DuPont Principal (m/f) in Antwerp, Belgium

Principal (m/f) (Job Number: BUS00002297)


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 a Principal, you will be trusted to manage the business with a focus on delivering excellence to new and existing clients, achieving annual revenue targets and implementing strategies to drive growth of the business. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to build and develop a team of managers and consultants, and will be given the mandate to develop their capabilities to meet the needs of our clients in a dynamic business environment.

This position will allow you to apply your communication and managerial skills to build relationships of trust with clients, identify and implement innovative solutions that meet the needs of our clients and to create high-performing teams.

Are you a trusted leader who is able to cultivate a collaborative working environment? 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


  • Manage large and complex client projects, with responsibility for resource allocation and profitability targets

  • Consistently drive the acquisition of new clients and projects.Ability to enter into existing projects, deliver value and expand existing client relationships

  • Identify and frame client challenges at the executive level.Develop innovative, comprehensive solutions to these challenges that ultimately turning them into opportunities for further business

  • Be recognized as a trusted advisor by our clients

  • Collaborate with DSS leaders across the globe to develop positioning, go-to-market strategies and thought leadership

  • Contribute to the development of best practices and new products/services for DSS

  • Working with the Regional Director and fellow Principals in developing large, international accounts 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



  • The ideal candidate will have relevant leadership experience, as well as 15 years of industry experience and a minimum of 5 years of operations consulting experience

  • 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 high-performance teams

  • Experience in engaging and building relationships with senior level executives

  • 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 facing companies 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

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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