Corporate Development Strategy Director

Belgium, Brussels
Corporate Development & Infodoc
Finance, Business Development

About our Support Functions

A global organization. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centers that are vital to Umicore’s growth. Across our support functions we ensure that we continue to grow and evolve – whether it’s by making sure our decisions are commercially viable, enhancing our reputation, building new customer relationships or finding the right people who can build on what we’ve already achieved. The variety of our work means we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in

What you will be doing

For the Corporate Development Department, located in Brussels (Belgium), Umicore is currently looking for a Strategy Director.

You lead Strategy reviews with Business Units and develop Umicore Group Strategy. You communicate with internal Umicore business units management as well as outside advisors and ultimately assist and advise the group’s Management Board in its decision process. You will also contribute to extend Corporate Development’s role as centre of knowledge and excellence for the group in the field of Strategy, M&A and Project Management. You report to the VP Corporate Development.

Specifically, this will include:

  • You contribute to the group’s long term strategic planning, including portfolio management. 
  • You assist BUs in their strategy reflections in regard to their external and organic challenges and opportunities.
  • You provide Group-wide services & advise in the field of business strategy challenges.

Who we are looking for

  • You have a master degree and relevant working experience (5 to 10 years) with exposure to industrial activities, processes and technology.

  • You have at least 5 years of Management / Strategy consulting experience.

  • You have strategic insight, excellent analytical skills and you are apt to structure and lead complex files and teams.

  • As an experienced project manager, you are well organized, stress resistant and you know how to manage tight deadlines.

  • You have excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills.

  • You are a seasoned team player and motivator, both intra Corporate Development and within multi-disciplinary process teams


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