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Position to fill Project Manager, Sustainability & Improvement Projects

Cologne, Germany or Prague, Czech Republic



Marco Mezzadra

Sustainability & Improvement Project Manager



About the company

NKT has pioneered the cable industry since 1891, and today we are still proactively meeting the world’s constantly growing needs for power. We achieve this with our energy transportation expertise and cost-effective manufacturing at the highest technological level, and with the regeneration of the environment in sharp focus. We have a ‘glocal’ mindset valuing trusted partnerships, and we firmly believe that by working together we can shape the future, and use our passion to bring power to life.

NKT is a global and recognized provider of turnkey AC/DC cable solutions for electrical infrastructure projects, the construction field and the railway business. We are present in 37 markets, and have some of the industry’s most modern manufacturing facilities in Europe. NKT has headquarters in Denmark, employs approximately 3,400 people, and realized a 2018 revenue of EUR 1,434.6m i market prices, corresponding to EUR 1,080m in std. metal prices. NKT is owned by NKT A/S, listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

The work culture at NKT bases itself on high ambition, strong performance and great commitment. We have a clear goal in our strategy, to be a workplace where the most qualified workers in the industry choose to make a career. To support these strategic goals, NKT offers their workers an environment with continuous opportunities for personal growth.

About the role

The successful Project Manager will be a crucial addition to the Program Management team and will have responsibility for developing and driving forward the sustainability agenda of the business line.

You will be responsible for building sustainability projects from the ground up and improving the sustainability in five of NKT’s factories. You will manage change projects end-to-end across sales, product management and product development to create more sustainable practices which will involve looking at topics including CO2 emissions, production and energy efficiency.

This position also provides high exposure and close interaction with senior colleagues across NKT (Commercial SVP and SVP of Operations).

  • Identify improvements across the business line value chain from R&D to sales support
  • Ensure that sustainability projects are executed and results are reached in quality and time: steer resources across department and escalate and resolve resource conflicts with the Business Line leadership team
  • Assume leadership for other cross-functional projects, e.g. across sales and operations
  • Oversee the delivery of strategic and cross-functional projects and drive content development


  • 3+ years of experience working in a consultancy or in-house
  • Must experience of leading sustainability projects and driving a sustainability agenda for a specific function
  • Academic background in engineering, business or economics
  • Academic background in sustainability is a plus
  • Experience in working in an international environment with the ability to outperform well under pressure
  • Excellent English language skills

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