Head of Business Development & Strategy

Company:  DCC Energy
Req ID:  6623
Salary:  Excellent plus benefits


Contract Type:  Permanent
Date Posted:  7 Jul 2024

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.

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

Purpose of the role

The Head of Business Development and Strategy is responsible for honing and delivering on the DCC Energy 2030 strategy whilst further developing key aspects for the longer-term. Through collaboration with owners of strategic initiatives, the Head of Strategy will advise on key decisions and investments as it relates to strategy alignment.

Key responsibilities

Strategy Execution:

Implementation of the 2030 strategy:

  • Gain deep understanding of existing strategic choices made, and the rationale.
  • Translate the strategy into actionable initiatives, projects, and tasks.
  • Challenge initiatives or investments to be in line with the strategy.
  • Work with owners of strategic initiatives to deepen our thinking in aspects of the strategy.
  • Consider potential risks and uncertainties that may impact the strategy.
  • Communicate the strategy in a compelling, engaging and purpose driven way.

Incubate and grow key capabilities of the strategy:

  • Develop key capabilities across the business while respecting and supporting the autonomy of businesses within DCC Energy.
  • Specifically foster new capabilities in strategic comms, government affairs and carbon management.

Monitoring and Measurement:

Manage and measure DCC Energy’s transformation and progress of the strategy through:

  • Monitoring metrics and KPIs, defining success.
  • Tracking workstream activity and managing overall plan execution.
  • Adapting and recommending adjustments based on performance data.
  • Presenting and influencing key leaders and stakeholders through data and performance metrics.

Strategic Alignment:

Continually assess alignment of the strategy:

  • Identify changing market conditions and their impact to the strategy.
  • Promoting Industry trends supplemental to existing initiatives.

Develop longer-term strategic planning:

  • Assessing the evolving long-term landscape, emerging trends, and potential disruptions.

Help the organisation to stay agile and responsive to changes.

  • Promote and cultivate internal capabilities aligned to the strategy.
  • Driving forward-thinking mindsets and adaptability.

Team Development:

Develop a high-performing team:

  • Identify and develop specific capabilities to achieve strategy execution.
  • Nurture a culture of innovation through professional development.
  • Succession planning within and outside of the strategy team ensuring continuity in the team but also creating a talent pipeline.


The Candidate

  • 12+ years’ experience with proven ability, and clear evidence of success within a strategic or management role.  
  • Demonstrated experience in and a passion for Sustainability and Energy transition. 
  • Previous experience participating and presenting at executive level in a multinational organisation.
  • Ability to partner with and influence stakeholders across the DCC Group, and the DCC Energy Businesses. 
  • Track record of setting out a clear and well-defined vision and strategy - a genuine strategic thinker who can both envision the future and execute – who can easily shift between abstract strategic discussions and operational details.  
  • Strong project management skills that enable them to comfortably lead multiple projects independently and tasks concurrently. 
  • Strategic mind-set coupled with outstanding quantitative and analytical skills that result in insights and meaningful conclusions from sophisticated business problems. 
  • A natural curiosity and ability to break down complex problems to be simply understood and analysed.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong interpersonal and customer service skills - an ability to convey consistency and certainty of direction within a changing landscape.
  • Fluency in one other language (preferably French, German, or Swedish) is desirable but not essential.