Technology Strategist: Alternative and Bio-Fuels
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Strategy and Development
Amsterdam
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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Technology Strategist Alternative and Bio-Fuels

As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, ACT Commodities is a part of his shift. We are the global leader in market-based sustainability solutions.

We are looking for entrepreneurial people who want to carve their path and make a difference. More just than fast-paced and forward-thinking… we are a family, and we firmly believe that we are better together!

Do you have experience in the advanced bio-fuels, veg oils, sustainable technologies, or O&G chemical engineering and do you combine your technical expertise with business development to discover new markets and products? Are you analytical, passionate about technology and curious about commodity trading? Then this is the role for you! 

The Technology Strategist role is crucial in the building and development of our fuels business.

Founded in 2009, ACT is now rapidly expanding, making it a dynamic working environment with ample opportunity to translate insights into new business.

Within the Strategy and Development (S&D) team, you will have the chance to help shape and grow the renewable fuels business and find new business opportunities worldwide.

Your job will be about translating your deep technical expertise in advanced bio-fuels & feedstocks, veg-oils, lipids, W&R based agri-commodities and (thermo-)chemical engineering into concrete opportunities in a dynamic environment.

You get to do it all: analyse new opportunities from different perspectives- technological, regulatory, economical- and collaborate to bring these to commercial development with ACT S&D and fuels teams.

You deep technical knowledge, and structured approach to problem solving, preferably coupled with business sense and a strong focus capacity will be your best assets to create and develop new market opportunities in a collaborative environment

 What you'll do:

  • Analysis of advanced biomass feedstocks, technologies, processes in bio- and alternative fuels
  • Development of a structured approach to new feedstock development
  • Internal project management to deliver the impact needed by ACT, under guidance from management & traders
  • Market research and analyses; identify and work with large data sets; model and compare business cases
  • Networking with labs, technical organizations and other technical stakeholders
  • Maintain current knowledge of major drivers and trends across commodity markets and translate these to technological insights.
  • Attend conferences to keep on track with the latest technical developments.

 Who you are:

  • Master’s degree in natural sciences, (organic) chemistry, bioprocess engineering, , biotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental sciences, sustainable process technology, or other relevant technical studies with a focus on sustainability, agri/biomass, ((thermo-)chemical) engineering or O&G;
  • 2-5 years’ experience in R&D or technical project management role, preferably in adv feedstocks, biofuels, thermochemical engineering or O&G;
  • An affinity for environmental markets and sustainability, knowledge of fuel markets;
  • Knowledge of thermochemical and/or biochemical conversion processes;
  • Fluent in English, German or another language considered a plus;
  • Process oriented and structured personality type, who couples technical prowess and interest with tenacity and methodical ways of working.
  • Collaborative mind-set, knack for technology, results driven.
  • Able to hold your own, with good interpersonal skills.

 What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and discretionary performance bonus;
  • Collective health insurance discount;
  • 25 vacation days per calendar year;
  • NS Business card (depending on your residence);
  • Target incentives (company weekend, themed dinners, gifts);
  • Company training for communication and personal development;
  • In-house Life Coach.

 

NL: Een pre employment screening is onderdeel van onze sollicitatieprocedure

EN: A Pre employment screening is part of our application procedure

I connect clients to commodity markets

My work is all about understanding my clients’ needs and spotting opportunities. Bringing people together by matching supply to demand and vice versa.

Playing at the top of my game

I can persuade clients with my trading and social skills. I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable. Performing at the top of my game will earn me a place in the successful team at ACT Commodities.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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