Head of Business Development

Head of Business Development

  • Analytics
  • Energy
  • Utrecht
  • Vanaf 10 jaar werkervaring
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  • About 10 years’ related work experience
  • Background in strategy
  • Analytics and financial modelling expertise 
  • Collaborative and communicative
  • Leadership history 

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Rheem is a global manufacturer of heating, cooling, and water heating solutions. They’ve built a strong European presence with acquisitions from Intergas and DEJONG, as well as organic growth. The Head of Business Development will join the European team to lead strategic initiatives and implement Rheem’s ongoing decarbonization strategy and accelerate its expansion.

About Rheem Europe

Rheem Europe is dedicated to providing comfort for people in their homes. Founded in 1925, they are now a global player in cooling, heating, and water heating equipment. Rheem has led many industry firsts, which supports its status as the innovation leader in its segment. And they still keep developing new ways to deliver just the right temperature while reducing energy and water usage. By improving their products and processes, Rheem dramatically reduces their impact on the environment while empowers its customers and employees to live and work more sustainably.

Rheem produces a wide range of heating and cooling solutions, such as furnaces, air conditioning, and heat pumps. They also produce water heating, pool and spa heaters, and home enhancement systems such as smart thermostats. They sell products in more than fifty countries, which make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day.

“We are dedicated to an assertive decarbonization strategy. We strive to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of our manufacturing operations by fifty percent, and to launch a product line with fifty percent lower emissions by 2025.” – Chee Wee Gan, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability of Rheem 

As part of its European growth strategy, Rheem acquired Intergas in 2019 and DEJONG in 2022. Intergas is a leading player in The Netherlands with its hybrid heating solutions. And DEJONG is a major producer of high-quality hot water tanks. Rheem is rapidly expanding its presence in Europe and capitalizing on the significant opportunities that are available as the continent’s frontrunner in combating climate change. With its product portfolio centered around sustainability, Rheem expects strong continued growth and is proud to contribute accelerating the energy transition in Europe.

Vacancy: Head of Business Development

The Head of Business Development is a new position within Rheem Europe. They will play a vital role in the European organization and work on high-profile projects that address the strategic questions Rheem is facing in that region.

This role will lead cross-functional project teams and coordinate workstreams of Division and Business Unit personnel. The Head of Business Development will report to the Managing Director of Rheem Europe and work very closely with the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Sustainability, and other colleagues in the global organization.

“The Head of Business Development is a driving force behind our European expansion plans. They will join a highly energetic team of passionate and ambitious people who strive for long-term success for the company and are motivated to contribute to sustainability.” – Arno La Haye, Managing Director of Rheem Europe

The Head of Business Development will lead and support strategic internal initiatives by solving complex business challenges, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses. These include identifying market drivers, industry trends, competitive threats, expansion opportunities, and innovative project development ideas. The Head of Business Development will also translate their insights into executive and board-level presentations to advise Rheem Europe’s senior leadership and help them make the most well-informed business decisions.

Good teamwork is critical to this role. The Head of Business Development will collaborate with Managing Directors of the European Business Units and the Global Strategy team. One of their main challenges will be to work effectively with people across the organization. They will secure commitment for company-wide efforts, and drive progress on strategic initiatives without the official mandate of direct reporting lines.

This key role must be an experienced strategy professional with analytical, communicative, and interpersonal skills. These will contribute to their success as they collaborate with counterparts, offer an unbiased, fact-based perspective to problem-solving, and achieve Rheem’s European growth strategy. The role is an excellent opportunity to get to know Rheem’s European business and build a global network. Its also an ideal stepping-stone on the path to align management responsibilities and make a positive impact on energy transition across Europe.



Rheem Europe is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Annelijn Nijhuis at Annelijn.Nijhuis@topofminds.com .


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