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Commercial Director

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland


Are you ready to lead the commercial charge in the energy transition? 

As the Commercial Director at Vandebron you’ll maximize impact by fueling the growth of our customer base. You’ll be at the forefront of leveraging profit to propel our sustainable mission forward. Intrigued? Keep reading to discover how you can drive change.

Who we are

Vandebron leads the way in the energy transition, turning the conventional energy market on its head since 2014. We’re a truly mission-driven company that is here to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy in The Netherlands, ASAP.

Our team is passionate about using smart technology to ensure green energy is available around the clock, revolutionizing how energy is delivered and consumed. We're all about transparency, fairness, and sustainability, challenging the status quo and redefining what energy distribution looks like.

Our mission has brought us together with over 200,000 households, while our electric charge cards and points are used by 30,000 EV owners, making us a key player in promoting sustainable energy consumption.

Your impact

As our Commercial Director, you will be the compass guiding our commercial strategy towards growth. Your strategic foresight and commercial acumen will be crucial in expanding our market share and solidifying our position in the energy market.

You will launch initiatives that not only attract new customers but also deepen our existing relationships, ensuring that every interaction with Vandebron is meaningful and impactful. Your biggest challenge for the upcoming years will be to perfectly balance the Base Growth target with Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), crafting a sustainable growth model aligned with our mission and values.

Who you’ll work with

In this role, you'll be in the heart of collaboration and leadership, co-leading the Consumer Management Team alongside your colleagues in Marketing and Operations.

You'll steer a dedicated commercial growth team of 9, focusing on both retention and acquisition. Your partnership with Essent, our parent company, amplifies your impact, leveraging their resources to fuel our mission. And as a key player in the Leadership Team, you'll harmonize our strategy, ensuring every move we make is in sync, driving Vandebron towards a greener future.

What you’ll do

  • Mentor and manage a high-performing team dedicated to acquisition and retention, inspiring them to excel.

  • Keep a pulse on the energy market to identify opportunities and translate these insights into actionable growth plans.

  • Craft and execute a commercial vision that sets Vandebron apart in a competitive landscape.

  • Explore and develop new sales channels and partnerships, using your persuasive skills to bring stakeholders on board.

  • Foster a culture of innovation, excellence, and accountability within the commercial growth team, driving them towards success.

  • Champion our mission internally and externally, inspiring both your team and our stakeholders with our vision for a sustainable future.


What you bring

  • You’re passionate about our mission and feel the urge to enable the transition to 100% renewable energy ASAP.

  • You are interested in the dynamics of the energy market and the challenges that the energy transition brings.

  • You have at least 8 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record in commercial leadership roles.

  • You strive for excellence and you are not afraid to change your approach when necessary.

  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

  • You have a Master's degree or equivalent experience.

What’s in it for you

  • To work towards our mission with a good dose of energy, we offer you 30 paid days off per year.

  • Fuel your brain with an yearly €1.200 learning budget to grow personally and professionally.

  • Dive into new skills with access to Learning & Development workshops and programs.

  • Plan for the future with our solid pension scheme.

  • Stay connected hassle-free with a monthly €50 net reimbursement for your phone and wifi.

  • Set up your home-office with a one-time €200 net allowance.

  • Split your time between our carbon-neutral Amsterdam office at the city's heart and your home, finding the perfect balance for you.

  • Enjoy daily organic lunches prepared by our in-house cooks.

  • For those living 10km or more from the office, hop on board with an NS business card for smooth commuting.

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