable
  • Brings a network of Brand Owners, Converters and/or in the Polymers and Chemicals industry
  • Value and value-chain understanding
  • Able to build networks, collaborate and drive results
  • Creates loyalty within the value chain


We also value


  • Cooperation
  • Growth mindset
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Adaptability
  • Customer focus


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.


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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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