Commercial and Policy Manager - Sustainable Gas

Company:  DCC Energy
Req ID:  7014
Salary:  Excellent plus Benefits
Location: 

NL

Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  6 Jul 2024
Description: 

This is a DCC Energy Regional role and can be based in either; Ireland, UK, France, Benelux, Nordics or DACH.

 

DCC Energy

The DCC Energy division operates through 7,600 colleagues in 13 countries and enables customers to heat their homes, manufacture products and/or power their logistics. We are leading providers of energy today and support our customers on their energy transition journey by offering a choice of cleaner energy sources. Many of our customers are in segments of the market that face particularly high economic, technological and societal barriers to change. DCC is in a unique position to work with our suppliers, customers and other stakeholders to help overcome those barriers.

 

In September 2023, DCC Energy shared its “cleaner energy in your power” strategy with an ambition to double profits and half carbon by 2030. We aim to deepen out the path to net zero emissions for our customers, thanks to a multi-energy product slate and integration capability. Among other initiatives, success requires substituting fossil molecules with a considerable volume of bio-based or low-carbon alternatives.

 

DCC Energy is a major distributor of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG, butane or propane), with our LPG subsidiaries supplying c. 1.3 MT in FY23 across 10 countries and representing a significant portion of the division’s profits. LPG is used in bulk or in cylinders, for cooking, heating or industrial processes. It has a lower carbon footprint than oil products and we aim to further extend its relevance with a strategy to proactively substitute fossil LPG by low carbon liquid gas, with 300 kT as our target volume by 2030.

 

To execute the strategy, we are forming a creative and expert Divisional Sustainable Gas team to which these roles will be key.  This team is specifically designed to expedite and spearhead the implementation of our Low Carbon Liquid Gas roadmap. We are on the lookout for individuals who embody excellence and passion, eager to contribute to the renewable energy sector and be integral to a purposeful and impactful transition. If you are among the best and brightest talents, driven by a passion for renewable energy, we invite you to be part of this transformative journey.

 

Further information on DCC Energy is available at www.dcc.ie/our-business/energy 

 

Purpose of the role

The Commercial and Policy Advisor will support DCC Energy’s low carbon liquid gas strategy by coordinating the development of a robust plan to grow LCLG sales volumes, supported by attractive value propositions, marketing and adequate policy frameworks. The advisor will support DCC Energy’s LPG subsidiaries in developing, improving and executing their plans to grow volumes of rLPG and rDME in their local market, building superior LCLG offering and marketing capabilities, as well as leveraging the policy environment. The role will also work alongside other members of the sustainable gas team and government affairs professionals (in-country and in DCC Energy strategy team) to shape policies that enable ambitious LCLG supply and demand development.

 

Key responsibilities

Country Strategy and Marketing:

  • Work with country teams to maintain robust LCLG country plans, describing forecast volumes and margins, existing and expected policy support or constraints, required supply chain infrastructure changes, supply sources and the supporting local roles and responsibilities.

  • Challenge and support country teams in order to mature superior LCLG value proposition and sales capabilities (including segmentation, offerings, pricing, marketing, and communications).

Opportunity Assessment:

  • Support the sustainable gas team and local subsidiaries (particularly business development manager) in the evaluation of proposed supply projects and investments from a commercial standpoint.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Play a key role in disseminating best practice and learnings on LCLG sales and policies as part of the supply community of practice.

  • Build and nurture relationships with external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies, industry associations, and relevant governmental agencies.

Market Intelligence:

  • Participate in team review of renewable fuels market and industry developments.
  • Participate in the sharing of insights on low carbon liquid gas or other sustainable fuels, update to the low carbon liquid gas strategy and roadmap and evaluation of new opportunities in the sustainable fuels landscape.

Policy Support:

  • Contribute to surveying the regulatory environment for matters relevant to LCLG, assessing the impact of proposed changes and designing or advocating measures appropriate to incentivize LCLG production or sales development.
  • Participate in relevant industry working groups focused on renewable gas and take a leading role on LCLG policy/advocacy matters in WLGA and LGE
  • Support in-country and central (DCC Energy) government affairs professionals in designing advocacy and lobbying plans that embed LCLG ambitions.

 

The Candidate

  • >5 years’ experience including significant successful experience in sales/marketing or business development. Exposure to regulatory / government affairs would be a plus.
  • A master's degree, preferably in business.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, able to nurture collaboration and creativity across teams.
  • Strong analytical skills, detailed-oriented, apt at understanding in-depth and interpreting complex technical or legal matters (either demonstrated skills in this area or strong motivation to acquire such understanding).
  • Passionate about the energy transition and new business ventures.
  • Fluency in English is essential, ideally proficiency in at least one other European language.