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As we continue to look for more sustainable ways to build, we need world-class talent to join our team. People who are passionate about sustainability, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
The Head of Circular Economy (CE) is in charge to drive the topic of Circular Economy across the Holcim Group - further developing the narrative, identifying and realizing (new) opportunities and bringing together internal (eg. Geocycle, Aggregates, R&D, etc.) and external stakeholders - to jointly pursue the potential of circular economy across everything we do, from our plants and products to the built environment.
Short description of the role
Lead the CE strategy definition and execution through the identification and analysis of markets, opportunities by segments and competitive moves
Ensure a strategic fit of the CE agenda with the Group’s Growth Strategy
Support Holcim’s operating companies in the countries, in collaboration with Business Excellence and Cement Excellence functions, to enhance their offerings in CE, driving the performance improvement
Boost collaboration between internal and external stakeholders to define targets and develop the Group’s roadmap
Ensure reporting of CE performance indicators (monthly, quarterly and yearly campaign) and tracking of strategy execution continuously
Gather industry insights, systematically analyse and monitor Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) market dynamics and update market intelligence for new business opportunities
Scan market opportunities including inorganic moves to expand our potential and accelerate our progress (i.e. partnership agreements and acquisition targets) and identify potential to improve the waste value chain
Work with R&D organisation on product innovation.
Relevant master’s degree or equivalent experience in technical field
Additional education in business management (MBA) or Sustainability / Circular Economy is an advantage
At least 5-10 years’ experience in operational business roles in industry is a key prerequisite
At least 5 years working in the domain of Sustainability with specific focus on Circular Economy in multinational organization (global level, regional level or country level)
Strong track record of managing stakeholder relations and mobilizing internal as well as external groups to jointly move the CE agenda forward (e.g. government and non-government bodies)
Deep understanding of the circular economy and the potential for industries further design and develop circular products and operations
Excellent communication and networking skills
Strong capability to influence and provide guidance to align various players in the CE agenda
Evidence of having driven some important changes in the business model of previous company
High proficiency in English (spoken and written) Local Employment 30-40%