Strategy officer - program manager

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Would you like to play a key role in strategy execution? Do you want to make an impact in Cosun, where the plant positive way is our leading purpose? Do you have work experience in connecting people, projects and programs? And do you get energy from developing and actively improving our way of working with our business groups (Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Sensus, SVZ and Duynie) and the central team? Then this is an attractive position for you !
Core responsibilities
The Unlock 25 strategy office will be our central support structure, designed to support the change and the delivery of initiatives within the strategic scope. The Strategy Officer will have two main responsibilities and will be supported by 1 – 2 junior associates.
First being the program lead for our healthy performance initiative:
  • Assessing current projects and reporting practices in BG’s, aligning on tooling and templates
  • Preparing and leading meetings with BG point of contacts
  • Initiating and leading the cadence of learning, sharing best practices and most of all execution
  • Defining and supporting BG reporting structure
  • Providing PMO (project management office) support to smaller BG’s
Secondly supporting the strategy execution process:
  • Monitoring and improving the strategy execution process 
  • Ensuring efficient and timely decision making on strategic deliverables
  • Identifying and removing hurdles to realize the strategic goals
  • Initiate skills development and sharing of best practices and expertise between the initiatives and BG’s
  • Avoiding re-inventing the wheel or double work
  • Informing the relevant stakeholders on the progress in strategy execution
  • Sharing and celebrating successes in the strategy execution
Job requirements
We are looking for someone with:
  • Academic level, financial background or insights is a pre
  • Experience in leading projects, cross business units (approx. 5 yrs)
  • Strong action bias, moves quickly from analysis to action with a track record of having good business sense and combines judgement skills with decisiveness.
  • Tough mind-set, can push back when appropriate, and secures internal and external resources.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to simplify complexity
  • Strong (external) network, seeking to learn from others
  • Energy, drive and excellent interpersonal skills, is able to interact at all levels across the organization
  • Stimulating cooperation between departments where energy is developed and channeled, leading to the desired results
About Cosun
Royal Cosun is a modern, forward looking cooperative, born and bred in the Netherlands but active across the globe. Cosun works with thousands of growers, both members of the cooperative and suppliers. Cosun recognises the enormous potential of plants and knows how to turn them into practical solutions to everyday problems. Cosun produces not only plant-based ingredients and foodstuffs for people and animals, but also green, biobased applications and energy. Cosun has a turnover of approximately 2 bn and consists of 5 Business Units, formed by the companies Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Sensus, SVZ and Duynie, each having their own business, markets and sales funnels. About 4.000 people work daily on the success for Royal Cosun. In Cosun’s state of the art Innovation Centre about 100 R&D professionals boost innovations and make sure the company is on track and ahead with plant-based developments and opportunities. More information about the company can be found on www.cosun.com
What do we offer?
  • A varied and challenging position with room for further growth within Cosun
  • Broad scope of contacts with colleagues throughout the Cosun company, including the business groups;
  • A position within a cooperative enterprise that focuses on sustainable and social entrepreneurship with  global initiatives;
  • An attractive total package of employment conditions. Among other things, a good salary, 30 vacation days,  and an extensive pension scheme. Classification depends on knowledge and experience;
  • Ample opportunities for personal development through coaching, training and an online e-learning platform.
For more information about this position, please contact Maaike van den Maagdenberg, director Corporate Development on 076-5303471. You can send your written application and motivation letter to Cosun, for the attention of Suzanne Jungjohann (CHRO).
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