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Competency Development Manager


Singapore, SG

Country/Region:  SG
Job Area:  General Management
Business Unit:  Renewables Production

Are you our next creator 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,


Competency Development Manager


to our Competency Development team in Singapore location 


You will focus on leading the competence development function and identify, plan, manage and develop employee competencies to ensure their skills and behaviours align with the goals and ambitions of the Singapore Refinery. 


In this job you will work closely with the CD team, site leadership, people managers,  executive/ technician level. Also include Corporate L&D, other sites, and external Consultants/ Government Agencies.


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. 


More about the job


Your role in our team / in creating a sustainable future


  • Responsible for competence development organization and Owner of the competence development processes and programs.

  • Overall responsible for designing and implementing competence management processes and structures, systems (L2O), related training programs, contents, training and competence assurance (assessments for license to operate and licence to maintain)

  • Responsible for ensuring local concepts are aligned with global principles and local requirements

  • Continues improvement of existing practices and processes to maximize learning outcomes 

  • Supervisor for competence development team members

  • Responsible for competence development budget

  • Responsible for developing KPIs that reflect the outcome and effectiveness of training practices and competence verification


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

  • Master Degree in the relevant field or relevant job experience and solid track record in leading development projects and delivering results.

  • Successful experience in developing a competency model to drive/support site wide implementation of programs and projects to raise employee competencies in their area of responsibility. 

  • Proven Leadership and Team management skills to achieve organizational goals

  • Proven ability to motivate, manage and mentor a team 

  • Strong self-managing capabilities and objectives/results-driven 

  • High ethical standards & values.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Let’s get you started


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We look forward to receiving your CV and application (with a salary request) by May 2024.


If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Neste HR.

The recruitment process will include interviews and a possible aptitude assessment.   (The person selected for the position must pass a health examination including a drug test. A security clearance is obtained with their consent.)

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.

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