DuPont Account Leader (m/f) in Antwerp, Belgium

Account Leader (m/f) (Job Number: BUS00002300)


DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be.

Recently recognized as “the stand-out brand in the EHS consulting market” by the independent research firm Verdantix, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is a Global Operations Management Consulting company that has been advising leading industrial companies around the world for over 20 years. We leverage not only 200 years of DuPont experience in operating high-hazard facilities around the world, but also our expertise in Operation Excellence and transformation. Our strength is our people – a diverse team of individuals with experience across a broad range of industries, functions and disciplines.

Companies come to us because they want to bring about lasting change that makes them safer, more dynamic and more productive places to work. They trust us because we have real life experience of the situations they face, we help them implement and operationalize their solutions and we are passionate about what we do. We "zero" in on what matters: protecting and improving lives, operations and assets.

As an Account Leader, you will lead work on complex client engagements, identifying, designing, and implementing innovative, effective solutions that produce a lasting impact for clients. In this exciting role, you will be the primary contact for the client, and be given a high degree of independence to drive the direction of the engagement and success of the project. You will be trusted to build a long-term relationship of trust with our clients. Beyond client project work, the incumbent will support the development of new clients and markets, delivery of presentations to executives, and creation of thought leadership.

This position will allow you to apply your business development and managerial skills to find solutions to the complex challenges companies face. You will also be able to apply analytical, communication and client management skills to develop and maintain positive client relations and high client satisfaction levels.

Are you a self-starter, who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment? Do you enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment? Do you like confronting unique, complex problems and finding innovative solutions? Do you derive satisfaction from seeing your work deliver tangible results for the client? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities :

-Managing the execution of complex consulting engagements to ensure the project and deliverables meet or exceed the client’s requirements and expectations and deliver superior value to clients. This entails:

  • Analyzing client challenges and structuring the project activities in line with the scope and objectives of the engagement

  • Leading and directing large, diverse project teams, overseeing the quality of the project delivery

  • Engaging and managing key stakeholders at the most senior levels (C-level) to ensure client’s expectations are fully met

  • Proactively identifying issues and risks, examining alternatives, and pursuing the optimal course of actions to minimize adverse impact and maximize project success

-Managing and enhancing relationship with clients, ensuring that DuPont Sustainable Solutions becomes a trusted partner for the client

-Working with the Regional Director and Principals in developing new business leads and identifying further opportunities to grow the business

-Playing an active role in building the firm by:

  • Participating and contributing to functional and/or industry networks with the aim of developing and sharing best practices

  • Mentoring / coaching junior colleagues to support their development within the organization



  • Relevant management experience in a consulting firm and/or in a similar position in the industry, preferably in Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Metals & Mining, Utilities

  • Manufacturing and transportation sectors

  • Proven experience in leading complex business / operations transformation programs characterized by a high change management component

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to extensively interact with clients at all levels

  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record in building teams

  • Results-oriented approach and passion for continuous improvement

  • Previous experience in safety, process safety, operational excellence or operational risk management programs in an industrial company is required

  • Project management certification (e.g. PMP) will be a plus

  • Knowledge of challenges and growth opportunities in the EMEA region

  • Master degree in Engineering or equivalent, MBA or MS preferred

  • Fluency in English and in at least one of the following languages: French, Dutch, German or Spanish

  • Ability to travel extensively up to 80 % of monthly time

Critical Behaviors to be Successful:

  • Be Engaged: Communicate effectively by actively engaging colleagues and clients, openly sharing information and perspectives and giving and receiving constructive feedback

  • Deliver Value: Create win-win relationships with clients through delivering valuable outcomes which exceeds their expectations

  • Work in Teams: Foster a collaborative teamwork environment which leverages on people's competencies to achieve our common ambition and mission

  • Keep Learning: Invest time in personal and professional development of yourself and others

Primary Location: EMEA-Belgium-Antwerp-Mechelen

Organization: Sustainable Solutions


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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