Energy Country Manager

Company description

Tessenderlo Group is a diversified industrial group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, energy and providing industrial solutions with a focus on water. The group employs more than 4,700 people, is a leader in most of its markets, and recorded a consolidated revenue of 1.7 billion EUR in 2019. Tessenderlo Group is listed on Euronext Brussels and is part of Next 150 and BEL Mid indices.

The philosophy that ‘Every Molecule Counts’ defines the unique attitude to sustainability and continuous practical innovation within each department of Tessenderlo Group. As an international company with Belgian roots, Tessenderlo Group also promotes personal and local entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for all of our employees to take on challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, our people are encouraged to further develop their competencies through regular training initiatives and are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Job description

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To manage and contract energy for the different EU sites, the Tessenderlo Group Energy department, located in Brussels, is looking for an Energy Country Manager. In this role you:

  •         Maintain and improve the level of service and cost efficiency of the electricity and gas use, in collaboration with the local production sites.
  •         Follow up the energy market, emission allowances included, in order to constantly evaluate the energy portfolio and to advice the Group and the different sites in a cost efficient use of energy, with a strong feeling for price risk management.
  •         Contract electricity and gas, negotiating global and long term framework agreements with suppliers, according the need of local production flows.
  •         Coordinate regulatory affairs, in alignment with grid operators and government agencies, while anticipating changes in legislation, e.g. grid connections.
  •         Participate in sector federations’ events and platforms, to keep abreast of marketplace trends.
  •         Guarantee a continuous availability of the department in consultation with your colleagues, i.e. working first 3 working days of the month.
  •         Execute energy contract related administration, such as invoice controlling at the monthly closing.
  •         Assist in upcoming energy related projects by sharing expertise
  •         Cooperate with the energy team, the CSR department and the BU’s in developing the Long-term Roadmap towards net-zero.


You report to the Group Energy and Decarbonization Manager.


  •         Masters’ degree in Economics, Business Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Energy Management or a related field
  •         Minimum of 5 years’ experience in energy contracting/energy regulations/energy trading or pricing or other relevant experience.
  •         Good understanding of energy market dynamics (including forward markets) and price risk management strategies.
  •         Eagerness to learn and understand (chemical) production processes and the energy marketplace to apply this to advance the organization's goals
  •         Ability to negotiate with external service providers to outsource specific tasks.
  •         Driven to improve workflows through analysis, proposal and hands-on execution of workable solutions.
  •         Strong partnership builder and influencer towards Tessenderlo Group production sites as well as grid operators, government agencies and sector federations.
  •         Good communication skills in Dutch, French and English, spoken as well as written.  
  •         Good working knowledge of common ICT applications. Expertise in Excel is a plus.
General Business
Experience level
Mid-Senior Level
Tessenderlo Group
Business unit
Tessenderlo Group